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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #25 on: April 16, 2008, 10:16:15 pm »

Ref quote :-

"I hadn't noticed anything - so I scored the photo and your pics and the only thing I came up with is the vents facing the wrong way !"

Are they the wrong way round? I would imagine they are free to rotate, facing the apparent wind would force air into the appartment. It would certainly change the air alot quicker!! Perhaps someone eat something that didnt agree with them...

Looking good

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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2008, 10:17:51 pm »

Another photo of some sister-ships, hopefully this will improve your day;
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2008, 10:22:39 pm »

Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou, made my day. Can get a good nights sleep tonight. Would have anyway but you know what I mean.
Now what am I going to do tomorrow, start on the next one ?  :-\
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2008, 10:30:12 pm »

What? You're gonna build two of them????
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #29 on: April 16, 2008, 10:34:38 pm »

No Colin
Next one probably Vietnam War period American PGM. Their version of the Motor Gun Boat. O0
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #30 on: April 16, 2008, 10:40:47 pm »

This sort of thing?

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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #31 on: April 16, 2008, 11:29:08 pm »

How soon might that be Richard? ;)
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #32 on: April 17, 2008, 08:12:52 am »

No Colin as photo below.
Already started Robert, have installed the running gear. The rest is scratch build, new for me, could take a while.
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #33 on: April 17, 2008, 09:22:41 am »

Hi Dicky
That looks very nice, a crying shame they are coming off the market. Here is a shot of the real No 57, hardly tell the difference;
Any idea what flag that is Christian, doesn't look like the White Ensign ?  :-\
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #34 on: April 17, 2008, 09:26:56 am »

You don't miss much! 91 & 92 were part of the free-French manned (and led) flotilla, pictured here in Brest flying their colours and tooting their horns in victory no doubt. I think the radio men were RN, and thats it.
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #35 on: April 17, 2008, 09:55:26 am »

Thanks, what about 57 is that the White Ensign or a dodgy photo that makes it look like something else.
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #36 on: April 17, 2008, 12:23:11 pm »

Hope I can maybe help out.
By looking at another boat picture, MTB 73, the flag you are referring to is lower on the mast than where the White Ensign should be. It looks like the white ensign is above but facing away from camera.
The flag in question is more likely to be a marker for S.O. on board. :angel:
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #37 on: April 17, 2008, 01:01:44 pm »

If I'm not mistaken the ensign flying from MTB 57's (and MTB 73) mainmast (on the yardarm) is the blue duster, meaning they were on builder's trials.
Signal flags were flown higher up from the crosstrees.
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #38 on: April 17, 2008, 01:42:07 pm »

Should perhaps have said red duster.
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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #39 on: April 17, 2008, 03:01:39 pm »

hi there

I always thought when a boat was still in builders' hands they flew the Red Ensign also alongside the builders yard's flag to show that she was on sea trials and had not been accepted yet.  :-\

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Re: Vosper Motor Torpedo Boat
« Reply #40 on: April 17, 2008, 05:46:01 pm »

Well I have gone as far as SWIMBO's bank account will let me on this one. Just need an electronic miracle from our ACTion man to complete the build.( after the next pay cheque I'm told ) and I will be able to try it out.
A few more photos  including one of the next build already started.
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