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Re: Bermuda

Ron Hunt
 

I sure wished someone made a large scale model of those 8" guns, I would love to have one.

Ron


On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 10:23 AM Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...> wrote:
Thanks Ron -

1- Bermuda Coast Artillery  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Victoria,_Bermuda

In that article is a reference to Battery F, 52nd Coast Artillery Regiment (Railway 8-inch gun)

2- 52nd AD Rgt  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/52nd_Air_Defense_Artillery_Regiment

Which has the history of its formation in WWI and deployment to France as a RR Arty Bn.

3- 8” RR mount  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-inch_gun_M1888

Which has photos of the RR mounts. A caption under the photo of the 8” RR mount has this reference -

4 - 1918 Handbook of Ordnance (in .pdf and other formats)

https://archive.org/details/handbookordnanc00unkngoog/page/n4

A Marvelous referral – 551 pages with illustrations, tables and text

Attached is a photo of a NIKE Hercules (w booster) and a NIKE Ajax on display at the American Airpower Museum at Farmingdale Long Island, NY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airpower_Museum

Phil, Bklyn


On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 2:57 AM Ron Hunt <btlarea@...> wrote:

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 7:23 PM David Ruebsamen <druebsamen@...> wrote:
I am planning a cruise to Bermuda this Spring.  As a side project I was looking at a site that discussed the US  military presence there.  Interesting point which I have yet to research further was the presence of several Railway guns for a number of months in the Second World War.  That must have been quite an undertaking.  And then where did they go?  Anyone have a reference to more specific information?  Otherwise I will update the group as I find further information.


Re: Bermuda

Phil Gilson
 

Thanks Ron -

1- Bermuda Coast Artillery  - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Victoria,_Bermuda

In that article is a reference to Battery F, 52nd Coast Artillery Regiment (Railway 8-inch gun)

2- 52nd AD Rgt  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/52nd_Air_Defense_Artillery_Regiment

Which has the history of its formation in WWI and deployment to France as a RR Arty Bn.

3- 8” RR mount  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/8-inch_gun_M1888

Which has photos of the RR mounts. A caption under the photo of the 8” RR mount has this reference -

4 - 1918 Handbook of Ordnance (in .pdf and other formats)

https://archive.org/details/handbookordnanc00unkngoog/page/n4

A Marvelous referral – 551 pages with illustrations, tables and text

Attached is a photo of a NIKE Hercules (w booster) and a NIKE Ajax on display at the American Airpower Museum at Farmingdale Long Island, NY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airpower_Museum

Phil, Bklyn


On Tue, Feb 19, 2019 at 2:57 AM Ron Hunt <btlarea@...> wrote:

On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 7:23 PM David Ruebsamen <druebsamen@...> wrote:
I am planning a cruise to Bermuda this Spring.  As a side project I was looking at a site that discussed the US  military presence there.  Interesting point which I have yet to research further was the presence of several Railway guns for a number of months in the Second World War.  That must have been quite an undertaking.  And then where did they go?  Anyone have a reference to more specific information?  Otherwise I will update the group as I find further information.


Re: Bermuda

Ron Hunt
 


On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 7:23 PM David Ruebsamen <druebsamen@...> wrote:
I am planning a cruise to Bermuda this Spring.  As a side project I was looking at a site that discussed the US  military presence there.  Interesting point which I have yet to research further was the presence of several Railway guns for a number of months in the Second World War.  That must have been quite an undertaking.  And then where did they go?  Anyone have a reference to more specific information?  Otherwise I will update the group as I find further information.


Bermuda

David Ruebsamen
 

I am planning a cruise to Bermuda this Spring.  As a side project I was looking at a site that discussed the US  military presence there.  Interesting point which I have yet to research further was the presence of several Railway guns for a number of months in the Second World War.  That must have been quite an undertaking.  And then where did they go?  Anyone have a reference to more specific information?  Otherwise I will update the group as I find further information.


Washington Gun Factory

Phil Gilson
 

1) Here's a link to the Washington Gun Factory filmed in 1952

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=epclkzKJvfc

I like the slide rule shown at 2:06. I still have mine from the late 50's and my drafting set made by Dietzgen in Germany - NOT West Germany! And they still work. No batteries to change or corrode, no DRO (Digital Read Out) in those days.

At 8:55 the film shows big cannon barrels, annealing pits, machining lathes, etc.

2) Here is Bill Maloney's list of 245 museums dealing with Military and Naval history. An exhausting compilation. This will keep you going for quite a while.

My contribution can be found at the Aberdeen Proving  Ground museum at the 120mm AA Gun portion. https://tinyurl.com/y3tf6yud

http://www.williammaloney.com/Aviation/AberdeenUSArmyOrdinanceMuseum/AntiAircraftGuns/American120mmM1AAGun/index.htm

http://www.williammaloney.com/Aviation/Aviationindex.html

Phil, Bklyn


Re: K5E RR gun WWII

Ron Hunt
 

Great video, thanks for posting it.

Ron


On Fri, Feb 15, 2019 at 10:44 PM Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...> wrote:
13 minute video on the K5E


Phil Bklyn


K5E RR gun WWII

Phil Gilson
 

13 minute video on the K5E


Phil Bklyn


Re: K 5 firing

qquico@...
 




-----Original Message-----
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To: railwaygun <railwaygun@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Feb 10, 2019 10:27 pm
Subject: Re: [railwaygun] K 5 firing




-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Hunt <btlarea@...>
To: railwaygun <railwaygun@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Feb 10, 2019 8:40 pm
Subject: Re: [railwaygun] K 5 firing

Great video - ruined by music.

Ron

On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 6:52 PM Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...> wrote:
Good video, terrible sound.
Ammo drawn from storage, put on carts,moved to gun, K-5 emerging from bunker, elevating, firing. 01:18 to 01:55


Phil, Bklyn


Re: K 5 firing

qquico@...
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Ron Hunt <btlarea@...>
To: railwaygun <railwaygun@groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Feb 10, 2019 8:40 pm
Subject: Re: [railwaygun] K 5 firing

Great video - ruined by music.

Ron

On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 6:52 PM Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...> wrote:
Good video, terrible sound.
Ammo drawn from storage, put on carts,moved to gun, K-5 emerging from bunker, elevating, firing. 01:18 to 01:55


Phil, Bklyn


Re: K 5 firing

Ron Hunt
 

Great video - ruined by music.

Ron


On Sun, Feb 10, 2019 at 6:52 PM Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...> wrote:
Good video, terrible sound.
Ammo drawn from storage, put on carts,moved to gun, K-5 emerging from bunker, elevating, firing. 01:18 to 01:55


Phil, Bklyn


K 5 firing

Phil Gilson
 

Good video, terrible sound.
Ammo drawn from storage, put on carts,moved to gun, K-5 emerging from bunker, elevating, firing. 01:18 to 01:55


Phil, Bklyn


Re: Follow up toWWII armored train

Ron Hunt
 

Love that movie ...

Ron


On Thu, Jan 31, 2019 at 8:53 PM Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...> wrote:
This is a clip from the1965  movie, "The Train" The backstory is that this RR equipment was scheduled to be scrapped.The Movie Producer asked for the engine and cars stating they'd be destroyed in the filming. The first clip shows the engine steaming out of the engine house, Other clips show additional scenes.




Phil, Bklyn


Follow up toWWII armored train

Phil Gilson
 

This is a clip from the1965  movie, "The Train" The backstory is that this RR equipment was scheduled to be scrapped.The Movie Producer asked for the engine and cars stating they'd be destroyed in the filming. The first clip shows the engine steaming out of the engine house, Other clips show additional scenes.




Phil, Bklyn


Re: Russian Armored trains

Joseph
 

Dear Phil,

Thank you for posting the link. I liked that story.

Sincerely, 

Joseph H. Ficor

On Thu, Jan 31, 2019, 11:39 AM Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...> wrote:
Two photos, short description
Menace to the Nazis – The Green Ghost Armored Train

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/armored-train-zheleznyakov.html


Phil,Bklyn


Re: Russian Armored trains

qquico@...
 




-----Original Message-----
From: Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...>
To: Railwaygun <railwaygun@groups.io>
Sent: Wed, Jan 30, 2019 6:39 pm
Subject: [railwaygun] Russian Armored trains

Two photos, short description
Menace to the Nazis – The Green Ghost Armored Train

Phil,Bklyn


Steam cranes

Phil Gilson
 

Crane used for moving gun barrels at the U.S. Naval Gun Factory, Washington Navy Yard, Washington D.C., c.1909

(I'm sure this had some part in the USN 14" RR guns used in France in WWI)

http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/high-quality-black-white-photographs-large-old-machines-tools-69793-9?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=01-30-19#post126786


Salvage Squad episode on finding and restoring British 1937 factory steam crane. Somebody took it apart, then left it outside for twenty years. They had to find all the parts in order to restore it to working order.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XC0A2BhtoPs


Phil, Bklyn


Russian Armored trains

Phil Gilson
 

Two photos, short description
Menace to the Nazis – The Green Ghost Armored Train

https://www.warhistoryonline.com/instant-articles/armored-train-zheleznyakov.html


Phil,Bklyn


Polish Armoured trains in UK WW2 #Books_publications

nr_groups
 

Armoured Trains & Training Centers- Polish Armed Forces in the West 1939-47 v.23

I found this on Ebay
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Armoured-Trains-Training-Centers-Polish-Armed-Forces-in-the-West-1939-47-






Re: German 28cm Kanone 3 Auf Lastentraeger E-75 #Modelling #Railwayguns

nr_groups
 



any Czech translators out there?


Re: German 28cm Kanone 3 Auf Lastentraeger E-75 #Modelling #Railwayguns

Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI
 

On Sat, 19 Jan 2019 10:40:30 -0800
"nr_groups" <nrobinson@...> wrote:

1/72 German 28cm Kanone 3 Auf Lastentraeger E-75 ( http://1/72 German 28cm Kanone 3 Auf Lastentraeger E-75 )
on of  the more bizarre ideas from WW2 - a K5 mounted on two Tiger/E-100 chassis
Someone probably thought it might make the K5 more mobile, and less dependent on railway tracks...

Cheers,

Ron.
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Le sang se lave avec des larmes,
pas avec du sang.
-- Victor Hugo

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