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Post  gkamysz Sat Jun 11, 2022 9:39 am

I haven't bought much on ebay recently, but found a small lot of engines that included most of a Medallion .09. The back cover and cylinder weren't tightened and it had what might be a Queen Bee head. It appears to be new, so I was a little surprised when the piston wouldn't go up beyond the exhaust ports. It was pretty clean, but I cleaned it, and no change. After pulling out the loupe to get a good look, it was obvious, it was never ground/honed. The bore has the final turned finish all the way to the top. ( If you look closely you can see the turned finish below the exhaust ports on most cylinders). Oh well, maybe one day, I'll finish it.

The engine I was after in the lot was a VA MKII, and that looks new also.

About a month ago I bid on a Nelson .15 with a BIN under 100USD. Paid and an hour later got a cancellation "item lost or damaged". Of course, it turned up again this week for 250 bid. I tried to contact the seller, but I'm blocked. Laughing
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Post  Ken Cook Sat Jun 11, 2022 10:00 am

Greg, I still use the VA MK II. To me, it's a interesting engine. However, it can be very short lived if the gudgeon pin landing becomes compromised. This happens when it becomes loose in the internal threads of the piston and then hammers itself into submission. I had many parts and engines. One particular free flight modeller essentially begged me for two years to offer him up some of my goods. I finally gave in and I'm glad I did. I got a fair price, he got what he needed and I know some peckerhead isn't selling the stuff on Ebay.

If you do come across the Nelson .15, Henry Nelson has some needed parts still. I haven't seen him in a few years but he mentioned to me that he had parts for the .15 and N.36 combat stuff. I need to contact him because my .36 is in need of repair. My contact info I had was not current. I do have a phone number that I need to try.
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