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May 2024

Two more remarkable cars from Steve Betney and a hefty price reduction on his two cars advertised previously. Both of the newly advertised cars, rare in themselves, feature extremely rare motors. For further details, information or images contact stevebetney(at)aol.com

New listing for my Oliver Busy car. Built from one of the first sets of John Goodall's super, hand beaten aluminium bodies for this car. It is powered by a rare original Oliver Jaguar 2.5cc engine, expertly converted to twinshaft operation by John, and has not been run on a track so is in very nice cosmetic condition. It is finished in red cellulose paint and carries the racing number 5 like the original car.
Priced at £1,000.

New listing for a rather historic item, a Manfred Pfefferle Sandrunner car. This is powered by a super rare Moki 2.5cc TR twinshaft engine (an Oliver RVB clone), and it is believed to be one of only 10 such engines produced. The car has a superb, polished aluminium body finish and is in top cosmetic and mechanical condition throughout, with expert engineering apparent in all aspects.
The price is £1500.

I have many extra photographs of each car should anyone want them.

April 2024

Huge collection of engines for sale: Scott Clydesdale is selling a large number of motors from the collection of his late father Ron Clydesdale.

Current list of over fifty motors from an Alpha and very rare AMA through the entire alphabet Doolings, ETAs, Fox K&B, Mamiya, McCoy, Nordec, OPS, OS, Picco, Rossi, Sabre, Taipan and more.

For a full PDF list with descriptions and condition please email Scott scottclydesdale(at)hotmail.com or OTW otwmedia0@gmail.com or go to the FEMA site speedmodelcar.org

March 2024

Another selection of Steve Betney's superbly built replica race cars and something most unusual, a tethered motorcycle. There is an exceedingly rare and complex motor lurking in one and an equally interesting motor in another. The cooper represents a 'ready to run' Buckminster proposition. For further details, please contact Steve via email  stevebetney(at)aol.com  High res images available via OTW otwmedia0@gmail.com

Please note price reductions on the cars

Nuova FAOR-based tethered motorcycle in nearly new  condition. You only get two wheels with this one (plus two new spare tyres). This big boys’ toy, high-end RC motorcycle is quite large, about 16” long by 10” high with the driver, and weighs 4 1/2lbs. It has been run on a track and is very stable, and its Sirio 12 engine emits an unmissable high pitched exhaust note through the pipe. This has been retrofitted with a Sullivan metal geared Roto Start mechanism to replace the original pull starter.

A spare new Sirio 12 glow engine is also available separately at £50 if wanted. A piano wire bridle is attached to two hard points on the chassis to balance the bike for track running, and there is a 2.4GHz RC receiver fitted, with 2 servos for throttle and brakes on the front wheel (the steering is locked for track running), and large NiMH battery. You will need your own 2.4GHz transmitter to run it. Finished all in matt black epoxy paint for a rather sinister look, and in excellent working condition, the price is £450.

1/8 scale Lotus 49 (Number 1). The build of this car was covered in my OTW article “Lotus 49: A Case of Creeping Elegance” in the Builds and Restorations section, so please refer to this if interested. It runs well on the track at a nice scale speed of about 30mph. The pull start on the interesting OS 12LD X engine was replaced by an upgraded, metal geared Sullivan Roto Start mechanism after first runs. Still in excellent condition, with just some slight honourable signs of track running to the body, price £900. Price now reduced to £750

1/8 scale Lotus 49 (Number 2). This car was built following the OS 12 LD X version above to accommodate one of the (then) new Toyan FS S100A 4 stroke engines, fitted with an on-board electric starter. This is quite a chunky engine with its cooling fan and starter motor, so some anamorphic scaling of the car plan and side outlines was needed, whilst retaining the scale track and wheelbase. It starts very easily with a separate plug-in starter box (not provided, but if you want to make one, I can supply my spare Toyan ESC for £20 for you to do this). This car is heavier than the OS 12LD X version, but runs well on the track at about the same scale speed, and is also priced at £900. Price now reduced to £750