This is a vintage, Horizontal Wilesco D-8 steam engine, grey base. It is in great operational condition.
I tested it and it ran great. The new whistle and original safety valve both work fine.
It has a Wilesco fuel tray with it as well. It also has the original smoke stack. I cleaned and resealed the sight glass.To get you started, I tossed in a bottle of steam cylinder oil and an eight ounce /250ml incremented fill bottle. I also added a partial pack of Hexamine fuel tablets. It is mounted on a hand crafted Florida Cyprus plague. I used existing holes to mount it with stainless steel screws.
Please view all the pictures. What you see, is what you get. In order to expedite your order I go to the post office as soon as it opens. Since they are pre-packed, I cannot combine engines.The post office has lost or destroyed three of my items since February causing me considerable loss. This comes across as a scam to me. I retired a few years ago and have always enjoyed working in my shop.
I have been intrigued with steam engines since I was very young. One of the things on my bucket list was to learn how to operate a metal lathe and a mill. When I retired these two things came together for me and I have been refurbishing toy steam engines ever since. From the time I started till now, I have refurbished several hundred engines.
I test every engine before I sell it. I get great pleasure in bringing these guys back to life and knowing that folks are getting a good running steamer.
I was a carpenter for many years, so I make the Cyprus plaques as well. Sometimes I do well, sometimes not.
Enjoy your stream engine, Ric Dickens. Machine- L 8 X W 10 X H 8.75.Plaque- L 11.75 X W 10X H 1. The item "Vintage Horizontal Wilesco D-8 live steam engine, grey base" is in sale since Tuesday, January 12, 2016. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Vintage & Antique Toys\Tin\Other Vintage Tin Toys". The seller is "dickens3805" and is located in Gainesville, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, to China, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, SV, HN, JM.