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Wilesco T125
« on: November 10, 2020, 08:35:48 pm »
Figured I better get some good pictures of this one before firing as it wasnít going to stay unfired for long  :D

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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2020, 08:37:42 pm »
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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2020, 09:45:41 pm »
Dang that thing is beautiful !
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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2020, 11:15:45 pm »
Dang that thing is beautiful !

Still on sale... would be a nice engine with an electric heater added...  ;) :D

https://www.ministeam.com/acatalog/Wilesco-T125-All-Metal-Steam-Turbine-WI_T_125.html#SID=234
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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2020, 11:25:20 pm »
These have a very wide firebox and even though I am using gas, I was still worried about the red paint on the sides, so I cut two of these out and dropped them in through the slit between the boiler and the walkway

The steam line keeps the other one in place and I just stuck a strong magnet to the other one. So far the heat hasnít affected the magnet enough and itís keeping in place and the paint still looks perfect.





Hereís the underside of the boiler for those that havenít seen them on these engines.

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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2020, 11:27:43 pm »
I donít know when Wilesco started adding these holes, must have been after watching a bunch of Jensen chimneys falling off on video  :D

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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2020, 12:18:26 am »
Photos look great Nick, look like commercial ad shots.
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« Reply #7 on: November 11, 2020, 12:33:20 am »
Photos look great Nick, look like commercial ad shots.

Thanks Jim, but not quite your skills!

Thought of how great it would have been for you and your camera to be at our feeders today. We had freezing rain over night and they were surrounded with ice and 2 to 3 inch icicles hanging all the way around. Looked really neat with the birds on them.
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« Reply #8 on: November 11, 2020, 05:50:06 am »
I wonder what the deal is with the boiler, Wilesco's sight says its a "With its specially optimized boiler" , I would be interested in more pictures of the underside of the boiler if possible Nick, it looks different than the one in Wilescos parts list ?
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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #9 on: November 11, 2020, 06:01:54 am »
Great idea Nick. Sadly, i wont get to fire mine until christmas, so will have to settle for watching yours in action till then
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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2020, 07:46:02 am »
I wonder what the deal is with the boiler, Wilesco's sight says its a "With its specially optimized boiler" , I would be interested in more pictures of the underside of the boiler if possible Nick, it looks different than the one in Wilescos parts list ?

Hereís the picture from Wilescoís store (same boiler)

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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2020, 09:24:45 am »
Nick that is a great looking steam turbine power plant.


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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2020, 03:32:27 pm »
I wonder what the deal is with the boiler, Wilesco's sight says its a "With its specially optimized boiler" , I would be interested in more pictures of the underside of the boiler if possible Nick, it looks different than the one in Wilescos parts list ?

Hereís the picture from Wilescoís store (same boiler)

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I saw that in my research, yours looks like it has 2 rows of tangs this one looks like it has a single middle row (although I don't know how it would stand upright) ,anyway in the end I had to have one & placed an order. 🙃👍
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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2020, 04:00:41 pm »
I saw that in my research, yours looks like it has 2 rows of tangs this one looks like it has a single middle row (although I don't know how it would stand upright) ,anyway in the end I had to have one & placed an order. 🙃👍



Happy to help!  :D

Iíve gotten you and Doug so far... How about you Charlie??  :D
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Re: Wilesco T125
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2020, 04:31:17 pm »
I saw that in my research, yours looks like it has 2 rows of tangs this one looks like it has a single middle row (although I don't know how it would stand upright) ,anyway in the end I had to have one & placed an order. 🙃👍



Happy to help!  :D

Iíve gotten you and Doug so far... How about you Charlie??  :D
The rarity , the Karsten Gintschel connection  & the $230.00 savings off of list price helped my decision.  I also bought a D21boiler to modify with a cartridge heater , that way I can keep the rare original boiler in pristine condition & I can always return it back to complete 100% stock down the road if I choose too. The D21 boiler also has the benefit of a drain valve 😉👍
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