Thanks Tom. I’ll have to see if I can slide mine back. See above comment about letting the paint cure before you slide it in. Looks like you have the much cooler Long Tom version.Not a big deal but you might find this interesting.
Normally, when the gun is limbered up for travel, the barrel and breach block would be slid back so the breach rests on the triangle device that is mounted on the trails. It actually locked there as to prevent movement in the gun mount while traveling over rough terrain. Here is a 155 in travel mode...
Here is a 8” Projectile for the gun you modeled. It is on the right. part of my shell collection..
Thanks for that info! I looked a little bit at the WM prototypes but never located a great history online. I also didn't look very hard so I guess that'll give me something to do in the future.I like the Reading style caboose Jake. The WM 1874 (and 29 others like it) was built in 1940 at a cost of $3684.61 each.
Interesting. Until you mentioned the "Reading Style" caboose in your initial comment, I hadn't really compared the Lionel model in much detail to the WM prototype. I know Lionel generically refers to that caboose style as a "northeastern" caboose, so I figured it probably wasn't perfect but close enough. I suppose that copied design thing would be the reason it actually is pretty close in appearance to the real thing.I got it from Reading Company Cabooses by John W Hall. There is a chapter on Foreign Roads that either copied the Reading design like WM or had the Reading build them cabooses like L&NE.
John, I think your kidding but just in case ...I thought there should be Mike, any idea if anyone still has these in stock?
Thanks Tom. I’ll have to see if I can slide mine back. See above comment about letting the paint cure before you slide it in. Looks like you have the much cooler Long Tom version.
And I hope you keep your shell collection on the ground floor. They like they weight a bit.