Gunners Platform

by John

Not a great photo of the platform at the rear of the Armstrong 80lb RML at Portland Victoria. But, this is what I started modelling today.
This is the Port Fairy cannon, which is missing the woodwork, but shows the brackets.
These are the brackets which I fabricated for the 1:10 model. I did make some small design changes to make the model. I think that my changes are an improvement on the original, using existing fasteners. The wooden planks and vertical handles are yet to be added.

The central angle brackets are machined from some RSS.

75x25x2mm RSS
Sawed and machined to size. The bent steel is true to the original Port Fairy cannon.

You might also notice that the eye bolts have been added.