RAF Brockhouse MK2 900gal Fuel Bowser

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K48017 coupled to K48016

The RAF procured many towed fuel bowsers for use on smaller fighter airfields. The Brockhouse MK2 refers to the chassis used, The tank was made by Butterfields with Zwicky pump gear being powered by a single cylinder Lister engine providing a self contained unit that could be easily towed by any airfield vehicle large enough but typically the Fordson Model N or David Brown 4x2. Both of these towing vehicles can be found in this section.

The model features finely detailed chassis with CAD designed wheels, simple to construct resin tank and supplied with all necessary materials such as rubber hose, rod and detailed etched brass set. The pump and engine compartment doors can be set open to reveal the internal equipment and hoses can be deployed for a refueling diorama. Included in the set is a comprehensive decal sheet with type number, roundels, weight class, octane ratings and even operating instructions for the inside of the compartment doors.

The master model was researched and produced by David Jane and Rob Tearle.

4 Reviews
Christopher Blanchett says:

Lovely kit with very delicate details. Unfortunately the resin material is so brittle that endless parts break. This is made worse by the attached waste resin which is too thick and is difficult to remove without damaging the attached parts.

Posted On: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 1:40 am

AA says:

The small parts need to be on carriers (sprus) so that they will cast OK. But gently scoring a part line with a scalpel and then snapping will remove the part with no fuss and minimum clean up. Always remove the part from the carrier, not the carrier from the part. A pair of electricians side cutters also help to nibble away and excess material.

Posted On: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 10:40 am

Christopher Blanchett says:

Many of the sprues are so thick that parts are breaking during the scoring process. Also nicely moulded items like wheels with tyre tread detail is being spoilt by having to remove the oversized sprues. Very disappointed.

Posted On: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 11:15 am

AA says:

Gentle scoring is the key, wheels have part of the tread on the ground so orientate the spru (which is required) so this area is on the ground.

Posted On: Tuesday, November 28th, 2017 @ 11:26 am

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