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I seemed to have mislaid a lot of my own reference  material in my house move .

But I am sure I have seen on the site some diagrams of standard guns around 1800 - cant seem to find them.

I am looking at the 4 pounders for Vanguard Speedy.  Particularly looking for  guidance on the size of the wheels fitted.

Also can  anyone point me at the standard rigging diagram for such a gun , again I would be grateful. 

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Just taking a shot at this.  Falconer's Dictionary of the Marine of 1769 and Smith's Uniersal Militay Dictionary of 1779 portray what is essentially the same carriage, developed from the 1732 design when the Armstrong pattern came into use.  In looking at a few drawings there are minor differences including the axles being slightly larger in diameter for a given gun size by 1780, and the location of the rings on the carriage are slightly different.   That said, looking at 1732  drawings of 3 pounder carriages and 6 pounder carriages, (could not find a four pounder carriage drawing) using a ratio, the diameter of the four pounder trucks should be close to those shown  below.     Hopefully someone here has more concrete information, but if not, I THINK this will be close.  



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Hi SpyGlass


The trucks Chris supplies in the kit are very close to 12.25" and 11" at scale - to a small fraction of a millimetre.


Here's a picture of the rigging of a 4-pounder from the same period:



Personally, I think I'll just rig the breeching rope on my Speedy. I wouldn't trust myself to do a neat enough job of the training tackle at 1:64 scale.



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All carriages are proportional, so just shrink the 6 pounder carriage or enlarge the 3 pounder to the principal dimensions of the 4 pounder and you are good to go!

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