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Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917

Vickers Bl 8 icnch Howitzer

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mal webber05/01/2020 17:45:19
122 forum posts
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Thanks Jeff , next part to tackle on this build will be the elevating gearbox which has a few different types of gears in it, so i'll see how that goes.

Thanks Mal.

Steviegtr05/01/2020 18:08:58
474 forum posts
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Your attention to detail is great. Looks good so far. Something about detail & good engineering I have always appreciated.

mal webber22/01/2020 00:06:22
122 forum posts
264 photos

Hell all,thought i would make the trail bracket which the traverse mechanism attaches to which also the 8 degrees sale is marked on, now this bracket sits on the trail at about a 10 degree angle so that when the Howitzer is sitting in the firing position both elevating and traversing gearboxes sit level this could be down to oil level in both boxes not 100% sure ,anyway decided to to make this part out of solid lots chips fettling and roughing it up a little to look like a cast part and this is what turned out couple of pics below.

Thanks Mal.


Steviegtr22/01/2020 00:29:34
474 forum posts
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Absolute brilliance of detail & patience. I admire you. Keep it coming.


Robert Irving 322/01/2020 08:53:05
6 forum posts

Superb work on a complex piece.


Alan Jackson22/01/2020 09:58:01
180 forum posts
73 photos

Wonderful workmanship


mal webber22/01/2020 18:08:51
122 forum posts
264 photos

Thanks guy's , the part took a lot longer than I initially thought ,must be down to a cold workshoplaugh

mal webber08/02/2020 20:28:06
122 forum posts
264 photos

Hello all,

Not getting much done on the Howitzer build lately and at this rate it's going to take a good while to finish, I have managed to make a couple of parts for the trail first one is the bracket that receives and locks the traveling lock bar ,second bracket is what the back of the top carriage attaches on and allowing it to slide the 8 degrees couple of pictures on how they look on the trail.

Thanks Mal.img_20200208_183942.jpgimg_20200208_183107.jpgimg_20200208_183817.jpgimg_20200208_183707.jpg

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