Author Topic: Ruston Hornby - owner states "very rare" but may have his head up his ass?  (Read 457 times)

mikenash

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https://www.trademe.co.nz/antiques-collectables/other/auction-1602171588.htm?rsqid=c90920c314c24d299cdc03a9f76ea353

Oldengine site says made '54-'68?  So not even particularly old

Just thought I'd mention it in case it is someone's wet dream  :)

And, just as a comment - I suspect the people who are interested in old engines are all quietly dying out?  I see lots advertised here.  All the common ones like the NZ-built Andersons and all the old petrol Listers fall into the "can't give 'em away" category.  I see endless adverts for the magnetos for these old engines - nobody is buying them.  CS Listers still sell well as 5 or 6/1 and twins - but 3/1s are hard to sell unless the are pretty mint.  I think the market is just slowly dying off?

Just an opinion/observation

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glort

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Lots of things become " rare" when someone is trying to sell them.
Looks a nice setup though. I wouldn't think over priced ( especially with our conversion rate) be it rare or common as dirt. Don't think I have ever seen one like that though.

Wish there were engines like that going cheap here.
Just had a look through Gumtree and fleabay and there was very little there to start with let alone giveaways.

I had a look on that site for Diesel Engine.  The old iron might be cheap but Geez Louise!, what they want for the china Verticals!
$1499 for several engines I have bought new for under $200!!

Some used car diesels and large stationary are cheap but those little ones.... Wow!

Was house sitting for a mate that went to Wellington to meet the Mrs family over Easter. He loves the place and wants to open a branch of his company and move there to manage it.  If he does go ( Doubt it, Mrs moved here for a reason and isn't keen at all to go back) I think I'll send the china diesels there and bring the vintage stuff back here!  :laugh:

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Hey Mike, what a beauty. I think you may be right about the decreasing interest in these magnificent relics of a bygone age. Us old timers struggle to do the work and the youth have no interest in learning. I guess if I was a young bloke now I probably wouldn`t be that interested either, much more instant gratification to be had from online dating and pornography.

I may have to look at buying a boat and collecting some of this memorabilia to return to Australia where the market is still solid.

Bob

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FWIW here's an indicator of where the market is at:

A $1 reserve auction is the true indicator of an item's value, IMHO

This 6/1 is complete, turns over, has compression, and was somewhere easy to collect - went for $350

https://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=1595342457&archive=1

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Sounds more like it to me, Mike.

I paid 220 for mine, in a similar state, about 4 years back. out of Monmouth, Wales.

I'm still doing online porn, but struggling to find a, 'EDate' with an interest in 'Between the Wars' diesels, well apart from a bloke in Oz who's been stalking me for ages, once he finds out I'm not Welsh and have no interest in sheep he'll back off I suspect.........

Cheers Stef
Tighten 'til it strips, weld nut to chassis, peen stud, adjust with angle grinder.

mikenash

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Stef I have two friends who are (completely independent of each other) both migrants from Yorkshire to New Zealand.  One is from Barnsley; the other from Rotherham.  We like to drink beer and play with motorcycles together.  Both have confided to me - re the other:  "they're sheep-shaggers over there you know . . ."  Maybe it's a small-town thing?  Cheers

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Hey Stef, I do hope you aren`t talking about me. I lived in in Monmouth wales in the 1980s I now live in Oz. I can categorically state that I have no predisposition towards sheep or diesel engineers , welsh or otherwise.

If you ever catch up with the stalker do let me know so I can find the headlines in the local paper, I`m hoping for something along the line of: "Diesel fitter fends off sheep shagger with Lister CS starting handle"

Bob (not the stalker)

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 :laugh: You guys are too much.

dieselspanner

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Well it kicks the shite out of squabbling over how the next generation is going to keep the lights on whilst they fish all the plastic back out of the ocean.........

Cheers Stef
Tighten 'til it strips, weld nut to chassis, peen stud, adjust with angle grinder.