Here is a list of all the postings John A Cole has made in our forums. Click on a thread name to jump to the thread.
|Thread: Diesel fuel - local|
Just so you can see what I’ve got and will work on (reason for getting fuel)
Yes, seen Southern Modelcraft fuel but also the purchase limit impacted by show location. I live in south coast Hampshire and have a limit to travel time and cost, so will keep looking at their website announced shows and see where they go. Kent these days is too far unfortunately. At anytime it will work they will be used. And buy a lot!
Ha ha, that’s ok Alan. If I didn’t know then you just helped me. So you know, the first IC engine I owned was a DC Wasp glow and showed how to start it etc. in 1973. I have a huge range of diesel and glow with some from the old days, ED, Mills, Elfin etc.
As I’ve just retired, it’s time to get back into all my long term enjoyment that work stopped, as no spare time (well some spare time but being married and having children made it busy!
Thanks again Alan
Yes, do know Alan. Lots of diesels but some new not yet run and many small, up to 1cc and 1.5cc. When I’ve got them all out I will take a picture. As some small capacity and some need to be first run, I ordered D1000.
Thanks Alan, I’ve got Fratton Model Centre answer that they have ordered some diesel fuel from Model Technics for me.
Great progress! Thanks again to everyone. Next challenge is getting the engines to run
Looking online it was the postage cost issue (often more than the fuel cost) which was why it is easier for me to find somewhere to purchase the amount.
Locals I’ve used years ago have closed. Portsmouth Models shop was a recent loss of one I used. Had Chris supply me direct before he opened the shop when I was in PADMAC with him. Then used the shop when he opened it.
Been into SMC years ago but as part of work travel back then. Think their shop moved. Still a thought but asking Model Technic on who they supply is good idea.
Apology for what seems simple or obvious!
I’m going to get a lot of engines out of the old stored box and a lot are diesel. So first issue is where to buy the fuel. Looking around local, a lot of the shops I’ve used in the past have either gone or don’t sell fuel (won’t order)
Can anyone who has used them recently, please name a shop where I can get IC fuel from?
Area is Portsmouth, Fareham, Cosham, Waterlooville, Havant etc.
Appreciate any support and comments, thanks.
|Thread: Photos of a messy workshop...|
Really looking forward to seeing this come together. As a separate question (hope you don't mind), where do you get those blue pins from? A lot better to push with effort than ones I'm using.
|Thread: model engine spares co uk|
I had an email from Hayley last week. Her father is not well and not making any parts at the moment. If you email her with what you need she will go through the remaining stock to see if it is available. If not in stock, no go Im afraid.
|Thread: Motorvation Model Engines|
Motorvation was run by John Walton as I had a number of engine parts off him as well as good advice. Sorry to hear he's not been well as his business was getting going well with a good workshop and top engine repairs. Hope it gets going again.
|Thread: Old diesel spares|
Had an email from Hayley. Her Dad, Lionel, is not well and not making anything. Best wishes to them both.
Yep, all quiet on the modelengine spares front. One day it might all be revealed. Great shame.
Thanks Harry, I somehow missed this generous offer in the middle of all the other posts. I dont have any dimensions but I will dig out a complete assembly, photo it and give as accurate dimensions as i can. If i can find it of course!!
The only thing I could think of was that Lionel and Hayley have decided to fold the business and close it down. Hence no web site or email. It would have been nice to have had a warning so people could even wish them well, but there may be very personal circumstances involved, which we should respect.
It remains a mystery for now.
Good luck Tony, this is a mystery for sure
|Thread: Control liner|
anyone flying C/L in Hampshire? might be tempted to get back to it after 30 years!
|Thread: Old diesel spares|
I did that as well, put Not Spam in the subject line
such a shame. Lionel turned out top class items at a reasonable cost, and there seems no one able to fill the gap.
Any progress with this? Im still after some AM15 NVA's etc. as I recently posted
As Ive said before, anybody with a lathe and some skill could make a fortune on custom parts production
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