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Description

- Base dimension: 340x420mm
- Height 280mm
- Boiler volume 250ccm
- Heating: Dry fuel Witabs

The steam engine In 1712 Thomas Newcomen constructed the first functional steam engine. It was used to pump water out of a mine. However, the newcomenian steam engine had only a very low efficiency. James Watt improved the efficiency of the newcomenschen machine, which he applied for a patent in 1769. This machine is considered to be the first steam expansion machine. The development of the steam engine thus rang out in the second half of the year. In the second half of the 18th century, the city entered a new era. This was followed by rapid progress in industry, agriculture and transport. WILESCO steam engines are toys with tradition. Like their role models, Wilesco steam engines convert heat into mechanical energy, which can be used to drive models. In contrast to combustion or electric motors, the individual stages of energy conversion are visible and the learning effect is therefore very large. Turbines and internal combustion engines have replaced the steam engine as a drive source. Nevertheless, or just because of this, the steam engine is still the dream of many people of all ages. WILESCO steam engines provide a wealth of stimulation and give every owner the opportunity to work in the model from fire and water to generate mechanical energy.
Firma WILESCO was founded in 1912 under the name of Wilhelm Schröder GmbH & Co. Metallwarenfabrik Lübenscheid. At the beginning of the 1920s they started with the toy production. At first they manufactured for example cutlery and pots for dolls. In the year 1950 they started to produce model steam engines and are now the world's biggest steam toys manufacturer. Qualität - "Made in Germany" Befor the despatch, every thing is examined by an expert. They are allowed to label their products with the GS-sign (proved security). The normal working pressure is 1,5 bar. The security valve, which you can find on every bowl, opens at approximately 1,8 bar to prevent overpressure and to warrant security.

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