Friday, December 9, 2016
8 Inch Gun
Tootsietoy made a 155 Long Tom toy about 70 years ago. This one I got on eBay. I stripped off the paint, made some minor repairs, replaced the tires and repainted it. I use it for my 1938 US Army.
I also got this one from eBay but the barrel was broken off and the back end was missing too.
I took a Roco 203mm cannon barrel and put it on the broken Tootsietoy to make an 8 inch gun.
I reconstructed the back end using sheet plastic.
This barrel is shorter and wider than the original. The real Long Tom came in both 8 inch and 155mm versions.
Since I am using these for my fictional 1938 US Army, I only wanted one firing battery of 155mm of four guns and the damaged 8 inch