Vintage Model Aeroplane Engines and some modern R/C motors.
My Motors (Home)

Allbon Javelin
Allbon Dart MkII
Allen Mercury 25
Allen Mercury New
Davis Charlton display
ED 1.46
ED 2.49cc Mk3
Elfin 1.49
Enya 06-II
Enya 19-V
Fox Hawk 60
Fuji 099S
Fuji 099S II
G-Mark 061
German Jaguar
K&B 3.5 f/f
K&B Torpedo
McCoy 29 speed
Mills .75
Mills 2.4
Oliver Tiger MkIII
OS Max 25
OS Max 10F SR
Saito FA-30
Silver Swallow
Super Tigre G21
Taipan 2.5
Taipan 3.5
Veco 29
Veco 61
Smallest Cox motor
My Oldest Cox
Other Motor Links

After 12 years in retirement I have got around to cleaning up my model motors that have been sitting in a box for the last 15 to 20 years. Castor oil, old, burnt or varnished up is hard to remove.
So I used a caustic cleaner to soften it then boiled the pieces (where it was OK) to further loosen the gunk. Boiling was also needed to unstick the pistons and crankshafts. A brass wire brush was used to remove the worst of the rubbish and then I dunked the parts into kerosene to get rid of the water.
Finally I had to use a knife or a brass wire brush in the Dremel for stubborn deposits and then finish up with a light steel wool (fine grade).

My Motors
               click on the left hand list to see the results.

Now they are looking clean again I expect I should sell them. Either now or in ten years time, as I am not a collector and those that are would make better owners than me.
If anyone is interested find the email address on the left and send me an offer...Rod

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