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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 2:55 pm

I am in Mountain Home Idaho at the moment and as usual I popped into the LHS and lo and behold they carry CL items. They had nearly the complete Brodak lineup. I wish they had some smaller items as I really needed a 4" bellcrank.

They also had 3 CG Swordsman's just sitting on the shelf so I grabbed one on principle as you never see them anymore.

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Post  roddie on Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:45 pm

That's for sure Ron.. very rare to see any C/L stuff anymore. There must be a club in that area.

I see Brodak's version of the "Stuntman 23" on the bottom shelf too.

Are you looking for a certain "brand" of 4" bell-crank?
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 3:51 pm

No, not picky. I could easily order one, but I like to pick one off a shelf and look at it before I purchase it. Call me old fashioned...
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Post  dckrsn on Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:00 pm

Thanks for posting that Ron.
Now I really hate my LHS.  Mad 
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:17 pm

dckrsn wrote:Thanks for posting that Ron.
Now I really hate my LHS.     Mad 
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Bob,

That is an anomaly. None of us have a hobby shop that carries that stuff.
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Post  Admin on Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:19 pm

Hub Hobby still has CL stuff but they haven't been restocking what sells out. Did you spot any Cox engines in their engine case? I have found several NIB Cox engines in hobby shops while traveling, get them for retail prices other than collector prices.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:19 pm

I asked the owner about a local club, he said not that he is aware of. He did say it sells ok though.

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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 4:44 pm

Admin wrote:Hub Hobby still has CL stuff but they haven't been restocking what sells out. Did you spot any Cox engines in their engine case? I have found several NIB Cox engines in hobby shops while traveling, get them for retail prices other than collector prices.

No, believe me I looked!

I will probably go back one more time before I leave though.
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Post  roddie on Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:06 pm

There's a SLHC (semi-local hobby shop) about 25 miles from me in Smithfield, RI called "Apple Valley Hobby". At that time, I was ISO Lionel train stuff. They had a HUGE amount of that... and also a very large selection of 1:18 scale die cast vehicles.. which I'm also very fond of. I do not recall what they had in the area of Aero-modeling kits/supplies... but it is a big place that's been there for at least a decade.

I was there about a year ago, and asked if they had a website. The owner replied; "No.. I couldn't be bothered dealing with the internet..." So this tells me that there could be some real treasures there, just waiting to be discovered, if all they have is local traffic through the store.

I plan on going there again very soon, and will report back here if there's anything notable "Cox" or C/L related.
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 5:47 pm

I hope it's a goldmine Roddie!
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Post  Cribbs74 on Sun Mar 02, 2014 10:43 pm

If anyone wants one of those Swordsman's let me know.

Just PPal me and I will grab them. I can throw em in my suitcase. They cost $34 a piece

They also had 2 Brodak .15's and a .25

Just figured I would throw that out there.

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Post  RknRusty on Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:14 pm

roddie wrote:....I was there about a year ago, and asked if they had a website. The owner replied; "No.. I couldn't be bothered dealing with the internet..."
Yeah, he'd probably sell out in one day. What a pain.
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Post  roddie on Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:50 pm

I went to that Hobby Shop today.. and I'm glad I did, because they're closing there doors after being in business for 74 YEARS!! Everything was 40% off except Lionel train stuff which was 30% off. There were no Cox engines.. but there were some misc. parts. The owner said that there was another box of Cox stuff that he had somewhere... but he did find a box with some .09 mufflers, starter springs for Tee Dee .020, recoil starter parts, a needle valve, a couple Super Stunter hub nuts. I'm going to check back with him about the other box.

I took a few photos

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Check out some of the old Aero Gloss bottles in those racks!!

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Here's something Ken Cook was interested in for towing behind his C47

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and here's what I bought for $23.11 with tax and a 40% discount... not a bad deal (would have only been $15.61 without those 3 little yellow packets on the right... but those are precision Brass washers with a .0625" i.d. and .125" o.d. which I use for bushings on .062" music wire control rods.)

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Post  Cribbs74 on Mon Mar 03, 2014 11:18 pm

Roddie,

If you can swing it, grab all the NIP Cox parts and hit the bay. You can double your money.

Hope the box of stuff is the holy grail. I would grab all the. Aero Gloss stuff if I was there.

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Post  batjac on Tue Mar 04, 2014 12:51 am

roddie wrote:I went to that Hobby Shop today.. and I'm glad I did, because they're closing there doors after being in business for 74 YEARS!! Everything was 40% off except Lionel train stuff which was 30% off. There were no Cox engines.. but there were some misc. parts. The owner said that there was another box of Cox stuff that he had somewhere... but he did find a box with some .09 mufflers, starter springs for Tee Dee .020, recoil starter parts, a needle valve, a couple Super Stunter hub nuts. I'm going to check back with him about the other box.

Man!  You're lucky.  The only shop in town that has ANYthing Cox on the shelf is is pretty sad.  All they have are about 10 needle valves for reedies, and three .09 glow heads for $12 each.  Next time I'm in, I'll try to talk the owner down on the heads, but beyond that, nothing.  My birthday is in a couple of weeks and my wife asked me what I want.  I'd go to that shop and buy everything Cox he had left, and then when my wife asks again what I want, I'd say, "You already bought it for me..."

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Post  RknRusty on Tue Mar 04, 2014 2:47 am

I have hat tank display. Unfortunately they all have a pair of rivets through the back side. Fixable, but I get the impression they were all factory rejects. Good for practicing soldering and they can all be made to work. I forgot about them, maybe there's a good 4 oz tank for the Yak on my board.
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Post  SuperDave on Tue Mar 04, 2014 8:40 am

I decry the disappearane of the LHs' that carried model airplane stuff. Most of them were driven out by I'net competition.

But there was a day they we a wonderful source of not only merchandise and information but a gathering place for those so afflicted. But as our country has changed so has the style of modern life where the pace of living has accelerated.

BUT I have cherished memories of what once was. Recollections are one of the treasures of becoming older.

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Post  roddie on Tue Mar 04, 2014 10:34 am

Cribbs74 wrote:Roddie,

If you can swing it, grab all the NIP Cox parts and hit the bay. You can double your money.

Hope the box of stuff is the holy grail. I  would grab all the. Aero Gloss stuff if I was there.

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Ron, unfortunately I can't really swing it... not until I get back to work. The Aero-Gloss 3.5oz. bottles would cost about $2.81/ea. (@ 40% off) and I really should go back and buy one of each color. There weren't too many colors to choose from... but there was a good supply of clear, sanding-sealer, thinner and fuel-proofer. I didn't notice how much $$ the smaller 1oz. bottles were... but I'd imagine around a "buck" with the discount. There's approx. 50 bottles of both sizes left.

I will call the shop in a day or so.. and ask whether the other box of "Cox stuff" was found. If so; I'll take a drive back to look through it, and pick up a few bottles of A/G while I'm there. If there's anything "extraordinary Cox related"... I may break out the plastic...  affraid 

This shop in recent years.. had catered mostly to model railroading, plastic model kits and 1:18 scale die-cast vehicle enthusiasts, but as I said... it's been operating since 1939, and there's all kinds of odd old treasures from years past, hiding in the cracks!!!
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Post  roddie on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:06 pm

I called to check on the missing box of Cox stuff today, and the Owner said that he had found it, and was going to call me. I drove there to find nothing extraordinary.. but I got a great deal on some cool stuff nonetheless. Among the more interesting things I grabbed, were x2 old-style Baby Bee needle/spring with the larger knobs (lower left corner) and an obscure .049 L/H cam-style starter-spring that fits the round drive-plate (center-left) It has just a small hole for the prop-screw. The four props are all 6" x 2" L/H.

Even though I don't own a Pee Wee .020... I grabbed a needle/spring, overhaul kit and a pkg. w/two wrenches in it.

Everything pictured was less than $10.00 after the 40% discount.

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Post  RknRusty on Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:38 pm

Roddie, if you cut those 6x2s down to 5", you'll probably end up with something around a 3" pitch. The rating is for the average pitch, which increases toward the hub. I'd forgotten Cox made such a prop, but it might have been for a PT-19.
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Post  roddie on Mon Mar 24, 2014 6:49 pm

RknRusty wrote:
I'd forgotten Cox made such a prop, but it might have been for a PT-19.

Rusty

You may very well be correct Rusty... The L/H cam-style 2-piece starter-spring that's made for a round drive-plate (that I also got today) has "PT-19" hand-written on the price tag. It's "spring" is also a smaller dia. (same as the zero-drag type) because it doesn't have to clear a hex-style drive-plate.

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