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1/25 resin turbine engine

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Anyone know if such a thing is available ? Thanks

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Which turbine would be a good start.  Chrysler car unit, Chevy Titan unit, Ford unit???

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I know for a fact somebody makes (or made) resin copies of the unit from the Monogram 1/24 Huey.

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Revell also made a parts-pack turbine, though it's not a replica of anything real.

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Here's a thread for other options.

 

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This kit has one set up for a mid-engined configuration, and it's a slightly simplified replica of the prototype helicopter engine installation in the Howmet Turbine Car. These kits can often be found for what you'd pay for just a good resin engine.

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Thanks guys ! I'm looking for one small enough to fit in my Batman Cobra . Fitment problems are only important as to height and length. I know some mods will be needed.

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I realize you are looking for just an engine but some of the Batmobiles have turbines if I'm not mistaken.

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Ray, I have any assembled engine from the MPC kit Bill posted.  I can check fitment for you.  I think I have a spare Cobra kit around. :D

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Polar Lights 920

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Has a turbine engine. The engine is 88mm long and 22mm in diameter at its widest point. The kit can be had for a paltry $29.04 from Shore Line Hobby, located in the wonderful, hurricane magnet state of Florida. Plus, the kit contains resin Batman and Robin figures to stuff into yer fancy new Bat Wheels.The kit itself is sehr kewl, too.

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10 minutes ago, SfanGoch said:

Polar Lights 920...Has a turbine engine. The engine is 88mm long and 22mm in diameter at its widest point. The kit can be had for a paltry $29.04 from Shore Line Hobby, located in the wonderful, hurricane magnet state of Florida. Plus, the kit contains resin Batman and Robin figures to stuff into yer fancy new Bat Wheels.The kit itself is sehr kewl, too.

Dangity handy to have the actual kit #. I knew one of them had a turbine, but not which one. 

Also, the '89 B-mobile kit is said to have a turbine engine, apparently re-released by R2.

Any dope on that?

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Well, AMT 1107, the 1989 Keaton Batmobile kit contains a "complete" turbine engine

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Unless one is resigned to the fact that a Cobra will require major surgery to stuff this baby under the body, it ain't bad looking. Honestly, I don't think this mod would be believable, engineering-wise.

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Thank you so much fellows. It would seem the small compartment of the Cobra is not the best place to try and get in a turbine engine. Maybe not one of my better ideas. However since it is a fantasy car I could perhaps cut a section out of the middle and put it back together and make a smaller one. Hmmm.  I would like to that you all once again.

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You might be able to pull it off using the turbine from The 1966 BM I mentioned. It looks to be smaller in diameter than the one pictured above. You would have to add a larger tunnel in the cockpit to clear the engine body and get a little creative in designing an exhaust (maybe a split type, exiting along the rear behind the tires).

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The little Howmet rig (from the AMT kit above) mounted in the tail could work, assuming you can live without a trunk full of Bat-gear. It's small, makes around 400 SHP, IIRC, and puts the extremely hot and high-volume exhaust behind you. Actually, that entire chassis could work. Might require widening the body. Hmmmmm...what Cobra kit are you starting with? I could check some dimensions for ya, as I have several Cobras and the Howmet in stock.

Another kinda doable idea would be a sidesaddle rig like the pregnant-snake Indy cars ran. Of course, that would kill any passenger carrying capability, and if I were Batman, I'd sure like to take Batgirl for a spin every now and then. :D

 

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There are three decent looking turbines in the AMT Amtronic kit. They were supposed to make enough power to fly the thing in fantasy land, so using one for a surface vehicle powerplant isn't too far fetched. The front engine is a scaled-down version of the Chrysler style, while the rear engines have annular combustion chambers.

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Maybe the AMT one ?  I was just about to give up the idea because the Cobra compartment is so small and that front suspension as you know is sitting right there. I even just primed the stock skinny v8 but maybe my idea is not quite dead yet ! I know the one in the Cherry Bomb kit would work but it is little more than a lump  and would need to build some panels around it which is no problem but I still would have the lump. I really thank you all for putting so much time and thought to the project.

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On 11/25/2018 at 1:30 PM, Ace-Garageguy said:

Revell also made a parts-pack turbine, though it's not a replica of anything real.

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Anyone have pics of one of these built up?

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8 minutes ago, Mr. Metallic said:

Anyone have pics of one of these built up?

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And HERE, including a discussion of what it most closely resembles...

 

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Ray here is the Howmet engine photo I promised.

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Thanks JC !  I guess if I tore out the front suspension I could just about make it work. :D Thanks to all for your help but I think it's time to give it up and admit things just wont fit. I will stick with the skinny 8 in the kit.

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I have two of these. Great kit!! 1/8 scale Ford Turbine used in their heavy trucks.

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I would need a huge Cobra model for that engine !

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I have a Howmet turbine engine installed in an AMT drag boat. That was built when the boat kit was first released. The orange metalflake hull and real mahogany deck caused quite a stir in the old MPC contest series with a matching '64 Chevelle tow vehicle.

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