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Reply #137 - Apr 6th, 2017 at 4:31pm

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A larger diameter tube to fit over the barrel flared open with a center punch. Easy peezy!
 

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Reply #136 - Apr 6th, 2017 at 4:10pm

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Nice looking machine gun.  How did you flair the barrel end.  Be safe in the hills and as my father used to say, "Take your time going, but hurry back!"
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #135 - Apr 6th, 2017 at 3:33pm

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One of the tandem Lewis guns is fabricated. Now to remember the build sequence for the second. It has to wait till next week. Going to the hills tomorrow.
 

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Reply #134 - Apr 4th, 2017 at 11:43am

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All Scarff ring components are installed, a weathering patina applied, this chapter of the build comes to a close. Like the radial engine a model within a model! Tomorrow we address the fabrication of tandem Lewis guns.
 

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Reply #133 - Apr 3rd, 2017 at 6:05pm

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Love the details JohnO...well done.
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #132 - Apr 3rd, 2017 at 5:03pm

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The gun ring's has a technical name, that being the Scarff Ring. The redo process has rectified my initial design faults and should make the eventual mounting of a tandem set of Lewis Guns technically and aesthetically pleasing. I have added a gunners seat. The stool like seat was not for comfort. The gunner, in a half standing position, used their legs to transverse the ring clockwise and counterclockwise. I repositioned the hinges permitting the gun mount ratchet brackets to appear more authentic. The gunner was provided a bit of comfort with the leather upholstery.  With "baby steps" the Scarff Ring fabrication comes together.
 

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Reply #131 - Apr 1st, 2017 at 3:08pm

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Gunnery pit progress. Gumby is happy with his Lewis gun mount.


After further review the quality control officer, Pokey, is not happy with this rendition. Tear it apart and redo tomorrow. It happens when you are scratching a gunnery pit for the first time.
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Reply #130 - Mar 30th, 2017 at 4:27pm

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Good eye, yes they are. I bought a box full of RC odds and ends at a garage sale. Very useful.
 

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Reply #129 - Mar 30th, 2017 at 4:05pm

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Good looking mount.  Is that rc clevises on the bar mount?  Looks great.
Tom
 

If God is your Co-pilot...switch seats...
Your attitude will determine your altitude!- John Maxwell
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free. Jn 8:32
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Reply #128 - Mar 30th, 2017 at 3:19pm

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Lewis Gun mount progress for this day!
 

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Reply #127 - Mar 29th, 2017 at 12:45pm

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Today's progress entailed modifying the rear flight pit into a Lewis gunnery pit. We must now fabricate a suitable gun mount and a new Lewis gun.
 

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Reply #126 - Mar 29th, 2017 at 7:34am

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Got me on that one. Somehow I sorta knew I was being drawn in but went for it anyway. Oh well, glad your still here.
 

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Reply #125 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 1:46pm

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Note the sign date. APRIL FOOL. He still will be around a bit!
 

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Reply #124 - Mar 28th, 2017 at 1:22pm

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John O - we will miss you as well but will all be here when you and your team return in the fall. Have a great summer.  Embarrassed
 

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Reply #123 - Mar 27th, 2017 at 4:11pm

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It's that time of year. His southern migration will soon be here. The shop closes till the fall. We will miss you all!
 

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