Marcus's 25 pounder

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Marcus Kwa
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Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

Post by Marcus Kwa » Sun May 26, 2019 9:35 am

The last styrene bits have been replaced:

New spade wings:
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Since I do not have a milling machine (yet) I looked at alternative ways to turn small parts. I tried clamping stock brass rods into a drill (secured in a drilling column) what worked rather well! The new handles for the platform securing/housing bracket were first:
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Next the handles for the elevation and slewing handwheels:
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Other bits include the spade box brackets:
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Though not directly related to the 25 pdr. I had a second attempt at the 25/17 pdr Pheasant muzzle brake, this time in aluminium:
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Have a nice weekend!!

Marcus

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Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

Post by Marcus Kwa » Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:21 am

Further work on the gun laying systems. Added the ranging cone gear hand wheel and the elevation scale plate, the hand wheel was turned on my drill from stock aluminium bar. The elevation scale plate was cut from a aluminium tube with the ribs and range scale epoxied on:
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Last major modification was on the hand spike bracket and towing eye assembly at the end of the gun trails. The retention mechanism and the foot pedals are still missing:
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Added the anti rotation arms to the towing eye.
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Since the build is nearing completion (still have not decided yet on putting some paint on it or leave it bare.........), I spend some time on its new home:
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Opposite there is still space for its cousin the 25/17 Pheasant, though presenting life size ammo will be a challenge in that case......

Cheers,

Marcus

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Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

Post by simon_manning » Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:24 am

Excellent quality, a pleasure to follow, regards simon manning

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Re: Marcus's 25 pounder

Post by Marcus Kwa » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:50 pm

Thanks Simon!

First clamp and foot pedal are on!
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The rest has to wait: out of saw blades and soldering tin........

Marcus

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