The Pocher kits are some of the most complex and detailed automobile kits ever made. But detail was left out and, particularly in the case of the Rolls-Royce kits, there are significant historical inaccuracies. This leaves the door open for the brave-hearted to fix production quality issues, correct errors and, more importantly, add the missing detail.
During the building of the Rolls-Royce Sedanca chassis model, I began compiling notes and photographs recording the changes I was making. Those notes have now morphed into some 80 pages of descriptions ... from the addition of engine controls to the construction of the early-type 20 Gal fuel tank. The notes are in two volumes. Vol.1 covers the engine. Vol.2 covers the chassis.
A separate note covers the Torque Reaction Damper and the associated Diamond Engine Mount, that was introduced in Jan 1932. The damper minimized twisting of the engine due to torque. For space reasons, Pocher left this complex assembly out of the kit. Building and installing this feature is challenging and major modifications have to be made to Pocher's oversize radiator to fit it all in.
Research highlighted the historical inaccuracies in the Pocher RR kits. For example; the carburetor in the kits is the early type that went out of production in January 1932. But the fuel tank is the large 28 Gallon version which wasn't introduced until July 1933. Click on the Major Changes table below to download a matrix showing when various features went into production.
Click on the pages for downloadable versions.