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John A Cole13/03/2012 10:18:00
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Anybody know of where to get hold of old engine spares, needle valve assemblies, prop drivers, comp screws etc.

Ive used Model Engine spares co uk in the past but cant seem to get a reply from them now.

Might have to invest in a lathe and start practising!

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator13/03/2012 11:30:18
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This man might be able to help you John.....

kakariki20/06/2012 21:37:15
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Hi

Sounds interesting but no contact details!

TheFlyingCrust21/06/2012 00:14:28
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Hi John.

I've forgotten the name of the business but email Haley (hayley.kirby@ntlworld.com) and she will supply brand new needle valves and other parts for the DC Merlin and a whole host of other engines. I think her father makes the nva's and she sells them. I bought one for mine in April. Pay by PayPal and it'll be in the post the end of the day. Prices are reasonable and the product is perfect.

The PAW needle valve assembly is a bigger diameter. They are stronger but the intake will be a bit more restricted.

 

Edited By Rentman on 21/06/2012 00:16:17

Edited By Rentman on 21/06/2012 00:17:59

John A Cole21/06/2012 08:25:52
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See my other post about Lionel and model engine spares.co.uk vanishing! Thanks anyway

TheFlyingCrust21/06/2012 10:49:03
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John, I've contacted Hayley and she tells me the website (model engine spares.com) is defunct/no longer running, hence it's vanished.

But she still has all the spares. Recommendation is you drop her an email about what you require and she'll reply with availability and price.

Based on cost, quality, service and delivery I would have no issues doing business with her again.

Ian

John A Cole23/06/2012 14:41:56
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Thanks, I've had spares off Hayley and Lionel before but my email requests have had no response. I will try again in that case smiley

Erfolg27/06/2012 11:03:22
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Would PAW in Macclesfield not be a source of needle valves and maybe compression screws/verniers, or may be a suitably threaded screw?

thomas oliver 101/07/2012 17:01:40
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Almost all British engine makers used a 16th in ( 0.0625) wire for lthe needles of most engine except the tinier ones like the ED Baby. PAW is one of the exceptions using 16swg ( 0.064). A PAW needlyles .will rarely fit most engines and the replacement. of the whole NVA is usually necessary. Engine collectors can easily spot PAW needles fitted to other makes due to their distinct pattern, and will devalue an engine accordingly. ,The commonest size used for the compression screws is 2BA, and PAW ones are quite long and could well be used for other makes.

thomas oliver 101/07/2012 17:19:50
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I think Motorvatio Models is the chap who took over from John D Haytree. He is John Walton, 10 Lansdowne House, Lansdowne Road, Leicester.

Erfolg01/07/2012 18:09:06
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Thomas, not being a purist, I was thinking along the lines of a complete needle valve assembly.

thomas oliver 101/07/2012 21:48:02
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A lot of Britiish made diesels had 4BA size needle valve assemblies in the mid range size. The PAW NVA is 4BA and would fit directly to these and would not cause restriction of airflow. Only if a 5BA sized engine of about 1cc, like a DC Merlin were to be bored out to fit a PAW 4BA sized NVA would there be any restriction.

TheFlyingCrust02/07/2012 00:34:26
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I used to use PAW NVA's on my AM 15 all those years ago and I recall having to open the hole out where it fitted. Tried one in my bro's DC Merlin and it wouldn't fit either - but on the Merlin the intake was smaller than the AM so just stuck with the DC item.

Ian

kakariki10/07/2012 08:36:40
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Posted by Rentman on 21/06/2012 10:49:03:

John, I've contacted Hayley and she tells me the website (model engine spares.com) is defunct/no longer running, hence it's vanished.

But she still has all the spares. Recommendation is you drop her an email about what you require and she'll reply with availability and price.

Based on cost, quality, service and delivery I would have no issues doing business with her again.

Ian

Hi Ian

Do you have other contact details for Hayley, I've been sending emails but no response, maybe I'm off the Christmas card list because I'm in Australia, or maybe a phone number.

Thanks Barry

John A Cole10/07/2012 13:56:26
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Posted by Barry Smythe on 10/07/2012 08:36:40:
Posted by Rentman on 21/06/2012 10:49:03:

John, I've contacted Hayley and she tells me the website (model engine spares.com) is defunct/no longer running, hence it's vanished.

But she still has all the spares. Recommendation is you drop her an email about what you require and she'll reply with availability and price.

Based on cost, quality, service and delivery I would have no issues doing business with her again.

Ian

Hi Ian

Do you have other contact details for Hayley, I've been sending emails but no response, maybe I'm off the Christmas card list because I'm in Australia, or maybe a phone number.

Thanks Barry

Have to agree with Barry, I am still getting no response to my emails either.

TheFlyingCrust10/07/2012 23:00:28
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Barry and John. If you both PM me your email addresses I'll try sending them to Hayley and get her to contact you. I have no idea why I was able to contact her yet you're having no success. Maybe when I try this time I'll have no success. I can but try.

Ian

John A Cole11/07/2012 08:51:36
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Thanks Ian, really appreciate the help. PM sent.

kakariki11/07/2012 13:19:34
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Thanks Ian, PM sent also. I hope this works out, there is no one that I know of who does all these spare parts.

Barry

John A Cole11/07/2012 18:27:01
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As Ive said before, anybody with a lathe and some skill could make a fortune on custom parts production

. smiley

Steve Hargreaves - Moderator19/07/2012 12:43:10
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Just found out a bit more about Motorvation Engines.....apparently he can be reached on 0116 244 2223.

See also this thread

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