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Late CMB 55
« on: February 20, 2014, 12:44:36 PM »

I just took possession of one of Christian Sheppard-Capurro's excellent hulls that I had commissioned, a 1/24 scale late CMB 55 that I intend to build as MTB 27, originally a Chinese boat that served the Royal Navy with distinction in Hong Kong fighting the Japanese.


Since the plans and reference info I have lack a lot of detail when it comes to the twin drives and rudder, I wanted to ask if any you kind folks here may have clear drawings, photos or specs with which to base my build upon. 

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Re: Late CMB 55
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2014, 03:32:28 PM »

Hi Hermill,

No pictures found yet but a couple of links that may be handy . . .

http://www.hongkongescape.org/Photobook_hk.htm

http://www.modelboatmayhem.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,34579.0.html

Hope it helps, beautiful looking hull !!

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Re: Late CMB 55
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2014, 05:29:41 PM »

Thanks for the reply but I have these as well other references in my file including the John Lambert late plan which the hull was based upon. I understand from a post I have on the CMB thread on the Ship Model Forum that the Imperial War Museum has a large scale model on display which offers more to go with, at least when it comes to another reference photo.
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Re: Late CMB 55
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2014, 06:38:44 PM »

I have a couple photos of the IWM model I took on a trip to the UK in 2004. I'll attach them below. I also have a couple of pictures of a smaller version of the CMB also at Duxford that I will attach in the hopes that they might be useful as an example of the propulsion technology of the times.

Hope they help,
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Re: Late CMB 55
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2014, 07:37:37 PM »

Hi Herrmil


Thanks for the praise, careful the IWM pictures show the WWI version.


I think the most useful link is the one below which is the beginning of the build which Longshanks linked you to;


http://www.wicksteedparkmbc.com/cmb.html


It shows all the running gear, it all looks very good to me!
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Re: Late CMB 55
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2014, 01:42:27 AM »

Thanks again for all the info, gents. I do appreciate the replies.


Christian, you'll be pleased to hear your hull survived even the rigors of China Customs who were interested in seeing it up close after I arrived Shanghai the other night.
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Re: Late CMB 55
« Reply #6 on: February 24, 2014, 05:31:18 AM »


I came across an excellent model of the CMB 55 1917 version in the Royal Museum Greenwich collection that show far more detail than I've seen before. 


http://collections.rmg.co.uk/collections/objects/67382.html


The rudders & drive from the following photo match the late plans so I'm going with what I've got.  :-))
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Re: Late CMB 55
« Reply #7 on: February 24, 2014, 08:10:41 AM »

Good find, excellent pics
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