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Thread: Modified or not Magnatilla.
29/02/2020 10:34:39

Here are some pics of my magg I built/modded back in the day !

Thread: Engine projects
25/02/2020 19:09:57

Not having anything much to do this afternoon decided to sort out a couple of Enyas


oh the perils of castor ! both engines locked up


but not any more


ready to give more years of good service

Thread: Messing about with Mercos'
07/02/2020 20:26:07

So here's my latest Merco project,it's a bit of a Frankenstein job using a scrap engine case used as a proof of concept from my RV build and left over bits from the Meteor RV build.


the case was scrap due to a spun front bearing and all the screw threads being striped out,all holes drilled out and filled with alloy solder.


as was the mounting holes


the Meteor crankshaft has a bigger crankpin than the Merco so a new rod (and piston) made to fit


here are the components from both engines


completed engine



Thread: Engine projects
10/01/2020 20:59:40

So over the Christmas hols had a sort out in the workshop,starting with a second shelf for engine projects


still plenty to do smile p.I also completed some rebuilds for other people


1947 Owat


Enya 45


and a Meteor 61


Thread: WW1 linen style covering
11/12/2019 19:00:39
Posted by Doc Marten on 11/12/2019 14:59:51:
Posted by Doc Marten on 01/12/2019 21:24:48:
Posted by Doc Marten on 25/11/2019 22:54:55:

I'm tempted by this sometime in the future:


Wow, cancel this!

Just went to order some but unless there is an error in the listing...…….41gsm!

Thought I'd chance this even though I rejected it initially as it was worth a punt at the price, I bought 2m, 58" wide which came to £5.80 total, gotta say that I'm impressed so far, seems like a good shout.

As used on my on my tailplane for my Powerhouse


attached with balsalock


also tried this underneath the silk, used dope to stick it to the film


then tried a pva wood primer (white) looks better I think ?

Thread: Messing about with Mercos'
07/12/2019 21:54:32

Today I made the fuel tank for the Merco sparky that will go in my Powerhouse


holds about 3-4 oz of fuel


Thread: Aeromaster
01/12/2019 18:40:05

I have both the Aamco and GP kits of this wonderful bi-plane yeswill be bookmarking this thread ! And yes,the Bi-Fly has more than a hint of Aeromaster about it .



Thread: WW1 linen style covering
01/12/2019 18:31:09


Is this the sort of thing you are after ???

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 !

ross engines.jpg

ross 4.jpg

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.

merco 35x3.jpg


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




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