Wilesco steam engines

The company Wilhelm Schroeder and partner was founded in 1912 by Wilhelm Schroeder and Ernst Wortmann. The name Wilesco results of the initials of these two founder members. The steam toy company started its production of model steam engines in the middle of the last century.

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Wilesco steam toys

While the Wilesco company dates back to 1912, their early business was the production of kitchen utensils. They didn't begin producing live model steam engine toys until around 1950. In the 1930s they manufactured steam engine parts for Fleischmann steam engines. By the 1970s, Marklin and Fleischmann had dropped out as steam model makers, leaving only Jensen steam, Mamod and Wilesco as major makers of live steam toy models.

Nowadays, Wilesco steam toys are collectible items, especially the Wilesco steam roller and the highly collectible 'Atomic Plant' Wilesco R200 steam engine. High prices are paid for old engines which are in good shape.

Some stationary Wilesco models are:

Wilesco links

Updated: 24 May 2019

Other steam collectors also search for:
Wilesco D32 Wilesco R200 Wilesco D20 Wilesco Kit Wilesco D2

Wilesco value and price guide

What's your Wilesco worth in 2021? Here are some recently sold items.

Item Title Date Price
wilesco d409 showmans steam engine new s h free germany Wilesco D409 Showmans Steam Engine New S H Free Germany 11/2021 $499.99
5 wilesco w boxws m64 m60 m59 m51 m50 steam engine made 5 Wilesco W Boxws M64 M60 M59 M51 M50 Steam Engine Made 11/2021 $224.85
wilesco 01513 spare part spring safety valve m6x0 75 Wilesco 01513 Spare Part Spring Safety Valve M6x0 75 11/2021 $10.28
wilesco d5 steam working live steam engine self build Wilesco D5 Steam Working Live Steam Engine Self Build 11/2021 $149.00
wilesco 01504 spare part ölerschraube m6 brass Wilesco 01504 Spare Part ölerschraube M6 Brass 11/2021 $4.04
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Comments (20)
David - February 14, 2021
I am looking for a smoke stack for the D-15 Wilesco engine. Any ideas. Thanks
There are some chimneys for sale on eBay, not sure which will fit on your D15 though: Wilesco chimneys. Or contact Wilesco directly.
Clive - June 5, 2019
I live in Wonthaggi Victoria and are chasing a supplier nearby for fuel tablets oil and water filling device.
I have no idea, sorry... You can contact Wilesco Australia or you can find these as well on eBay: Water funnels and Fuel tablets.
Don - May 28, 2019
I am looking for a replacement safety valve for a D 409. It is a newer engine after 1990.
Hi, take a look here for valves: Wilesco safety valve. You need size: M6 X 0.75
Donald - May 28, 2019
I require sight glass for steam engine about. 60 years old
Is it a Wilesco? If so you can look here for spare glasses.
Stan - October 2, 2018
Bought nice Wilesco D16, older model. Missing its condensate pan. Newer plastic on will not fit. Anyone have one to sell or know of supplier? Thanks in advance.
Try searching for: wilesco tray on this website.
Glen - February 11, 2018
I have a Wilesco D 18 steam engine and am looking for pulleys. where can I find them? I would like a one and a half inch pulley mated to a nine sixteenths pulley.
Have you tried searching for: Wilesco pulley? Or maybe at this online Wilesco shop.
Mark - May 3, 2017
Looking for parts for a Wilesco D16, gray base, oval label. Need a piston. would prefer a US source
Here is a US source for Wilesco parts: ministeam.com.
Lars - August 20, 2015
Have one Wilesco Atomkraftwerk R200 for sale. Boiler element seems ok. Missing tank cover. the maschin turns.
Well you could definitely sell it through eBay, but if you don't want that, there are several steam toy forums where you can easily sell your engine. For example: modelsteam forum
Luke - May 17, 2015
Yes, I ordered from ministeam not realizing that the pre-1990 wilesco safety valve have a different thread and no longer being made, but the supplier in England you suggested does have the older thread and although it will cost me about $30 to get it here, is worth it since I have no other choice! Thanks for the link.
Luke - May 16, 2015
i need pre-1990 safety valve for D10, as the newer ones have a smaller thread. haven't had much luck finding one so far, so any referral will be appreciated.
Did you also try this Wilesco parts website? Or else ministeam.com.
Mike - December 19, 2013
Hi I have a Wilesco steam engine that is 50 or 60 years old in great shape I can't find a model number. What do you think it is worth and who would want to buy it. Thanks
It really depends on the model I guess... Best is to start looking on ebay to find your model.
Russ - July 17, 2013
I bought a Wilesco engine at an auction. I am trying to find a value for it. If it's good enough I might sell it. I found it listed on this site but didn't see one for sale. Hope you can help. It's a Wilesco R 200 atomic power plant.
The Atomic Plant is very collectible if in a good state. One was sold on eBay recently for over 500 dollars.
Greg - November 26, 2011
I just got a wilesco D20 with a blue base and i was just wondering how to tell how old it is? Is there anyway to see what year it was made? Thanks
Difficult to say... it can be as old as the 1950s! Maybe try your question at www.wilesco.de and they can tell how to determine the right age. Or visit mamod forums UK
Tammy - June 26, 2011
its 1970,s only been out the box once, so totally complete and working, where is the best place for her to sell it? so she gets the best price?
I think eBay will do the trick, or try and ask on this forum.
Tammy - June 25, 2011
how much it a wilesco model d36 old smokey expected to sell for? my neighbour has one she wants to sell but not sure the best way to go about this
Really difficult to say, it depends on state (is it boxed, complete, still working, age, etc.) and demand. Between 50 to 250 USD perhaps.
Johnboy - December 22, 2010
I am looking for the new wilesco wi m95 the striker to go with my fairground rides cant find one yet i need an up to date wilesco catalogue thanks
Here is the Wilesco M95.
William - November 29, 2010
I have a Wilesco model D36 Old Smoky. When I search for this model all I seem to find is model D365 which looks like the one I have. Can you tell me if these are the same?
Yes, they are the same, the one you have came out in 1985, the D365 later.
Ron - November 27, 2010
do you have the small spring drive belts that connect the flywheel to the accessory tools.
I think you can use the Wilesco belts as well, try searching for 'wilesco engine belts'
Susan - November 15, 2010
I have a Wilesco D-16 in excellent condition in it's orginal box with instructions and the wrench - what type of price should I place on it to put it up for sale?
New they around 300 USD, so if you want to sell it through an auction site I would start at a bidprice of around 75-100 USD, but in the end it all depends on state/demand.
Nellie - September 2, 2010
Hello, I have an old Wilsco steam engine. I can't seem to find a model number anywhere. It has a grey base and an older sticker with the name than on any models I have seen. On the slide thing you put the tablets in to make it run it has a number... DPD930702.
Could you please help me in figureing out which model tthis is. It is my fathers and he is interested in selling it. Thanks for the help,