How many people have real balance pipes?

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Banquo Fett, Apr 28, 2006.

  1. Banquo Fett

    Banquo Fett Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering how depressingly rare the real ones are.... :cry
  2. lonepigeon

    lonepigeon Sr Member

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    I believe there are only 2 correct ones in Star Wars collectors hands.

    I finally received my almost correct one just a few days ago but it's the slightly incorrect one I first showed off in the old thread. It's the opposite side balance pipe that faces the correct one. The ring of holes is flat (not beveled) and has a lip.
  3. Banquo Fett

    Banquo Fett Well-Known Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(lonepigeon @ Apr 28 2006, 06:06 PM) [snapback]1234893[/snapback]</div>
    Two. Woah. I need names and addresses.... :lol

    Really? The ring of holes are flat, not angled? I think that makes a few reproductions I've seen incorrect.

    Do you have a pic Chris?
  4. franz bolo

    franz bolo Sr Member

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    I know of 3.

    On the correct one, the ring of holes are actually curved. I only know of 2 people that have the flat one.

    I don't have a real one by the way. I have a replica that was made from an original one.

    I think there are only 2 of these around.

  5. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    I have "A" real Derwent balance pipe...but it's a little small...wrong year.


    Avalon X, please re-read Lonepigeon's post again... ;)
  6. jlee562

    jlee562 Sr Member

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    I picked up a real one from kurty boy in the junkyard. Not the correct one though, although the real life weathering does look fantastic.
  7. Sporak

    Sporak Sr Member Gone but not forgotten.

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    Yep, that's the type...hey, it's real.That's why I wanted it mainly, to feel, smell,and see.

    And, if you want the perfect replica, just wait for one of the repros.
  8. Sluis Van Shipyards

    Sluis Van Shipyards Master Member

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    Dumb question, but I haven't been following the 1000 Obi ANH threads. What part on the prop is the balance pipe on the lightsaber?
  9. theotherbruce

    theotherbruce New Member

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    DARTH SABER Master Member

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    Ok I got a question or two .. I almost dread hearing the answer but -

    Axactly how difficult was it to find and purchase these parts?
    Around what price range would I expect to pay if I did find one of these?

    Even though ebay sells a lot of wierd stuff I really can't see too many these popping up there.

    Not only is the type of engine rare, but it's a specific part of this angine...sheesh.
  11. James Kenobi 1138

    James Kenobi 1138 Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Very Rare (anyone would be very lucky to even find one for sale)..... going for $2000 to $6000 I believe.
  12. Jediwannabe

    Jediwannabe Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    I thought the emitter turned out to be a jet fuel injector? Wasn't there a post here about that in the last 6 months?
  13. JHVanOphem

    JHVanOphem Well-Known Member

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    Right, the proper term is "balance pipe" and its part a specific model of Derwent jet engine. Same one used for the IG-88 head.
  14. Serafino

    Serafino Sr Member

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    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE(Jediwannabe @ Apr 28 2006, 11:23 PM) [snapback]1235325[/snapback]</div>
    Yes a jet part, no not a fuel injector. The 'balance pipe'/interconnect is to allow all 8 flame tubes to ignite off of just two, uh, igniting-thingies. ;)

    A post in the last 6 months? :lol I'll say. The whole incredible story's in an awesome thread in the Archives.

    Darth Saber--finding a real one requires a combination of luck, networking and research, and in some cases significant amounts of money. An excess of one aspect can make up to a degree for deficits in the others. In my case the luck was more on the huge side, and everything else was shockingly minimal. :D

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