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.
Brady just built this new kit of the classic Porsche Racing four cam engine used in the 550 Spyder, 904 GTS and 356 Carrera. Everything fits well and the large size (12" x 12" x 12") allows for almost unlimited extra detailing. The plastic castings are extraordinarily clean, the screwed assembly requires no glue, and the electrically powered internals with genuine engine sounds make me grin every time I press the button. Even the box and assembly manual are things of beauty.
Minor complaints: the plated screws used for assembly are awkward looking and too visible in places, especially on the cam covers, but can replaced with more appropriate bolts without too much effort (see extra detailing photo below). The very large size also makes it look simplistic in places, but also means adding extra details <> is a breeze. Painting all gray plastic parts with cast aluminum automotive paint greatly improves the look of the flywheel, exhaust, and carbs. For the size, functional details and price it is still amazingly fun.
300 pieces, approximately 4 hours build time, assembly with screws (no glue!)
functional crank shaft, pistons, LED tipped sparkplugs, gear driven cams, valves, and fan.
clear cylinders and cam boxes let you watch all functional parts driven by the included electric motor; the spark plugs light in sequence, and a sound recording of the real engine starts, revs, and settles into a throaty idle
both racing and road car exhausts are included a gorgeous 120 page color book produced by the Porsche Museum chronicles the history of this famous engine and the cars it powered, and concludes with the clear and detailed assembly manual
Part No. P101 $225.00 kit.
Our Steering Wheels were unavailable for years but now, thanks to the latest technologies, we are proud to once again offer our famous Steering Wheels in Maple, Walnut and Mahogany.
The wood is cut from solid planks with a 3D router, and have the finger grooves in the back!
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From the builder...
My primary goal was to become proficient with a Sherline lathe and mill, so I just jumped in. The model required hundreds of individual parts, most machined from brass. Numerous jigs and a few custom tools were necessary. The water tank, firebox, boiler and smokebox were made by shaping and soldering sheet stock around wooden forms. The wooden forms remain in the model. The model is held together by hundreds of Scale Hardware bolts and nuts ranging from 0-80 to 0.5 mm. The hardware was invaluable in that complex assemblies like the engines and trucks were taken apart and reassembled numerous times as new pieces were made and fitted. Every part was finished with lacquer before final assembly.
The project spanned two years, working ~10 hours per week. If someone wants to learn miniature machining and metal work, I strongly recommend building one of Kozo's locomotives (he wrote books detailing three additional locomotives). You won't have to worry about researching the subject or incomplete information - you can focus exclusively on building.
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