Helpless when confronted by fine engineering, we bought this one on a bit of a whim - the builder brought it to show us whilst delivering a 1 inch scale "Minnie" traction engine he'd built (the finest one we've seen - to be listed shortly).
An electronics engineer by profession, the engine was built to the builder's own design. Workmanship is to an excellent standard throughout, it is mounted on a finely made base containing a rechargeable battery and the high tension coil.
The easiest thing in the world to start, featuring Hall effect electronic ignition - we were mightily impressed when, having produced the engine from the back seat of his car, the builder nonchalantly started it with a flick of the flywheel, eschewing the starting rope entirely...
There's a clip of it running outside the works here, taken between rain showers earlier today.
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