T'was quite bracing wasn't it, but a good morning's entertainment. Didn't spot any now familiar faces from NG, probably 'cos I was concentrating on junk! As usual many of the obviously attractive stuff had a 'sold' sign on it by the time I got there at about nine, but the only thing I felt vaguely disappointed at having missed was a nice little two-stroke gen set (was it a Wilton?) which probably would have been to expensive anyway. Also mildly tempting was a small Vincent, with the same clutch housing as an Amanda engine but only one cylinder, at £60.
Any thoughts of other engines were forgotten though when my eyes alighted on a Scott of the SE/SM type(on same stall that had the Gould bodied Austin 7 for sale). Thought I'd missed it at first but the chap in front of me turned out to be enquiring about a small open crank engine, so a deal was done and it was mine for £200.
Seems a lot for a 1930's two-stroke missing a mag, but it is something I have been after for a while and the last one I saw for sale was at the Absolom auction in 1992 (I was out bid on that, though I can't remember at what price I dropped out!).
The twist in the tale is that when I re-read Phillip Gallimore's SE articles on Scott engines (Dec 1983/Jan 1984), I discovered that the engine I had just bought was Phillip's own at the time! I wonder if anyone can fill in its history over the last 20 years?