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Post  roddie on Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:17 pm

Lynne and I went away to Sturbridge, MA to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary this weekend. I'd mentioned in that thread that Sturbridge is home to "Hog Heaven Hobbies". Well.. we went there on Saturday afternoon and I picked-up some misc. items such as fuel-tubing, Sig "Easy-Hinges" and a "Fourmost" one-way glow-fuel valve.



Just prior to leaving.. (and I almost forgot to ask..) I inquired as to anything "Cox-related". The fella didn't think so.. but I mentioned the possibility of a "box" in the backroom. Then the fella said; "oh yea.. hold on a second.." Shocked

He returned with a small box. In that box was a large plastic bag full of 2nd-hand Cox engines marked $50. I didn't even have to open the bag to know that I wanted it. The bag had a "code" that looked like they were being sold under consignment..

When I got out to the car.. I took a closer look..

A Tee Dee .049.. (complete) with a tank-mount and (I think..) the original Cox/Leisure-Dynamics box. All papers/insert/stickers were in the box.. but no wrenches..



A Tee Dee .09 and Medallion .049.. both complete..



Two Golden Bee .049's complete; one having a H/C glowhead..



Two 190's.. and a Bee-case w/cylinder/piston/rod..



Two Testors front-rotary .049's with a spare cyl./piston/rod.. and glow-head..



Then there were some other small parts.. including a NOS Kirncraft NVA for Tee Dee .049/.051..



and some other misc. hardware/parts..



Some of these engines are "stuck".. but likely will free-up with a little heat or soaking.

What I "passed-on" were two separately-bagged Cox .049 product-engines.. ($25/ea.) and a Brodak .061 for $50 in its box. Those three engines "alone"would have cost me $100.. (minus any haggling)

I didn't haggle on the bagful of 10 engines.. $5/ea. I felt was a damn good deal!







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Post  KariFS on Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:30 pm

Now that's a SCORE if I've ever seen one Cool

The needle valve assembly alone is worth at least 30 bucks.

Congrats!

And belated happy anniversary wishes too!
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Post  roddie on Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:39 pm

KariFS wrote:Now that's a SCORE if I've ever seen one Cool

The needle valve assembly alone is worth at least 30 bucks.

Congrats!

And belated happy anniversary wishes too!

Thank You Kari! Thumbs Up
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Post  Kim on Sun Dec 17, 2017 1:57 pm

THAT...my friend...is a working example of Good Karma !!!

Congrats on your find AND the 10th Anniversary of your REALLY Great Find !!!!!
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Post  MauricioB on Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:50 pm

Great Roddie, now you have a few engines and pieces to entertain and relive ... surely you will share news with us.
A hug!
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Post  Tee Bee on Sun Dec 17, 2017 2:57 pm

Nice find! Some fine engines there. Congrats.
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Post  Oldenginerod on Sun Dec 17, 2017 3:05 pm

Just don't go on about the bargain too much in front of Lynne.  Remember, the highlight of the trip was spending it with Lynne, right? lol! lol! lol! lol!
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Post  rsv1cox on Sun Dec 17, 2017 4:24 pm

I think that you "scored" a home run roddie!

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Post  Marleysky on Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:23 pm

Roddie, you got a really Big Bang for your bucks on that deal! Super deal for you for sure! And, I’ll second the thoughts recommend by Rod!
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Post  66 Malibu on Sun Dec 17, 2017 7:25 pm

Roddie,
My vote for the best Christmas/Holiday/Anniversary purchase of the year !!!!!! Great Score !!!!!
The .049 Medallion is worth the price of admission !!! The Rest is Free !!!
That KK needle valve goes for upwards of $30 on eBay now days .....
I have made some great scores ( Not as good as you but pretty good ) buying hobby shop junk boxes for a few bucks.
At one time I bought out all Cox stuff (Norvel, too) and 1/2a kits from about two dozen dead or dying hobby shops that  I came across in my work travels...Got some for original dealer costs but got most for 10-20 cents on the dollar !!!

Great pretty place Sturbridge, MA !!
I worked a trade show there once.. I flew into Hartford and enjoyed Conn. villages and countryside on the drive up .
Spent about 2 hours at the Aviation Museum in Hartford and saw the GEE BEE ( don't remember if original or a built tribute) and the Burnelli Flying Wing outside.. Really cool.
Great place in the Summer !!!
Steve.......
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Re: Roddie scores some glow engines!

Post  dckrsn on Sun Dec 17, 2017 8:34 pm

Roddie-
Now you have TWO TeeDee .09s.
Oofa! Nice haul.
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Re: Roddie scores some glow engines!

Post  balogh on Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:42 am

Nice find Roddie...I wonder how many hobbyshops accross the US may still store some forgotten COX stuff waiting for someone to find and put them in use again...

Happy anniversary too.
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Re: Roddie scores some glow engines!

Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:14 am

An anniversary to remember. Let’s put those to good use!
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Re: Roddie scores some glow engines!

Post  getback on Mon Dec 18, 2017 8:31 am

ROCK AND ROLL DUDE !! Your on your way to collectivism Small Cox Logo Babe Bee .049 Small Cox Logo !!!! Good thing you just asked . This Site Rocks!
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Re: Roddie scores some glow engines!

Post  roddie on Mon Dec 18, 2017 12:14 pm

Thank you "all" for the kind words! It was good to get away. We didn't do "too much".. but that's ok. We had a nice dinner out on Friday night. We both had bad head/chest colds coming-on.. which put a bit of a damper on the activities. We "did" go to Old Sturbridge Village on Saturday afternoon/evening.. but it was crowded and cold. Cold I was running a low-grade fever.. and Lynne's feet were getting cold. After less than two hours; we'd both had enough..




Earlier in the day Saturday, we went to the hobby shop.. then to an antique-shop. If any of you visit the S.E. MA area.. be sure to check-out "Hog Heaven Hobbies" in the "Fiskdale" section of Sturbridge.







It's a family-owned/operated store.

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