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Another boring cannon post.
A very pleasant drive to Warrnambool yesterday, and re-inspection of the very rare compressor which was the recoil arrestor for the LowMoor 68pr cannon. And probably for all guns on the same carriage and platform, including the Armstrong 80pr RML’s at Elsternwick, Queenscliff, etc which I am currently modelling.
I wanted to closely examine the iron riveted pieces closely to check my theory that the short straight sections are the parts which acted as the cams to close the gap between wooden leaves and release the friction from the braking action. Unfortunately the rust concealed any such evidence. But I still believe that was the purpose of these iron pieces.
So, today, I commenced making a 1:10 scale model of the compressor to fit to my miniature cannon.
At 1:10 scale the bronze bearings would be less than 1mm thick. How to make them?
I milled the steel elliptical post from silver steel. Yes, CNC’d.
Another workshop session require to make the iron cams and the handle with pins.