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by Robert Reid
Sun Nov 17, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Dragon 1:6th Vickers Kits
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Dragon 1:6th Vickers Kits

Tim Carr wrote:
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:13 pm
In my Vicker's case I'm working on a legal semi auto smooth jacket in .303. Also working on a dummy smooth jacket.

Later Tim
Ah, I see you are in FL!

Outstanding!

BTW, if you need machining help, the folks at Kiwi Restorations are outstanding!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 19
Views: 3911

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

Waiting for some hinges to come in for the boxes... so moved to some engraving and plates and my Clinometers. Started the breech, too. I should have that done tomorrow. Damn, that is complicated! https://i.ibb.co/KD6CVyt/engraving-4.jpg Original clinometer with the pair I made. Engraved... they actu...
by Robert Reid
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Dragon 1:6th Vickers Kits
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Dragon 1:6th Vickers Kits

Actually, Pete, much of Lawrence's work was 1917 - 1918... And the famous photo of him riding into Damascus was taken Oct 1, 1918. And he didn't get the majority of his 'equipment' until well after Aqaba which fell July 6, 1917. Most of the war he spent 'waiting' to be called up... then working in a...
by Robert Reid
Wed Nov 13, 2019 12:41 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Dragon 1:6th Vickers Kits
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Dragon 1:6th Vickers Kits

I have a pair of Vickers... One fluted, one with a smooth brass jacket. One of my winter projects is to build a Maxim Perfect carriage (see Martin Pegler's book) for the Brass Jacket. I have the wheels and the plans and measurements off of the one at the Royal Armouries at Leeds. Both run like typew...
by Robert Reid
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:58 am
Forum: Rolls Royce Armoured Car/ Silver Ghost
Topic: Dragon 1:6th Vickers Kits
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Dragon 1:6th Vickers Kits

In case anyone is interested... there are a couple for sale on eBay in the UK right now. These Dragon Vickers are superb and the whole 'kit' is great in the Rolls-Royce Armoured car. Both in the turret, but also as 'kit' in the back bed. They are getting hard to find and the price on these sets is g...
by Robert Reid
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 19
Views: 3911

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

I only got about 3 hours this weekend to work on kit... getting ready for winter, stacking wood, putting on studded snow tires, putting away tractors and mowing equipment.... But in that time, I got a good start on my two wood storage boxes. Which is really timely, because I think that Dave Dibb's t...
by Robert Reid
Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:10 pm
Forum: Craftsman's Market
Topic: Hand tool set in 1/6
Replies: 3
Views: 256

Re: Hand tool set in 1/6

25pdr compatible?

BTW, several of those are Ghost-compatible.

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Thu Nov 07, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: For sale Morris quad and 25Pdr field gun
Replies: 1
Views: 1039

Re: For sale Morris quad and 25Pdr field gun

Beautiful build! Someone will be really happy with this!

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Mon Nov 04, 2019 10:56 pm
Forum: For Sale and Wanted
Topic: buckles for holding down tools, etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 373

buckles for holding down tools, etc.

Looking for 1/6th buckles that i can run canvas and leather straps through for holding shovels, ropes, cases... whatever. Figure-8 style.

Need about 20.

Cheers,

RPR
by Robert Reid
Mon Nov 04, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Knowledge Base
Topic: Milling Machine
Replies: 11
Views: 771

Re: Milling Machine

Just my two percent of a dollar... But you may be better off, if you have the space, getting a full-sized machine. The reason is that with most machining now done on CNC machining centers and, well, overseas, the big machines go begging. Plus accessories are more plentiful and cheaper. Old tooling f...
by Robert Reid
Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: M3 Lee/ Grant Medium Tank
Topic: Mick's Grant
Replies: 76
Views: 10172

Re: Mick's Grant

Mick, your workshop is always way too neat and organized!

Cheers and beautiful build!

RPR
by Robert Reid
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 19
Views: 3911

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

Just three more from today... I had hoped to get more done, but I got kind of obsessed with brakes and the brake handle... wanted to make my wood tool boxes, too. But it turned out to be time for a nice Shiraz and some cheese! I ended up modifying Dave Dibb's great parts (again... like with the limb...
by Robert Reid
Sat Nov 02, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 19
Views: 3911

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

When we last left the project... we were getting ready to rivet the reinforcing brackets onto the shield... but the press for some reason would not expand the copper rivets. Still working on that... this press should crush them perfect. This is a brake riveting press, BTW. Also for clutches. And I b...
by Robert Reid
Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 19
Views: 3911

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

Hi Marcus: Here is a short video I shot this morning showing the recoil mechanism working. It's actually running a bit slow this morning because my workshop was about 50 degrees... and I think the grease had congealed a bit on the rails! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xRUe-5P8ydE But you can see ho...
by Robert Reid
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: 25 Pounder & 25 Pdr Ammunition Limber
Topic: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.
Replies: 19
Views: 3911

Re: Starting my 25 Pdr... Mirbat Gun.

HI Marcus: That is high-praise coming from you! Thanks very much. I will do a short video of the recoil mechanism. Not sure how it will work with the linkages. I'l have to do them with as little 'drag' as possible! But dooable!. The main thing was a LOT of springs and potential spring travel and mix...