Gas powered outboards is not a subject that I can be considered an expert in.  There are many more people far more familiar with them then I am.  If I've made a mistake in the description of any of them, or if something should be added, please let me know.  Additional pictures of gas toy outboards that are not here would also be welcomed.

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1.  Fuji (red). Very big  and heavy motor. Water cooled. Flywheel for pull starting sticks up out of the cowl.  I've been told that when radio controlled hobbyists would try and pull start it the motor had so much compression that the transom on the wooden model boats would break off!  Some of these motors came with a built in recoil pull start with a knob for a handle on the back (see last pictures).  It came with a colorful box and instruction sheet.  The long metal cable out the front is the throttle cable.  Notice the different boxes that they came in.

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2.  Fuji (brown).  Nicer looking motor than the red one above.  Looks like a Mercury Mark 55.  The top part of the cowl flips up to reveal the flywheel for pull starting.  Some of these came with a pull start built in.  The pull start knob is located in the lower rear of the cowl.  Cool looking motor.

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3.  Allyn Sea Fury (single cylinder).  Probably the most common gas powered outboard of all time.  Very easy to find.  People tell me they run pretty well too. The Sea Fury came in at least two different style boxes.  The first Box has a see through plastic window.  Thanks to Joe Cain for the box picture!  The second box is not as fancy and has a cut out for the motor to sit in.  

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4.  Allyn Sea Fury (twin cylinder) very rare.  The twin cylinder is a very rare Sea fury and neat looking.  Has a big gas tank in front.  Also came with blue cylinder heads.

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5.  Wen-Mac on Atwood Speedster A-100 boat.  A neat looking boat and motor combination!  The boat is all metal.

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6.  Wen-Mac Atwood (red flywheel).  Not hard to find but not as easy as the Sea Fury.  Came with at least two different flywheels, one red the other blue.  I'm not sure of the difference.  It also came as an air cooled motor (second to last image), and water cooled as in the first and fourth picture. Came in a colorful see through box.   I'm told they didn't run as well as the Sea Fury motors.

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7.  Amps Mercury outboard.  Sold by International Hobbies in the 1980s these motors had either K&B or OS Max gas outboards in them.  The cowl and lower unit made them look like the real motors.  Very big to go on the Amps boats.

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8.  Amps Evinrude outboard.  Amps outboards came with different cowls.  There were Evinrude, Mercury, Johnson and even Suzuki outboards.  They ranged in size from .21, .46 and .65 cu. inch.  The one on the right is the racing lower unit. The Mercury above is the regular lower unit.

There is a new company that bought the molds for these wonderful motors and boats.  See the AMPS page on this website for more details!

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9.  Clarke Troller single cylinder.  Very rare!  I think only 56 of these and the twin cylinder below were made.  An incredible engineering piece!  A real gas motor is in the lower unit and runs!  It's an outstanding replica of the real Clarke Troller.

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10.  Clarke Troller twin cylinder.  Extremely rare!  Very few ever made and an engineering gem with a real twin cylinder gas motor in the lower unit just like the real motor!  It sold for $1050 new. The nice pictures on the right was from Joe Cain.  Joe also made that real nice stand for his motor.   Thanks Joe!

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11.  Allyn Sea Fury inboard outboard single cylinder also called the Mar Fury.  Probably the most interesting of the Sea Fury motors is their Inboard/outboard motors.  They came two ways, single and twin cylinder.  You would cut a slit in the bottom of your boat and the motor would stay in the boat and the outdrive would be on the bottom of the boat.  Allyn made a neat looking boat with this motor installed called the Allyncraft.  This is a pretty rare motor.

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12.  Allyn Sea Fury inboard outboard Twin cylinder.  This is the much rarer twin cylinder version of the Sea Fury inboard outboard motor.  This would pass through a hole in the bottom of the boat and bolt on.  The engine would be in the boat like an inboard and the lower unit would be protruding from the bottom.

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13. Fuji .061 gas outboard motor.  VERY rare motor.  Very hard to find in any condition.  Certainly the rarest of the Fuji motors.  The boxes for the various Fuji outboards are all different.  The one for the 061 engine is kind of plain looking and doesn't have the nice picture on the front like some of the others do.

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14. Fuji water skier with .061 Fuji outboard motor!  Now this is RARE and VERY unusual!  I've only seen one of these in my life.  Fuji offered the female water skier as a kit.  It's made of balsa. It's 7.5 inches tall and each ski is 12 inches long.  The Fuji .061 motor sits on a piece of wood between the girl's hands.  Super rare and cool looking. Fuji skier.jpg (47140 bytes)  Fuji skier1.jpg (41608 bytes)  Fuji skier2.jpg (41037 bytes)
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15. KidCole Models Cub Dealer Display: While Ted Maciag was building the two 1/3rd scale Clarke Trollers (single and twin), Denny Cole started suggesting that Ted also build a 1/3rd scale Elto Cub.  If Ted would build the Cub, then Denny offered to help with the decals for it.  It was about that time that Denny acquired a couple of the Cub Dealer Display stands from Donald "B.J." Pawlaczyk.  B.J is the guy who reproduced these displays and there are a couple hundred of them spread around.  So when Ted started building the Cubs (which took over 3 years), Denny laid plans to make the 1/3rd scale versions of the display stands.  

The stands started with a 10MP photograph, but then every single color segment of the stand was individually selected and edited to a flat color pallet, to match the original.  The Photoshop artwork is about 600 pixels per inch.  For durability, the stands are built on dry erase boards, and glued with Gorilla Glue.  For longer term color fade resistance the scale stands are printed on Epson Ultra Premium Luster Paper at a printer resolution of 5760 x 1440 dpi.  Denny admits he is still a fan of his HP printer, but Epson is one of the leaders in archive quality printing.  HP inkjet printing is known to fade within weeks, where these Cub Stands are predicted to a minimum of 30 years before any fading should occur. (Continued in right) 

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These 1/3rd Scale Elto Cub Dealer Display Stands are the first product offering for Denny's new company KidCole Models.  KidCole Models will also be offering a limited edition 1/3rd scale Cub manual and serial number plate with silver foil printing.  Denny plans to do this full time when he retires in about 9 years.  But in the mean time there will be more offerings rolling out (slowly but surely).  Denny is making the scale decals for the collaborative 1/9th scale Firestone 38 and 1/9th scale Firestone 10 toy outboard project, and he has some ideas for offering a future 1/12th scale Firestone as well.  The first complete motor from KidCole Models will be a very limited edition of the 1914 Sweet, based on the scale 1914 Waterman, but with a Bronze tank and with very rare decal work that Denny was able to do with the help of Bob Skinner.  You can see the real 1914 Sweet on page 20 of Peter Hunn's "Beautiful Outboards" book.  Denny also has some unusual plans for a 1914 "Twin" that was never really an outboard.  But rather it is a concept outboard based on some of the later 1920s work that Waterman did.  The twins will most likely be produced as Sweets.  But sharp eyes on the scale Cub Stand photo might catch a glimpse of a prototype Waterman Twin.  Denny says he will likely produce less than 10 of them.

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