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  • Member since
    November 2019
New to modeling need help
Posted by Yeperra on Sunday, November 24, 2019 4:41 PM


I haven't put a model together in 40 years so I bought a Renwal Visible Airplane Engine. All is well except I'm missing 1 part to a head. Does anyone know if any parts still exist for these things. Even an old beater model would work. Thanks for your time. 


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  • From: Narvon, Pa.
Posted by fox on Monday, November 25, 2019 11:40 AM

Hi Yon! Welcome to the Forums. Glad to have you with us.

There should be info on the instruction sheet to contact the manufacturer. Give them a call or an e-mail telling them the number of the part that you need. Most manufacturers will send you a replacement part at no cost to you. If you don't have any luck there, try e-bay. You might be able to pick up a kit cheap for parts.

Hope that this helps.

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  • From: Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, England
Posted by Bish on Monday, November 25, 2019 2:09 PM

Welcome aboard. Afraid i can't help, but i am sjure someone will be able to.

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  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, November 25, 2019 3:24 PM


    Is it a Piston or Jet? because it or parts may be available through Micro-Mark. They are on page 5 of the Christmas Catalogue. Across the Bottom of the page. If it is Renwal's Piston engine all I can recommend is to replace the missing part with another from the pieces .

     If it's the jet you might get by with the one I have suggested. Now, That said I do know the Renwal may be the older jet type .If that is the case you may have to make the part based on the drawings in the instructions.

       There is another source though . The Smithsonian has a kit out, Hard to find, of a jet. This may be the one you need. I hope this helps and Welcome here. This is what we do here, help each other build better models!      T.B.

  • Member since
    June 2014
  • From: New Braunfels , Texas
Posted by Tanker - Builder on Monday, November 25, 2019 3:26 PM

Hey Jim !

 The poor guy has the RENWAL model. Company existence Nil, Nada. Over twenty years now. T.B. P.S. I seem to remember seeing their stuff, at least some of it under Both Lindberg and Life-Like as well as Moebious.

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  • From: Western North Carolina
Posted by Tojo72 on Monday, November 25, 2019 3:29 PM
No problem at all,welcome aboard the forums.

  • Member since
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Posted by GMorrison on Monday, November 25, 2019 3:34 PM

(scratches hread) He said "head". Piston.

Renwal no longer exists.

Kit 809:1495

I think your best bet will be eBay. I have seen folks part out stuff like this.


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  • From: AandF in the Badger State
Posted by checkmateking02 on Monday, November 25, 2019 5:09 PM

Welcome to the Forums!


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