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by Chris Preston
Tue Aug 04, 2020 11:05 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: New Haynes "Owner's Workshop Manual" for BPB Co. MGB 81.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3789

Re: New Haynes "Owner's Workshop Manual" for BPB Co. MGB 81.....

Hi Steve, Copy. I'm aware of the differences. The plans I have from the Model Boats Plans Service from the 80's (by John Pritchard) are much better than those supplied in the kit, so my model has been built accordingly. These plans have been supplemented with information from the Manitoba Naval Muse...
by Chris Preston
Tue Aug 04, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: New Haynes "Owner's Workshop Manual" for BPB Co. MGB 81.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3789

Re: New Haynes "Owner's Workshop Manual" for BPB Co. MGB 81.....

'Morning Steve, Many Thanks for your reply. My interest in the book is due to my current model project - MTB 466, based on the Deans Marine 24th scale BPB Co. 71' 6" MTB 488. I realize your book is for MGB 81, but as the hull is the same for both the MGB and MTB, along with many of the deck fit...
by Chris Preston
Mon Aug 03, 2020 11:56 pm
Forum: Motor Gunboats
Topic: New Haynes "Owner's Workshop Manual" for BPB Co. MGB 81.....
Replies: 6
Views: 3789

New Haynes "Owner's Workshop Manual" for BPB Co. MGB 81.....

'Afternoon All,

Has anyone purchased a copy of the new Haynes "Owner's Workshop Manual" for MGB 81? If so does it cover just the current state of MGB 81, or it's complete history and original "as fitted" state?

Thanks in advance.

Chris Preston
Victoria, BC
Canada
by Chris Preston
Wed May 27, 2020 7:16 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Museum for Royal Navy Armament........
Replies: 2
Views: 2905

Re: Museum for Royal Navy Armament........

Yes - Many Thanks. That's the one.

Cheers,

Chris Preston
Victoria, BC
Canada
by Chris Preston
Mon May 25, 2020 7:29 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: Museum for Royal Navy Armament........
Replies: 2
Views: 2905

Museum for Royal Navy Armament........

Hello Everyone,

Would anyone on this board know if there's a Royal Navy museum for armaments as fitted to RN ships over the years? If so, would you happen to have their contact information?

Sincerely,

Chris Preston
Victoria, BC
Canada
by Chris Preston
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: RN 20mm Ready-Use Ammunition Lockers
Replies: 1
Views: 2883

RN 20mm Ready-Use Ammunition Lockers

'Evening All, Would anyone happen to know the dimensions for RN pattern 20mm Ready-Use Ammunition Lockers, as fitted to RN Coastal Forces MTB's and MGB's? I'm building a Deans Marine BPB Co. 71' 6" MTB and need to confirm the measurements of said lockers. Many Thanks. Cheers, Chris Preston, Vic...
by Chris Preston
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: BPB Co. 71' 6" MTB's - another question.......
Replies: 0
Views: 6387

BPB Co. 71' 6" MTB's - another question.......

Good Day All, I'm currently building a Dean's Marine 24th scale kit of their BPB Co. 71' 6" MTB and working on improving the scale accuracy of the kit during the build. I'm currently working on deck details, specifically the wooden no-slip "toe rails" running the length of the upper d...
by Chris Preston
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB Torpedo Tube question
Replies: 6
Views: 8500

MTB Torpedo Tube question

'Afternoon All, Would anyone on this board know the wall thickness of a standard RN 18" torpedo tube, as fitted to MTB's? I have a source for 3/4" aluminum tubing that's the correct OD for an 18" tube in 1/24th scale, but am concerned about the wall-thickness. Many Thanks in advance. ...
by Chris Preston
Sun Apr 30, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: 2 Pdr QF Mk VIII Pom-Pom on single Mk XVI Mtg
Replies: 0
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2 Pdr QF Mk VIII Pom-Pom on single Mk XVI Mtg

'Evening All, I'm in the process of scratch-building a 2 Pdr QF Mk VIII Pom-Pom on single Mk XVI Powered Mounting for a 1/24th scale BPB Co MTB I'm building. I have several line drawings of the complete gun and mounting, but am still lacking detailed images of the gun itself (minus the mounting) tha...
by Chris Preston
Tue Apr 04, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Coastal Forces Models
Topic: British Power Boat Co. 71' 6" MTB - Bridge/Cockpit details.........
Replies: 0
Views: 10291

British Power Boat Co. 71' 6" MTB - Bridge/Cockpit details.........

Greetings All, My name is Chris Preston, from Victoria, BC, Canada. I'm a retired RCN Chief Petty Officer (Reservist with 44 years of service) and a retired Police Officer (25 years), and a long-tome model builder. I'm currently building a model of a British Power Boat Co. 71' 6" MTB - MTB 459,...

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