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Geoff Sleath30/12/2017 00:56:35
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Am I missing something? Lasers are great engines but this seems excessive to say the least!

Geoff

David Ovenden30/12/2017 04:41:18
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Well Geoff, certainly more than I would pay. But...... if you research "laser diesel" in sold items on EBay you will find (as claimed by the seller in his auction description) that apparently a similar laser diesel did sell for close on £1000 on Christmas Day! So perhaps collecters with deep pockets will pay the price being asked!

Peter Miller30/12/2017 08:48:47
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THey are very rare.

A long time ago I went to a local auction house selling a huge load of models. There was a model there with a Laser diesel. I forget what it went for but not much more than £100.

Ah well, a day late and a dollar short...the story of my life.

Martin Harris30/12/2017 11:34:36
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Those deep pocketed collectors had better hope that Jon H doesn't get a batch of diesel parts produced!

onetenor30/12/2017 12:10:56
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Doesn't look new (other ) to me either

Martin Harris30/12/2017 12:27:57
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What are you basing that on OT? It looks unmarked on a quick glance at the pictures and if it's a tiny bit of exhaust residue then remember that all Lasers are test run before dispatch. Still a remarkable asking price though!

trebor30/12/2017 12:37:59
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Looks like the cylinder head, crankcase and exhaust have been sand or grit blasted.

Martin Harris30/12/2017 12:48:34
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I thought that was the factory finish - inspection of my recently purchased (with perfect provenance as it was received from the hands of Jon at the factory) 200v engine shows a similar fine grained (vapour blasted?) finish on the equivalent components.

Edited By Martin Harris on 30/12/2017 12:59:36

TartanMac30/12/2017 14:05:08
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I'm sure Jon mentioned Laser always blasted there engines. I blasted mine with 220 grit aluminium oxide with a mini blasting gun looks similar. That is big money for a single cylinder 80. More expensive than a new 3.60 V twin. You would have to be really into the subject of diesel engines to pay that price. Mind you it must be very rare and as far as diesels go probably the biggest diesel made by a manufacturer. I seen an old Laser 75 diesel go recently for £385.

I also seen an Enya 2.40 V Twin up for sale for a little over £1100. No way would I pay that.

ted hughes04/01/2018 12:45:54
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TG9e servos available online at £1.98 at Hobby king, however you can snap up a bargain on eBay at £11.25 each!

Be quick, over 300 already sold!:**LINK**

Seller says the servo has the same performance as servos 10x the price- I doubt many modellers use £110 servos!

Edited By ted hughes on 04/01/2018 12:48:23

Devcon104/01/2018 12:50:26
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Seems a pretty good deal to me, X4 servos and free click & Collect from Argos, sometimes I'm happy to pay a bit extra for the convenience.

Have you misread the product description or have I misunderstood.

ted hughes04/01/2018 13:09:37
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Posted by Devcon1 on 04/01/2018 12:50:26:

Seems a pretty good deal to me, X4 servos and free click & Collect from Argos, sometimes I'm happy to pay a bit extra for the convenience.

Have you misread the product description or have I misunderstood.

Yes, I misread. He is just factoring in his profit margin. We all have to make a living.

Edited By ted hughes on 04/01/2018 13:12:52

Geoff Sleath06/01/2018 15:55:37
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I was idly looking to see if there were any decent s/h Parkzone Vapors around as mine is getting very tatty (though I suppose I could try recovering it ) when I came across this 'bargain priced' esc. Would anyone be so naive to pay this much for an 18 amp esc? I really hope not.

Geoff

Edited By Geoff Sleath on 06/01/2018 15:56:25

Daithi O Buitigh07/01/2018 22:15:22
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Just for a change, this guy is selling the repros of the old Veron Tru-Flite kits for a quid less than Vintage (with free postage)

Mark you, I can recall being able to buy 4 Tru-Flite/KK Junior Scale kits, a large tube of Britfix, a can of dope, my copy of Aeromodeller and pay my bus fare home and still have change from a quid :D

Edited By Daithi O Buitigh on 07/01/2018 22:16:45

Geoff Sleath07/01/2018 22:21:48
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You forgot the bag of chips and a bottle of Tizer! laugh

Geoff

Simon Feather23/01/2018 15:31:07
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Here's a lovely engine for your next model...

**LINK**

Cuban823/01/2018 16:37:33
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Posted by Simon Feather on 23/01/2018 15:31:07:

Here's a lovely engine for your next model...

**LINK**

Looks like my club's annual crash trophy, although ours is a little cleaner and nicely mountedlaugh

cymaz23/01/2018 16:52:47
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Posted by Simon Feather on 23/01/2018 15:31:07:

Here's a lovely engine for your next model...

**LINK**

That won’t buff outsurprise

Simon Feather26/01/2018 21:18:51
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Crikey, someone really wants this! bid up to $25 with 5 hours to go...

Martin Harris26/01/2018 21:25:29
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I'm off to bury a few old engines in the garden - look for me in the Sunday Times Rich List in 5 years time...

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