Prior to the advent of the
Internet, receiving information on foreign modeling activity was pretty much limited
to what the U.S. publications like
American Modeler and
Model Airplane News decided
to print. Even that was limited to things like flying events and not to specific
products. Before a few years ago, I had never heard of PEP engines, a product of
Electronic Development, Ltd., of Surrey, England. This full-page advertisement from
a 1960 issue of Aero Modeller magazine promotes PEP's line of diesel engines.
Along with the English spelling of words like "aluminium," it mentions a type of
metal called "Mehanite" and another called "Hiduminium." Another advantage of the
Internet is the ability to look up unfamiliar terms like that which would never
be found in the Webster's Dictionary on my bookshelf. Mehanite (aka
Meehanite) is form of cast iron, and
Hiduminium (Hi-duty aluminium) is an of aluminium developed
by Rolls Royce during World War II. Now you know.
PEP Engine Ad
Put "PEP" into your models with the new
• 8c.c. Diesel
Ask for a "PEP", it's the top quality, top value and the lowest priced small
diesel obtainable. Insist on a "PEP", no plugs or accumulators required, easy to
start and gives an astonishing performance. When you buy a "PEP" you will be the
proud possessor of a first class engine backed by the usual E.D. Guarantee. Like
all E.D. Engines, it's easy to fit, simple to operate and It's All British.
Stroke: 0.375 in.
Bore: 0.410 in.
Height: 1 7/8 in.
Length: 2 5/8 in.
Width: 1 1/2 in.
Weight: 1 3/4 in.
Crankcase Unit: Light Alloy L.N.2. Pressure Diecasting.
Crankshaft: Hardened Steel.
Con Rod: Hiduminium.
Cylinder: Hardened Steel.
Main Bearing: Bronze Bushed
E.D. New type Multi-Channel Radio Control Units
These new models, produced after months of experiment and exhaustive flying tests,
are the most advanced Radio Control Units available and up to the traditional standard
of high quality and value always associated with E.D. Products.
Illustrated Folders giving full details of all E.D. Equipment including Engines,
Spare Parts, Radio Controls, Mechanisms etc., are free on request.
The E.D. Range of Engines also includes:
E.D. 0.46 c.c. "Baby"
E.D. 1.0 c.c. "Bee"
E.D. 1.46 c.c. "Hornet"
E.D. 1.49 c.c. "Super Fury"
E.D. 2.0 c.c. "Comp. Special
E.D. 2.46 c.c. "Racer"
E.D. 3.46 c.c. "Hunter"
Air cooled and Water Cooled versions of all models available.
E.D. Electronic Developments (Surrey) Ltd
Phone: Molesey 6037-6038
Island Farm Rd. West Molesey. (Surrey) England.
Made and printed in Great Britain by the Croydon Times Ltd., 104 High Street,
Croydon, for the Proprietors, The Model Aeronautical Press Ltd., 38 Clarendon Road,
Watford, Herts. Published by the Argus Press Ltd., 8-10 Temple Avenue, London, E.C.4,
to whom all trade enquiries should be addressed. Registered at the G.P.O. for transmission
by Canadian Magazine Post.
Posted June 22, 2019