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Post  batjac on Fri Feb 24, 2017 10:52 pm

As most of you know who have seen my build threads, I don’t have much patience for sitting around waiting for glue to dry.  I go through a fair bit of accelerator and CA glue.  So, since I was having dinner with my wife, I stopped by the hobby shop to get a large refill bottle of accelerator as well as a roll of Circus Pink Monokote (As an aside, avoid using Neon Pink Monokote. The stuff is horrid).  

When I walked in, the guy in the car department saw me and called out, “Hey!  You like old engines, right?  What do you think of this stuff?”  So I walked over to see what he had.  The first thing I saw was this:






I asked how much and he said he didn’t know.  He was looking it up on eBay to set a price.  He said make an offer.  I offered him $75 and he said, “Okay“.  The next thing I saw was this:




He said make an offer and I said $25.  He said, “Sure.”  Looking through the box, it also had these engines:



A nice Fox 35 control line engine, a clean Fox .29 R/C engine, an O&R engine of unknown size with some missing parts, and a Cox car engine.






The box also had an old starter, a 2½ ounce Perfect tank, a couple of glow plugs, a bottle of unidentified thimbles, a couple of wheels, and a set of landing gear from some Cox airplane.  So, all totaled, I got the following for $125.00.  One of the glow plugs even glowed.




Anyone have any ideas what these ferrules are for?  They’re not C/L thimbles, and they’re all different colors.




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Post  Cribbs74 on Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:16 pm

Score buddy! Holy Cow color me green.

To me the tether car alone was worth the $125. Have fun with those, if you want to sell that Tether I am a PM away, I won't hold my breath though Laughing
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Post  RknRusty on Fri Feb 24, 2017 11:47 pm

Lol, good for you. Did you remember to get your CA kicker?

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Post  Oldenginerod on Sat Feb 25, 2017 1:49 am

batjac wrote:

Anyone have any ideas what these ferrules are for?  They’re not C/L thimbles, and they’re all different colors.




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I'd suggest dressmaker's eyelets, or maybe for shoes. (Cobblers) Laughing

Great score on the stuff.  That's the sort of thing we all dream about.  I bet that guy went home and looked things up on ebay and now regrets the sale lol!
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Post  pkrankow on Sat Feb 25, 2017 6:32 am

With the correct tool the clothing eyelets become eyelets for whatever you need. They are also usable as lead out guides. I am sure there are many more uses.

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Post  Kim on Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:43 am

That is a serious haul! Good Score dude !
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Post  wha-tah-hey on Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:54 am

FWIW, Mark, from the size comparison in the pix, the O&R appears to be either a .19 or .23.
There's usually several on eBay but prop drive/washer/nut are commonly missing on 'em.
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Post  Marleysky on Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:21 am

That's what I'd call being in the right place at the right time!! Nice haul for sure!

I think what pkrankow said is correct, those eyelets can be anything you want starting with lead out guides.
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Post  RknRusty on Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:40 pm

Marleysky wrote:That's what I'd call being in the right place at the right time!!  Nice haul for sure!  

I think what pkrankow said is correct, those eyelets can be anything you want starting with lead out guides.
Yeah, I have a whole bullion cube jar full of brass ones. 3/16" ID or so. I've used them for leadout guides a few times, and control rod guides back when I used flexy metal rods. CF rods eliminate that need.

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Post  crankbndr on Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:21 am

That is an interesting Champion car you got there, someone stuffed a McCoy in there.
From the outside it looks like a nice, neat job. I wonder how he did the drivetrain.
A little restoration would make it a real looker.
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Post  getback on Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:50 am

Super Deal Mark!! , More toys to play with Very Happy Yes colored lead out thimbles for difft. color airplanes (what i would use them for ) lol! I see Crnk chimed in i was thinking of him as i read . cheers
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Re: So, I needed some accelerator…

Post  andrew on Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:28 am

Since most of the stainless steel cables used with larger C/L planes are terminated with eyelets, you can use yours for the same purpose. Normally, crimp tools are relatively inexpensive and can be found at most craft or sewing locations (likely at Walmart, too). I have a crimping punch that I use with an arbor press.

If you're going to terminate cables and have colored eyelets, use one color on both ends of the same cable and a different color on the other. Then you can be consistent in connecting the cables, i.e., red always goes on the down line and green is always used on the up line, for example. Once connected to the plane, your handle always connects in the same manner, red on the bottom and green on the top. It just adds a little peace of mind if you're flying alone with a stooge or release.

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Post  NEW222 on Sun Feb 26, 2017 4:00 pm

Nice haul.
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