MECA

Model Engine Collectors Association

Welcome to MECA


Welcome to any new visitors to our site. Be sure to check out the prior edition of our swap sheet and the Collectos Tab to see news of up-coming swap meets.

As the MECA Bulletin Editor I am always looking for news and information. If you have comments, ideas, pictures, or especially material to publish contact me at ( gwmfox35@comcast.net ).

Our Internet membership is growing every month. It saves US members $20 per year and foreign members $40 a year! The Internet Membership is open to anyone in any country. The member will have all the rights and privileges of a regular member, but will receive NO PAPER SWAP SHEET OR BULLETIN. The Internet membership costs only $20 per year. This is a very good deal for those who use online services. The Bulletin is posted on our web page concurrent with delivery of the mailed version. You can print out the web version if you like to keep a paper copy.

Articles of Interest to Engine Enthusiasts


The first page of an article on model engine Hopup Kits is available below. This page links to the entire article in PDF format; simply click anywhere on it to access the article.

Hopkit Article

Bill Mohrbacher, MECA President
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Upcoming MECA Collectos



 

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MECA EXPO XIII Display Winners, Sept. 2012

EXPO XIII

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EXPO XII

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EXPO XII

EXPO XII

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MECA Photos



 

ETHA

Dyno

Delmo

AHC

Brown B

Movo

Deezil

Mills

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Jet Speed Ships

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D Speed Ships

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George Bryant - K&G

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Darrel Peugh - Miss Mandy

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Tom Pearson - K&G, MMM Indy, & Railton

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Jim Crabb - Kuebler-Ellis

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Dave Ferguson - ACDC

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Bob Oge - RH-10

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Bob Oge - Wanda

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Bob Oge - Wanda Chassis

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J Phil McDonald - Eagle powered M2

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J Phil McDonald - Hot Rod

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Join MECA

 

If you are interested in becoming a member of this exciting organization, download a Membership Application by clicking on the form below and saving the PDF version to your computer. Print it, fill it out, and return it with your dues to John Lorenz at the address on the form. You may also use PayPal for this remittance. Use the Back Button on your browser to return to the Home Page after downloading the form.




MECA MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS

 

  1. Post WANT ads, not just For Sale ads

  2. Fifteen (15) day no questions asked return policy on mail deals

  3. Six issues of the Swap Sheet and Bulletin

  4. One free ad per issue

  5. Honest member to member deals guaranteed

  6. Authoritative source of engine history & information

  7. No Ebay and Paypal fees

  8. No government tracking of transactions

  9. Two thirds of our members are not on the web. The access to them is only through MECA membership and they have the Good Stuff!

  10. Assistance to heirs in disposing of MECA members’ collections

  11. Source of missing parts for your engine

  12. Locate repair or restoration services

  13. Full 12 month membership from date of application




MECA Application

MECA Member Services List

 

This is a listing of providers and the services they offer to the membership. I will update this list as new material comes in. Please notify me of any changes, errors, or omissions so that I can keep this list up to date. Send all adds to: Bill Bickel, 3121 W Cavedale Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85083-8637. DO NOT SEND ADS TO ANY OTHER PERSON. DEADLINE is ONE WEEK PRIOR to SWAP SHEET DEADLINE.


 

REPRODUCTION and ORIGINAL IGNITION ENGINES: Woody Bartelt   3706 N. 33rd St.   Galesburg, MI 49053-9715   E-mail: aeroelectric@charter.net  Web: www.woodysengines.com/ 


 

REPRO ANTIQUE IGNITION MODEL ENGINE PARTS INC. SPARK PLUGS, COILS, BOOKS, GASKETS, DECALS, FUEL TANKS, SCREWS. MANUALS, ETC. Aero Electric   3706 N. 33rd St.   Galesburg, MI 49053-9715.   45 Page Catalog: $20.00.   E-mail: aeroelectric@charter.net   Web: www.woodysengines.com/ 


 

ENGINE COLLECTOR'S JOURNAL INDEX: Printed & bound: Pt. 1 Issues 1-144 $15.00 ppd - Pt. 2 Issues 145-240 $15.00 ppd - Both parts $25.00 ppd. MECA BULLETIN INDEX Issues 1-309 INDEX Printed & bound: $15.00 ppd. Bill Bickel   3121 W. Cavedale Dr.   Phoenix, AZ 85082-8637   Tel: (623) 582-0211   E-mail: wbickel@msn.com


 

HELICOIL REPAIR of STRIPPED SPARK PLUG HOLES (¼-32 only), REPAIR 0F 4-40 & 6-32 HEAD and BACK COVER HOLES, GENERAL MACHINE WORK: C.F. Lee Mfg. Co.   10112 Woodward Ave.   Sunland, CA 91040   Tel: (818) 526-9074


 

DIE-CUT GASKETS for ATWOOD, WASP, & WEN-MAC .049'S $5.00 / set ppd. TESTORS-McCOY RH STUNT .19, .29 .35 & .40 $8.00/set ppd, Heli-coil thread repair: 3-48 to 1/4-32 on cases & heads, Reset rod to piston in early Wasp, Atwood, & Wen-Mac w/new bronze collar: Bill Schmidt   4647 Krueger   Bel Aire, KS 67220   Tel: (316) 744-0378


 

ENGINE RESTORATION, REPAIR and CLEANING SERVICES, NICKEL PLATING, TUMBLE POLISHING: Walter Craig   3664 Smoketown Rd.   Glenville, PA 17329   Tel: (717) 229-2840   E-mail: makenewagain@yahoo.com


 

MECOA's Model Engine Enthusiast Resource Site:   Randy Linsalato   P.O. Box 98   Sierra Madre, CA 91025   Tel: (800) 359-6972   Website: www.modelengine.org


 

MODEL ENGINE REFERENCE MATERIAL: American Model Engine Encyclopedia - Engine Collectors' Journal Tim Dannels   P.O. Box 243, Buena Vista, CA   81211   Website: www.modelenginecollecting.com


 

DENNYMITES DRONES & MORE: Info on Sky Charger, Dennymite, Walter Righter, Reginald Denny, Dooling Brothers & much more.   Only 3 left!   $60.00 + $6.00 P&H. REFERENCE BOOK of 2.5cc/.15ci   INTERNATIONAL MODEL AIRPLANE ENGINES:  (2nd edition) $60 + $6.00 P&H U.S. Media Mail. $60.00 International. Jim Dunkin   P.O. Box 695,   Grain Valley, MO   64029   E-mail: dunkin@discoverynet.com


 

ENYA U.S. ENGINES + PARTS: Complete Enya parts inventory. We specialize in C/L, parts. Shipping worldwide. Call or email for your needs.   Bobby Brooks   Tel: (954) 234-0863. Email: shtterman@aol.com or bobbybrooks1241@yahoo.com

Links



Organizations


SAMSociety of Antique Modelers (SAM)

NFFSNational Free Flight Society (NFFS)

AMAAcademy of Model Aeronautics (AMA)

Race Car American Miniature Racing Car Association (AMRCA)



Engine Sales


Woody's Model Engines (Woody Bartelt)

Aero Electric (Woody Bartelt)

Doctor Diesel (Eric Clutton)

MECOA (RJL Engines) (Randy Linsalato)



Interesting Sites


Miniature Engineering Museum

Toute sur le Modelisme - French Controline Club

Moyer Made Chevy V8

MiteCars.com

The Model Museum and Engine Collectors Journal

Model Engine News

Replica Model Engines

Internet Craftsmanship Museum



These links open sites that may be of interest to MECA Members. They cover a wide range of interests and activities.

A Brief History By: Bill Bickel

MECA Historian

 

Bill Bickel, MECA's Historian, has written a fascinating history of the organization. It features a photo of Bruce Underwood, the driving force behind the founding of MECA, and one of early MECA jewelry. It is a good read and give a feel for what things were like in the early days.


MINIATURE ENGINEERING MUSEUM - WHERE ENGINES GATHER

 

Paul and Paula Knapp


The Miniature Engineering Museum is an intriguing display of miniature and model engines of all types. The article has information about current and projected activities. It also contains links to the Museum and to the Internet Craftsmanship Museum.


MECA Constitution & By-laws

 

All transactions occurring between MECA members are controlled by the By-laws of the organization. This ensures that any exchange is controlled and members may trust that the item they are purchasing or trading for is exactly as advertised. Buyers have 15 days in which to inspect their purchase. If not satisfied, the item may be returned for a full refund. If you would like more information on MECA and how it is governed, you may read the Constitution & By-laws in their entirety.

As a convenience, Appendix A of the Constitution & By-laws, covering engine condition classifications, is presented below. The use of these classifications helps to ensures honest exchanges.


APPENDIX A ENGINE CONDITION CLASSIFICATIONS
New In Box (NIB)
Unused and in the original factory carton or box, complete with all accessories.
 
New (N)
Unused and complete with all parts as originally sold by the factory.
Like New (LN)
Run once or twice, slight marks on lugs, otherwise as new.
 
Excellent (EXC)
Run several times, slight marks on mounting lugs, slight discoloration of cylinder head or cylinder due to heat. Very slight scratches on engine. Good compression, light wear on bearing surfaces.
Very Good (VG)
As excellent but used for several hours. Still good compression, slightly enlarged mounting lug holes, one or two deep scratches or moderately discolored spots, small chips out of or slightly bent fins, bearing surfaces discernibly worn.
Good (G)
As very good, but compression and bearing surface wear sufficient to warrant this rating. This code considered the minimum condition of interior necessary for a "use type engine."
Fair (F)
Compression sufficient to run engine, but with reduced power output. Bearing surfaces well worn, one or more missing cylinder or head fins, one or more open mounting lugs, heavy scratches or blemishes on exterior, repaired parts, unacceptable as a display engine, but possible capable of a G or VG rating if overhauled and or new parts added.
Poor (P)
Worn out, poor compression, will not run in present condition. Worn, broken, and/or surfaces badly scarred. Not suitable for use or display as is. May be referred to as a "Parts" engine or "Bones" engine.

Swap Sheet Issue 314



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