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Old Sep 01, 2005, 07:11 PM
Sue
Sue
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Billing Boats Smit Nederland 528 problem


Hi,

I hope someone out there can help me. I am helping my son build a Billings
boat model "Smit Nederland" and despite the fact that I feel I have bitten
off more than I can chew it is coming along quite nicely.

The problem we are having is fitting the "railing strip" (Part # 143) over
the rails. This strip is made from a hard plastic and the chanel opening is
just too small to fit over the walls / rails.

Has anyone else who has built this model had the same trouble, and if so how
did you overcome it.

Thanks in advance,

Sue


Old Sep 02, 2005, 03:11 AM
Rex Reynolds
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Re: Billing Boats Smit Nederland 528 problem



"Sue" <sueh@netconnect.com.au> wrote in message
news:43177d2b$1@quokka.wn.com.au...
> Hi,
>
> I hope someone out there can help me. I am helping my son build a Billings
> boat model "Smit Nederland" and despite the fact that I feel I have bitten
> off more than I can chew it is coming along quite nicely.
>
> The problem we are having is fitting the "railing strip" (Part # 143) over
> the rails. This strip is made from a hard plastic and the chanel opening
> is just too small to fit over the walls / rails.
>
> Has anyone else who has built this model had the same trouble, and if so
> how did you overcome it.
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Sue
>

two possibilities come to mind 1) it may become more pliable if warmed
(thinking hot water, 120-150f) 2) use a cutoff wheel w/dremel and cautiously
enlarge the channel. I wish you success with whatever method you choose to
use.
rex


Old Sep 08, 2005, 07:41 PM
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Some sanding on the outside of the rail may thin it enough at the top edge to slip the cap over the top.

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