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Post  getback on Thu Feb 18, 2016 8:37 am

Take 3 mins to watch I think you will like ...  getback This Site Rocks!
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Post  anm2 on Thu Feb 18, 2016 11:17 am

That was great. Thanks for sharing. Andy

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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Feb 18, 2016 2:58 pm

That was Ivor F, a true Aussie legend in modelling. He had a huge input into designing, testing and reviewing engines. In fact, I suspect many of his NIB engines were probably supplied by the manufacturers for him to do magazine reviews on.

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Post  rsv1cox on Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:02 pm

Wonderful Eric, How you and I would like to get deep into that pile!!!

The Graupner Wankel caught my eye. I desperately wanted one back when they first came out, never did get one but later I bought a rotary powered RX-7.
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Post  Oldenginerod on Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:09 pm

Here's a really interesting article on Ivor.
http://www.smh.com.au/comment/obituaries/model-plane-enthusiast-ivor-f-made-lasting-contribution-to-disadvantaged-kids-education-20150430-1mwsia.html
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Post  dckrsn on Thu Feb 18, 2016 3:56 pm

Hey, thanks Eric.
What a swell person, and what a collection.
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Post  akjgardner on Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:12 pm

Thanks for posting that. Iv'e never met a modle airplane guy yet that I didn't like.This hobby really seems to bring out the best in people.
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Post  getback on Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:53 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:That was Ivor F, a true Aussie legend in modelling.  He had a huge input into designing, testing and reviewing engines.  In fact, I suspect many of his NIB engines were probably supplied by the manufacturers for him to do magazine reviews on.

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  a true Aussie That's what I thought by listening to him talk  Thank you ! Glad ever body enjoyed , good to hear from you Anm2 . Bobs Thanks , didn't know you were a mulit. cyl. freak too were you hiding that RX-7 ? getback
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Post  Marleysky on Thu Feb 18, 2016 6:57 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:That was Ivor F, a true Aussie legend in modelling.  He had a huge input into designing, testing and reviewing engines.  In fact, I suspect many of his NIB engines were probably supplied by the manufacturers for him to do magazine reviews on.

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Rod, Thanks for the follow up information. I can see why Ivor F was a legend. Did you ever have an opportunity to meet him?
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Post  xplaneguy on Thu Feb 18, 2016 9:25 pm

Great video! Reminded me of my 6 years living in England, knowing some of the most incredible skilled builders and passionate collectors I've ever had the pleasure to spend time with. Many had collections and shops that looked just like Ivor's. I'm sure the UK weather has a lot to do with it, I mean...what else are you going to do? Well....we'll keep it clean on this forum. Eyebrows
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Post  Oldenginerod on Fri Feb 19, 2016 2:17 am

Marleysky wrote:
Oldenginerod wrote:That was Ivor F, a true Aussie legend in modelling.  He had a huge input into designing, testing and reviewing engines.  In fact, I suspect many of his NIB engines were probably supplied by the manufacturers for him to do magazine reviews on.

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Rod, Thanks for the follow up information. I can see why Ivor F was a legend. Did you ever have an opportunity to meet him?  

No, never met him.  Heard lots about him.  He was a bit of an enigma.  If you've ever seen the now "frozen in time" website "modelenginenews", Ivors name is like a rash all over it.  Just search Ivor F on the website & you'll see what I mean.  http://www.modelenginenews.org/index.html
I had spoken to the late Ron Chernish (website owner) on the odd occasion & he had a close association with Ivor, along with the late & great Aussie engine builder Gordon Burford of Taipan fame.  I've also had some engine work done by David Owen of Owen Engines, another compatriot of Ivor, Gordon & Ron.  David is actually reproducing some of Gordon's old Taipan diesel designs.
I've gotta say, I enjoyed seeing Ivor fire up that engine.  It takes a special kind of person to fire up a model diesel engine in your bare hands for the TV cameras.

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Post  fredvon4 on Fri Feb 19, 2016 8:26 am

" when a boy's model airplane takes to the sky his spirit goes with it"


Yep! Ivor has that absolutely correct.... and I might add that, with model airplanes, he can be that boy over and over again into his old age years
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Post  Oldenginerod on Sat Feb 20, 2016 4:36 pm

One has to wonder what happened to Ivor's collection when he passed away last year. It would be a nightmare to try to dispose of them one by one, but how could you ever put a value on them as a collection? Huh...
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Post  Jason_WI on Sat Feb 20, 2016 10:42 pm

Oldenginerod wrote:One has to wonder what happened to Ivor's collection when he passed away last year.  It would be a nightmare to try to dispose of them one by one, but how could you ever put a value on them as a collection? Huh...

I keep track of my collection in a spreadsheet. Each engine has a toe tag attached with a ID number, short description and estimated price. The ID number is used to trace back to the spreadsheet where I have a longer description of the engine, condition, any parts that are needed for it, and an estimated price. It takes time to do all the work up front but once it's in place it's easy to maintain. Was thinking of replacing the toe tags with a 1/4" square 2D barcode label but haven't decided if that's the way to go since the adhesive on labels dries out and the label eventually falls off.
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Post  ian1954 on Sun Feb 21, 2016 5:08 am

Jason_WI wrote:
Oldenginerod wrote:One has to wonder what happened to Ivor's collection when he passed away last year.  It would be a nightmare to try to dispose of them one by one, but how could you ever put a value on them as a collection? Huh...

I keep track of my collection in a spreadsheet. Each engine has a toe tag attached with a ID number, short description and estimated price. The ID number is used to trace back to the spreadsheet where I have a longer description of the engine, condition, any parts that are needed for it, and an estimated price. It takes time to do all the work up front but once it's in place it's easy to maintain. Was thinking of replacing the toe tags with a 1/4" square 2D barcode label but haven't decided if that's the way to go since the adhesive on labels dries out and the label eventually falls off.

I have a hand written lists with reference to boxes and where they are stored. 95% of my collection is "offsite" but I have often considered a full inventory.

It is strange the disregard I have to my engine collection when, recently, I bought some software to catalogue my video collection. All I have to do is scan the barcode and everything except where I keep them is automatically updated.

http://www.collectorz.com/movie/features.php#adding


However, I recently did some work on an engine for a chap - a very rare engine - and it came with a little tag on it that looked like a small button. It was an RFID laundry tag. He had acquire loads of them in a close out of a hotel along with a reader and software.

I have search since and RFID tags are expensive - but then so are his engines and to identify one - all he does is point a scanner at it from anywhere within 5 metres.
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