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Old Oct 24, 2012, 06:26 AM
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Bob, There isn't much more information to give. The ad. text is correct. This is the Dynamic, 1.5cc (blue head). Made in Paris, mid-fifties, by a gentleman called Jacques Cornet. There is a similar engine with a red head called "Le Jet" which is 1cc. The one in the photo just has the fuel needle removed, and what the seller is calling a "large screw" looks to me like it may be a spare spraybar.
I considered bidding, but it's another of these "not outside the US" deals, so I didn't bother. Shame... I don't know what the final selling price was, but the guy would probably have made much more by selling in Europe.
Most of the engines I see from US sellers don't restrict sales, some obviously do. But nearly all German sellers makes sales difficult or charge FAR too much for shipping.
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Old Oct 24, 2012, 09:11 AM
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Yeah, it's tough to buy anything from German Ebay if you're outside of Europe. And they have some great engine listings. They don't need to sell worldwide. They get the highest price right at home. Virtually all of my nicer engine listings on Ebay have shipped overseas.

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 03:53 PM
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Hi

A while ago an elderly gentleman told me it looked like a Meteor 25 from Hungary, possibly from the same producer as the Alag but I can't find any evidence at all. This article has the word Meteor mentioned once, but nothing about the engine size, picture or year of fabrication.

http://modelenginenews.org/ad/alag.html

Any help apreciated !

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Old Oct 24, 2012, 04:51 PM
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Allan,

It is indeed a Hungarian Meteor 25.
Here is a photo from THIS site, showing lots of interesting engines rarely seen at "our backyard".....

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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:07 AM
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Md5 "kometa" (comet)

The Hungarian Meteor ... looks nice

Now the utilitarian looking soviet era Russian MD 5 Kometa diesel. First mentioned on page 47 (post number 692) though no informaton was given.

It looks like an interpretation of an old SuperTigre engine

Can anyway translate the cyrillic for me?

The backplate contains "UEHA" and a "9p.50kon."

Is UEHA the manufacturer?

What is known of these?
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 02:42 AM
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KOMETA 5

Like you say, very similar to an early Super Tigre.
I once owned a glow version of the same engine....identical to yours, apart from a finned, non-anodised head, and a ringed alu piston / steel liner, also Super Tigre style....
I traded it away before even test running, but it felt like a well built engine...

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Old Oct 25, 2012, 04:47 AM
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The backplate contains "UEHA" and a "9p.50kon."
"UEHA" means "Price",
"9p.50kon." means "9 ruble 50 kopeck" i.e. nine and a half ruble.
What you transcribe of the Russian alphabet as "U" is a "Tse", as "H" is an "N", as "p" is an "r", and as "n" is a "p".
It should read: "TSENA" "9r.50kop."
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:11 AM
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Thanks J-M.
Amazing that the price should be cast in the crankcase!
... or is it stamped?
In either case, it's very surprising!

I have some engines that are marked "ED" on one side, and "246" on the other...
Could these be strange codes, I wonder...
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 12:47 PM
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Thanks J-M.
Amazing that the price should be cast in the crankcase!
... or is it stamped?
In either case, it's very surprising!

I have some engines that are marked "ED" on one side, and "246" on the other...
Could these be strange codes, I wonder...
As I understand it Brian, in the USSR (as was) inflation was officially not allowed - so you could safely stamp the price on! I must say, every time I visit the supermarket and look at this weeks new prices I wonder if they might have had something there .....pity the rest of the system didn't work!
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:36 PM
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I have a feeling that this will fetch mega-bucks..........
(Quoting from Mike Clanford's book) "E.R.E. (English Racing Engine) 2.5cc. Made by H. Baigenaut, Bournemouth in 1947 and marketed by Replica, Sloane Square, London." (That's not a longstroke ! This is a longstroke ! )

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ERE-2-49cc-V...item1e73c2d127
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 06:45 PM
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Can anyone confirm that this is a 1948 "Majesco Mite" as stated by the seller ?
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Old Oct 25, 2012, 10:19 PM
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Can anyone confirm that this is a 1948 "Majesco Mite" as stated by the seller ?
Bob, apart from the fact that "it looks a bit new". It's a Majesco Mite.
Any confusion is only due to the fact that they're not seen very often, and the tank should obviously be below the venturi and not on top, the way it's shown.
I don't know whether there have been any repros or not, but the wrong tank mounting bit makes me think that it may well be an original, i.e. a repro would likely be with a collector and would at least be properly assembled...
A rare engine...
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 07:55 AM
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It is indeed a Hungarian Meteor 25.
Here is a photo from THIS site, showing lots of interesting engines rarely seen at "our backyard".....

Bosse, I had a look at the site. Very interesting. As you say, there are a lot of rare engines that we'll probably never see.
One "interesting" point, on their page 26, there is a Taplin Twin Mk I, which is called a (DC) "Tornado", but I looked all around the site, and I didn't find any means of contact at all.
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:22 AM
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Allan,

It is indeed a Hungarian Meteor 25.
Here is a photo from THIS site, showing lots of interesting engines rarely seen at "our backyard".....

Wow ... that was nice to know ! -Thank you Gluehand !

/Allan
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Old Oct 26, 2012, 01:16 PM
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On auction now.....not named.
To me it looks like a Micron 5 cc.... (?)

http://www.tradera.com/gammal-diesel...2065_167138730

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