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Clive Brown 123/10/2020 20:53:43
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Here's one for the vintage machinery enthusiast:-


Oldiron23/10/2020 21:07:42
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Interesting but I cannot see how to get a half million pounds in art work plus some profit out of it. Probably not worth that money in scrap value either.


old mart23/10/2020 21:08:20
2191 forum posts
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Do these things actually sell at the prices asked?

Speedy Builder523/10/2020 21:18:56
2143 forum posts
150 photos

Half a power plant for a TSR2 !!

Jonathan Garside23/10/2020 21:38:13
47 forum posts
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£565,000 and cannot even spell metre !!

Baz23/10/2020 21:56:56
487 forum posts

Over half a million quid and you only get 300 Nectar points!

Mick B123/10/2020 22:00:05
1767 forum posts
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To make furniture? There's nothing on it flat enough to balance a cup of coffee! wink

Edited By Mick B1 on 23/10/2020 22:00:26

Robert Atkinson 223/10/2020 22:55:11
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As a "collector" of turbine engines and having experience of putting reheated ones in a car, I can tell you this is not worth £565,000 as an engine. Generally the bigger the engine the cheaper it it is. If it can't be flown it's just a display piece or someting to put in a vehicle or run as a stationary engine. Generally it is easier to do this with smaller engines. Even the most valued ones like the Allison / RR C250 turboshafts go for 4 or 5 figures not high 6 figures. They have some scrap value but not much.
Not many people have the money, space and interest for big engines.
I once bought the APU from a Vulcan and was offered the Olympus engines for free If I removed them properly. This was becuse their weight was causing balance and structural issues. I declined to tke them. Last engine I bought was a Honeywell APU that was removed from a scrap aeroplane, complete with all accessories and in runable condition. I was the only bidder on it at £200.

Robert G8RPI.

larry phelan 124/10/2020 10:19:13
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Would make a nice Christmas gift for S-W-M-B-O !

Problem is How could you tell them apart ????

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