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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:38 pm

Post a picture, plant a seed and watch it grow.

That's what Mark did several months ago when he showed a picture of one of his display cases filled to the brim of mostly Cox  stuff.  I thought, that's really neat, maybe one day I will find a similiar case.  And I did, bought at a local auction for dollars way below it's real value.  Half a bottle of Windex later I really had something.  

Sooo I added the contents of the smaller curio cabinet, a few models from the loft.....





and, it being on sliders moved things around a bit.



I'm gonna need a bigger case. Smile
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Post  RknRusty on Thu Oct 01, 2015 12:50 pm

It's gorgeous!

If you get in any trouble for spending too much time arranging, oiling and dusting, Mark will probably deny any association with such a thing, Lol.
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Post  akjgardner on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:12 pm

Very Nice.....I'm looking for one too
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Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:40 pm

Nicely done, I like the combo of planes and engines! I also noticed you added the "scooter" feet to be able to move it, good move.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:42 pm

Nicely done, I like the combo of planes and engines! I also noticed you added the "scooter" feet to be able to move it, good move. Not only do these make great displays, almost as important it keeps the dust off!
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Oct 01, 2015 6:10 pm

Thanks Mark, Looks like you like it twice as much as anyone else. Smile The sliders do come in handy as I'm always tweaking or adding something.

I would like to add a couple of drawers in the front. That would require a lot of work though, bracing etc.. Maybe a cavity in the back would work, so much useless space under there. Also no provisions for lighting. I'm adding a couple of thin flourscents if I can find them.

Put in a little color in the form of McCoy Red Heads.



Got a bunch of Cox .049's to stick in there as well, but I have to mount them on those plastic stands first as they tend to topple over. Smile

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Post  cox24711 on Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:32 pm

wwwwwwwwwwowoooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!!!!!!!!!!!!! affraid Jaw Drop that is ONE BIG COLLECTION that is cox engine hoarding right there!!!!!!! lol! ps i love the cabinet does it have bullet proof glass ? lol! is it bomb proof? lol! Thumbs Up hats off to you Hats Off
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Post  Admin on Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:37 pm

Looks great! I need to find a nice display case one of these days. I had to put most of my engines away because I was tired of them getting covered with dust.

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Post  cox24711 on Thu Oct 01, 2015 8:50 pm

i put min in my bedroom all lined up on my desk
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Post  getback on Thu Oct 01, 2015 9:06 pm

You the MAN !!! Lookin GOOD Bob !! I see you have been busy the case really brings out the shine and I like it bette than the mirror backing . I cleaned the glass on mine the other day cause it was getting were they weren't looking back at me lol! ERic
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Post  Mark Boesen on Thu Oct 01, 2015 10:53 pm

Mark Boesen wrote:Nicely done, I like the combo of planes and engines! I also noticed you added the "scooter" feet to be able to move it, good move. Not only do these make great displays, almost as important it keeps the dust off!

lol, that's what happens (double post) when you're using your phone to post and setting on the can!
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Oct 02, 2015 6:57 am

Mark Boesen wrote:
Mark Boesen wrote:Nicely done, I like the combo of planes and engines! I also noticed you added the "scooter" feet to be able to move it, good move. Not only do these make great displays, almost as important it keeps the dust off!

lol, that's what happens (double post) when you're using your phone to post and setting on the can!

Way to much information Mark.  Reading  Smile Smile

Funny, double posts always happen on my PM's too, both mine and the responders.  Curious.

Greg,  maybe the glass is bullet proof, I believe it came from a jewelry store, bomb proof.. I dunno. Smile.  It is a big one, 70 inches, but it filled up fast.  I wonder how the real collectors with large collections cope.  Mark and others have the good stuff, most of mine is quite common and well used.  I tend to buy the beat to death cheap stuff and try to restore it.  Here's my latest example.





An old sand cast Enya .29 made in the early fifties.  The four Enya brothers turned these early engines out one at a time.  Sand casting is notoriously inaccurate.  Notice how the bearers are not on the same plane or even the same thickness.  

This one is missing the crank shaft, hopefully I can find a replacement or adapt another shaft to fit.
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Post  Mark Boesen on Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:05 am

Most of my stuff were basket cases, sometimes I'd get lucky and snipe a really nice piece, cause the auction time was weird and or photo/decription was poor. However sometimes the photos are bad on purpose, so u got to be careful.
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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Dec 10, 2015 3:06 pm

The MBE grows. I need another case. Smile



I had to kick out my Cox/Testors model cars and move the airplanes to the roof to get space for the new additions. Not all Enya's, some Fuji's, Cox, OS, and Rogers ignitions too.

Had to build an Enya "Tree" to get more inside case room.



But this started because I was looking for a post where someone asked about the dimensions of the plastic mounts. I can't find that post but they are listed here somewhere above.

They just don't work well for Cox engines but for Spitzy's too. I just cleaned this one up.



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Post  akjgardner on Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:07 pm

rsv1cox wrote:The MBE grows.  I need another case. Smile



I had to kick out my Cox/Testors model cars and move the airplanes to the roof to get space for the new additions.  Not all Enya's, some Fuji's, Cox, OS, and Rogers ignitions too.

Had to build an Enya "Tree" to get more inside case room.



But this started because I was looking for a post where someone asked about the dimensions of the plastic mounts.  I can't find that post but they are listed here somewhere above.

They just don't work well for Cox engines but for Spitzy's too.  I just cleaned this one up.



Bob



Nice collection Bob, I espesially like the sky raider
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Post  Jason_WI on Thu Dec 10, 2015 6:10 pm

Is that a purple python next to the RR-1 on the bottom shelf? Nice collection and display case. I need to get a nice display case but it will need to be BIG. I have large twin 4 strokes as well as the small Cox stuff.
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Post  roddie on Thu Dec 10, 2015 8:26 pm

Bob, some time ago, I brought up Cox slot cars.. and Mark commented about his slot car collection. I tried to find the thread.. because I think he posted some cool pics.. and I work with a guy who collects the old Aurora T-jets. He invited me over for a race last night.. because he knew that I had a couple Aurora T-jet/AFX cars. He showed me some of his 1000-car collection. He has lighted "Zippo" cigarette lighter and "Timex" watch display cabinets that he gutted.. and built his own clear acrylic shelves to display some of the cars. His "runners" he kept in the trays that came with Lesney Matchbox Series carry-cases. They hold 12 cars/ea. and he had at least a dozen over near the track. It was a very cool mancave.

I'd like to try diorama's.. take a model.. and put it in a setting. It might be a single airplane hanging from the ceiling in a corner with a blue-sky with clouds mural painted behind.. or parked in front of a 3-d hangar background on a corner table? Maybe engines could be displayed on racks in a miniature warehouse.. or machine-shop? I fell in love with this cox diorama photo that appeared on their 1991 catalog.. (photo courtesy of "Mark Boesen"!)

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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 11, 2015 6:23 am

What a wonderful picture/cover roddie.  Complete right down to the vice on the workbench.  The plumbed air compressor really caught my eye along with the phone on the wall and the fire extinguisher.  I would guess that the headless engine is out of the Cox racer and the tool cabinet and cart are right out of the Craftsman's catalog.  Marvelous.

I used to build HO gauge layouts many years ago, lot’s of wire mesh, newspapers and plaster.  Bridges, streams etc.  I modeled Boston and Maine.  Layouts are long gone but I still have the B&M loco’s and rolling stock.  

Good eye Jason, Cox related we would expect no less...Smile  Yes, that’s good old number 72.  It came with a Cox pen like others tend to show off here.  I’m wearing the pen out, not so the Purple Python.  

Lot’s of new minty Enya’s in there along with several “rare” examples.  But my true calling is taking a run of the mill beat to death Enya and restoring it to like new condition.  It truth, most of those are just barely broken in and I get to enjoy the benefits.

Got this one coming. Yummy.



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Post  getback on Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:56 am

WOW how we have grown , Looking good Bob , hang those planes from the ceiling ? I got another Spitzy engine and just ant a chance that I will every get one I can try and run , seems the FF guys wore them out before letting them go lol! last one looked pretty good NO comp. Mad back in the box for now DAMMIT! getback Rolling Eyes
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Post  rsv1cox on Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:17 pm

getback wrote:WOW how we have grown , Looking good Bob , hang those planes from the ceiling ? I got another Spitzy engine and just ant a chance that I will every get one I can try and run , seems the FF guys wore them out before letting them go lol!  last one looked pretty good NO comp. Mad  back in the box for now DAMMIT!  getback  Rolling Eyes

Spitzy's and their cousins the Royal Spitfires are funny Eric. Some have little compression, some a lot but they seem to run equally well. I dunno.

The one pictured above had good compression before I ran some Remoil through it, removed the glow plug, sprayed some in there, some in the exhaust ports and some down the venturi and cranked her over many times then blew it out with compressed air. Now it has little compression probably because it cleaned the varnish off the cylinder wall. But, I bet that it wil still run like a champ. I have had great luck with these little guys.

I find it an effective way to clean a engine that is not to gummed up. This way you don't have to replace case gaskets that are difficult to find. Sometimes the less intrusive way to clean is the best way. Remoil and a stiff toothbrush on the exterior works wonders.

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Post  crankbndr on Fri Dec 11, 2015 4:30 pm

I bought my first can of Remoil a few months ago and found it works great for stuck engines.
A good soaking in Remoil and heat from a halogen light have been freeing up my engines.
I love the stuff, o yea, it good on guns too!

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Post  coxaddict on Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:55 pm

Aloha CEF members,
The pictures below shows my small collection of Cox engines mostly from e-bay.  My wife won't let me display my engines in a display case so they are mostly stored in these jewelry cases. The cases contain elastic bands that can hold the cylinders of the engines.  My original engines are stored separately. Sorry for the upside down photo.




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Post  Mark Boesen on Fri Dec 11, 2015 10:54 pm

Lookin' good Bob! I also have a soft spot for the Enyas as well, an Enya .29 was my first "big" R/C engine. powering a Kadet Jr. and later a Kadet Mk. I

I think a shadow box for the 1/2a's would be neat mounted on the wall, the jewelry box looks good, great idea.

Great thread, it's fun to see different collections...lol, even though title is a little suspect!


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Post  Mark Boesen on Fri Dec 11, 2015 11:25 pm

here's some pics of various stuff, i've probably posted some of these before, sorry. I do like the lesser know stuff, Comets (Chicago) are my favorite.








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Post  rsv1cox on Sat Dec 12, 2015 7:36 am

Wow, CA and Mark colorful Cox displays.  Cox always had a wide variety of products for sale, they must have had quite a design and engineering staff.  Must have been an interesting place to work.  I always enjoyed the dumpster diving stories posted here from locals there at the time.  It must have been exciting to find tossed away seconds and experimentals.

Cox collectors probably out number other model engine collectors by a wide margine.  I just lost out on this "mega rare" first gen Enya Marine engine last night.  It only had four bidders and went for a paultry $217.49.  I might have been more aggressive in bidding but it's out of Australia and ended at three in the morning while I was cutting ZZZZZ's.  

Check it out.  Notice the unique way the water jacket is integrated into the design.  I have a NIB standard version of this very engine.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ENYA-60-Marine-Engine-from-early-1960s-NIB-MEGA-RARE-/321937093652?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEDWX%3AIT&nma=true&si=xOOfOKzxCeBzJrBrS4Yv%252FIvREcc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

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