Question for Tekno experts...

For toys made before 1980. Up to and including Aero Minis and the last of the Dinky Toy aircraft.

Moderators: MichaelB, angelreader

Question for Tekno experts...

Postby mtmartifacts » Sat Nov 22, 2014 12:09 am

Can the engines on the Tekno 765 actually be changed, or is that extra engine in the case just a "prop" if you will pardon the pun... Thanks!

Malcolm
mtmartifacts
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:35 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Question for Tekno experts...

Postby fliegerii » Sun Nov 23, 2014 5:40 pm

I guess, the 5th engine is just a spare, nevertheless the engines can be changed. You can pull out the cowlings from the nacelles, just use tongs maybe with some textile protection around the cowling to avoid paint damage.

Cheers
Chris
fliegerii
 
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:15 pm

Re: Question for Tekno experts...

Postby mtmartifacts » Sun Nov 23, 2014 9:20 pm

OK, thank you!
mtmartifacts
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:35 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Question for Tekno experts...

Postby mtmartifacts » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:38 pm

Operation successful! Thanks Chris! I didn't worry about messing up the old cowel (which I did) because it already had a broken propellor...
mtmartifacts
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:35 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Question for Tekno experts...

Postby fliegerii » Sun Nov 23, 2014 10:52 pm

Good to hear!

Just this weekend I changed the front gear of my Tekno Suedflug DC-7. In the beginning I thought, this is impossible, but if you know the trick, it is very easy!

You just have to know how! :D

Cheers!
Chris
fliegerii
 
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:15 pm

Re: Question for Tekno experts...

Postby mtmartifacts » Tue Nov 25, 2014 12:30 am

I'm sorry, my mind began to wander after you said you have the Sudflug version.... Jealous
mtmartifacts
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:35 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Question for Tekno experts...

Postby fliegerii » Fri Nov 28, 2014 11:53 pm

Yes, the Suedflug appears to be the rarest one. I got it around 15 years ago in the original box, but with all props and two cowlings missing plus a broken front gear.
Price was incredible 45,- Euros, really high for that time.
During the past year I got replacements for the engines, the props and the front gear. It stood incomplete for nearly 14 years. Now it's back complete again.
Unfortunately a bit of the decals got lost, very usual for the Tekno planes...

Cheers,
Chris
fliegerii
 
Posts: 255
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 9:15 pm

Re: Question for Tekno experts...

Postby mtmartifacts » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:48 pm

That is something to be proud of for sure. I only have Sabena, KLM blue tail (2) and Swissair (2). I think those are probably the most common ones... But they are all complete, which is nice.
mtmartifacts
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:35 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Question for Tekno experts...

Postby mtmartifacts » Sat Nov 29, 2014 2:49 pm

Did you recently buy a single engine off eBay about a month ago? I was just about to buy one, but somebody scooped me... If it was you, I am glad it went to such a worthy restoration project.
mtmartifacts
 
Posts: 16
Joined: Sat Oct 04, 2014 8:35 pm
Location: Colorado

Re: Question for Tekno experts...

Postby Tone » Sun Nov 30, 2014 2:14 am

I always liked the Alitalia but I have never seen a real one. The registration letters have my last name in them.
Tone
 
Posts: 1164
Images: 4
Joined: Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:45 pm
Location: Upstate NY, USA

Next

Return to Die Cast Airplanes - Vintage

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron