Home     Updates     Hydros     Cars     Engines     Contacts     Links                              Contact On The Wire

Market Place

Free ads. for individuals wanting to advertise tethered car, boat and engine related items for sale and for specific items wanted. This will be a rolling page so that new items can be added or sold items removed at any stage of the month. Commercial or regularly available items are to be found on the Spares page

A few basic rules:- 

Ads. should have precise and accurate details of the items for sale, an asking price and a photo if available.
Contact details as you wish them to be displayed, @ can be replaced by (at) in an email address.
Wanted ads. must be for specific items,  catch all ads. will not be posted.
Please notify OTW when items are sold so that ads can be amended.   otwmedia0@gmail.com

Inclusion of an advert does not imply any endorsement by OTW, responsibility for the accuracy of descriptions or for any subsequent communications with advertisers.    


16th Nov


Lampertheim-Hüttenfeld (Germany)

Location: An der Tuchbleiche 39, D-68623 Lampertheim-Hüttenfeld

at LW Compressors GmbH / Germany

Saturday 8.00am to 5.00pm Free parking Free entry

Vintage Model Engines, Parts, Planes, Kits Tether Cars, Boats

Highlights: Model engine exhibition
Franz Rupert restored workshop with engines and machines
Collection of old racing motor cycles

Tables are available please register/reserve till December 31st 2023
areas for model engine demonstrations available
Model engines for display are welcome International arrival central via airport / train Frankfurt approx. 40 minutes Highway A5 exit Hemsbach, direction Hüttenfeld /Lampertheim; approx. 15 minutes

Amadeus Kurz / Dr. Peter Rathke e-mail: modelengineswap@gmail.com

If there is anyone from the UK that would fancy making up the numbers for a car trip to this event, then please contact John Gooodall email john(at)johngoodall.me.uk, or tel 01283 713715

3rd Nov

For Sale: This car represents an almost unknown part of British tethered car history. In the late 40s and early 50s, importing American mite cars legally was prohibited but a member of the Chiltern Club came up with this alternative. The late and lamented F W Woolworth & Co were marketing a range of clockwork, toy cars. Remove the base plate and mechanism, replace with a plate base and an ED Bee or similar and there was a fun and cobby little car capable of 40mph.

This example is an original, British, Marx model with a VCG ED motor and four new Raylite wheels. Again being sold on behalf of the late owners family at £275, although, given the unusual nature of this car, offers will be considered.

Contact Paul or John Goodall email john(at)johngoodall.me.uk, or tel 01283 713715

2nd Nov

For sale: Original and complete Cox Thimbledrome with all the 'bits' undamaged and attached. The Cameron motor is the genuine article, not a Dummy hence the price £325 +P&P

Contact Paul or John Goodall email john(at)johngoodall.me.uk, or tel 01283 713715

For sale: Another super twinshaft conversion

Again from the same commission and superbly engineered by Alan Knight is this twinshaft, this time based on a CS Oliver replica. Super compression and in as new condition. £199 +P&P

Contact Paul or John Goodall email john(at)johngoodall.me.uk, or tel 01283 713715 again, selling the engine on behalf of the family. 

For sale: Unusual twinshaft conversion

The first of many twinshaft conversions commissioned from Alan Knight, built from existing engines or parts that will be available over the next months. Unfortunately this is due to the death of the owner so as with other items below are being sold on behalf of the family.

This eminently useable McCoy 29 based unit is priced at £185 +P&P


Engines from the collection of the late Ian Russell:

10cc Manx 60 designed and built originally in the late 1940s by Peter Larsen in Australia.  The origins of the design are quite evident and a while ago, David Owen built a series of numbered replicas. This example is number 4 from the series of 9, new and in a plain box, but no paperwork. Priced at £275 plus £10 for UK P&P by Royal Mail Special Delivery. Foreign shipping at cost.

Sale on behalf of the family by Jan Huning, with proceeds going directly to Ian's partner.

Contact Jan for further details email janhuning(at)icloud.com


New Items Added: 16th October

Due to the untimely death of the owner we will be selling several cars and many engines for his family over the next few months. The engines are mostly British, converted to twin shafts for cars. From the collection and built by John Goodall is this SMRU Swedish beginners car finished in the Swedish National colours with single wheel driven by 1.5cc MVVS a very powerful engine when I tested it. Fitted with fuel tank, fuel cut off and front suspension it is in as built excellent unused condition. Price £595 plus postage.
Contact Paul or John Goodall.
email john(at)johngoodall.me.uk, or tel 01283 713715, 


Clutch and flywheel for Stentor 6 installation (see photo) in an E&M Maserati any sensible price paid or p/exchanges on any of my engines. or modelling goods.

Contact :-

John Goodall email john(at)johngoodall.me.uk, or tel 01283 713715, 


Wanted: Oliver scale type car bodies unmolested castings preferred, or part finished projects considered either with, or without engines. I will pay cash, or P/exchanges. Contact :-John Goodall as above.

New Items Added: 6th October

From Martin Coe

Flying tail aircar with KMD 2.5cc diesel. Engine starts and runs fine.  Ran OK at Buckminster event in 2021, not run since. £110 collection (RG27), £120 UK postage.

Contact: martinf2d(at)yahoo.co.uk


Redfin car parts (new). Chassis set, front axle, front wheels, bridle & tyres. £70 collection (RG27), £75 UK postage.

Contact: martinf2d(at)yahoo.co.uk


PAW 29 TBR RC version (in box), bench run only (not fully run-in). Exhaust stub shortened slightly. £100 collection (RG27), £105 UK postage.

Contact: martinf2(at)yahoo.co.uk

Irvine 25 Barton B team race engine (in box), compression feels good. Slight corrosion on the spinner. £75 collection (RG27), £80 UK postage

Contact: martinf2d(at)yahoo.co.uk


For Sale:
Approx 1933 Meccano Constructor, clockwork kit car, superbly restored to virtually as new condition, in fact it is that good a restoration I thought it was a replica as most of the metal work is as good as new, but I am told none have been made. Comes with correct Meccano key and has a powerful clockwork motor with a not very efficient brake. Steering can be adjusted, by turning the steering wheel. Must have replica tyres as they are supple like new. £850.  Offers or p/ex considered

Contact:- john(at)johngoodall.me.uk  or tel 01283 713715.

For Sale:
A unique opportunity to have a crack at the magic 100mph with a twinshaft? Built by Bob Matonsen after seeing an early Slabang which he liked and decided to make his own copy. He converted a Super Tigre 15 to twin shaft with narrow track drive wheels. The rest is very 'Slabang like' including front suspension and the sleek body style, except it has the one piece fuel “Nip Off”, I believe designed by Lars O’Johnassen for the SMRU beginners car. Refinished in Stove enamel and ready to run. £750.
Very close offers or P/Ex considered

Contact john(at)johngoodall.me.uk or tel 01283 713715.