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by Oyster 49
Fri May 14, 2021 11:03 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Early British Seagull tank
Replies: 12
Views: 3811

Re: Early British Seagull tank

Great stuff Charles all those little stories make the whole history fascinating 8)
by Oyster 49
Mon May 03, 2021 11:47 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: You Tube Videos that should provoke some conversations
Replies: 5
Views: 734

Re: You Tube Videos that should provoke some conversations

Bodger of the year award candidate for sure :shock:
by Oyster 49
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:32 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Featherweight “Special”
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Featherweight “Special”

Heres a good example :P
by Oyster 49
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:28 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Featherweight “Special”
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Featherweight “Special”

Having no exhaust will actually be detrimental to performance. The exhaust creates back pressure as part of the two stroke cycle and that back pressure ensures the incoming fuel charge is delivered to the cylinder efficiently. Highly tuned engines have a certain length and shape of exhaust. Check ou...
by Oyster 49
Tue Apr 27, 2021 4:37 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Featherweight “Special”
Replies: 7
Views: 630

Re: Featherweight “Special”

You have embraced the dark side of the force :evil: Like the variable timing, which should get you some higher RPMs perhaps. For the exhaust a tuned expansion pipe would also help. Thats the limit of my tuning knowledge!
by Oyster 49
Sat Apr 10, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Another early 102 on eBay
Replies: 1
Views: 372

Re: Another early 102 on eBay

Nice original engine, these early post war 102s are becoming a welcome addition to a collection.
by Oyster 49
Fri Apr 02, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Adrian Dale
Replies: 9
Views: 1446

Re: Adrian Dale

Sorry to hear this, I sold a ON to him some years ago, and delivered it to his son who lives near me.
by Oyster 49
Tue Mar 30, 2021 12:27 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1/4 scale
Replies: 13
Views: 1907

Re: 1/4 scale

Not saying it would be easy, but certainly doable, I don’t want to hijack the thread.
by Oyster 49
Mon Mar 29, 2021 9:14 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 1/4 scale
Replies: 13
Views: 1907

Re: 1/4 scale

That's remarkable work, love the detail! You could make a copy of a marston block like that to use as a pattern to cast in aluminium. Just thinking out loud :roll:
by Oyster 49
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:59 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston Twin
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: Marston Twin

Yes, one cylinder above the other, and two versions, direct drive or with FNR gearbox. Not many about, I think 5 known to exist, one recently re-emerges in the US. Rated (in Marston adverts) as 10hp. Actually not the rarest seagull, But certainly the most mysterious! Good to see this one being share...
by Oyster 49
Fri Mar 26, 2021 11:45 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: 102 decals
Replies: 0
Views: 884

102 decals

This is the first time I’ve had an original decal and one of the new ones side by side. Pretty good reproduction I’d say. The new one is actually 10 years old :lol:
by Oyster 49
Thu Mar 25, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: 3 Blade bargepusher prop
Replies: 0
Views: 1221

3 Blade bargepusher prop

I'm on the lookout for a 3 bladed bargepusher prop to complete my very original HSD. Does anybody have one? Cash, swap or whatever waiting!
by Oyster 49
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:08 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Marston Twin
Replies: 10
Views: 1471

Re: Marston Twin

Great to see it, and interesting story how you found it :P Its a big beast for sure!
by Oyster 49
Wed Mar 24, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD12704.L
Replies: 35
Views: 7353

Re: HSD12704.L

Cleaned the tank tonight, keen to preserve the original decal. I used paraffin, to degrease and soak, then filled with caustic and left to soak for an hour, then repeated. Finally a wash with washing up liquid and a brush. Nearly all the decal is still there 8) This is an early brass tank, and it’s ...
by Oyster 49
Wed Mar 24, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: General Topics
Topic: HSD12704.L
Replies: 35
Views: 7353

Re: HSD12704.L

I sent the gearbox down to H-A who kindly drilled the bolt out on his mill for me.

Re the prop, ive obtained a 4 blade prop, which will do for now, but I'm still on the look out for a 3 blade bargepusher as and when one can be found.