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Jessica

Welsh and Roden 720 engines compared

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Now that my aftermarket engines have arrived from Welsh Models I can finally do a side-by side comparison. While I do not make any definitive claim that the Welsh Models engines are 100% accurate, they are most definitely smaller than the Roden kit engines. I'll leave this image with you and let you make the judgement which suits you best.

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The Welsh engine is above the Roden. It's interesting how the two manufacturers treat the aft pylon extension. It's a shame that the Roden engines are so large, because otherwise they're very nicely detailed.

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Thank you, Jessica! Shame indeed the Roden engines are too large. The thought appeals that they might be good JT4 replacements for the Frog/Novo/Eastern Express, Airfix or Minicraft 707 Intercontinentals.

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For that you'd want to shorten the organ pipes a little, and arrange for a turbocompressor hump for the #4 engine (Roden provides only 2, which is correct for the vast majority of 720s).

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