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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2019, 05:45:39 am »

What if an avro manchester was given a couple more engines? Perhaps just increase the centre span a bit...  ;D


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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2019, 06:39:47 am »
I've a couple of ideas, one involves a Fairey Battle and the other a Westland Whirlwind.

I have one Battle in the stash so just need another, so you can guess where I'm going there. The other requires an old Airfix Whirlwind but they are stupid prices on E-Bay (IMHO anyway) so I'll look again when I get back from "oop North"
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2019, 07:51:22 am »
Got the old Matchbox Vickers Wellesley in the stash, and those who know it know that it comes with a choice of two engines. Well that gives me one left over from the other one that's almost finished. One unmade Wellesley, three engines. Hmmm... Shall I go with 2 or 3 engines on this one?

I had a very similar idea, but using Wellington wings & engines (since it obviously needs the extra 10ft of span too...)

That's one of my ideas! The Welleslington; Wellesley fuselage, Wellington wings & 3 x Pegasus Mark XVIII engines (Wellington).

Don't have any of the required kits, however, so I'm fairly sure I'll never build it.

Mind you, I'm not sure it'd fit into this GB because your not adding engines to the basic Wellesley/Wellington structure, you're combining them.

However, putting the Wellington nacelles onto the Wellesley is a surefire fit!
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2019, 08:01:13 am »
I had a slightly off-piste idea  for three efflux pipes at the blunt end of a Gloster Javelin.  Whether the central exhaust is a rocket engine   (Scorpion, Sprite, Snarler or the like)  , or a third Sapphire with a bifurcated air intake I'm not sure yet but it might make an interesting ultra-high altitude interceptor.   I intend to write this up as a backstory only, so if anyone feels the desire to molest styrene  and create an actual model, I'm happy to give away the modelling rights.

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2019, 08:02:56 am »
There are no prudes here! Bifurcate away, sir! :thumbsup:
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2019, 09:24:07 am »
I've a couple of ideas, one involves a Fairey Battle and the other a Westland Whirlwind.

I have one Battle in the stash so just need another, so you can guess where I'm going there. The other requires an old Airfix Whirlwind but they are stupid prices on E-Bay (IMHO anyway) so I'll look again when I get back from "oop North"

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2019, 09:45:30 am »
Go the Alcor route on the Wellseley.  ;D

https://oldmachinepress.com/2013/10/18/alcor-duo-4-duo-6-and-c-6-1-transports/

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2019, 11:29:51 pm »
Great engine configuration on this one:
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2019, 02:08:54 am »
Polikarpov I-153 augmented with ramjet engines:


https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/jet-powered-biplanes.226771/

Waco biplane with a jet engine added:


https://www.historynet.com/screamin-sasquatch.htm

What about Emerson Fittipaldi's double-engined VW racer?



There's been Bug-looking cars done with front engines, too....

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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2019, 03:53:52 am »
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2019, 04:25:25 am »
Ed Roth's Mysterion.  There is a Revell 1/25 kit pf this which could be part of a kitbash (not the one in my stash though, that's lined up for a RW build).



Freight Train.



Howard's Cams Twin Bears.


TV Tommy Ivo's Showboat (another Revell 1/25 kit)...

...which also spent time as the Wagon Master (resin conversion kit is available for the Showboat kit).


Hogslayer (best drag bike name ever).


Twin Engined Triton (Triumph engine in Norton frame).


Twin Hemi Hot Rod.


Invader (Doyusha kitted this in 1/25 styrene - very rare).


And finally, the Wolfrace Sonic.
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2019, 04:40:50 am »
Vickers Viastra came in 1, 2 or 3 engined versions





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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2019, 04:47:56 am »
Vickers Viastra came in 1, 2 or 3 engined versions







So for this GB you need to have four engines or more... ;D
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Re: The Engines - More or Less GB : Discussion
« Reply #29 on: June 20, 2019, 04:54:21 am »
Provider came with a variety of engine configurations:

Two piston engines


Two turning two burning (to misquote)


4 jets


No engines!
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