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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

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: 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

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: 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

German Armored Trains 1904-1945 by Wolfgang Sawodny #Books_publications

nr_groups
 

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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locked Re: Original 2003 Railgun website found #DiscussionAboutGroup

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 Original 2003 Railgun website found #DiscussionAboutGroup

nr_groups
 

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

Re: Reprints of Miller's 1922 book on railway artillery

Phil Gilson
 

Gene Slover's website,  Railway Artillery Guns 1921 has a 'click here' box on the USN and an entry deals with the mythical trip pf the USS Constitution in 1798 which relates the prodigious quantities of whiskey and rum captured.

A summary of captured contraband and consumption by the officers and men of the crew works out as follows

USS Constitution Whiskey seizures (1-1/2 oz per serving = 86 shots per gallon)

86 shots/gal x 79,400 gal = 6,828,400 shots

86 shots/gal x 68,300 gal =5,873,800 shots

86 shots/gal x 64,300gal  =5,529,300' shots

86 shots/gal x 40,000 gal =3,440,00shots

Total                              21,828,400 shots

(Excluding the unrecorded booty from the English ships)

Now then the voyage from 7/27/1798 to 2 /20/1799 is 6 months and 24 days = 208 days

/208 days at sea = 104,192 shots per day

/ 475 crew = 219 shots per day per man = 9/10th of a gallon per man per day

Truly a tall tail told by an old sea dog


A lengthy rebuttal is at

More than you want to know about British beer and ale quantities and containers

All-in-all, a delightful rabbit hole to explore.

Phil, Bklyn


On Sat, Mar 23, 2019 at 11:09 PM Robert Duchesneau via Groups.Io <invar4=yahoo.com@groups.io> wrote:
A reprint has been made of LTC Harry W. Miller's post-WWI reference work on railway artillery up to 1920. The two volumes include just about every Allied railway artillery piece used or designed during WWI. Couldn't readily find German weapons, but they may be in there as well. The publisher is http://www.forgottenbooks.com in the UK. One can get an E-book version, or the publisher links to Amazon for hardcopy.




Most (not all) of the books' contents are linked for free at















-Robert Duchesneau

Re: Bermuda

Robert Duchesneau
 

I recently put in a fair amount of info on US coast defense in Bermuda at https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bermuda_Base_Command .  This mostly came from "Defenses of Bermuda 1612-1995" by Terence McGovern and Edward Harris. I also visited the Royal Dockyard and the associated Keep in October. There are numerous cannon there, from the smoothbore era to one of the Mark X 9.2-inch guns that were the most modern on Bermuda until the US showed up. The US railway guns were positioned near Fort Victoria and Scaur Hill Fort, on the east and west ends of the archipelago respectively. They were on short sections of track that weren't connected to rail lines. The US-built 6-inch batteries were at Fort Victoria and Tudor Hill. 

-Robert Duchesneau

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 8:47:20 AM MST, Ron Hunt <btlarea@...> wrote:


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.

Reprints of Miller's 1922 book on railway artillery

Robert Duchesneau
 

Re: French RR gun website

Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI
 

On Mon, 25 Feb 2019 10:52:25 -0500
"Phil Gilson" <breezyphil@...> wrote:

Schneider was the French artillery manufacturer.
They also made anything else in steel; like Krupp around the same time.

I remember my surprise, when visiting the main railway station in Santiago da Chile, and seeing at the foot of a steel column of the building a plaque "Schneider - Le Creusot"

Cheers,

Ron.
--
A tautology is a thing which is tautological.

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

Re: Seven German WWII Guns

Renaud (Ron) OLGIATI
 

On Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:17:57 +0000 (UTC)
"qquico via Groups.Io" <qquico@...> wrote:

War
And ?

Cheers,

Ron.
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If you think education is expensive, try ignorance.
-- Derek Bok, president of Harvard

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Re: Seven German WWII Guns

qquico@...
 


War



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Subject: [railwaygun] Seven German WWII Guns



Scroll down to his section labeled
" World War II Historical Photographs   new (23 Mar 2017)

In there you will find seven pix of German WWII railway guns along with tanks, planes,submarines and other miscellany. If you have a lot of time, scroll through the rest of his site
Phil, Bklyn

Re: Seven German WWII Guns

Ron Hunt
 

Good link! I did a quick look at the WW2 pics, I will go back and check the whole website out later.
Thanks

Ron


On Sat, Mar 16, 2019 at 8:33 AM Phil Gilson <breezyphil@...> wrote:


Scroll down to his section labeled
" World War II Historical Photographs   new (23 Mar 2017)

In there you will find seven pix of German WWII railway guns along with tanks, planes,submarines and other miscellany. If you have a lot of time, scroll through the rest of his site
Phil, Bklyn

Seven German WWII Guns

Phil Gilson
 



Scroll down to his section labeled
" World War II Historical Photographs   new (23 Mar 2017)

In there you will find seven pix of German WWII railway guns along with tanks, planes,submarines and other miscellany. If you have a lot of time, scroll through the rest of his site
Phil, Bklyn

Forging big gun barrels

Phil Gilson
 

Watervliet arsenal video on making gun barrels


A big difference from 120 yrs ago in Germany (previous video)

Phil, Bklyn

More breech demo

Phil Gilson
 

Demonstrating a screw type (Welin) breech at Watervliet (NY) arsenal

1) Watervliet Arsenal machine shop url

Modern Cannon Breech Demo Watervliet Arsenal Museum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkP-R9RDYVs 


2) - 1955 USN Training Film Iowa class battleship main armament

How Battleship Guns Work: "16 Inch Gun & Turret" 1955 US Navy Training Film MN-9321c; Iowa Class BBs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YvDyice4u-U

3) When things go wrong - April,1989 open breech explosion on USS Iowa

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

Phil, Bklyn

French RR gun website

Phil Gilson
 


Schneider was the French artillery manufacturer. Canet was another manufacturer who merged with Schneider resulting in the data plate
Scbneider-Canet & cie (See below)

2) Lots of photos at  https://tinyurl.com/y3jud4df

3) Very large artillery site
Portuguese Artillery Museum - scroll down to find Portuguese railwaygun participation in WWI