Wilesco D409 Showman’s Traction Engine


SKU: W00409 Categories: ,


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The Showman’s Traction Engine was a common sight at the fairground at the beginning of the 20th century. They were used to drive the rides and provide lighting for the fairground. These engines were beautifully decorated in vibrant colours and equipped with a dynamo to generate electricity.

Today, these engines are highly sought after by collectors and enthusiasts, who appreciate their historical significance and mechanical elegance. For those who enjoy the art of steam power, owning a Wilesco Showman’s Engine is a must-have addition to any collection, and a true testament to the enduring appeal of vintage technology. This live steam model includes working lights and dynamo as well as being able to drive backwards and forwards.

This steam engine is delivered fully assembled, making it ready to use immediately.

Additional information

Weight 2 kg
Dimensions 33 × 15 × 20 cm