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I have an early Enya .06 diesel, I think it's what is referred to as a Mark 1. It is in very good condition but unfortunately one engine mounting lug has been broken out. It's just a thought but someone may have an old motor with broken crankshaft or something and would be willing to part with it so that I can salvage the crankcase. If so, you can contact me. Allen
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I have an early Enya .06 diesel, I think it's what is referred to as a Mark 1. It is in very good condition but unfortunately one engine mounting lug has been broken out. It's just a thought but someone may have an old motor with broken crankshaft or something and would be willing to part with it so that I can salvage the crankcase. If so, you can contact me. Allen
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My digging resulted in this one.
Condition is used but impeccable.
If this is of interest, please contact me.

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Gossie, nice looking Webra (post #1902). How many more seconds of fuel was left in the line after the timer pinched the fuel line off? Did this ever put you over the limit?
What's the rest of the model look like?

Earlwb, that twin Webra is a big tease!

Thanks Twin-Stack, great info.
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 12:01 AM
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Gossie, nice looking Webra (post #1902). How many more seconds of fuel was left in the line after the timer pinched the fuel line off? Did this ever put you over the limit?
What's the rest of the model look like?

Earlwb, that twin Webra is a big tease!

Thanks Twin-Stack, great info.
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This one is really neat, a Webra 7.7cc twin diesel a Webra Ruppert. This is all I found on it was this video clip.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3JtQ_htIKNY
A bit more on the Ruppert
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Old Apr 03, 2011, 09:53 AM
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How about a Taplin Quad or 4 cylinder engine? Defintely something to drool over or covet. Apparently only one was made, no one seems to have seen any more of them. ref http://modelenginenews.org/ed.2006.04.html

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How about a Taplin Quad or 4 cylinder engine? Defintely something to drool over or covet.
Now that's quite an engine......and yes, I did drool indeed - for a while - until Doubt started to work at me.....

How on earth is this engine made...?

The 'strap' that surrounds the crankcases implies that this is a 2-piece case, split lengthwise...but why split it all the way forwards, including the front bearing...?...a separate, traditional 'Taplin' front housing would have been the obvious solution...

Additionally, this 'strap' really looks 'added-on' at this photo...
And, in the case of a 2-piece unit, why make a weakening 'recess' between each cylinder, thus complicating the casting...?...this looks like 4 cases mocked toghether, completed with a lengthwise 'strap' in order to add some credence...

Also, a couple of lines look strange on this photo....

The intake 'elbow' looks more crudely made than the rest of the engine.

If this is a joke/fake, it is not a 'photoshop joke'...someone seems to have spent some time in the workshop to acheive it..

Note that the photo was published in Modelenginenews APRIL 2006....

Why isn't there more than ONE existing photo on this planet, of such a sensation...?



I may be entirely wrong though...and that's ok.
I would be pleased to have my suspicions disintegrated.....hearing that this engine really exists, or existed....
If the "engine appeared in British magazines of the 1950's" (quoting the author of the article), maybe someone will remember this, or possibly even kept the magazine....though this wouldn't proof that the engine of the photo is 'for real'....

What do you think...?....am I barking 'up the wrong tree'...? ...after all, this may be an oddly designed one-off from Col. Taplin's shop....

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Yeah it does have one wondering for sure. It is most odd there is only one picture of it. If April Fools, it was a good one. Why would they have the recesses on the twin as well?

But the Taplin Twin prototype that was made by this guy here shows the crankcase setup fairly well. someone could have easily extended it for two more cylinders.
http://modelenginenews.org/taplin/index.html



[IMG[http://modelenginenews.org/taplin/taplin_case_fixed.jpg[/IMG]



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You are right Bosse, look also the fins they are not aligned!
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