1. 1953 K&O stand.
Rare 1953 Evinrude on it.
First one made by K&O. Metal base with wooden upright. Notice the
hole in the upright which was used to adjust the lash screw in the lower unit
of the older motors. This is a very rare stand. Few remain.
2. 1957 Self Contained stand. Wood.
Was supposed to look like the transom of a boat but that part was not well
put a battery into the clip and turn on the motor to watch it run. The
motor's wires are soldered onto the clip. This is a very rare stand.
3. Scott Smith stands.
New and currently still
available from Scott! Wire bottom with painted wooden top that includes the
manufacturer's logo and is the correct color for the year it represents.
From left to right:
Early green Johnson; Holiday Bronze Johnson, Scott-Atwater; Oliver, Evinrude
blue and Mercury. Well made, reasonably priced and look great. A
must for your Evinrude and Johnson motors at the very least.
Click on the bottom picture for a link to Scott's catalog of stands!
This shows them in much greater detail so you can truly appreciate them.
by emailing Scott at:
4. My Custom made Stands.
There's nothing stopping you from making your own stands, though
Scott's and Bill's are terrific and much better than I can make. The
best looking one that I made myself was the thick Plexiglas stand on the left. It
was hard to cut it to the correct size then, using heat from my stove, bend it
to the proper angle without burning myself! Left to right: Bent
Plexiglas stand with 1960 Gale Sovereign made by Robert McDonald; Wire and
wood stand with Aristocraft motor; Simple wood stand with Mercury Zoom; Wooden
stand with 1920s Evinrude made by Bill Arick for larger than K&O motors.
5. Plastic stands. Left to right: 1960 plastic
Johnson 75 HP model kit on an original K&O stand. These stands were
packaged with virtually all K&O motors from 1954 to 1962. The one to the
right is a nice plastic
stand that came with Speed King, Speed and Wolf Cub motors. The see
through of the clear plastic makes it more desirable.
6. Bill Arick's stands. The best made
of all the stands.
All metal with a crinkle black paint job made to look like the famous real Mercury stands
of the 1950s. Heavy base makes it difficult for the motor to topple
over. Still available from Bill. A must for your Mercury
collection. Shown with Mercury Mark 78A gas tank motor. Reasonably
priced for all the work that goes into making them.
7. K&O Five motor Display stand.
This is the Bill Arick reproduction of the famous K&O display stand that
was used in hobby stores and dealerships. A kid could just
press a button and the corresponding motor runs! Also a green light would
come on under the motor. Press all the buttons at once and all 5 of the
engines run at the same time! It's a really cool thing to watch and must have
been a great selling point. The original K&O stands are extremely rare and
poorly made. This one by Bill Arick uses modern switches, wiring and
lights and is very well made. This is a GREAT display piece by Bill but
8. K&O five motor stand (front view).
This view shows the switches, lights and motor positioning. The large
black button in the middle shuts the power off to save batteries. On the
original K&O stand from the 1950s that one button was used to power up all
the motors at once. On Bill's version you need to hold all the buttons
down to do that.
9. K&O five motor stand (rear view
showing hook up). The battery pack is in the bottom of the stand. The
hook up is very simple using the motor's existing spade connectors.
10. Alterscale stand. Great new stand
that comes with all of the Alterscale outboard motors. Small
batteries are hidden in the base of the stand. By pushing a small black
button on the top of the base makes the motor run! The Alterscale props
can really spin! Great idea and it
works perfectly! A wonderful engineering job to get the tiny medal clips
on the stand to automatically line up with the clips on the motor.
11. Don Hay's Toy Outboard Stands.
These are wonderfully made stands by Don Hay who has managed to keep the
original flavor of the plastic K&O stand that came with the motors but
improve on it's quality and stability. He makes them out of Oak or the
extremely strong Corian and they are terrific! You can buy an individual
stand or a multiple stand. If you're interested contact Don directly at:
12. Kelly Jordan's Shadow Box stand.
Great idea by Kelly to place all his Evinrude motors in one shadow box.
He uses a small piece of wood with a screw through the back to hold the motors
in place. He also places a vintage ad for the background. Awesome
13. An ORIGINAL K&O
Five motor stand.
This is an original K&O five motor stand, not a reproduction. The
switches, however, are poorly made and often don't work. Still, it's a
part of toy outboard collecting history! They were used to display the
motors at toy and hobby shops as well as in the dealerships.||
14. KidCole Models Elto Cub Dealer display stand:
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.
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.