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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 6:54 pm    Post subject: First Run of 2017  Reply with quote

A Happy New Year !!
I hope everyone had a good New Year and not suffering too much after too much pleasure
Today I steamed my D22.
The boiler has been highly modified, superheated with a water feed pump, perhaps just the whistle is original for this boiler !!
I run it on gas using a burner supplied from Forest Classics which is made for this engine, long and slim.
It can run very quickly indeed.
Some pics of the beast




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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:57 pm    Post subject: First Run of 2017 Reply with quote

Hi Dave that's a great looking Wilesco D22 with plenty of modifications thanks for sharing your first steaming of the D22. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Was going to run mine today, in original form.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It would be good to see an original too.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:36 pm    Post subject: First Run of 2017 Reply with quote

Hi Dave here is a picture of D22 without and modifications. Very Happy


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Underneath the boiler looks like a Stuart 501 !! It runs like a sports car.
I prefer the glass end caps of the standard Wilesco, but the feed pump is a great idea.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine being prepared for a run last year.





In steam the engine is a superb high speed runner.


One of their best...

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: First Run of 2017 Reply with quote

A very nice looking D22 Mike. Just out of interest Mike do you run your D22 on esbit tablets as it is really clean. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:45 pm    Post subject: Re: First Run of 2017 Reply with quote

toysteam wrote:
A very nice looking D22 Mike. Just out of interest Mike do you run your D22 on esbit tablets as it is really clean. Very Happy


Mamod wax tablets, its also brand new and only had about 3 runs
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Thanks for replying Mike about the wax tablets.Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 02, 2017 2:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice engines guy's
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We need to see a few more top Wilesco engines in steam here!
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 1:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

davejw wrote:
Underneath the boiler looks like a Stuart 501 !! It runs like a sports car.
I prefer the glass end caps of the standard Wilesco, but the feed pump is a great idea.



David it would be nice to see some better images of this engine, it has some very interesting modifications that maybe need a little more explanation and bigger images!


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