Britains replacement parts for 155 mm gun
Making my own replacement parts for the breach and axle and spring holding carriage.
As I couldn't find any of these parts I decided to make my own. Fist off, was to use a breach that was easy to pull apart. Make a centrifugal spinning wheel for mould to sit on after pouring molted die-cast metal into it. Purchasing the two part heat resistant rubber mix. Making the mould and pouring the parts needed. Pictures show the spin casting machine made out of a tin bucket and ceiling fan built up for the job at hand. Moulding the parts. Holding the parts assembled in a vice and tapping the holding rivets in place. Using a blade screw driver to open up the barrel so as to slip in the new breach. Fixing the wheel by clinching the axle.
For more detail information go to my blog site on toy collector and there is two blogs on the Britians 155 mm gun on repairs.
A restorers dream
I like the idea and what you have accomplished. Kudos to you Jim. Maybe one day I can do this too. Great work and deserves recognition.