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Old Mar 10, 2012, 01:36 AM
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The engines were made by A.Vella in Hungary. This one I did obtain long ago is even rarer and named the Seal Baby. Dates from '58 and has a 5:1 gear ratio. Will take it apart one of these days.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 01:52 AM
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The little beauty was called "Tomboy" in West Germany, where it was sold by Klaus Krick. See the listing and comment by Peter Chinn in his 1964 Global Engine Review which was published in the 1964 American Modeler Annual. And the plot thickens with the Schlosser name appearing...
From the H.Menrad book
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 02:49 AM
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Bambino/Tomboy explanation by Peter Chinn in his 1963 Global Engine Review

Peter Chinn Global Engine Reviews as published in American Modeler Annual can be downloaded:
Year 1963: http://www.adrive.com/public/372B8z.html
Year 1964: http://www.adrive.com/public/KpkJgr.html
Year 1965: http://www.adrive.com/public/2c4GRn.html
Year 1966: http://www.adrive.com/public/ZHbHSH.html
Year 1968: http://www.adrive.com/public/e385bm.html
Each pdf file is about 15 Mb
Mind that Adrive keeps the files public for only 15 days. If interested, download before March 29th!
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 04:19 AM
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Each pdf file is about 15 Mb
Mind that Adrive keeps the files public for only 15 days. If interested, download before March 25th!
Thanks J-M,
Just at the right time... I can't download 15MB... so restaurant in Amboise this evening, followed by a quick trip to the cyber café to download this lot.
Brian
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 09:28 AM
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The engines were made by A.Vella in Hungary. This one I did obtain long ago is even rarer and named the Seal Baby.
The Seal Baby (AKA 'Alag VT-12') was imported to Sweden along with the Aquila Baby (AKA 'Alag VT-8').....I recall them from from mail order catalogues back then, though I have a feel not too many VT-12's were actually sold. At rare occations they do show up at the odd swapmeet or auction though...
The photo shown below is "borrowed" from the Internet.

Speaking of A.Vella, Hungary, the Alag 'X' range of engines comes to my mind, the most well known beeing the 2.5 cc 'X-3' diesel.
The photo below shows my 'X-4' (1.5cc) and 'X-5' (1cc). I've owned them for several years, and they are still unrun.
The X-5 is very compact for its displacement...probably the most tiny 1 cc I've ever seen....you could easily confuse it with an engine of a considerably smaller capacity.

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Old Mar 10, 2012, 12:46 PM
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Here's a cute little fellow. Never been run.


John 0.5cc.
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 01:02 PM
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Here's a cute little fellow. Never been run.


John 0.5cc.
Hobbyclub used to sell these years ago, they were very nicely build!
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 03:32 PM
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Here's a cute little fellow. Never been run.


John 0.5cc.
Here's one of only a few twins he built, have better pics on my home Mac but am on my laptop now
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 11:14 AM
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Another obscure 1950's British diesel
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 12:25 PM
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Not April 1st yet.
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 12:41 PM
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They were the last in the line of French diesels
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 01:37 PM
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That typesetter probably went on to work for the Manchester Guardian which was so famous in the fifties for it's spectacular level of typos that it used to be referred to as "The Gruniad".
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 03:17 PM
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Here's one of only a few twins he built, have better pics on my home Mac but am on my laptop now
These pictures are sharper
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Old Mar 11, 2012, 04:24 PM
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That typesetter probably went on to work for the Manchester Guardian which was so famous in the fifties for it's spectacular level of typos that it used to be referred to as "The Gruniad".
It still goes on. A couple of news? papers here often have spelling errors.
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Old Mar 12, 2012, 11:12 AM
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I would never buy an engine where they couldn't even get the spelling right on the crankcase, jeez
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