Pzkpfw. I Ausf. A, Orlik, 1:25

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Thanks Mijob and Zathros

Additional parts for the engine

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Power unit and engine mounts

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Now i got exact position of engine mounts on the floor

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Air filters with mounts
Tubes from air filter to cylinder were maid from wire with isolation

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Errors:

Tube pattern number confused with other tube pattern.
By 251l, 251 they meant 88l, 88p. And vice versa 88.
In addition this pattern was wrong - cylinders on both sides are asymmetrical and there is no chance you can use same pattern for both. Also, connections to cylinders must be vertical and not horizontal, as shown

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If I ever purchased parts that perfect for my tank, I wouldn't want to put them in! :)
 
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Spent some time to finish glue all bolts in engine compartment and then came the time to put engine in!

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Prepared some more details: two fuel filters, one unknown small tank and some strengthening bars.

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To place engine and other parts easily, you need to do steps in right order.
First of all fuel filters

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Then the engine, that attaches to firewall and seats on two floor mounts
(In retrospect, i think it was unnecessary to cut out the hole in firewall)

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Finally all the bars and two hoses from air intakes to air filters.
Engine compartment is finished, except exhaust pipes, that will be attached in later stage

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Errors:
Confusing part 95 - strip that holds little tank and confusing drawings how to attach it. Sorted out by improvising.
Though this model was printed with double side color where needed, some parts are luck of it, like parts 96,97,98. Painted myself.
Part 99 a little bit short in length. Painted white glue mark and glued on remained edge.
 

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Great craftsmanship. I wonder where, and what that boxer 4 cylinder engine came from and what is may have been used for. Boxer engines are usually very reliable, as they can run on such a little bit of oil. The engine in the Piper I flew took 6 quarts, but was rated to fly with only two. That's pretty incredible, but since there's no sump, the cylinders are always getting any oil in the crankcase. Today's fun fact. ;)
 
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Like i wrote before, they converted engine from Krupp Protze track. This was a regular petrol engine with about 60 hp.
Great craftsmanship. I wonder where, and what that boxer 4 cylinder engine came from and what is may have been used for. Boxer engines are usually very reliable, as they can run on such a little bit of oil. The engine in the Piper I flew took 6 quarts, but was rated to fly with only two. That's pretty incredible, but since there's no sump, the cylinders are always getting any oil in the crankcase. Today's fun fact. ;)
 

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I cannot find any pictures of the actual motor. Considering it was a common flat 4 engine, you think there would be one out there. 60 hp doesn't seem like much horsepower. I imagine this was almost a "tankette', it carried machine guns, no large guns, I don't know if there were sub models, they put anything on everything back then. Great job!! :)
 
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I cannot find any pictures of the actual motor. Considering it was a common flat 4 engine, you think there would be one out there. 60 hp doesn't seem like much horsepower. I imagine this was almost a "tankette', it carried machine guns, no large guns, I don't know if there were sub models, they put anything on everything back then. Great job!! :)
Here you go :)


Yep, this was bicycle on tracks :biggrin:

There were several sub models on this platform, like flamethrower instead of submachine guns, or different kind of submachine gun (Italian version), commander vehicle without turret
 
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Here you go :)


Yep, this was bicycle on tracks :biggrin:

There were several sub models on this platform, like flamethrower instead of submachine guns, or different kind of submachine gun (Italian version), commander vehicle without turret
Wow! I have http sites blocked as they aren't secure, but that engine looks so clean, inn terms of engineering, no bumps, or other things sticking out. Very compact. It must have gotten hot though, sucking air in through the engine compartment, that probably really took it's toll on these engines. I used to have a lot of Volkswagen Beetles, very economic cars, you had to have all the shrouds around the engine in place or they would just seize up. Even with the shrouds, at 40K miles they were tired. I remember telling a friend that "I beat the sh*t out of this thing", he commented back, "It's the only way you can get anywhere!". Thanks for the pic or the info. I wouldn't want to be in one of these things in war, frankly, I never want to go to war! ;)
 

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I do want one of those engines though!! :)