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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.


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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