[QUOTE=MadMat]Sorry, long reply.
I've been told the trouble with diesel is that the sulphur in it can erode the turbine blades. But lots of people seem to do it so there must be a way around it, or maybe some engines use different materials and aren't susceptible. Not sure really.
Modern diesel is shit and very low sulphur - having said that you would be better off using central heating oil which is dirt cheap and is the same as Jet fuel anyway.
All interesting stuff - have toyed with the idea of turbines for a while now - time is the prob - I have all the machinery....
Was almost temted the other day with a nice turbojet off ebay - would have been great bolted between an A frame - sod gears and props etc - straight thrust should have got it flying!!!!