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Re: new railway cannon!

Ron Hunt
 

Congrats man, it sounds good. So what if the rivet counters don't like it, they don't need one. You enjoy yours!!

Ron


On Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 4:14 PM thealamo <thealamorlt@...> wrote:
I have just received the British railway cannon "Gladiator" of WWI released by Oxford Rail.  It is a BEAUTIFUL model, it also have a frame to camouflage the cannon.  Cat. no. is OR76-B00M02 BL 13.5 Inch Howitzer Rail Gun "Gladiator" British £ 46.00.
Unfortunately... there is a drawback... the cannon is not in HO-1/87 scale but in the British 1/76 scale.  It runs on HO scale rails but the scale of themodel is 1/76.
I have also ordered a Class 2301 'Dean Goods' 101 steam loco to haul it!
I have to confess that I could not resist... and I did order also a Warwell (depressed center) flatcar loaded with a camouflaged Sherman tank.

Next August/September a new r.r. gun is scheduled to be released:  a camouflaged 13.5 Inch cannon "Boche Buster" WWII. 1/76 scale too.

ALAMO




new railway cannon!

thealamo
 

I have just received the British railway cannon "Gladiator" of WWI released by Oxford Rail.  It is a BEAUTIFUL model, it also have a frame to camouflage the cannon.  Cat. no. is OR76-B00M02 BL 13.5 Inch Howitzer Rail Gun "Gladiator" British £ 46.00.
Unfortunately... there is a drawback... the cannon is not in HO-1/87 scale but in the British 1/76 scale.  It runs on HO scale rails but the scale of themodel is 1/76.
I have also ordered a Class 2301 'Dean Goods' 101 steam loco to haul it!
I have to confess that I could not resist... and I did order also a Warwell (depressed center) flatcar loaded with a camouflaged Sherman tank.

Next August/September a new r.r. gun is scheduled to be released:  a camouflaged 13.5 Inch cannon "Boche Buster" WWII. 1/76 scale too.

ALAMO




Re: RWGuns on Pinterest

Peter Ellis
 

Some are from Ian Simpson.


On 6/9/19 9:13 PM, Phil Gilson wrote:
Here is a find. Both full sized and scale models - Pinterest: 8
sections:1,188 pins: 90 followers
Krajina Express (2) ,Japan (4), UK (12), US (3),  France (14), Germany
(435), Poland (39) , Soviet (157),
  I don't know where they arrived at their number. The quantities
shown above come to 666. The site is certainly behind Railway guns,
but some of the pix are new to my eyes.
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RWGuns on Pinterest

Phil Gilson
 

Here is a find. Both full sized and scale models - Pinterest: 8 sections:1,188 pins: 90 followers
Krajina Express (2) ,Japan (4), UK (12), US (3),  France (14), Germany (435), Poland (39) , Soviet (157),
  I don't know where they arrived at their number. The quantities shown above come to 666. The site is certainly behind Railway guns, but some of the pix are new to my eyes.


And thank to our colleague, Alamo, for the info on the K5 scale models.

Phil, Bklyn

Re: HO scale K5 running around layout

thealamo
 

Lima and Rivarossi went bankrupty years ago and were purchased by the British Hornby.   Later, the K5 was reissued in 3 configurations under the Hornby/Rivarossi brand (NOT Lima, go figure!): the gun was the same just a different paint/camouflaging with different Catalog. numbers:  HR 6186 in a sort of  winter camouflaging (Russian front??) with "BRUNO" on the sides, HR 6187 in a very very dark panzer grey. Both did have the railings on the sides assembled (the Lima one not, you have to assemble them).  The third one, sorry!, I do not have the Catalog number.  The 3 K5  are no longer in the Hornby/Rivarossi Catalog, I understand that they were a sort of Limited Edition (I HATE LIMITED EDITIONS!!!).  What I cannot understand is the reason why the people responsible for the production of models at the Hornby/Rivarossi  did not update the former Lima K5 by adding  the control tower on the rear!!  Lima scaled down to 1/87 the Hasegawa 1/72 K5 kit which did have the control tower on the rear.  Also there is (was??) a kit for the control tower in resin, just buy one and make a mold...   
Concerning the video (THANKS Phil!) on the K5 I have seen it before, however, the two guns do not have the control tower and are Hornby/Rivarossi.  Please, see the end of the Video: there is a list of the loco, the guns and waggons.  The  K5 are listed as Rivarossi.

However, at the last Norimberga Toy Fair, Hornby announced 3 K5 r.r.cannons:  Cat. no. 6450, 6451 and 6452, price  €  52.00.  As per today they have not been released.

ALAMO       


Re: HO scale K5 running around layout

nicholas robinson
 

They look like the Lima K5 models (HO) - still available i believe

Best wishes

Nicholas Robinson

Re: HO scale K5 running around layout

Ron Hunt
 

Thanks, I'll check it out.

Ron


On Sat, Jun 8, 2019 at 12:23 AM Chuck Walters via Groups.Io <tautemarite2=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
They look like HO llma guns. They come RTR like in the video.
Chuck Walters

On Friday, June 7, 2019, 8:58:58 PM PDT, Ron Hunt <btlarea@...> wrote:


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

Re: HO scale K5 running around layout

Chuck Walters
 

They look like HO llma guns. They come RTR like in the video.
Chuck Walters

On Friday, June 7, 2019, 8:58:58 PM PDT, Ron Hunt <btlarea@...> wrote:


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

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

HO scale K5 running around layout

Phil Gilson
 

Five minute video


Phil, Bklyn

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

Re: RN 16"/45 cal rifle

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From: Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...>
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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.

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: 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.
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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.
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but it's better than no government at all.

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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

Correction on source

Phil Gilson
 

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

Phil, Bklyn

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

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

Re: DORA site in Italian

nicholas robinson
 

View it in chrome for auto translation

Best wishes

Nicholas Robinson