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 Author  Topic: PT articles in NQ and NRJ starring PT 596
Bob Steinbrunn

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While digging through my files and books during research for my model I came across an interesting article in Nautical Quarterly #26, Summer 1984, entitled The PTs Vessels of Opportunity by D.W. Fostle. The article spans 16 pages and while all of the photographs may be seen in other publications, the article contains a two-page spread of plans of a late 80 Elco, PT 596. Although the plans say they were drawn in 1/32 scale originally, theyre reproduced at a reduced size to allow them to fit on the pages resulting in a hull length somewhat less than 8 inches. What was interesting to me is that these plans were drawn by our resident PT Historian and Great Artiste Al Ross, Jr. Cheers, Al. 1984? Youve been at this a long time!

While were speaking of PT 596, another note of interest is that the Nautical Research Journal, Winter 2013, Volume 58, Number 4, carried a 14-page article by John De Broske on the building of a Howard Enterprises 1/25 scale semi-kit which became the authors radio-controlled PT 596.

I wonder if he worked from Als plans?


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