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 Author  Topic: 80' Elco boat horns
dcshoe

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jul 14, 2015 - 7:40am
As best I can tell, PT-586 had no horn, but I don't know of it was built without it or the horn was removed to accommodate the life raft. Can anyone say?

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TED WALTHER

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of TED WALTHER   Send Email To TED WALTHER Posted on: Jul 14, 2015 - 1:45pm
dcshoe;
Welcome. If you are using photos in the various Squadron Publications, you will see photos of PT 588, she was identical to PT 586. Now with that said, on the later boats the horn is up against the Starboard side navigation light shield. In the PT 588 photos it is barely visible, so here is a better view of a RON 38 boat.



Here is a photo of PT 574 RON 38
Take care,
TED


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Jeff D

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Jeff D   Send Email To Jeff D Posted on: Jul 14, 2015 - 4:50pm
Nice pic Ted, thanks for posting it.

They went with an air horn on the 565-624 boats according to Elco drawings:



I wonder why, since it needed a compressor...



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dcshoe

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jul 15, 2015 - 7:11am
Thanks, guys, those were just what I was looking for. Now to find a horn.


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Roy Forbes

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Roy Forbes  Posted on: Jul 15, 2015 - 9:02am
Hi Ted, I know this was discussed in the past but I forgot what that cable coming out of the forward window frame was for. Did it have something to do with the rocket launcher ?


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Michael Vorrasi

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Michael Vorrasi  Posted on: Jul 15, 2015 - 10:01am
Check Model Railroad sources for a horn like that.Looks just like most diesel horns.

Mike

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Gary Paulsen   Send Email To Gary Paulsen Posted on: Jul 15, 2015 - 3:21pm
Roy http://www.ptboatforum.com/cgi-bin/MB2/netboardr.cgi?st=10&nd=20&fid=102&cid=101&tid=2958&pg=1&sc=20
Is this the post you are referring to?
Gary


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Roy Forbes

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Hi Gary, no, I was talking about the photo at the top of this thread. It's that wire running from the lower corner of the window down towards the deck.


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  TED WALTHER

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Roy;
As per the thread Gary posted: They are drain tubes for the "sight-tite" vents. and in 1/35th scale all you have to do is cut a small gauge piece of wire and super glue it in place.
Take care,
TED

PT 600(Hangover Square) and PT 599 (Katcha Maru) RON 40 cabins.



PT 599 (Katcha Maru) RON 40 cabin starboard side.



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Roy Forbes

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Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Roy Forbes  Posted on: Jul 17, 2015 - 10:20am
Awesome, thanks Ted. I would have never figured that.


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