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by John M. Lyle
Wed Mar 25, 2015 1:05 am
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 25 pdr recoil mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

Re: 25 pdr recoil mechanism

Thanks Marcus
It looks like you have a good system there. I'll be rereading it a few times when it come time to complete my model.
by John M. Lyle
Wed Mar 18, 2015 2:51 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 25 pdr recoil mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

Re: 25 pdr recoil mechanism

Hi Dave
your photo looks pretty clear with what I have to do. Thanks

John
by John M. Lyle
Tue Mar 17, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 25 pdr recoil mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

Re: 25 pdr recoil mechanism

Hi Dave First thing I would do is to degrease everthing first before "dry fitting" I didn't do that first and now have to partially dismantle the gun to degrease it and paint the primer coat. The "grease" I am talking about is the oil left over from the machining process and mold release. The paint ...
by John M. Lyle
Tue Mar 17, 2015 2:55 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Armortek customer support
Replies: 1
Views: 807

Armortek customer support

I would just like to say that I find Armourtek customer support to be outstanding. I am building a 25 pdr and limber. I have had some issues which are mainly down to me not doing something right. Armortek has answered all my questions, given me great solutions and gone beyond what I would call reaso...
by John M. Lyle
Tue Mar 17, 2015 1:04 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 25 pdr recoil mechanism
Replies: 9
Views: 2946

25 pdr recoil mechanism

My 25 pdr is coming along fine.my problem is the recoil slide. When the gun is elevated it slides back. I do not want to glue it in place and want to keep it operational. I read in one post about installing springs in the recoils slide. If someone has done this could you please supply pictures and i...
by John M. Lyle
Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Important - Limber Brake handle
Replies: 3
Views: 1490

Re: Important - Limber Brake handle

I'm the idiot that resulted in Dave posting this warning :oops: . I asked to buy a new brake handle yesterday because I broke the old one trying to straighten it out. Sorry guys :oops:
by John M. Lyle
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:25 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Suggestion s for new Kompact kits
Replies: 17
Views: 3602

Re: Suggestion s for new Kompact kits

I think the Morris quad would be a full kit as opposed to a Kompact kit. Kompact kits I can afford the full kits like the tanks and half tracks are beyond my budget. That is why I suggested the 4" gun, the 2pdr pom pom gun and the 20 mm Orlekon. These would be kits that cost less than 800 GBP. I to ...
by John M. Lyle
Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 25 pdr gun sight scope
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

Re: 25 pdr gun sight scope

Thanks Marcus
by John M. Lyle
Wed Nov 12, 2014 4:09 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: 25 pdr gun sight scope
Replies: 4
Views: 1416

25 pdr gun sight scope

I have noticed that only one end of the scope has a hole in it. Would it be accurate if I was to drill a hole in the other end? I do have a Unimat 3 lathe so it would not be a problem.
by John M. Lyle
Wed Nov 12, 2014 3:49 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Suggestion s for new Kompact kits
Replies: 17
Views: 3602

Suggestion s for new Kompact kits

I am enjoying assembling my 25 pdr gun and limber. It got me to thinking about other topics for Kompact kits. I for one would love to see a naval 4" gun of the type found on the early flower class corvettes or the 2pdr pom pom anti aircraft gun also found on Flower class corvettes even the 20 mm Orl...
by John M. Lyle
Fri Nov 07, 2014 2:30 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Degreasing and painting
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Re: Degreasing and painting

Thanks Peter. That helps
by John M. Lyle
Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:40 pm
Forum: Armortek Owners
Topic: Degreasing and painting
Replies: 2
Views: 736

Degreasing and painting

I have done a dry fit of my Armortek model, the Gun limber and 25 pdr gun. Do I have to completely dismantle the models to degrease them? Should I degrease before I apply Loctite to various parts? How do I degrease the models, do I immerse them completely in a solution or would the spray can degreas...
by John M. Lyle
Thu Oct 30, 2014 4:46 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Armorpax's Limber
Replies: 64
Views: 16423

Re: Armorpax's Limber

I just bought the limber and gun kits. I will definitely be getting your detail kits.
by John M. Lyle
Mon Oct 27, 2014 10:58 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Riveting the limber and 25 pdr
Replies: 1
Views: 1416

Riveting the limber and 25 pdr

I just received my kits today. WOW!!!! I have had a quick look through the kits. I noticed in the instructions for the 25 pdr they mention a special punch for riveting. Is this punch contained in the Kit or do I have to make one? It is not even mentioned in the list of tools required. Can I buy one?...
by John M. Lyle
Mon Oct 27, 2014 3:04 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: New soon to be owner of the limber and 25 pdr
Replies: 2
Views: 1155

Re: New soon to be owner of the limber and 25 pdr

Thanks for the info. That is a start. At present I am interested in the primer first and will see about the finishing colour after all that is done.