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BRIAN MARSHALL
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I have copies of works photos of the One-Lung Squirrel, and one of them shows no sign of an inlet stub or carburettor ! Perhaps it was just a mock-up for development purposes, but VERY odd…. If Scott had done the same as most other makers, and used the Villiers engine and gearbox in their lightweight models, they might have sold quite well, but the Scott engine wasn’t a patch on the Villiers, and the time was wrong anyway, due to the world-wide economic slump. By 1931 the factory was in voluntary liquidation, only saved by Vinter’s financial juggling and input from Albert Reynolds.
Brian