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Thread: Who wants to share a new Flair Baronette build?
04/11/2019 20:07:21

Well done Simon on getting it back together and it looks even better in it's new (Voss?) colours yes

Thread: A thing of desire
03/11/2019 19:16:22

This,for the non-engine geeks,is a product of Northfield Ross of the USA designed by the very talented Lou Ross along with many other multi cylinder engines,none of them being built down to a price! And this is the first time I've even seen an inline Ross twin,never mind holding one !

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If only I had pockets deep enough for a collection like this ! indecision

Thread: Veron Avro 504N
03/11/2019 18:48:28

O.K. no pressure then lol cool btw what engine do you have? I've got a Saito GK 50 to go in mine.

03/11/2019 18:00:13

Making good progress there,I sold my kit a few weeks ago as I had decided I would be unlikely to build it,that said,I have "one or two" other kits under the bench wink including a Veron Hawker Tomtit .

Thread: A thing of desire
03/11/2019 15:37:13

So when I was a young lad looking through the model mags in WH Smiths (no,not those model mags !) I would be goggle eyed at the adds, the most exotic being from America as seen in HJN's 308 adds with kits from Sig,Sterling,Dave Platt and engines..............................

and now I have one of those much desired bits of exotica


don't be fooled by the silencer



Thread: Engine projects
25/10/2019 18:44:04

A couple of pictures of the G 60 being machined for replacement fins



Thread: Needle valve problems
25/10/2019 18:29:26

So just got some more Mercos in need of some care and attention all of them having damage to the needle valves ,and as they impossible to find I need to make or repair.

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two are bent and one broken.The thread on the twin needle merco carbs is 3 BA so to make a repair I just need to make a threaded section



here I've removed the broken section and drilled to take replacement section that is soldered in place


and there you go,good as new smiley

Thread: Veron Avro 504N
13/10/2019 20:13:37

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note the date !

Thread: Engine projects
13/10/2019 13:22:47

It is indeed a G60 RV of 1966 vintage ! yes it was looking a bit sad when I got it,it looks like some one may have converted it to marine use at some stage by taking off most of the fins,I think it may also have a later piston fitted as it should have two rings not one ? anyway it only cost me a fiver, worth it for the carb alone !


12/10/2019 20:06:46

Latest project




anyone like to guess what it is/was ??

22/09/2019 20:22:17

Forgot to add this pic


Thread: Messing about with Mercos'
22/09/2019 20:20:13

TBH I've not had the nerve to count them all,but I must have about 30 ish mercos and the there are all the other makes +diesels blush!I don't always run them up after being restored if I have two of that model,one for show ,one for go as they say .

So got the Merco RRV finished as well as the MDS




Thread: Engine projects
22/09/2019 19:40:22

Thanks Tim.

Just finished refurb on this MAC (MDS) 10 cc,and just for fun,made the muffler into a double chamber to cut the db's




Thread: Messing about with Mercos'
21/09/2019 22:13:48

Another quick rebuild,this one is a 29

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Thread: Thunder Tiger 46 PRO engine crankcase needed
15/09/2019 21:31:12

Ah,I see,have brought items off German e-bay,and ,as you would expect winkvery good ! Not to sure if it would be cost effective compared to the price of a new TT engine,but given that the supply of engines in this and smaller sizes are some what limited,maybe a case of that or nothing !

15/09/2019 20:32:07

Matt,in what way is it un-serviceable ?

Denis, the only crankcases I have seen are for Meteor M 40 ??

Thread: Sports Bipe I.D needed
28/08/2019 21:34:05

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Brian Peckhams Switchback radio modeller April 1978

Thread: Messing about with Mercos'
17/08/2019 19:05:14

Well,she's a runner !smileyyes


will strip and clean up

16/08/2019 20:58:53

So I thought I should bring this project over to this thread as it's merco based


std crankshaft modified by blanking off the inlet and slightly relieved to help with lubrication


drive pin from silver steel


bronze thrust washer


ready to run (once I've made some more screws laugh) it's cosmetically rough ,but if it runs I will tart it up a bit



Thread: 4 stroking a Merco...
15/08/2019 21:06:53

Just popped the back off my stebo/merco 61FS



this is a cambox of a Enya 46 for comparison,not unlike a Laser

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