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Old 08-28-2019, 07:59 AM
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Superb detailing - and at just the right level to combine realism and buildability for mortals.

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Old 08-28-2019, 08:25 AM
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lol "buildability for mortals" ...can I have that?
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I hereby transfer to you all rights to the term, but I retain the copyright on "Fomby."

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I'm gonna use it! lol

"fomby" ? do i want to know?
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"They seem to elaborate door stops, for when the Ammunition Doors are opened."

That's it, Dave! The role is clearer when the wheels are there and the heavy doors opened.
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Dave,

You have just raised the bar again. That does not look like paper, nor wood, nor plastic, nor resin. It looks like METAL! As we would say in the deep south, "That's right up there with catfish, crawdads and sweet cornbread. It don't get any better"

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Old 08-28-2019, 10:38 AM
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Absolutely authentic.

I finally found some time to read a few things about Limbers and look at some photos.
It's one of those pieces of military hardware that normally does get much attention.
But they are in all or most of the movies as either a four wheel or two wheel version.
I like the two wheeled limbers in the American Civil War movies with the soldier sitting atop the ammunition box as the horse tows it along.
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Old 08-28-2019, 05:30 PM
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I suspect the hold open latches on the doors look as if they were over engineered because the doors were heavy (they are armoured) and the back blast from the gun could easily slam the doors shut. That wouldn't be at all funny if you were standing behind the limber setting a fuse.


I know a couple of people who have had a lot to do with 25 Pounders and can probably say for sure what the reasoning was - I'll check with them.


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Old 09-01-2019, 12:44 AM
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I was totally wrong - the sprung bars are designed to stop the gun and limber jacknifing when the gun is attached to the limber. The first image shows a 15 Pounder attached to the limber - the angled brackets on the side of the gun's trail engage with the sprung bars if too tight a turn is attempted. I always wondered what those brackets on the trail were for...

The sprung bars sit a fair way out from the back of the limber which isn't obvious in most images but is in the second image.

There is a latch on the bars which the doors are hooked onto but this is convenience rather the primary purpose.


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Old 09-01-2019, 07:28 AM
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Last thing for the rear panel, are these leaf spring contraptions.
I honestly have not looked into what they are, ...
I wonder if they are an anti-jack-knife contraption?
Wow am I smart or what?! hahahahaha
That was my background as a mechanic kicking in.

The springs are what perplexed me at first...a bit too much for door stops.

Thanks Charlie.
I would have asked over at MLU Forum, but getting an answer there is more difficult that designing this model it seems!

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