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Old Nov 15, 2012, 03:52 AM
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Thanks for the discourse on the E.D. Bee Brian, I found it most interesting.

In common with many thousands of modellers of my generation my first engine was, almost inevitably, an E. D. Bee. That particular one is long gone, but when my good friend John Harrison passed away, his son offered me the pick of his engine collection before selling it and I just asked for two - a Kalper 0.32, which I had always wanted, and a 1953 model E.D. Bee, identical to the one I had owned all those years ago. Here it is - serial 1N 1801 53. Being "all electric" now, and lacking a source of diesel fuel, I can't run it or the Kalper, but both are in first class running order, so, one day....

A question Brian; I have seen various figures quoted over the years for the number of Mk I bees produced, ranging from 20,000 to 100,000 - I wondered if you have any more accurate information on production numbers. I know that, in the early fifties, every modeller you met seemed to have one or more.
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