Original Limber Question?

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Original Limber Question?

Post by Robert Reid » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:29 am

In building my limber with the Armorpax additions, I am just curious what this "platform" is?

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It's readily apparent on the originals.

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I am just wondering what that platform is for? Something obviously mounts on it. What?

Thanks for any insight!

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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Jan 28, 2018 7:44 am

Good question RR, considering all the hours of research that I did whilst building my limber I never once came across a photo of the said bracket in use, or found any diagrams labelling or referring to it, the only guy that might know is our very own Dave at Armopax, cheers Phil.
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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Chris Hall » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:14 am

I have no knowledge of the limber, either as a kit or in real life. But, to me, that platform looks like it would take a small anvil .....
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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Jan 28, 2018 8:43 am

I was thinking along the same lines Chris but it's a bit high and would be awkward to use, maybe a antenna mount or a camo net pole mount. It is fairly substantial in it's construction but then everything is over engineered for the WD..... Phil.
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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Adrian Harris » Sun Jan 28, 2018 9:49 am

I've asked over on HMVF. If anyone knows, they will.

http://hmvf.co.uk/topic/38279-no-27-limber-bracket/

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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Stephen White » Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:42 am

According to the Illustrated Parts List for the Limber, Ordnance, No 27, it's a:

Bracket, Retaining, Miscellaneous Unknown Items.

Well, it is Sunday.

I thought it might be for a fuze setter but the 25pdr used a range of wrenches. It doesn't appear to be anything to do with the mounting of the firing platform. Gunners aren't allowed out with tools so a vice isn't the answer. I wondered if it had anything to do with the large stowage box you sometimes see attached to the side but that has its own fittings. Which leaves..... HMVF as the best chance of an answer.

As an aside, does anyone know how to filter out anything to do with plastic models when you search online for military subjects? It seems now that all you get is a flood of the same pictures of the box art of the latest from Tamiya or Dragon.

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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Adrian Harris » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:04 am

If you're Googling, the best way is to put a dash in front of anything you want ignored, so search for:

"No 27" Limber -dragon -bronco -tamiya -pinterest

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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:26 am

Hi All,

One of the few parts I made but have no idea of its end function. Most parts I can figure even if I can't find reference's. I had in my head a spare wheel bracket but I have no idea whether I just imagined that or there is any fact in it. With anything on it though you would not be able to mount the traversing ring on the four corner mounts but then again it may have been some sort of either/or.

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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Dave Backway » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:22 pm

Hi Robert,

In the "British 25PDR Field Gun in Detail" book there is the following picture that shows a spare hub mounted on the plate and therefore I would suggest that this is to carry a spare wheel.

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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Phil Woollard » Sun Jan 28, 2018 1:51 pm

That's what tiz! Good one Dave. :D
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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Robert Reid » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:32 pm

Carrying a complete hub makes total sense!

Mine damage, bad wheel bearings, whatever... the hub was as at-risk as anything. And could be a PITA to rebuild in the field. You could patch a tire and carry a lot of tubes. And you carried an extra wheel/tire on the Ant anyway. Maybe more than one. But carrying a hub that can be used on the gun, the limber and probably on the Quad (depending on the drive-dogs brake shoes and splines, etc. from the axle shafts) makes total sense!

Now... wonder if it's worth ordering an extra wheel hub and making up a carrier! :P

Thanks, guys! Great information!

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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Robert Reid » Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:36 pm

Robert Reid wrote:
Sun Jan 28, 2018 2:32 pm

Now... wonder if it's worth XXordering an extra wheel hub and making up a carrierXX throwing a piece of aluminum on the lathe and turning up another drum... of course it is! ! :P
Fixed it for myself...

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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Adrian Harris » Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:33 pm

Well spotted/remembered Dave :D :D

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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Dave Backway » Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:52 pm

It's one of the best parts of the Armortek models research and sharing information

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Re: Original Limber Question?

Post by Dave Dibb (Armorpax) » Mon Jan 29, 2018 10:46 pm

and I haven't completely lost my marbles :-)

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