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ironflyer
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Posted - 09/23/2013 :  8:25:35 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Love the mocked up car raring to go,

And it does look like Jed tellin him to aim for the pipeline,

Hafta dig up a couple of bomber gun turrets for that leftover Bmann boose body

..I got a couple of spandau's that aren't goin flyin yet ...


That's fine, it'll make another trip kid.

Paul

Edited by - ironflyer on 09/23/2013 8:28:08 PM

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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  02:19:00 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
An interesting idea for an unusual model car.


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andykins
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Posted - 09/24/2013 :  11:01:59 AM  Show Profile  Visit andykins's Homepage  Reply with Quote
well this is going to be a laugh, I know it :D


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BigLars
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Posted - 09/25/2013 :  9:21:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by andykins

well this is going to be a laugh, I know it :D



Now Andrew, Ron and I have never dreamed of posting anything funny on this site. We are very serious rivet counters and every detail will be exact to the picture.



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elwoodblues
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Posted - 09/25/2013 :  11:30:11 PM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Andy, Larry is right, we take our modelling very seriously and wouldn't dream of doing anything unprototypical.

That being said, I have spent the last couple of days searching the world for a suitable gun for my gondola. It took awhile but I found one, its a 45mm Bolivian field gun that was developed secretly in 1915 for the Bolivian army in the belief that Peru was going to invade the country. Fortunately this didn't come to pass and only 3 of these field pieces were ever built. My agents in South America found the only known surviver in a farmers barn and immediately made arrangements to get the field gun shipped to the Clearwater Valley Railway's Co. shops in Mara.

After going over the gun, shop foreman Sean McGee stated that the gun just needed a few minor repairs and cleaning to make it operable again. Sean McGee then went about making the modifications required to convert it from a wheeled gun to a fix gun that could be turned and elevated.



Here is the converted gun ready to be mounted in the gungola.





Here we see gunner Joe checking out his new gun, initial reports is that he is very pleased with the new gun and couldn't wait to try it out. Unfortunately he put the wrong caliber shell in the breeching and instead of firing ejected backwards taking off the top of his head. After the rest of the crew stopped laughing at poor Joe, someone suggested that if he wears a hat, no one would never know that his head is now flat.





The shop crew couldn't wait to see how the new field piece will fit in the gungola once it arrives. Actually the shop crews are starting to wonder if management ever ordered the gungola as it has not shown up on the property yet. General manager Ron Newby has insisted that the gungola has indeed been ordered but is being held up in customs as custom officials are trying to figure out what to classify the shipment as.

While waiting for the gungola to arrive the shop crew mounted the gun in the mock-up gungola to see if any more modifications to the gun is required.


Ron Newby
General Manager
Clearwater Valley Railway Co.
http://cvry.ca

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BigLars
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Posted - 09/26/2013 :  07:01:33 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Ron,
Nice looking gun and a funny story.



Edited by - BigLars on 09/26/2013 07:02:23 AM

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Orionvp17
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Posted - 09/26/2013 :  1:24:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nicely gun, Ron.

Pete
in Michigan


edit: That should be "Nicely Done."



Edited by - Orionvp17 on 09/26/2013 1:26:29 PM

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dallas_m
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Posted - 09/26/2013 :  2:24:55 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Nice work!

Cheers,
Dallas

Chambers Gas & Oil -- structure build
Quality craftsmanship with a sense of humor!

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Frank Palmer
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Posted - 09/26/2013 :  2:58:57 PM  Show Profile  Visit Frank Palmer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Ron, a question if I may, with the gun placed at the end of the car there might be a problem if the enemy should happen to sneak up from the rear?

Frank

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mabloodhound
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Posted - 09/26/2013 :  3:46:24 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Aha, a play on words....now it's a gun-gola. Very good!
And a nice job on the gun. Much better choice than bashing that other kit.



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Rick
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Posted - 09/26/2013 :  3:57:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Awesome.


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Geezer
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Posted - 09/26/2013 :  5:01:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
If the dog-gon-gun works, shoot it!!
I like the story as well.....



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Frederic Testard
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Posted - 09/26/2013 :  5:51:31 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Pleasant story and fine modelling, Ron.


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elwoodblues
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Posted - 09/26/2013 :  7:07:13 PM  Show Profile  Visit elwoodblues's Homepage  Send elwoodblues a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
thanks for the comments everyone, it's much appreciated.

Pete, I think you had it right the first time.

Frank, the gun mount was built to be swivelled 360 degrees, although when gunner Joe turns the gun around everyone standing behind gets nervous. Another option could be to build another gundola and have at the other end of the train.


Ron Newby
General Manager
Clearwater Valley Railway Co.
http://cvry.ca

Edited by - elwoodblues on 09/26/2013 7:07:54 PM

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MinerFortyNiner
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Posted - 10/06/2013 :  01:06:31 AM  Show Profile  Visit MinerFortyNiner's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Two gundolas are better than one! Looks like there's plenty of travel to elevate the gun to ward off threatening biplanes, blimps or winged monkeys!


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