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Old Aug 11, 2011, 06:48 AM
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Gee guys, I kind of think the crude plack is sort of cool. I looks hand done. Kind of like a signature, of sorts. You are both very lucky to have one for your very own.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 11:27 AM
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yes it was hand done. it just sort of looks incongruous with the rest of the engine and the attention to detail as to the quality of the build. But yes I can agree with you about it. It is just a little odd.
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Old Aug 11, 2011, 12:31 PM
Voices through wires? Ha!
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It may be a German idiosyncratic joke. By using the inverted "M", it reads "whom" inverted (German wem)...."Whom?...Wohm". Anyway, ask him...
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 06:44 PM
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No joke or humor per se.
I has asked Wolfgang about it earlier:
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Hello Earl,
that is quite easy: WOHM means… Thats me!! WO for Wolfgang, H for Hoepfner, M for Motors. The result is WOHM! I`m the Constructor and the Builder for this engine and I had the opinion that the engine needed a name. So I invented this lable.

Nice to hear from you, that the engine worked without trouble. So that you could like it.

Best regards from Germany
Wolfgang
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 10:20 PM
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Crossbreed Diesel and others

A 2.5 crossbreed engine, and an ED marine engine, factory installed water jacket. and NIB OK .049 diesel.
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Old Aug 12, 2011, 10:36 PM
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Wohm

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No joke or humor per se.
I has asked Wolfgang about it earlier:
I take the opportunity : can you send me those adjustment locking levers for my engine Wolfgang ? saves me time to make them greetz Reggy
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 01:06 AM
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Bambi and his family

Here is the Davies-Charlton Bambi along some copies. I did run the Dave Banks copy and it runs great. The Bambi only arrived last week (try find a good one complete with orig. alu propellor) and the Rustler arrived yeasterday.
Must make some cocktail-brew first before running all of them. On the Valentine I use pure ether by the way.
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 02:31 AM
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Reg,

In most details, the Rustler Tadpole shows an extremely strong resemblance to a Frog 50 (.030) MkI...
Even the carb needle looks 'original' (not always the case on replicas...), as does the prop nut as well (a bit worn, like usually found on old Frogs...).
Prop driver, backplate....all is looking very 'Frog'....

Normally you'll spot a 'cheat' or two on replica engines, but not here...

As there isn't a great difference in size between .025 and .030, could original parts have been used to some extent....?

A great looking engine anyway...
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Old Aug 17, 2011, 07:50 PM
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Interesting article - http://www.modelboats.co.uk/news/article.asp?a=484
and a racing 1.5 Special by Tony Eifflaender. BOB
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 11:23 AM
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Gc 09

This, my friends is a GC 09 and that stands for Gordon Cornell. Readers of the, alas no more Model Engine World magazine will surely remember him from his highly technical colums. I knew he did build small batches of engines but had never seen one appear on ebay. There was only one bidder besides me. I was wondering what the strange emblem on the side stands for ?
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 11:44 AM
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Reg,

In most details, the Rustler Tadpole shows an extremely strong resemblance to a Frog 50 (.030) MkI...
Even the carb needle looks 'original' (not always the case on replicas...), as does the prop nut as well (a bit worn, like usually found on old Frogs...).
Prop driver, backplate....all is looking very 'Frog'....

Normally you'll spot a 'cheat' or two on replica engines, but not here...

As there isn't a great difference in size between .025 and .030, could original parts have been used to some extent....?

A great looking engine anyway...
I thought the Rustler was copied on the Bambi, to tell the truth I should have to look up information on the engine. I think the, what I call, Dave Banks copy was made by VA in St Petersburg. I did buy the engine directly from Dave at a Watford swapmeet. I did run the engine at that time (and always take notes afterwards) Used 5x2 Graupner and 4 1/2x2 Cox props and found the Cox the best. Very sensitive needlevalve. Engine needed further running-in. I cannot wait for the original. I have had quite a few over the years and all of those were s**ers, even made a crankshaft for one. This one seems to have good compression. It must have been a frustrating little beast in its days. So who made the Rustler ?
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 11:54 AM
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may i post a diesel for definite identification? i believe its a paw 09 ct rc with muffler but not sure
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 12:56 PM
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sure why not?
Someone is always posting a "puzzle what is it" kind of engine here too.
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 01:06 PM
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here it is, like i was told and checked it looks like a paw .09 ct conveted to rc and with muffler added
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Old Aug 18, 2011, 01:11 PM
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here it is, like i was told and checked it looks like a paw .09 ct conveted to rc and with muffler added
Yes I think it's a PAW, they never put capacity on their engines, I have stamped all the PAW's I have with the correct capacity, do this on a lug with small metal stamps.
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