US 8in Disappearing Gun

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US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by EPOCH3 » 14 Jun 2020 20:57

This past week I decided to do something different. I had always
liked the complicated mechanical design of the Disappearing Guns
so I modeled one. This is one of the more simple one - US 8" used for coastal
defense (qty 9 of this version built). I think I might 3D print it in 1/16th scale
and will post build when I get to it. Regards
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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by OpanaPointer » 14 Jun 2020 21:32

Eades mounts.
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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 16 Jun 2020 17:29

The official nomenclature for this is an "8 inch Gun M1888 on Disappearing Carriage LF M1894"

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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 16 Jun 2020 18:07

It is a truly magnificient drawing. The only change I would suggest is that all pictures I have seen of the mount in service has a cover over the traverse roller bearings which the drawing shows as exposed.

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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by EPOCH3 » 16 Jun 2020 18:20

Hi - Thanks much and yes, there are some little bits here and there left to go. I actually removed the cover
to show the rollers. I still have to work out how the cross head mechanisms for this piece
that are part of the elevation related parts work as well. I have a temporary solution fielded (haha)
that agrees with a profile drawing but has to be a bit refined. I want the model to retract and pivot just like the
real deal. I also have a 16" version in-work that is 2.5/3 times the size of the 8" but thought the 8" would be
something I could print quicker. I am waiting for some new water soluable resin that is soy bean based to try and
use for the print. Regards

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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by EPOCH3 » 16 Jun 2020 18:29

just for giggles - here is a basic comparison between the size of the 8" coastal gun and the 16" -
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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 17 Jun 2020 03:14

Just one more slight correction. The Chief Of Coast Artillery reported that 26 of the various marks of M 1894 carriages were constructed and emplaced.

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Post by ROLAND1369 » 17 Jun 2020 03:23

I see that you are doing the 16 inch M1895 on M 1912 carriage. I prefer the 16 inch M 1919 on 1917 dc carriage.

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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by EPOCH3 » 17 Jun 2020 04:43

At present, I am doing 9 different disappearing guns (most are 12" and 14" variants as I like the 14" stuff myself).
I also did a few of the 12" coastal mortars. The 16" M1919 in DC configuration is impressive and I do plan to do that
one someday just don't know when I will get to it.
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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by EPOCH3 » 17 Jun 2020 04:48

This would be such a cool diorama - both barbette and DC versions together with crane
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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by EPOCH3 » 17 Jun 2020 15:04

Hi - to create the model, I used the manual titled "Mounting, Using, and Caring for 8-Inch Disappearing Carriages, L.F., Model of 1894" and some photos I have from Morgan Engineering who had built them. You are probably right that more were built as the qty I stated only came from the factory photo indicating 9 which could have been the initial contract/order. Regards
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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 19 Jun 2020 13:38

I too have been building US coast artillery weapons for some time. However I have neither the skills nor equipment for 3 d construction so I build the old fashioned way with wood, steep tubing, and plastic card stock. Below are some of my builds. All are 1/76 scale.
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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by EPOCH3 » 19 Jun 2020 15:14

very nice indeed - thanks for sharing. I am finishing up the 12" M1908 this week (old and ugly but cool looking) maybe and I have been working on the 14" MKIII (M 1920) for awhile. The gun, carriage, trucks and bolsters are just about done but I am holding out for more details on the engine compressor unit up front in order to finish. Regards

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Re: US 8in Disappearing Gun

Post by ROLAND1369 » 20 Jun 2020 03:46

I always liked the 12 inch M1908. Only 24 built but 12 of them fired in war in the Philippines.

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