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1933 Napier-Railton Models

Midway through building the first model I was asked to build a second model. One is now fully complete and the second is currently a chassis model. Both models use a combination of brass construction and 3D printed parts.

Finished Model

This model is based on the prototype as it exists today which includes rear disc brakes.

Napier-Railton, model, 1/8 scale, left side profile
Napier-Railton, model, 1/8 scale, rear view
Napier-Railton, model, 1/8 scale, right side profile
Napier-Railton, model, 1/8 scale, cockpit
Napier-Railton, model, 1/8 scale, radiator and cowl
Chassis details ...
Napier-Railton 1:8 scale model chassis and engine
Napier-Railton 1:8 scale model chassis and engine
Napier-Railton 1:8 scale model rolling chassis

The rear disc brakes were added when the car retired from racing and was used for parachute testing!

Napier-Railton 1:8 scale model rear suspension detail

The rear suspension has both Hartford friction shock absorbers and Luvax hydraulic shock absorbers.

Napier-Railton 1:8 scale model cockpit
Napier-Railton 1:8 scale model engine and radiator

The radiator cap is designed to open and close just like the one on the prototype.

Napier-Railton 1:8 scale cockpit

The mufflers were a requirement of the Brooklands race track.

Napier-Railton 1:8 scale engine
Napier-Railton 1:8 scale engine detail

There are two spark plugs for each of the twelve cylinders. Two magnetos provide the electrical impulses.

Chassis Model

Complete painted chassis ...

Naper-Railton 1:8 chassis and engine under construction
Napier-Railton 1:8 scale gearbox and rear axle

Gearbox and rear axle details

Napier-Railton 1:8 scale model chassis rear suspension

This model is fitted with rear drum brakes. Which is exactly how it was when the car raced!

Front axle and steering damper.

The front crankshaft bearing is also visible.

Steering column and steering arm details

Napier-Railton 1:8 scale front axle under construction
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