20 cm German rail gun .

Joined: 5:19 PM - Jul 26, 2018

6:28 PM - Aug 12, 2018 #1

20 cm scratch built rail gun and diorama, while building this latest rail gun I came across few pics on internet of this gun the day after D Day, after bombing raids being looked over by a couple of Americans  at Cherbourg peninsular .These guns were placed in round pits on turntables with bunkers all round. the bunkers were destroyed but amazingly not much damaged done to guns.
 
This model is completely scratch built including bogies, the barrel is turned aluminium and the bunker is modelled from plaster as I did not want a lot of damage to my gun I just bent a few of the handrails .
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7:06 PM - Aug 12, 2018 #2

Love this too Barry, great gun & all the smashed concrete with its rusty metal reinforcement rods really make it.

Cheers
Elliott
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7:32 PM - Aug 12, 2018 #3

You sure have a talent for these big rail guns, Barry, great work again!
Cheers,
Mark
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9:26 PM - Aug 12, 2018 #4

Fantastic stuff, bravo.
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Joined: 5:42 PM - Apr 19, 2005

12:50 AM - Aug 13, 2018 #5

Barry,

Outstanding! I really enjoy seeing your work. Bravo, indeed.

Paul
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2:29 AM - Aug 13, 2018 #6

Another beauty Barry, more great work and imagination.
As Elliott said the concrete reo-bars are a very realistic touch.
Did you turn the barrel yourself?
And how did you make the shell casings?
Cheers Tim
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Joined: 5:19 PM - Jul 26, 2018

6:17 PM - Aug 13, 2018 #7

Tim James wrote: Another beauty Barry, more great work and imagination.
As Elliott said the concrete reo-bars are a very realistic touch.
Did you turn the barrel yourself?
And how did you make the shell casings?
Cheers Tim
Thanks guys
Tim shell casings are quite easy to make, using plastic tube the dia you want ream the top so its realy thin then glue the other end to thin plastic card a little larger than tube then cut round leaving a small rim . For smaller dia just use a heated knife press against tube until it flares out.
No my son in law got them turned for me.

Regards Barry. 
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Joined: 10:32 PM - May 15, 2005

6:35 PM - Aug 13, 2018 #8

Wow, this is so outstanding! I am overwhelmed at the quality of this incredible model!
The Duke; Mark Deliduka
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3:41 AM - Aug 14, 2018 #9

Huge and great !
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4:34 PM - Aug 21, 2018 #10

This is an awesome model and diorama and knowing it is scratch built takes it to another level. Someone recently asked if model building was an art or a craft. You have proven that, in cases like this, it is truly an art.
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