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by Chris Preston
Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:01 am
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: RN 20mm Ready-Use Ammunition Lockers
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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, Victoria...
by Chris Preston
Fri Aug 23, 2019 6:57 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: BPB Co. 71' 6" MTB's - another question.......
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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 deck. The kit pl...
by Chris Preston
Tue Oct 03, 2017 11:41 pm
Forum: Motor Torpedo Boats
Topic: MTB Torpedo Tube question
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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. Sincerely, Chri...
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
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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.........
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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, from...

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