The WILESCO Model Steam Engine is based on an original fire engine which was produced by Magirus in Germany at the beginning of this century. The fire engine is operated by the steam engine. It can be driven forward and reverse. The speed is regulated by using the speed control valve.
Further details: Vertical mirror polished brass boiler, diameter 8 cms, height 10 cms, boiler capacity 470 ccms, elongated water gauge glass. Single boiler flue of d=2 cms built into the boiler, to improve efficiency and for the escape of steam exhaust, safety flue attachment. Vertical reversible double-acting brass cylinder with flywheel of d=8 cms, to enable the fire engine to drive forward and reverse, spring loaded safety valve, steam whistle with chain, steam regulator, sliding tray for condensed water, die-cast wheels with solid rubber tyres, wooden seats, fire bell, two lacquered die-cast lamps, steering wheel for front wheels. Clutch engaged gear transmission with chain drive to the rear axle.
When the fire engine is stationary and the clutch disengaged the water pump can be operated. The water tank is under the front seat, with hose leading to the pump. Squirts up to 2 to 3 metres. Two removable reels, each with hose of 80 cms length, coupling and jet. The model is finished in red, black and brass. Operating time approx. 15 minutes.