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Old Mar 28, 2006, 04:49 PM
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Midwest PT-109 question

I recently bought a Midwest PT-109 on ebay that had a few parts missing, it needs two torpedo tubes, 50 cal guns, depth charges and misc vents and other deck fittings. Midwest says they no longer produce this kit nor do they make any replacement parts. Any thoughts on how to replace them? I checked out Mosquito Boat Hobbies, but it doesn't appear they carry 1/24 stuff which appears to be the scale. I've got a great hull, deck, cabins and hardware, just need the details.
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Old Mar 28, 2006, 04:59 PM
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You are most likely going to have to make those parts from scratch, yourself.

Here are a couple pics that may help you.
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Old Mar 28, 2006, 05:24 PM
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Check at Loyalhanna or Floating Drydock for parts from John R Haynes in 1:24 ($$), or scratch build them. I think they offer kits, but John will sell parts too. No tubes though, just roll-off torps.

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Old Mar 28, 2006, 06:22 PM
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If it's the old luan plywood kit, at 33", it's roughly 13/32" to the foot. Thus, it's closer to 1/32 scale (12/32" or 3/8" to the foot). At 1/32, the hull should be 30" long.
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Old Mar 28, 2006, 06:30 PM
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The MK18 torpedo tube should look like this:
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Old Mar 28, 2006, 07:08 PM
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That's the smaller Dumas kit in 1:32. Midwest had a 1:24 RTR from China.


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Old Mar 28, 2006, 07:40 PM
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Close to 1/32'nd scale is 1/35'th plastic model armour. Tamyia has 50 cal. M-2 machine guns in one of their accessory packs.
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Old Mar 28, 2006, 07:47 PM
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That's the smaller Dumas kit in 1:32. Midwest had a 1:24 RTR from China.


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Roger, that. Wasn't aware of this one.
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Old Mar 28, 2006, 08:28 PM
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OK, great ideas from all, thanks, keep um coming if you have them. If by chance anyone has a totalled Midwest 109 that they were parting out, that would be great.
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Old Mar 28, 2006, 11:12 PM
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The only parts I had ever heard of before in 1/24 was H&R's two guns. I will have to check those other sources from Pat.
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Old Mar 28, 2006, 11:14 PM
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Midwest had a 1:24 RTR from China.


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Pat, it wasn't RTR. It was ARF. You have to add your radio and esc.
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Old Mar 29, 2006, 06:23 AM
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Photos are rough, but here are a few of John Hayne's super quality 1:24 PT fittings.
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Old Mar 29, 2006, 10:20 AM
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These look pretty good, this is a start in the right direction, I assume this is your boat? What did you do for the ventilators and such? Looks like the torpedo tubes will be the biggest pain.
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Old Mar 29, 2006, 10:39 AM
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These are John's pix of his 1:24 r/c PT kit. He also does a Higgins. Fittings shown are his, cabins are castings.
Tubes? Forget '109, what kind of guy lets his boat get run over by a DD anyway? (let the flames commence!)
Convert to a late war boat, either with four roll-off fish, or 2 fish and 2 depth charges. And then you can do a camo job too!

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Old Mar 29, 2006, 02:43 PM
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Close to 1/32'nd scale is 1/35'th plastic model armour. Tamyia has 50 cal. M-2 machine guns in one of their accessory packs.
Italeri is releasing a late war Elco 80 footer in 1/35 scale. Release is fall of 2006. With a length of 27", we should see several on the water next year.
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