1/4 809-1495 Renwal The Visible Airplane Engine WASP 9 Cylinder Radial by Pratt & Whitney
Plastic Model Kit, Box Condition: Fair-
From the late 1950s. Very large (1/4 scale) and highly detailed kit. By far the finest working visible aircraft engine kit ever made. Comes with electric motor, gear and battery boxes and all hardware. Transparent housings permit viewing the correctly working pistons, valves, rocker arms, connecting rods, cam and gears in action with synchronized firing of the spark plugs using red electric bulbs. Propeller also changes pitch. Kit is molded in clear, red, black, blue metallic and gray plastic. The box is very heavily worn and has a great deal of clear tape on the edges and corners. 4 inches of one short side is missing. It is marginally presentable as shown but not collectible. Inside the box is much better- all cardboard inserts and clear panels are intact as shown and display from 'very good' to 'near mint.' The bottom box (tray) is solid and 'good' with the main flaw being fading to the bottom. NOTE: this kit has minor but very neat assembly. Step one (pistons, wrist pins and crank) has been assembled. Quality of assembly is 'professional' and everything works perfectly. The cylinder head halves are also assembled with 'professional' quality. There is no other assembly. All parts have been carefully inventoried and NOTE that is is missing two parts: (1) of (2) nut retainer (easily made from flat plastic stock) and (1) of (18) pushrods. The pushrod is easily made from metal or plastic cylindrical stock. Otherwise includes all other parts. Only the envelope with the screws and nuts has been opened; all other metal parts and bulbs are still in sealed in the original envelopes. Includes instructions, yellow lubrication warning, small Renwal catalog and special booklet on 'The Aircraft Engine and How It Operates.' All of these are in 'excellent' to 'very good' condition.
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