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|Catalogue No. and
||Pratt and Whitney R-2800 Engine
|Contents and Media:
||46 parts in grey resin
||Exceptional detail; separately
moulded cylinder parts and gearbox
||No electrical harness or pushrods;
no close up detail drawings or photos to detail the engine.
Reviewed by Mick Evans
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Beautifully moulded in a light grey resin, Vector has captured all of
the fine detail of the Pratt and Whitney R-2800 Engine in their 1/48
The detail provided from the back through to the front of the engine
has been so faithfully reproduced it would be a shame to cover any of it
with engine cowls.
There are 46 individual resin parts to make up the engine. The engine
crankcase is superbly detailed into which the individual one-piece
cylinders are fitted. The cylinders are moulded with its fine cooling
fins and rocker covers. The pushrods are made from copper wire that is
provided while the carburettor pipes are provided in detailed resin. The
rear gearbox detail is faithfully reproduced and captures all of the
gearbox detail nicely. The magnetos and other details for the crankcase
are also provided as finely moulded resin parts. The electrical harness
that is required to be added to the front of the engine have to be
scratch built from fine wire or solder. Fine solder will allow the
scratch built harness to conform more naturally to the engines contours.
This and the push rods are the only detail not proved so a little
scratch building is required. The push rods can be made from fine wire
or stretched sprue. The carburettor and exhaust piping is provided also
The end result should be stunning and much more accurate and detailed
than a one-piece moulded engine in resin. Experience modelling skills
will be required to assemble this detail set in particular the scratch
building of the push rods and electrical harness.
Highly Recommended for skilled modellers.
Thanks to Linden Hill Imports for the review sample.
Vector Engines are available
from Linden Hill Imports' website
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