1/24 Merlin (Meteor)Engine

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Boreham
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1/24 Merlin (Meteor)Engine

Postby Boreham » Mon Jun 19, 2017 1:18 pm

I'd like to get an accurate merlin engine. :roll: @o)
What kit would have the best representation of a merlin engine in it..?

Has anyone a Spitfire kit with a merlin engine that's available at a reasonable price...
Note : I Only want the engine. ;)
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loads of kits.... but no confidence to build...!!
Fear of failure..has me this way..
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Re: 1/24 Merlin Engine

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Mon Jun 19, 2017 11:39 pm

Hiya Boreham,
I had a quick look & there are1:24th scale engines in either the Airfix Hurricane (much better detailed than the one in the Spitfire kit) or the two stage Packard Merlin in the Mustang kit.The net says the Mustang one has the best detail.Sorry I don't have any 1/24 kits good luck with your search & build.
Anon...

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Re: 1/24 Merlin Engine

Postby Boreham » Tue Jun 20, 2017 10:54 am

Thanks for the reply.
I seen this thread also it appears I was thinking too simply on this as there are variations..
http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index ... opic=46701
Turns out it's a Meteor engine I need which apparently was..
'' Development started with the use of recovered Merlin engine parts from crashed aircraft''
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rolls-Royce_Meteor

Here's the topic I'm gathering bits for ...

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The base I'm going to work from..
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ScUXgKaxBs

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1BnhZsS8a0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwRHAdmZAKQ

http://www.autoblog.com/2011/04/02/vide ... rover-sd1/
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Re: 1/24 Merlin (Meteor)Engine

Postby d_anonymous_modeller » Wed Jun 21, 2017 1:40 am

So the Meteor was built from Merlin parts & used in tanks.The 1/24 Merlin engine might still be a good starting point. It looks like a complicated build.I came across this site with some good shots of the car being Frankensteined,I guess you've seen it all before Boreham but if not I hope it helps.

https://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=245424

Anon...


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