Steam model identification

Hi, hope this is the right forum to ask but could any one identify the
little twin cylinder steam engine I have just aquired?
There are no markings on it but beleive it is about 15/20 years old.
Have fired it up and it runs a treat. Would like to know a bit more
about it.
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Thanks
Bruce
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bruce
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Can't help you with the brand, but it is certainly older than just 20 years. I would say 50 or so.
Nick
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Nick Mueller
It looks to me like something made by a machinist with some time on his hands. I know numerous hobbyists who have built somewhat similar engines. The age could be anything from recent to, maybe, 80 years or so.
"When you own a mill and a lathe, every problem looks like a steam engine."
Jerry
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Jerry Foster
From the appearance of some of the components it looks like it could be Wilesco.
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David Billington
The Wilesco company is German IIRC.
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David Billington
Oddly enough, I was going to suggest that the cylinder cleading looked like Willesco as well.
Mark Rand RTFM
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Mark Rand
I was tempted to say that too. But I'm not aware of a parallel Wilesco twin (but that doesn't mean that much). Maybe it is a modification done by someone? The boiler doesn't look Wilesco'ish to me at all. Also the crank and the isolation of the steam tubes aren't typical.
Nick
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Nick Mueller
I was thinking the cylinder heads, cleading, main piston conrod, and valve conrod all look like Wilesco. Also the whatsit (burner?) to the right of the boiler looks like a similar item in the wilesco link.
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David Billington
Many thanks for all you replies. The 'whatsit' by the boiler is a small gas container charged by lighter gas fuel. Still not sure of age but will keep making some enquiries. Lovely little engine though!
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bruce
Hi there, think I finally managed to sort this out.
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Made from 2 Wilesco units for a company called Krick
Bruce
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bruce
Yes, that fits! I looked at Krick (), but they no longer have the twin.
Nick
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Nick Mueller

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