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Old 20-07-18, 17:09
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Many thanks to Tim Bell (MLU)who has given me a quality lead on information regarding the elusive Vickers . 5 in MG details. With any luck we should be able to replicate the exterior features of this particular MG and in so doing keep the high level of authenticity that Colin is striving for.


If Richard Fisher doesn't have the answers you need for the Vickers 50 cal - then am not sure who will.

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Old 22-07-18, 03:21
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Default Vickers .50 Cal

David,

There is a set of line drawings for the 0.50 in the Vickers Technical Handbook as pictured.

Not Blueprints but you can scale from these. PM sent as I can send you either a hard or soft copy if you would like.

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Old 22-07-18, 03:35
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Oops forgot the important bit.
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Old 22-07-18, 03:44
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I cannot wait to see the results of this gun search/recreation. It will be epic.
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Old 22-07-18, 11:49
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I cannot wait to see the results of this gun search/recreation. It will be epic.
Did you mean "recreation" or "re-creation"?

No matter - either way it will still be fun...
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Old 23-07-18, 09:36
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The guns certainly are going to be an interesting project and a thread on their own.
The last couple of days have been at a machine turning and milling the gear retaining block. It is a 2" thick piece of steel and very solid. I will do the shaft holes after I get my new gears.
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Old 23-07-18, 09:39
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I used my geared drill to turn my rotating table a few thousand times.
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Old 28-07-18, 03:37
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I have now completed the other final drives apart from the gears that will be done by some one else.
I need a seal so I used a fan belt which works great.
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Old 28-07-18, 03:40
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The last part is a split section. I made it in one piece, cut it in halves, then mounted it to an original drive part and then re machined it in the lathe to re centre it.
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Old 28-07-18, 03:42
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After I get my new parts back I will be able to fit them to the tank and put the tracks on. I still have plenty to do though.
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