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Shaunie13/12/2016 21:03:36
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img_2005.jpgimg_2004.jpgA friend of mine bought a used Laser from a model shop recently. Perhaps you could identify it for him Jon? It's fitted with a 14x7 at the moment.


Gary Manuel13/12/2016 21:09:20
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Not sure whether you've realised Shaunie, but the scratched mark is a UK Post Code in Bexhill-on-Sea.

Peter Miller13/12/2016 21:21:46
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The letters n the lugs should be the original buyers initials

Former Member13/12/2016 21:36:48

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Denis Watkins13/12/2016 21:51:40
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I did own a 61 like that but sold years ago to a guy that pushed me to sell.

Shaunie13/12/2016 21:53:00
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Yes, I'm aware that's a postcode. I believe he bought it from SMC, so that would make sense.

I was aware about the initials but didn't know about the he production year stamp though.


Shaunie13/12/2016 21:55:15
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I've got big thumbs!


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Scott Edwards 213/12/2016 23:24:15
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I think the 'year stamp' varied a bit, sometimes the actual year, and sometimes the car registration letter or number.

That engine has 12 cooling fins, so my guess is a Laser 100 made in 2001 ?
Bob Cotsford13/12/2016 23:26:21
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I'm sure Jon will be along to confirm, I believe from the mid-90s-ish there was a single number indicating the year - 7, 8, 9. From 2000 or 2001 it became two numbers signifying the year - 01, 02 etc up to 16, so the photo shows a 2001 unit.

For sizing you could compare yours with the photos Gordon Whitehead compiled.

I've just been through this checking a '3 year old' 100 engine that turns out to be 7 years old!

Jon - Laser Engines14/12/2016 00:11:53
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Posted by Scott Edwards 2 on 13/12/2016 23:24:15:

That engine has 12 cooling fins, so my guess is a Laser 100 made in 2001 ?

Give that man a cookie, he has hit the nail on the head

Shaunie14/12/2016 21:15:19
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Thank you all for your advice, I will pass the info on. As I do not yet own a Laser, I made several attempts over the evening (it was club night) to steal it but he was watching it like a hawk 😎


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