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WTB Nuclear Power Plant Paper Model
Posted by Space Ranger on Monday, November 30, 2020 10:49 PM

I'm looking for a paper model kit of a pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant. The kit was published in Germany by Kraftwerk Union AG for KWU, the German power utility, and is 1/350 scale. Here's a photo:

   kwu-paper-model-kit-nuclear-power by SkyKing918, on Flickr

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  • From: Towson MD
Posted by gregbale on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 7:05 AM

Pretty sure regular trawling on places like Ebay or Worthpoint are going to be your only options (uness TB has one tucked away he'd be willing to part with! Big Smile)

I hunted for one some years ago, and they seem pretty thin on the ground. I believe there's one of a French plant that's a bit easier to find.

But good luck with your hunt!

Greg

George Lewis:

"Every time you correct me on my grammar I love you a little fewer."
 
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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 10:15 AM

Try an image search. That can often find things that otherwise won't come up in a word search.

 

Bill

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Monday, December 21, 2020 11:20 AM

Okay! Who let the cat out of the bag?

     Yes, I do have that one. I haven't built it yet But it is on the list for this year.It's going to be part of a diorama. There is another out there. I think it was done by Schreiber. You'd have to go to Fenten's Papermodels and see if they have it or can get it! I don't know how to post a link ,Sorry!

     Gregbale is right though. There is a French plant floating around out there, but, it's a case of no matter the price if you see it grab it. I finally got Revell's Westinghouse plant. Partially built, unpainted and at least all the parts are there. I once had a good friend that worked on their plants. He quit the business after Three Mile Island.

    He was always complaining about the stupidity of some of the engineers on those projects! 

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Posted by Space Ranger on Monday, December 21, 2020 12:55 PM

I was successful in finding one on eBay. Revell's plastic kit has been on my "wish list" since it was first released over 60 years ago. I couldn't afford it on my adolescent allowance then, and can't afford ebay prices now!

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 1:34 PM

That's why I jumped when I did;

      I didn't mention the price cause I didn't want to scare anybody. Partially Built, Unpainted, With the instructions and No Decals( I don't know if it had any, anyway) It hit me for $240.00 American! 

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Posted by Space Ranger on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 4:29 AM

That's a great price, all right! And it did come with decals originally. Replacement decals for it come up on eBay occasionalily.

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Posted by ddp59 on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 9:38 AM

i scratch built the nuclear power plant model of Pickering A located at Pickering, Ontario, Canada. did all 4 reactor buildings at various stages of detail, the containment building & power hall. made it with sheet plastic & plastic rod. did it in the late 70's while in high school.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 12:22 PM

ddp59;

Do you still have it? It would be neat to see a picture of it.

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Posted by ddp59 on Wednesday, December 23, 2020 7:05 PM

no i don't. left it behind in our last move almost 32yrs ago.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Thursday, December 24, 2020 10:14 AM

Funny isn't it?

    We do these things then years later a reason to remember brings them up. My Model( A Cut-Away) of America's first Satellite hung in the science room in my High School till they tore the building down. At least that's what I was told.

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Posted by king on Sunday, August 14, 2022 12:18 PM

Space Ranger

Are you still looking for this?  I have one that I'm thinking of letting go of.

 

I'm looking for a paper model kit of a pressurized water reactor nuclear power plant. The kit was published in Germany by Kraftwerk Union AG for KWU, the German power utility, and is 1/350 scale. Here's a photo:

   kwu-paper-model-kit-nuclear-power by SkyKing918, on Flickr

 

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Posted by Space Ranger on Monday, August 15, 2022 4:31 PM

I was able to find one, thanks.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Tuesday, August 16, 2022 8:27 AM

Note!

 Here's a suggestion for those scratch builders out there. Use the Paper Model as a Pattern/Instruction sheet for a Plastic version.

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Posted by Space Ranger on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 10:28 AM

Tanker-Builder

Note!

 Here's a suggestion for those scratch builders out there. Use the Paper Model as a Pattern/Instruction sheet for a Plastic version.

 

And you can take the originals to Kinko's and have them enlarged or reduced to your chosen scale for use as templates.

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Posted by Eugene Rowe on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 3:00 PM

Yes Kinkos/FedEx is quite helpful when you want plans enlarged or reduced.

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  • From: New Braunfels, Texas
Posted by Tanker-Builder on Wednesday, August 17, 2022 4:06 PM

Ahem!

         Don't you want to do it in the size it came? Nah, I don't either! I have learned that the hard way. If I had done that Processing Ship (The Ciudad Rio) larger I could've used H.O. pre-existing scenic parts on it instead of scratch-building all those 1/400? Parts. She'd be done by now.

         I wanted to do that if I found one. Just think of it in 1/87 or 1/48? Now wouldn't that be something to see all lit up with L.E.D.s? Especially the power flow systems. and the cooling and recirculating systems for the water. All different colors of course.

 WestingHouse had a model at their main office in BuffaloN.Y. back in the fifties.That's the way it was built! They used something similar to Bubble Lights( Christmas tree Lights) to emulate the heating of water into steam from the reactor. Brilliant and fascinating to a smart little boy( Well, his parents thought he was smart, anyway)

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