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Wilesco Steam Toys

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Making steam toys from the early 1960s, the Wilesco range today is both imaginative and broad

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A solid fuel fired D16 by Wilesco

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The Wilesco D455 and D14 steam engines

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A fine example of a D405 Traktor, dating from 1991

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An unusual view of the D455 from above

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My only vertical boilered engine - the superb D455

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Wilesco and Mamod in perfect harmony!

 

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Detail of the D455s steam inlet and exhaust pipework, along with cylinder and jet oiler

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The D455s superbly engineered sight glass

The D455 vertical boilered stationary engine is a very pleasing engine on the eye. Imaginative and different it performs effortlessly and smoothly. It will power a fair number of steam toys and lineshafts. I am told that converting it to take a meths burner really supercharges the revs!  These can be picked up on ebay, boxed for around 70 and I would regard it as an essential Wilesco to own.