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2 unfinished 1/4 scale engines

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Stephen Wessel 109/01/2022 09:55:05
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I have the fundamental components for two of these fine engines to give away to someone with the ability to finish them. There are two beautifully made crankcases, 28 cylinders finished apart from fins, pistons, con rods and a large number of small parts. The workmanship is of a very high order. The collection of drawings however is far from complete, those we have seem to have been scaled directly from FB's originals. The builder, a former toolmaker, is suffering badly from stroke and dementia so cannot communicate at all, leaving his wife anxious to find a good home for his beautiful work. I cannot take it on myself but have offered help in its disposal. Anyone interested?

Stephen Wessel

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JasonB10/01/2022 17:18:39
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Yes it would take someone with the right dedication and ability to do the engines justice and not languish under a bench. I know someone with a couple of Mercuries under his belt who has also taken on a part finished Jupiter but think he has his hands full with that and a pair of Merc grand prix engines but have let him know anyway.

Pete.10/01/2022 17:38:23
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I think you should give them to someone who can show proof they are capable of doing justice to the unfinished work in question.

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Pete.10/01/2022 17:42:41
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Just to clarify I have no immediate interest in model making I was not in any way insinuating I should receive them, I have far too many jobs on the go.

Robert Butler10/01/2022 17:51:30
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The OP makes it clear that whoever takes on the engines has the ability to finish them and by implication this would indicate the dedication, skill, machinery and time. This seems fair enough.

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Robert Butler10/01/2022 18:25:31
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Please note that the seller now says he needs to be satisfied as to your ability to complete the project , in terms of faciliries., ability etc, so be prepared to send this information.

Sorry Bill but your post quoted above indicated there was a change in terms.and I was only highlighting this.

Robert Butler

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Stephen Wessel 111/01/2022 20:35:34
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After much discussion with the owner we have decided to present the engine parts to a member of the RR Heritage trust at Bristol who is known to me personally and more than able to progress at least one of them to completion.

I am sorry to disappoint you Bill and your son but the matter is really out of my hands.

S.W.

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dean clarke 213/01/2022 02:49:19
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Id Be keen to have/buy them and im fairly certain I have the abilities to finish them. PM me if it works for you.

Regards

Dean Clarke

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mike T05/02/2022 15:09:59
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Dean Clarke,

You have been sent a PM, please check your inbox.

dean clarke 212/02/2022 12:43:04
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Have done mate, sorry for the delay, been a bit tied up with work.

Dean

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