Author Topic: Weeden No. 648: First Steam Up  (Read 30 times)

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Weeden No. 648: First Steam Up
« on: May 12, 2019, 08:17:07 am »
My first steam up of my recently acquired Weeden No. 648.

Here is the description included with the video on my YouTube Channel:

"The Weeden Company was founded by William Weeden in 1882 in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Their first product was not a toy steam engine; rather, it was a “Luminous Match Safe”, patented September 26, 1882.

The first Weeden Steam Engine was offered in Youth Companion magazine in October 1884 and was known as the Weeden No. 1. Weeden Steam Engines continued to be produced until 1952 when production was halted.

The Weeden No. 648 was introduced in 1927 and produced until 1940.

This reversible engine has a polished brass boiler fitted with a Steam Dome and a faux governor.

The Engine is 7 inches high, and the Base is 7 1/4 inches by 6 1/2 inches. The 3 1/4 inch Flywheel and Base are Cast Iron.

The heat source is provided by an Electric Heating Unit with a detachable 6 foot cord."


https://youtu.be/-VO8tk0l2Gs

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Re: Weeden No. 648: First Steam Up
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2019, 08:42:48 am »
nice little Weeden there Charlie, & she runs a treat.
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Re: Weeden No. 648: First Steam Up
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2019, 10:06:32 am »
nice little Weeden there Charlie, & she runs a treat.

Thanks Bruce.

Definitely one of the more Robust Weeden Engines. 

No worries about steaming this one often (unlike many of the early ones). 

This one is built like a tank!

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Re: Weeden No. 648: First Steam Up
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2019, 11:35:53 am »
Charlie a very nice Weeden and a lovely little runner.
Keep on steaming

Kevin

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Re: Weeden No. 648: First Steam Up
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2019, 01:42:43 pm »
Charlie a very nice Weeden and a lovely little runner.

Thanks Kevin.

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Re: Weeden No. 648: First Steam Up
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2019, 10:05:54 pm »
Nice runner Charlie and nice to see it with the gov.
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Re: Weeden No. 648: First Steam Up
« Reply #6 on: May 13, 2019, 09:12:32 am »
Nice runner Charlie and nice to see it with the gov.

Thanks Jim.

I can’t take any credit for this one.

It was  in excellent condition when I received it.

Kinda nice to clean one, fill boiler, oil, plug it in and it roars to life.

 

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