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Bert Stalham's 'Torpedo'

This magnificent, supercharged, 15cc vee twin appeared at the 1951 Model Engineering Exhibition, winning its builder, Bert Stalham from King's Lynn, a bronze medal. The engine had its trial runs in a single step boat called Starlet before being installed in a very lightweight hull with twin sponsons. Torpedo above was built along model aeroplane lines and a true 'proprider' as it had no aft planing step. The motor now resides, completely enclosed in a very boxy hull, also called 'Tha'. The full story of Bert and his hydroplanes with their home built engines can be seen in an earlier Lone hands article.

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