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Old 05-13-2015, 12:08 PM   #1
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Spotted this post on YouTube yesterday... this gent has an interesting take on tiny engines...built from material that you find in hobby shops.

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Old 09-11-2015, 06:44 PM   #2
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They are awesome! It shouldn't be to hard for someone to add radio gear to make them into a radio controlled boat

Any idea on the price of his book?

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I emailed him a while back but can't remember the exact price of the book. I know he only had a couple left and wasn't planning to have them reprinted due to the cost. I suggested he might look into getting it published electronically on Amazon, etc and he thought that was a good idea but I don't know if it's happened yet. From memory, with exchange rates and shipping to Australia, it was going to cost me about $100 so I'm guessing the book on it's own was around $50 USD. Seems like a pretty good price for what you get but I just couldn't afford it.
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yea thats kinda my problem i cant afford much i have been off of work for 19 months with an injury and i am raising 4 small kids so they take up most of my money lol

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That's very interesting. Looks like he's put an effort into that book.
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I agree. He sent me a sample from the book and it looks well written. I hope he gets it into electronic print which will cut down overheads and eliminate shipping costs, so the book will be more affordable and also make him more money. Be a shame for it to disappear forever just because printing costs are so high.
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I saw this thread this morning and sent Les an email. The book is $50.00 plus $5.00 shipping. I ordered one using PP.
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this is a video of all his engines running

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They are impressive engines. I'd love to build one and put it in a little boat with a tiny boiler.
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Sameone have plans for this engine to give me? I want o to try to di ora of them...


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