An overhead camshaft (OHC) engine of 1914-1918 (also informally called pushrod engine) is a type of piston engine that places the camshaft running above the cylinder heads (with the the crankshaft in the block below), and uses lifters to actuate rocker arms above the cylinder heads that in turn actuate the valves. The lifters or tappets are located in the above the engine camshaft that runs above the tops of the cylinders.
Taurus Models makes high quality details its forte. Now they spring into action with a set of rocker valve lifters / tappets and springs for the 1:32 Mercedes D.IIIa motors in today's popular kits.
The Kit Parts
14 rocker arm lifters & 14 dual positioned valve springs (either open or closed).
Something for "larger scale" modellers: lifters & springs in 32 scale. It's very simple product and very useful. Roden and WNW models don't have these items in their kits. These are the versions seen on many 170 -180hp motors. These are applicable to Mercedes inline motors.
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Highs: Highly detailed parts in good quality resin.Lows: It would be great to see these parts as they could be appiled to scale motors in images on their website.Verdict: Well worth the price. parts that will add scale setails not available from even the better manufacturers.
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About Stephen T. Lawson (JackFlash) FROM: COLORADO, UNITED STATES
I was building Off topic jet age kits at the age of 7. I remember building my first WWI kit way back in 1964-5 at the age of 8-9. Hundreds of 1/72 scale Revell and Airfix kits later my eyes started to change and I wanted to do more detail. With the advent of DML / Dragon and Eduard I sold off my ...