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Samuel Robbins04/12/2021 07:34:29
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Hello to you all.

The main reason I'm here is because of my late grandfather Robin Robbins. He was a huge enthusiast and designed and built many of his own hot air engines.

I was wondering if the engines would be of any interest to anyone

Samuel Robbins06/12/2021 18:40:59
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noel shelley06/12/2021 20:08:16
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Very Neat ! Yes, I like the twin gas bottle V twin ! Noel.

Oldiron06/12/2021 21:04:26
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Very nice little engines. Now would that "be interested" as in for sale ?

Most ppl here would be very interested in more details of the engines.

regards

Samuel Robbins07/12/2021 13:35:42
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They might possibly be for sale, but I wouldn't know how to price them. I know that his work was based on the sterling hot air engine, then he progressed and developed valves to increase the performance. I also know that he was contacted by the US navy at one point, to discuss his work

Mike Hurley08/12/2021 10:11:53
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These look fascinating Samuel. Perhaps you might find it worth your while contacting one of the model engineering auction houses who deal with specialist items like this. They sometimes advertise through this site / associated magazines.

OK you'll pay commision etc but could get better prices than an ' open ' advert on places like ebay.

Just a thought. Regards

Edited By Mike Hurley on 08/12/2021 10:12:41

Just remembered - try Dreweatts.com

Edited By Mike Hurley on 08/12/2021 10:14:49

Samuel Robbins08/12/2021 10:19:51
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Posted by Mike Hurley on 08/12/2021 10:11:53:

These look fascinating Samuel. Perhaps you might find it worth your while contacting one of the model engineering auction houses who deal with specialist items like this. They sometimes advertise through this site / associated magazines.

OK you'll pay commision etc but could get better prices than an ' open ' advert on places like ebay.

Just a thought. Regards

Edited By Mike Hurley on 08/12/2021 10:12:41

Just remembered - try Dreweatts.com

Edited By Mike Hurley on 08/12/2021 10:14:49

Many thanks

Mike Hurley08/12/2021 10:24:57
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As a follow up, if you are interested - the story about your late grandfather being contacted by the US Navy is totally believable as Sterling engines do have a place on navy vessels (especially submarines) as they are inherently very quiet compared to Internal Combustion engines.

Have a search on the web about the ' Goatland class ' submarines used by the Swedish navy!

regards, Mike

Edited By Mike Hurley on 08/12/2021 10:26:59

Samuel Robbins09/12/2021 08:01:52
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Thanks again for your advice Mike. 👍

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