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Selector Switches
JackFlash
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Posted: Friday, January 04, 2013 - 07:33 AM UTC

Detailed resin pieces for unique parts. Taurus Models is making this their motto. Their newest set of resin parts are recessed selector switches for the Atmos Variometer in WNW 1:32 Gotha G.IV bomber.

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Jamo_kiwi
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 12:21 PM UTC
Hi Stephen
I think you will find that these parts have nothing to do with a 'variometer'. They are control taps for the fuel supply (see the Datafile Special 'Gotha!' p 55). They allowed the pilot to switch between the the two fuel tanks and the gravity tanks and the hand operated suction pump.
JackFlash
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Posted: Saturday, January 05, 2013 - 01:34 PM UTC
That would include the in-dash switches image I showed in the review. But you are right the Atmos Variometer is the upper gauge on part A 18. In the Gotha G.IV cockpit there are 5 such pump switches and is located on the pilot's left side on A 44. If you don't mind I'll include that as a clarification.