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Hero

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Mystery Boiler
« on: June 03, 2019, 12:12:20 pm »
Everybody likes a mystery, right?

I just bought this NOS beauty, and it'll be along in the mail shortly.

Anybody want to guess what it fits?

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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2019, 02:42:50 pm »
That's a Wilesco firetruck boiler done up to fix the weakness of the boiler not holding heat well.

I think it looks wonderful.

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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 03:07:58 pm »
Wilesco, yes, sort of. Good.

 Fire truck, not quite.

Want to guess again? Hint: look at the board name.
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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 07:17:33 pm »
So wilesco boiler and for a marine engine of some sort

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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 09:29:52 pm »
So wilesco boiler and for a marine engine of some sort

Again, sort of Wilesco, and now marine "of some sort".

Can anyone pin it down precisely? I'll give it a day or two to percolate.
Bob

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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2019, 12:04:49 pm »
All right. Here's what it is:

It"s a boiler for a Krick steam launch, provided to Krick by Wilesco, though tarted up with lagging to look beautiful and be more efficient, as CBWho pointed out.

I bought it as a spare for my Krick Victoria; it's a bolt-in replacement.

Thanks for your guesses!

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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2019, 12:06:19 pm »
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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2019, 04:31:43 pm »
The boiler lagging is a good match for that launch  8)
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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2019, 04:38:55 pm »
I even made a "chuff pot" to condense and collect steam oil residue from the engine exhaust. It is a close match, too, I think....

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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2019, 06:26:32 pm »
That's a very nice looking Wilesco boiler.
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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2019, 07:50:24 pm »
a handsome launch , looks really good.
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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2019, 08:41:25 pm »
I received the boiler today. It's just as advertised: perfect!
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Re: Mystery Boiler
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2019, 10:01:30 pm »
I received the boiler today. It's just as advertised: perfect!

Not too often that new arrivals are "perfect" but sure is nice when they are  ;D
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