Riveting the Armstrong Cannon Chassis Model
I am waiting for delivery of the 5 l vacuum chamber so I can commence casting parts for my 1:10 Armstrong cannon. So today, I spent some workshop time riveting the chassis of the 1:10 Armstrong 80lb muzzle loading rifled cannon model.
I am a total novice as far as solid riveting goes. The following photos will prove that fact.
I have marked the surface of the girder with the anvil and snap. Doesn’t look good, but I am hoping that it will be acceptable after painting.
And just to lighten this post, yesterday I had a visit from my grandchildren, 2/3 daughters, sons in law, and SWMBO at my workshop.
So I fired up the Fowler 3″ traction engine and gave the kids a demo of filling the boiler with water, lighting the furnace, a discussion about the nature of coal, and a ride.