Large scale model Merlin engine.

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    #1 ian lanc, Jul 2, 2009
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    Hi Guys,

    I've been asked if anyone makes a large scale Merlin Engine as used in Lanc's spit's etc, scale around 1/5th, 1/12th, 1/24th.

    I've been asked if i could make a model of a Merlin and set it on a wood plynth :oops:

    After looking around on Google i found this..................

    Fine Art Models - Rolls Engine

    :shock::shock::shock::shock::shock:



    thanks.

    ian.
     
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    Great find Ian! At $1,500 though, (and $15,000 for a 1:15 Corsair :)shock: !!!) I think I'll pass!


    Airfix's 1:24 scale Spitfire Mk.Ia comes with a Merlin, their Hurricane probably does as well.
    (My Spit's in NZ unfortunately, otherwise you could have had mine..)
     
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    Yep, all the Airfix 1/24th scale kits have engines, but it's still a bit small to be a display model in its own right, it would only be about 75mm in length. A larger scale, say 1/12th . 1/8th or 1/4 would look ok, and if it was just needed to look like a Merlin, and not have working parts, it should be fairly simple to make. It could be done in plastic card and tube, or a combination of plastic, wood and thin alluminium or brass sheet. Or you could do what a chap did in the 1970's, for the Model Engineering exhibition in London. He made a 1/4 scale, working Merlin, with a prop, and ran it two or three times per day at the show!
     
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    Working 1/4 scale? Nice!
     
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    Yep! Got a picture of it in an old magazine somewhere - if i can find it, I'll post it.
     
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    You might want to look into this babe.

    Corgi were bringing them out a few years back but I havent seen anything since.
     

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    Wow! That's rather neat! Thanks for posting Gary.
     
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    Nice! Shudder to think what Corgi would charge though. :shock:
     
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    Certainly looks stunning!! Great idea with the firewall and spinner!
     
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