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FrancisMcN

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  1. I am quite keen to get hold of decent plans of HMS Black Prince (Modified Dido class) but would prefer not to have to part with an arm and a leg to get them from the Greenwich NMM. She transferred to the RNZN and there appears to be some info on her held by the RNZN museum at Torpedo bay to judge from their website. They don't give an email address and before I try a phone call from UK I thought I would check on this forum if anyone has experience of their services or can point me to an email contact? Many thanks Francis
  2. I have been interested in making a model of the 40 ft armed motor launches Mimi or Toutou that fought the Germans on Lake Tanganyika in 1915 but only had a couple of photos and no plans until very recently learning that a builders model of Mimi is in the Thomson ship model collection at AGO in Toronto. Sadly, being UK based my one time in Toronto was long ago and I am unlikely to be visiting again. Have any of our Canadian fraternity had a chance to see this model and perhaps take some photos by any chance? I have asked the museum if I can buy pictures but no reply so far.

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