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Scale models of nuclear power reactors?

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Scale models of nuclear power reactors?
Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:40 PM

Anyone know if any exist in any scale?

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Posted by Boba Fett on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 3:42 PM

I think I saw some on clearance at HobbyLink Japan..... Whistling

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Posted by ozzman on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:35 PM

Interesting that you should mention it now, with all the stuff happening in Japan. 

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Posted by Boba Fett on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 8:37 PM

Obviously, you are not familiar with Manny's reputation...

he DOES in fact know...

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Posted by jbrady on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:16 PM

My brother built a model of nuclear power plant back in the 60's. I think Revel made it. I'll be talki8ng to him tomorrow... see if he remembers more about it.

   

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Posted by Anonymous on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:50 PM

ozzman

Interesting that you should mention it now, with all the stuff happening in Japan. 

What do you mean?

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Posted by Boba Fett on Tuesday, March 15, 2011 10:53 PM

jbrady

My brother built a model of nuclear power plant back in the 60's. I think Revel made it. I'll be talki8ng to him tomorrow... see if he remembers more about it.

http://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php?detail=15662&page=1&searchtext=atomic

this what you're talking about?

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Posted by jbrady on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 6:57 AM

That's the one... Think it sold for about $10.00 back in the day.

   

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Posted by stenscience on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 7:11 AM

Heljan (Danish model company carried by Walthers) makes a model in (supposedly) HO scale-1/87.I built it last year-not all that accurate and a very different design than the Fukushima plant. The Heljan design has the classic 'hour glass'cooling tower.It is a very easy build if you are serious about the question

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Posted by RedCorvette on Thursday, March 17, 2011 10:48 AM

How about this?

FSM Charter Subscriber

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Saturday, March 19, 2011 8:09 PM

Hey , MANNY , what,s with you .Don,t you like submarines anymore ?? LOL.LOL.LOL. I do know of one and I can,t remember what scale it is but , it,s paper . The only one that REVELL did has never seen the light of day for over forty years . It,s easier to get the oil platform or the big GERMAN mining machine than the reactor .You could get the paper model and use it as a pattern to do one in plastic .     tankerbuilder

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Posted by Anonymous on Monday, March 21, 2011 8:21 AM

Well I was thinking of putting a reactor on a type IX U-boat and calling it a Kreigsmarine '46 "what-if?" paper project

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Posted by VanceCrozier on Monday, March 21, 2011 8:25 AM

Manstein's revenge

Well I was thinking of putting a reactor on a type IX U-boat and calling it a Kreigsmarine '46 "what-if?" paper project

Kreigs-'46??

On the bench: Italeri 1/72 Henschel 126; Heller 1/72 Curtiss Hawk H.75; Airfix 1/72 Supermarine Swift. And probably a cat when I'm not looking...

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Posted by El Taino on Monday, March 21, 2011 8:28 AM

My LHS has a section behind glass with vintage models. It has a sign that reads, THESE MODELS ARE NOT FOR SALE, BUT IF YOU HAVE TO HAVE IT. PRICES AS MARKED.

They do have the Revell mint in box and I believe it is 1/144. If memory serves me well, the price tag is $400.

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Posted by Boba Fett on Monday, March 21, 2011 9:21 AM

VanceCrozier

 

 Manstein's revenge:

 

Well I was thinking of putting a reactor on a type IX U-boat and calling it a Kreigsmarine '46 "what-if?" paper project

 

 

Kreigs-'46??

 

We have a new modeling genre!

Soon, we'll have Manny starring in, "Das Boot Zwei: the hunt for the type CCXXIX"

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Monday, March 21, 2011 12:54 PM

So do we clamor for Revell to re-release the kit so we can do a Manny Nuke powered U-Boat build ?

BTW.....did the old Renwal US Sub kits have nuclear reactors as part of the kit interior components?

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Posted by Jim Barton on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:19 PM

jbrady

My brother built a model of nuclear power plant back in the 60's. I think Revel made it. I'll be talki8ng to him tomorrow... see if he remembers more about it.

 

Years ago, I saw that Revell nuclear plant kit at a model kit expo and wanted to buy it, as I thought it would make an interesting "go-with" for my telephone-pole insulator collection.

Then I saw the price--five hundred bucks for the dang thing. (I didn't buy it.)

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:45 PM

Sounds like Manny may need to visit the Hardware Store PVC plumbing department for some scratch-building components.

It may be the only practical way to duplicate the Revell kit's building shell.

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Posted by dpty_dawg_ca on Friday, March 25, 2011 8:50 PM

Boba Fett

 

http://www.oldmodelkits.com/index.php?detail=15662&page=1&searchtext=atomic

this what you're talking about?

Looking at the box artfor the first time, it appears to be a fairly detailed model of the PWR's of the day. Its almost like a Westinghouse salesman's version of the big three's car promos. It looks like Revell included feedwater heaters, condensors and boiler feed pumps under the turbine. Its kind if difficukt to identify what all is in the reactor side.

it sure wouldn't be any fun being the turbine side operators in Nothern winters.

It would be nice to break some collectors heart by building that kitGeeked If only it wasn't so pricey

Carl

 

 

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Posted by Jim Barton on Sunday, March 27, 2011 6:25 PM

I'd build it. Where I'd put the finished model in this little apartment is another issue.Smile

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Sunday, March 27, 2011 6:35 PM

Sounds like the two primary issues are cost and where to put the nuclear reactor....................Hmm

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Posted by mitsdude on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 4:00 PM

Last time I saw that model on E-bay, about 3 years ago, it was also priced at $400.

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Posted by JMart on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:13 AM

Revell had some old cutaway polaris subs showing the power plant, missile bay, etc. I think the Abe Lincoln was one that was recently re-released in their classic series?

  

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:31 AM

Abraham Lincoln was nucleur powered?  Maybe the tall hat was really a cooling tower?

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Posted by mitsdude on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 10:30 AM

Now that you mention it I remember having one of those cutaway subs. Don't remember which one. Would have been early 60's.

It was probably a little to advanced for my skills at the time as I remember having difficulty gluing it and never did finish.

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Posted by JMart on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:43 AM

The Abe Lin was re-released:

 

Also the "atomic cruiser":

 

And this new release, the "MannyAbe", of Abe Lincoln with a nuclear back pack:

 

 

  

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Posted by JMart on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:47 AM

rare pic of manny (1st from right):

 

  

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Posted by Anonymous on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:42 PM

That pic was taken when I worked as a CIA operative vis-a-vi the US Navy in the early '50's...it was either that or Spandau Prison...

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Posted by Sprue-ce Goose on Wednesday, March 30, 2011 4:28 PM

Naw..looks more like Tim Curry .....

 

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Monday, April 04, 2011 8:43 PM

Hi , you incorrigible sub guy . Listen I think you might be able to do this , first , what scale are you talking about ? If you are staying small you could use a modified unit from one of RENWAL,S or REVELL,S nuke SSBNs . If you need a larger one for the big sub model a really good go by would be the reactor from the N.S. SAVANNAH . Especially the  larger kit by I think LIFELIKE or whoever . I will not stop zig zagging this here ship sir , why you might actually hit me , and that wouldn,t do !      tankerbuilder

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