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A recent purchase from EBay Germany, really nice condition and quite compact.  Running here for the first time on a little Bix gas burner:

https://youtu.be/doMLBY-tIeA

Trying to slow it down using the whistle is a bit of a chore so a spare Wilesco whistle from the goodies box was pressed into service, came apart quite easily, would have been nice to fit it in the steam pipe boiler bush but it's a different thread so I have taken out a section of the steam pipe and soldered the new valve in.  Looks neat and it works, at least on the air test!


https://youtu.be/i-DSzKsFCUE

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I have a D10 that has a threaded steam valve. A mystery... Was it stock that way? I knew it always having a threaded valve although when I first discovered it as a kid, the feed pipe was cut so perhaps it was in transition when presumably my dad got it?? Perhaps it was bought at a swap meet already cut?

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I have a D10 that has a threaded steam valve. A mystery... Was it stock that way? I knew it always having a threaded valve although when I first discovered it as a kid, the feed pipe was cut so perhaps it was in transition when presumably my dad got it?? Perhaps it was bought at a swap meet already cut?

They were made special and sold by Sears

1968 catalog

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Nice mod Dave, but you'll have to be careful not to burn your fingers   ;)
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Good one Dave, i love them running slow.  8)

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Thanks Nick! My D10 is definitely a Sears engine. (Is it still considered a D10??)

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Thanks Nick! My D10 is definitely a Sears engine. (Is it still considered a D10??)

Yes, Jan knows the most about these, and the ad came from him. I just had a Sears D6 arrive

https://www.officeofsteamforum.com/collections-pictures/wilesco-d6-with-regulator/
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Like with the D6 it would be great if the current model D10 had a factory fitted regulator. One of the reasons why a gas burner is handy with these models to regulate them a little.
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very nice Dave (looks Factory) and you have it running amazingly slow 😊
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Very well done, Dave!

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...moved to different thread...
« Last Edit: September 11, 2019, 06:59:54 pm by CBWho »

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To remove the paint, I used a hot boiling water and soap. After scrubbing and using Alcohol to decrease, I used etching primer and painted with engine paint.

Hi Chris, looking forward to seeing what you do with the engine. Just curious what did you use for soap? I have used detergent powder in boiling water and it works great at stripping paint. But if not cleaned off afterwards, it will rust very fast.
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Nick, I used laundry and dish soap.

On the repaint, I only approximated the Wilesco colors.

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Looks great, Dave!


I do like those 1968 prices.


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Well done Dave!

Another successful modification and a huge upgrade for steaming it.

Looking forward to seeing a video of the first steam test.

 

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