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Posted: Sunday, November 03, 2013 - 07:19 PM UTC
Alan McNeilly takes a brief first look at the new Resicast WW1 18pdr field gun, limber and ammo wagon due to be released at this years Telford Model Shown.


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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 12:26 AM UTC
Hi Alan, just to clarify things, there are two barrels supplied, one has the standard recuperator post 1916, the second is the pre 1916 version with a hydraulic oil "header tank". The original gun had spring recoil mechanism, which after continuous, became less effective as the springs weakened. The gun was modified to have a hydraulic mechanism, initially with a tank for the oil, after 1916 this was re-designed and the chracteristic "long" recuperator fitted. This modification was continued on the guns used during WW2.
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 01:11 AM UTC
George did you see our 18pdr when you were down?
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 01:59 AM UTC
Alan,

Do I see a destination firing position for your Ford Model T narrow-gauge train?

I'll be looking forward to seeing the gun built-up.

(BTW: Brilliant work, George, on the assistance you gave Riich with their Universal Carrier kit!)
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 05:19 AM UTC

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Hi Alan, just to clarify things, there are two barrels supplied, one has the standard recuperator post 1916, the second is the pre 1916 version with a hydraulic oil "header tank". The original gun had spring recoil mechanism, which after continuous, became less effective as the springs weakened. The gun was modified to have a hydraulic mechanism, initially with a tank for the oil, after 1916 this was re-designed and the chracteristic "long" recuperator fitted. This modification was continued on the guns used during WW2.



Thanks George. I remember you talking about this some time back. Good to remind the old brain cells.

Hi Mike,

Opens up lots of possibilities. Did you view the new diorama bases, pretty cool.

Cheers

Al
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 05:52 AM UTC
Nice comments guys, thanks.....CMOT.....yes I took some sneaky photo's as it was part dismantled....which was a great help BTW. Any news on the 6 inch howitzer rebuild progress ??????
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Posted: Monday, November 04, 2013 - 07:11 AM UTC
Other than that it is going to end up with a lot of new metal in the carraige not a lot at this time.
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 12:04 AM UTC
Yes the "rust moth" had been very busy. Being the inter-war version with the Martin Parry axle conversion makes it interesting. From what we have so far, non went to France, all the other tp
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Posted: Wednesday, November 06, 2013 - 12:07 AM UTC
Finger / Brain malfunction....wot I sed wos....the iron tyred and Mk1 P with the 13.50 x 20 tyres were with the BEF. This one the Mk1PA did not go.
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Posted: Friday, November 08, 2013 - 12:31 AM UTC
Here are some links to a couple of walkabouts on site.

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=3681

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=features&file=view&artid=4211

Some ammo pictures









Some inspiration for reference only from IWM

This is a good example of just how far the recoil came back



Mud



Dug in



Al