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Phil Gilson
 

A lovely surprise!

Thanks, Dr. R.

Phil Gilson, Brooklyn NY


On Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 1:24 PM nr_groups <nrobinson@...> wrote:
I have found an archive copy of the original Railgun website on a friends site.

the Original Railgun website

if anyone wants to copy any pictures / articles here, please feel free to do so!

BW

Nick R

locked Re: Original 2003 Railgun website found #DiscussionAboutGroup

Roland Schmidt
 

Hello Nick,

good recovery. Thank you.
Sadly I got only the main page all other pages gives me an error 404

Kind regards
Roland


Am 11.04.19 um 19:24 schrieb nr_groups:

I have found an archive copy of the original Railgun website on a friends site.

the Original Railgun website ( http://networkguru.co.uk/railgun/ )

if anyone wants to copy any pictures / articles here, please feel free to do so!

BW

Nick R



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German Armored Trains 1904-1945 by Wolfgang Sawodny #Books_publications

nr_groups
 

Re: German Armored Trains 1904-1945 by Wolfgang Sawodny #Books_publications

Paul Napier
 

A fabulous book but I don’t think it is the most expensive armoured train book. I paid more for 'Armoured Trains An Illustrated Encyclopaedia 1895-2016' by Paul Malmassari and it was worth every Euro.

Paul

DORA site in Italian

Phil Gilson
 

Large site in Italian language with a dozen pix of DORA of dioramas. Included pix of locos, assembly of the piece working on the track beside the piece.


Phil, Brooklyn

Re: DORA site in Italian

thealamo
 

Sorry, Phil: the site is NOT in Italian, it is French!

ALAMO

On Sat, 27 Apr 2019 at 21:32, Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...> wrote:
Large site in Italian language with a dozen pix of DORA of dioramas. Included pix of locos, assembly of the piece working on the track beside the piece.


Phil, Brooklyn

Re: DORA site in Italian

Phil Gilson
 

Oh, pardon.

Thanks.

Phil


On Sat, Apr 27, 2019 at 3:33 PM thealamo <thealamorlt@...> wrote:
Sorry, Phil: the site is NOT in Italian, it is French!

ALAMO

On Sat, 27 Apr 2019 at 21:32, Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...> wrote:
Large site in Italian language with a dozen pix of DORA of dioramas. Included pix of locos, assembly of the piece working on the track beside the piece.


Phil, Brooklyn

Re: German Armored Trains 1904-1945 by Wolfgang Sawodny #Books_publications

thealamo
 

Paul,
the book by Sawodny is specific to German Armored Trains 1904 to 1945 only while the one by Malmassari (2nd edition) is an Encyclopedia covering ALL armored trains of the world, hence more covering, more pages (including German)!  So dr. Robinson is right:  the Sawodny book IS the most expensive book on German armored trains.
Regards
ALAMO


On Thu, 25 Apr 2019 at 09:47, Paul Napier <garrattclass15@...> wrote:
A fabulous book but I don’t think it is the most expensive armoured train book. I paid more for 'Armoured Trains An Illustrated Encyclopaedia 1895-2016' by Paul Malmassari and it was worth every Euro.

Paul

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Re: DORA site in Italian

nicholas robinson
 

View it in chrome for auto translation

Best wishes

Nicholas Robinson

Re: German Armored Trains 1904-1945 by Wolfgang Sawodny #Books_publications

Paul Napier
 

Fine.  I have both books and enjoy both of them.  I purchased the Sawodny book back in 2014 from The Book Depository when it was cheaper.

Paul

12 inch US RR Mortar

Phil Gilson
 

The US converted several coast defense 12" mortars to RR mountings for use in WWI. A photo in the London Daily Mail of 1914 of an Austrian 12" mortar caught my eye and the search was on. Here are the results -
12 inch US railway mortar

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/12-inch_coast_defense_mortar

US 12 inch coast defense mortars mounted on railway trucks for use in coast defense in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

13 pix of 12 inch US RR Mortar

(3 of these are in Railwaygun File section at https://groups.io/g/railwaygun/files/12 inch mortars)

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:12_inch_railway_mortar

+ 50 pix (not RR mounted) = https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:12-inch_coast_defense_mortar

film clip of firing,= https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=poAApHtjE-A (This has disappearing gun footage)

plotting room in action = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxmF6sEmzVU

Austrian 1907 12” field artillery mortar

A) https://www.pinterest.com/pin/129267451777038069/?lp=true ,

B) Cannons of WWI - Skodamörser 305mm

100+ pix & drawings = http://www.moesslang.net/kanonen305mm-skoda.htm 

diorama = Pinterest 30.5cm Mortar diorama link =https://tinyurl.com/y27f6a9w

Full url = (https://www.google.com/search?q=Daimler+M17+Radschlepper&client=firefox-b-1-d&tbm=isch&source=iu&ictx=1&fir=rgjklLgzgwtwpM%3A%2CJLyCKiuP6yBnOM%2C_&vet=1&usg=AI4_-kSWcSoXpMEoEe3-4IPzg7dkZ3Drxg&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjp2uK1kvHhAhWEdt8KHYYQDVAQ9QEwBHoECAkQDA#imgrc=BSD0lf-8w0_MRM:&vet=1 )

The wiki article is comprehensive!

Phil, Bklyn

Correction on source

Phil Gilson
 

Sorry, the first source is the Illustrated London News of Feb 13, 1915.

Phil, Bklyn

Mfg 8 inch HE shell, 1917

Phil Gilson
 

Mfg an Eight Inch High Explosive Howitzer Shell ?1917

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IgHwYkZ91s

"This film is a heritage item from Library and Archives Canada and is only available in English. Detailed explanation of the manufacturing, inspection and shipping of howitzer shells for use in World War I. The start and finish of each process is shown and the time to complete the operation is noted. Shots of male and female workers leaving the office and factory, the assembly line and a cross section of a shell. Source: Library and Archives Canada.Dundas Historical Society Museum fonds, 1984-0413, IDC 11099. "

All the time and effort to make this item is gone in 1/1000th of a second when the shell explodes! A lot don't. Here's one article about 'no-go' zones:

"The Zone Rouge (English: Red Zone) is a chain of non-contiguous areas throughout northeastern France that the French government isolated after the First World War. ... The area is saturated with unexploded shells (including many gas shells), ..."

Phil, Bklyn

Re: Mfg 8 inch HE shell, 1917

Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI
 

On Mon, 13 May 2019 10:18:03 -0500
"Phil Gilson" <breezyphil@...> wrote:

All the time and effort to make this item is gone in 1/1000th of a second
when the shell explodes!
All through the 20th century, WW I to Vietnam, the rate of failure to explode has remained remarkably constant, around 10%.

I remember being shown at the Academy video of the Viet Minh heating unexploded shells to recover the melinite filling for use in IEDs (as they are called now)...

Cheers,

Ron.
--
Anarchy may not be the best form of government,
but it's better than no government at all.

-- http://www.olgiati-in-paraguay.org --

Re: Mfg 8 inch HE shell, 1917

Phil Gilson
 

Thanks Ron. Picture 19 in this series says the rate was close to 25%.

Stunning and disturbing photographs.

Phil Gilson
ARAD Comm 1956-63
ArmyAirDefense Command)


On Mon, May 13, 2019 at 9:36 AM Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI <renaud@...> wrote:
On Mon, 13 May 2019 10:18:03 -0500
"Phil Gilson" <breezyphil@...> wrote:

All the time and effort to make this item is gone in 1/1000th of a second
when the shell explodes!
All through the 20th century, WW I to Vietnam, the rate of failure to explode has remained remarkably constant, around 10%.

I remember being shown at the Academy video of the Viet Minh heating unexploded shells to recover the melinite filling for use in IEDs (as they are called now)...

Cheers,

Ron.
--
Anarchy may not be the best form of government,
but it's better than no government at all.

-- http://www.olgiati-in-paraguay.org --

RN 16"/45 cal rifle

Phil Gilson
 

Not really a railgun but the narrative contains a lot of details of design, specs and performance.

The photo source, vintage-work-crew-photos contains many historical workplace photos and comments.

Re: RN 16"/45 cal rifle

qquico@...
 




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From: Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...>
To: Railwaygun <railwaygun@groups.io>
Sent: Sat, May 18, 2019 5:17 pm
Subject: [railwaygun] RN 16"/45 cal rifle

Not really a railgun but the narrative contains a lot of details of design, specs and performance.

The photo source, vintage-work-crew-photos contains many historical workplace photos and comments.

WWI Railway Gun

Phil Gilson
 

https://dieselfutures.tumblr.com/post/180888713805/westinghouse-petrol-electric-locomotive

If the first photo didn't show a howitzer on a flat car immediately behind the Westinghouse Petrol Engine, I would not have been so quick to exclaim, "Ah Ha!". But then things have been kind of slow on this site for a while.

Here's another series using the smaller, Simplex engine

https://dieselfutures.tumblr.com/post/184525270433/simplex-20hp-rail-tractor

Phil, Bklyn

HO scale K5 running around layout

Phil Gilson
 

Five minute video


Phil, Bklyn

Re: HO scale K5 running around layout

Ron Hunt
 

That's pretty cool! Are those 1/72 kits converted for use or are they HO scale made by some one?

Ron


On Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 7:57 PM Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...> wrote:
Five minute video


Phil, Bklyn