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Alan McGowan --- HMS Victory Options
Mike Turpin
#1 Posted : 23 May 2011 09:58:28

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I have just seen that a copy of Alan's book is up for sale on ebay. It is a must-have reference book for anyone who hopes to build HMS Victory as authentically as possible.

HMS Victory

Doesn't come up all that often, looks a bit pricey but that's probably why.

I should add, I don't know who is selling it and have no connection with them!

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#2 Posted : 23 May 2011 17:50:24

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A superb book, to be honest a must have book BigGrin
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#3 Posted : 23 May 2011 18:46:53

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It's a damn good book, I managed to pick up a copy for £16.95 a several months ago from a book shop in Yarmouth that was closing down...it is quite comprehensive with stacks of interesting facts and figures...along with C Nepean Longridge's book: The Anatomy of Nelson's Ships...with pull out diagrammes, both are a great fantastic for research on this build...
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#4 Posted : 28 May 2011 09:21:40

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Hi,

Thanks for that link. Had a browse for this book & the going price was in the region of £45 most places.

Made the seller an offer an managed to get it for £40. Will be very useful when I eventually start my caldercraft Victory.

Thanks again.

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well done, invaluableBigGrin
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#6 Posted : 01 June 2011 08:43:27

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Yes that is definitely one of the best books available for the Victory!
And the best way to make things even better, is to buy the book from John McKay about the Victory (from the 'Anatomy of the Ship' series) in addition.

The reason, why one should do so, is that McKay is the one who has drawn the plans in both books and they really do interlock with each other.

What is missing in one, you can find in the other.

By the way... Has any of you scaled the plans in the McGowan and has placed and compared the parts of the kit with the original lines? Cool

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Sir Thomas
Mike Turpin
#7 Posted : 06 June 2011 00:05:35

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Looking at e-bay again tonight -- there is another Alan McGowan -- HMS Victory starting price 9.99.

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Once again, I have no connection or interest in the sale of this item.

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#8 Posted : 18 June 2011 07:43:29

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Mike Turpin wrote:
Looking at e-bay again tonight -- there is another Alan McGowan -- HMS Victory starting price 9.99.

e-bay link

Once again, I have no connection or interest in the sale of this item.

Mike T



Thanks Mike
I got one for £21 on ebay
It has arrived and I am already finding it so interesting and helpful
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Mike Turpin
#9 Posted : 18 June 2011 10:51:40

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Glad you won it Ivan. It is an excellent book and sat £21.00 you got it for a good price, I think I paid a touch over £30 for mine.

The drawings are well worth it for seeing the details of the build.

Mike T
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#10 Posted : 17 July 2011 20:17:08

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this book is brilliant i paid £15 from a second hand book shop
Totaly recomend it Ian.
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I am still looking for oneDrool
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#12 Posted : 17 July 2011 23:13:51

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I have a 'Saved Search' set up on E-bay for McGowan. You could do the same but either way if another HMS Victory comes up, I will try to remember to let you know!

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Thanks Mike that would be greatBigGrin LOL LOL
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