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08-08-2014, 10:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,792
Posted By raglafart

No, you weren't the only one Ray. Peter Chilton...

No, you weren't the only one Ray. Peter Chilton had a filter failure and Warren split a bottle but those are the only ones that come to mind.
Enough potential problems to put the idea aside until I...
07-07-2014, 03:35 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 61,197
Posted By raglafart

He was out at the Richmond F/F field on Sunday...

He was out at the Richmond F/F field on Sunday flying his TBR Mills in his flying carpet in the scramble (he may have won it, not sure?)
Didn't take a picture of it, I got side tracked.
I think he...
07-07-2014, 12:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,792
Posted By raglafart

For fueling bottles as opposed to storage bottles...

For fueling bottles as opposed to storage bottles I've had good success with the "Decor" brand sauce bottles that are sold here in Australia through Big W outlets. They come in 3 sizes, 1000 ml, 500...
07-03-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,792
Posted By raglafart

I wouldn't advise PET bottles for mixed fuels and...

I wouldn't advise PET bottles for mixed fuels and unless I'd been introduced to the idea by an acknowledged T/R guy as Alan was and wouldn't have thought to use them myself.
Have to say that it...
07-03-2014, 03:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,792
Posted By raglafart

While all the aforementioned containers are...

While all the aforementioned containers are without doubt the best. The 2 liter soda pop pet bottles also work very well for storing ether in. Alan Shing a well known team race man from Sydney...
06-25-2014, 05:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,763
Posted By raglafart

Just thinking about the Mills. 1) Original P75 ...

Just thinking about the Mills.
1) Original P75
2) Indian Mills
3)Doonside MK 1's
4)Doonside MK 2's
5)Irvine Mills .75
6)Doonside Russian Mills ABC types
7)Banks Mills repros
8)VA Mills mini...
06-24-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,763
Posted By raglafart

The Mills P75 has got to be up there I'd have...

The Mills P75 has got to be up there I'd have thought.
There's been a few Orwick 64 replicas too, at least 4 or 5 as far as I know and quite a few Oliver mk iii replicas.
Be interesting to see what...
06-02-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,763
Posted By raglafart

Wouldn't that honour go to the VW Beetle? and...

Wouldn't that honour go to the VW Beetle? and that was clearly identifiable through all the years to the final ones.
05-22-2014, 05:29 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,210
Posted By raglafart

Hi Chris You seem to have such a deep and...

Hi Chris

You seem to have such a deep and wide knowledge of engine set ups and I merely wondered how you'd accrued such expertise.

As such, I'd have thought my question about your engine...
05-21-2014, 08:04 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,210
Posted By raglafart

Chris I'm just interested in your own personal...

Chris
I'm just interested in your own personal experiences with model engine building and modifying. I'm simply curious if you've built any engines or customized engines with new pistons, longer...
05-21-2014, 07:40 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,158
Posted By raglafart

Even you should realise Chris from all the...

Even you should realise Chris from all the discussion here and on Barton that the R250 is an Oliver clone and has to be identified as such to qualify for Vintage A t/r comps. It had to have a flat...
05-21-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 9,210
Posted By raglafart

George I'm not so sure that Recycled's...

George
I'm not so sure that Recycled's experiences will necessarily be first hand and is much more likely to be a recycled quote of someone else's!;);)
05-12-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,334
Posted By raglafart

The deal is done and completed, the CS OT twin...

The deal is done and completed, the CS OT twin diesel arrived 1/2 an hour ago by EMS courier.
A little disappointed about the absence of any parts list or instructions whatsoever, however quite...
04-03-2014, 03:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,150
Posted By raglafart

I built a diesel speed model. The engine is a...

I built a diesel speed model. The engine is a Nelson 15 D with the Goodyear timed sleeve. Currently does around the low 16's for 10.
It's fitted with a Supercool single blade prop of around 8.5"...
03-11-2014, 05:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,334
Posted By raglafart

Nil Stock at present, but I fancy the BB engine.

Nil Stock at present, but I fancy the BB engine.
03-11-2014, 04:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,334
Posted By raglafart

I've had a reply from CS, we're not done and...

I've had a reply from CS, we're not done and dusted yet!

Here's a link to CS's web page re the CS OT 30 Twin http://www.csmodelengine.com/?a=product&id=16

Seems they've made some improvements...
03-08-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,334
Posted By raglafart

Well I had a reply from Ed Carlson, he doesn't...

Well I had a reply from Ed Carlson, he doesn't have anymore CS twins :(
I might have a go at building one, but don't watch this space for progress. I'm abysmally slow at finishing or starting things!
03-04-2014, 10:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,334
Posted By raglafart

I have to say this topic has whetted my appetite...

I have to say this topic has whetted my appetite to have a play with a twin, I sent Ed Carlson an email but think I'm going to have to give him a call. This after swearing no more engines!
02-25-2014, 05:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,574
Posted By raglafart

Gentlemen I rest my case! Check out the angle...

Gentlemen I rest my case!
Check out the angle of the crankpin and the thickness of the crankweb! this is at the end of the run.
I'm frankly amazed to say I've actually seen a Gotham Deezil actually...
02-24-2014, 04:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,574
Posted By raglafart

If there was anything high tensile about it, it...

If there was anything high tensile about it, it bent like cheese after firing just once!
This was before of course I had taken the engine apart.
It was then I found the litany of engineering woes...
02-24-2014, 12:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,574
Posted By raglafart

Red face Gotham Hobbies "DEEZIL" the worst made engine in history?

Having made a post on the Silver Swallow pages I though ask, What is the worst made diesel engine you've ever bought?

Mine is the "Deezil" sold by Gotham Hobbies

I owned one of these Gotham...
02-24-2014, 12:02 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,014
Posted By raglafart

I'm as perplexed as you on this one. I guess the...

I'm as perplexed as you on this one. I guess the price has something to do with it and I suppose who would think that engines could be made that were basically so appalling!

The again, have you...
02-23-2014, 09:15 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 12,014
Posted By raglafart

The CS ones were horrible, I have 6 or 7 of them...

The CS ones were horrible, I have 6 or 7 of them that I've got to sort out for a friend. Almost all of them wouldn't run unless on a prime, turns out the transfer ports weren't opening for more than...
09-22-2013, 05:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,171
Posted By raglafart

Very impressive to see a Kometa 5 actually...

Very impressive to see a Kometa 5 actually running!
One of my friends had one and there was so much clearance between the sleeve and crankcase there was no primary crankcase compression.
It would...
09-18-2013, 09:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,924
Posted By raglafart

I've done several diesel conversion heads based...

I've done several diesel conversion heads based on the Nelson design that have worked very well.
My Dieselised Taipan Gold Head was going particularly well until the crankshaft let go (not an...
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