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AiR: Ball Check Valve
Maki
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ARMORAMA
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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 03:14 PM UTC


All in Resine specializes in producing accessory sets for dioramas and vignettes in form of 3D printed pieces. This review covers one of the 1/35 scale valve kits recently offered from the company: Ball Check Valve (50mm with Pipe Line (AC5016).


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justplanestuff
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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 09:52 PM UTC
0For what it is worth I believe AiR misnamed this part. It appears to me to be a gate valve a type of block valve characterized by a hand wheel on top. This valve stops flow in both directions and is operated manually. A check valve is made to keep flow from going the wrong direction in a pipe and shouldn't have any manual operations (hand wheel). I am in the USA and maybe wherever AiR is from uses different terms for their valves.

That said it looks pretty nice and could be quite useful, although I would have designed it with holes in the flanges on each end to make it easier to join to tubing as opposed to lengths of piping possibly needing added length.
Maki
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Posted: Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:32 PM UTC
I think you are correct David. Thanks for the explanation.

Mario
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Posted: Friday, March 24, 2017 - 06:56 AM UTC
I have NO idea where I'd be able to use something like this but kudos for them fostering the technology that went into it!
mmeier
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Posted: Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 09:17 PM UTC
Add some drinking straw pipes and some of the terrorists from Trumpeter for a "Red Storm Rising" inspired Diorama.