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Jan 2021

For Sale: Railcar collection

There are 3 cars, generally complete, except the Bristol lacking front tyres. They are in the boxes they were presumably last taken to races in, when active. I think the engines are ED units, but can confirm that, and can supply dimensions also. Also I hope to find a name of the original owner to try to preserve their history.

They are not the finest finished of items, probably constructed with limited facilities of the period. Some of the bolts are wartime AGS aircraft bolts on BA, probably early postwar RAF surplus.

I'm assuming the silver one is a Cooper Bristol, the Black one an ERA, and the green one an Auto Union?
The black car's front wheels steer with the roller unit for added realism.

Hopefully the cars can find a home with the right collector, priced at £450 for everything, although I am prepared to consider offers. All items Sold


Jan 1

For Sale: A3 tethered hydro and props

This was the quicker of my two A3 hydros usually ran 125 to 130mph. It is all complete but will probably need a clean before it’s run again. The engine and running gear turn over as they should engine has after run oil in it.

Set of spare engine mount and exhaust rubbers and any other bits I might find. £300 ono buyer to collect.


Prop Shop props. The first 5 from the left are for the A3, the other one is smaller and the last one is bigger. £15 each. Collection or postage at cost. Props all Sold

I also have a couple more hydros in the attic, one is a rolled ply 40 with an OPS. The other rolled ply boat has a 7.5cc K&B Any interest contact me and I will get them out and see what I can to go with them.

Please contact Oliver Monk oliver.monk@btinternet.com

Wanted: A competent model engineer to complete a very historic model engine which I have owned for several years now and feel I do not have the ability to complete. It is the Weaver Vee twin four stroke intended to power a Morgan three wheel tether car.

The basic engine is as shown on page 35 of Motor Racing in Miniature. But the start of the cylinder head shown is missing.

Please contact:- John Goodall on 01283 713715 or email john@johngoodall.me.uk thank you


If interested in any of the following items, please contact Steve Betney at stevebetney@aol.com. Postage extra at cost on all items.

1. OK CO2 ENGINE. Interesting vintage OK CO2 single shaft car engine in excellent condition with driven wheel at £35. Use with a CO2 cartridge in the included original holder which pierces them, or buy the new separate pictured Gasparin tank with filler attachment and pipes for conventional operation using a large Sparklets gas cylinder with filler valve attachment for an additional £10. A piece of American model tethered car history.

2. OWAT Mk 1 5cc fixed compression diesel £150. This 1946 engine is in near new and original condition, serial number D348, with unmarked mounting lugs. The needle valve assembly is a serviceable replacement item, it came to me without one.

Many British tethered cars of the 1940s and early 1950s used this engine type, they do run OK, but with a bit of vibration.

3. NORDEC 10CC Mk 1 GLOW 1948 £175. Absolutely pristine and original engine, the best example I have ever seen and not retouched or renovated in any way, just cleaned with detergent and a toothbrush, so just as it came out of the factory. Piston, rings and cylinder are totally clean, and it has its original new KLG brass ball ended glowplug,

Now Sold

4. EUREKA 2.5cc TWINSHAFT DIESEL £ 120. This is a New in Packaging Russian Eureka 2.5cc diesel engine complete with instructions, tool and spare gaskets as supplied. These are very well made and powerful Eastern Block engines, of much higher revs, speed and manufacturing quality than the better known TEMP/RYTM types, and much cheaper than repro Oliver twinshaft types.

5. WREFORD HALF PINT PARTS. Wreford small bevel gearbox for the 1cc Half Pint car (drawings are available but not included) complete with drive wheels. all in VGC, with an appropriate, excellent ED Bee Mk 1 diesel engine complete with new repro fuel tank, and equipped with an original Wreford clutch (with a repro drive plate I had to make). A complete front end drive for this nice, pretty and simple to make little 1949 car model. £200 for this package of very hard to find items. SOLD


1. WREFORD PINT parts (not Half Pint as above). Pictured here are the only bits I have been able to find so far for this elusive British car, most parts for which were advertised on the August 1953 issue of Model Maker magazine. These parts, a name-stamped, folded ali chassis plate and an unused pair of 2 ¾ inch diameter wheels with tyres (the Half Pint used 2 inch versions), were bought as Half Pint items on eBay maybe a decade ago, a happy accident, but apart from Bill Langley who had a single, used Wreford wheel this size at the time, nothing else has come to light. The Model Maker Test Bench column of August 1953 pictured a steerable rear axle with ball bearing equipped wheels, a much sturdier front bevel drive gearbox, a fuel tank and fuel cut-off, and also mentioned a clutch to be "coming soon". Any further intelligence on these part is eagerly sought, and particularly any images of a finished Pint car, which I have never seen. I have heard rumours of a possibly complete example somewhere in the Newark area?

2, AEROPICCOLA OR VEGA PARTS. Any castings, wheels, tyres or other parts, or project cars in need of completion or restoration for these nice Italian and French tethered cars are wanted please.