This Wilesco D 430 locomobile was used around the turn of the century by farmers for threshing and plowing. it was horse drawn but was also frequently self propelled and was capable of moving under its own steam at speeds of 1.5 to 2.5 miles per hour. This sophisticated steam model has a wealth of technical details and it looks good too in its livery of black combined with brass. Technical details: Brass boiler diameter 2.2″, length 9.1″. This engine has a partitioned smoke chamber at the front for the condensation and to allow the smoke to escape through the chimney, which is hinged in the middle. The sight glass acts as a water gauge. Reversible double action cylinder with two flywheels with a diameter of 3.2″ which can be operated in forward and reverse. Exact indicating pressure gauge, spring loaded safety valve, whistle with chain, governor (just for show), steam regulator, steam jet oiler, water drain tap, black varnished boiler house with gangways and ladder. The Wilesco locomobile is driven by a chain and the front axle can be steered. Operating time approx. 15 minutes. The model is heated by dry spirit tablets. All parts are either painted or plated. Length 10.2″, width 5.9″, Height 8.3″.
Weight: 4 lbs. 7oz. Unique and Unusual Gifts for Men
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(No Fuel is Included with This Engine – Don’t Forget the Esbit Fuel and the Steam Oil)
THIS IS NOT A TOY! As it involves a flame it is not for use by anyone under the age of 14.