Created more than 40 years ago with amazing detail, Pocher Classic models have become coveted collectibles for modelers and automobile lovers all over the world. At Model Motorcars, we understand your drive to improve your Pocher experience, bringing you the best catalog of proprietary parts and materials for over 25 years. From all imaginable parts to books, CDs and tools to help you build and customize the car of your dreams, we have you covered. We pride ourselves in providing the best researched, manufactured and finished parts the world over.
We are very excited to inform you that Model Motorcars has purchased the brand name and inventory of Scale Hardware, a company specialized in miniature nuts, bolts, rivets, fasteners, etc., which serviced hobbyists and miniature machinists globally for over 20 years. We believe this will be a great addition to our already vast line-up, as the Pocher community continues to evolve into super-detailing our beloved Pochers to new heights!
A new web site has been constructed which features all the fantastic Scale Hardware products,
as well as photos of many great models built using them. As is our tradition, we now have a Scale Hardware Model Museum.
The Metal Shop will feature the complete line of metal products offered by the well known K & S Precision Metals. We will carry both the Imperial and Metric sizes!
Most of our US hobbyist have seen this display rack in their local hobby shop…usually, missing items! We will stock the complete inventory at all times.
We bring you instruction manuals, thousands of model and prototype pictures, build logbooks, hard to find essential tools and materials to achieve the level of quality and satisfaction you are striving for. We are no further from your shop than an email away, and we are always happy to share what we have learned.
A brass oil can is just the thing to brighten up the lower regions of your Rolls-Royce engine compartment. High-polished brass, the Model Motorcars, Ltd. Oil Can has all the charm of the 1:1 Lucas version which was on RR PII's built at Derby. Oil drips not included.
Part No. Part No. R011 $20.00
The most prolific Pocher kit is the 8c 2300 Alfa Monza (K-72), and a visit to eBay may suggest that most of them still exist in their original boxes, having been inspected and then promptly abandoned. The facts are that thousands of the kits were produced over several decades, and hundreds of completed models occupy shelves of various heights-some at eye-level, some not so much. Bring up the Pocher name among model builders and as often as not, someone will admit to having tried building the Alfa version. If the story turns into a lurid tale about impossible-to-build wire wheels, chances are that they will be Alfa wheels. If the complaints turn to poor castings, chances are the Alfa will be the kit in question. If the modeler is explaining abandoning the kit because of the instructions-or lack thereof-the Alfa kit is an even-money bet to be the culprit. The Alfa Romeo is the Rodney Dangerfield of Pocher models-it don't get no respect.
Thank heavens there are among us builders like Shel Urilk who through ignorance or heroic ambition refuse to be deterred. He saw a challenge and he went to work. And work is evident in every detail of this model. From the research necessary to track down minutiae as tiny as the chain on the brake-light switch to the wonderful wing nuts on the Brooklands windscreens to the ambitious addition of a side-mounted spare wheel complete with luggage bag, Urilk's Monza is proof of a take-no-prisoner attitude.
After adding virtually every MMLtd. to the already complex kit, Urilk went on to adding a cord-wrapped steering wheel, conduit for the wiring, and inner structure for the body. This Alfa rewards with not only a striking and familiar profile of this great car, but it also encourages the viewer into the inner workings of the machine itself. Not much more can be asked.
Ironically, this cantankerous kit has been the introduction to Pocher building for a large number of us. Urilk's Alfa is yet another example of how a kit with shortcomings can serve to inspire and challenge builders to remarkable heights. At the end of the day, such handsome results are an argument for the success of this much maligned kit. Maybe the instruction booklet isn't so bad after all.
This worm's eye profile shows off how Urilk's model captures the elements of the prototype. From the aluminum brake drums to the light through the hood louvers, this has everything but sound and smell. The scratch-built spare wheel carrier makes the model nearly unrecognizable for viewers used to stock Pochers, and can fool an Alfa enthusiast into looking for a chassis number.
A close look reveals the wiring to the brake-light switch on the steering box, as well as the linkage for the distributor advance lever. The prototype has been well studied.
The wonderful aluminum dashboard, the body supports complete with rivets, and the safety wires are a good argument that the builder wants this model to stop the viewer in his tracks.
This handsome portrait captures the model's intensity. If anything is missing, it is going to take considerable study to find it.
Even the support rod between the shock absorber mounts has been given proper hardware at the ends.
Attractive portraits like this will serve this model well by recording it accurately and flatteringly.
It must be hard to decided whether to have the leather pouch in place; each of those wire wheels represents hours of effort. One cannot overstate the value of such clear portraits, which may outlast the model itself.
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