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 will also have a Scale Hardware International Museum.
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.
After more than a year of research and development, MMLtd contracted with a wire manufacturer to print the familiar hash marks (actually, the prototype was woven cloth). The results are stunning! The wire is the proper scale gauge, and it can be used on all Classic Pochers. Easy to retro-fit on already built models.
Cast in resin...paint them black and they look like the real boots! Ignition wire sold separately
Pocher models attract us for various reasons, and often those reasons are quite personal. Sometimes the subject of a kit has a special meaning, and sometimes the source of the kit-a gift, a souvenir, a reward-gives the Pocher special meaning. But just as often a building project attracts our attention because of the challenges that it presents. Whatever the reason for Keith Dungworth's (UK) selection of the Pocher K-91, the finished model stands as proof that the skills required by leather seats were well in hand. Not only is the front seat done in an extremely careful way-having first been cut out of the body to assure a realistic appearance---but an additional upholstery project was added by cutting open the rumble seat and scratch-building a seat to match the handsome interior. Less obvious but equally daunting are the efforts expended to replace the kit-supplied injection-molded wire wheels with more accurate versions made from resin rims and wire spokes.
Examination of the engine compartment reveals a neat and accurate job that makes the most of the Pocher design. The same can be said of the chassis and running gear, all of which reveals workman-like care in its assembly. The choice to retain the factory colors may simply have been a reluctance to go astray from the prototype, or it may have been based on nothing more than a vote for the appropriateness of the color scheme. Interestingly, the photos reveal something of a mystery, and careful examination of them show the struggle with the wire wheels-which may have been the central challenge of the model-but they show no evidence of the complicated upholstery work, suggesting to this viewer that the leather may have served as a motivation for the model but not its central challenge.
In addition to offering a starting point for speculations, the photos of Mr. Dungworth's Mercedes suggest another puzzle. The slight patina on the nickel trim and the traces of dust on the upper surfaces of the model stand in stark contrast with the bright and shiny underside and chassis. The fact that this model was clearly completed some time ago begs the question of whether the struggle with those wheels was one which required an extended period of recovery.
Whatever the history of the Mr. Dungworth's K-91, the photos are proof that the model stands for a great deal of effort, and can be seen as a handsome souvenir of that struggle.
The seats and tonneau of Mr. Dungworth's Mercedes would be a credit to any model, regardless of scale. Note the handsome match of the rumble-seat to the interior.
This close-up of a wire wheel demonstrates the effort spent on replacing the injection-molded kit pieces.
An overhead photo of the model emphasizes the effectiveness of the leather work.
The engine is neatly and correctly assembled using kit-supplied details.
Care and assembly is evident throughout the model.
The underside of the model is as neat as the top-side, but considerably less affected by dust and oxidation. It looks positively brand new.
Omitted by so many builders, the crankshaft is present and accounted for. Again, the snappy shine on these components in contrast to the upper parts of the model suggest that this K-91 has been completed for a considerable period of time. Time is not necessarily a friend to most Pochers, but the upholstery on this one suggests that assembly was done right.
“The bugatti and cars from that era had straight-cut gears and therefore it was always preferable to depress the clutch before attempting to shift gear and double clutch to match RPM to the next selected gear etc...”
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