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Old Aug 19, 2011, 06:12 AM
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I dealt with someone called Han when I bought my engines from them who was also very helpful. I've dropped him an email and I'll post any news if he replies.
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Old Aug 22, 2011, 01:41 PM
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Good news

CS Engines are still up and running. They have changed their web address but it will revert back to the old one at some point. The current address is:

www.csmodelengines.com

The old (usual) address is www.csmodelengine.com.
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Old Aug 24, 2011, 11:08 PM
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Ahhhh! from the new site it is now pretty clear why the old one had to be closed down. They now no longer manufacture or sell Mills they sell Miller. Looks like IP issues are sure catching up with them.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 02:24 AM
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Yes I also noticed that. If a new owner buys the Mills rights from Aurora, I wonder if they will persue CS and try and get them to stop producing the replicas. They are such an obvious copy that changing the name seems a bit pointless!
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 02:32 AM
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I am curious .... Irvine called their replica a Mills Replica. I didn't think there were any problems there.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 02:53 AM
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Irvine was the only company that Mr Kumar of Aurora licensed to produce the copies.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 04:29 PM
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Thanks DeeBee. Another snippet I never knew.
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Old Aug 25, 2011, 09:20 PM
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From what I know Kumar's did make a late legendry Gent from UK pay up for rights violation, and may have been on the tails of CS as well.
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Old Aug 26, 2011, 05:02 AM
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From what I know Kumar's did make a late legendry Gent from UK pay up for rights violation, and may have been on the tails of CS as well.
That's correct. I heard both sides of the story from both parties involved at the time.

Regarding CS, I'm guessing that it may be more difficult to take legal action against a Chinese company than it was against the UK gentleman, but I might be completely wrong with that assumption.

Fiery - I have an old Irvine Engines advert here from Aeromodeller in the late 70's that reads "The classic Mills .75 available again. Recommencement of production in India, using original Mills Brother's tools has once again made the classic British design small diesel engine available.....Available through your local model shop. Distributed by Irvine Engines".

Note it says 'distributed by'. I think that Irvine must have acted as a distributer for Mr Kumar first, and later on started manufacturing the replica engines under license, some time in the mid-80's I think (although that date may be incorrect).
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Old Aug 26, 2011, 08:27 AM
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But finally, are the Mills still being made or not?? Nice question
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Old Aug 26, 2011, 03:44 PM
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Yes, CS Engines are still producing the Mills engine replicas in various sizes. Here is their current web site CS Engines
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Thanks a lot!!!
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Old Aug 27, 2011, 04:09 AM
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If anyone has bought a CS Mills (Miller? ) engine in the past few months, please let us know what you think of it!
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Local reports are that it's a lottery.

One of the local fliers brought a CS Oliver Tiger, realised it had issues so took it to a local engine guru. He was told to send it back as it wasn't worth the time it would take to sort it out.

That said, others here have their engines and they run fine.
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Local reports are that it's a lottery.

One of the local fliers brought a CS Oliver Tiger, realised it had issues so took it to a local engine guru. He was told to send it back as it wasn't worth the time it would take to sort it out.

That said, others here have their engines and they run fine.
I've heard that too. Some are good some are not so good it seems.

I bought one in the '90s and put it into a Pluto A class Vintage team racer......it went okay.
In the last couple of years it did feel a bit sloppy in the big end, and looked that way too when I undid the back plate.

Greggles was good enough to supply a stock CS conrod that he never needed.......had had special ones made......I installed it and no slop.

It's now done some more time in a Blue Pants, and still feels fine.

Going back 10 or 12 years I always ran Oliver brew fuel through it, but now I just mix up a 1/3 of each that runs most of my diesels.
More oil I guess less wear. It starts fast and runs well.
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