"Every Picture Tells a Story, Don't It?"
- Rod Stewart
WEEDEN Odds and Mods
As Rod Stewart so aptly put it, "Every picture tells a story, don't it?" It would be interesting to know the history of some of these oddball models Weeden released and just what possessed some of the owners to do what they did.
Many of these examples are from listings on eBay added with the permission of the seller, it would be interesting to hear some of the buyers comments on their purchases.
I have also included some photos of specific Weeden parts and how they were put to use.
This type of fittting was quite common on many of the older Weeden models, in fact this was how the engine is attached to the top of the boiler on the popular No.1, 2 and 3 units. The fitting is inserted into the boiler and given a 1/4 turn to lock it in, I find a silicone gasket cut from a cake pan works very well.
The eBay seller of this No. 648 did not have any information on the machinist that did this work, I would certainly be interested to hear how the engine runs from the new buyer.
Green No. 14's
This is the First style No. 14, the green paint is original. It has the weeden shield on the front boiler end cap (it did not show in the photo). It also has the early style lever safety valve, there is no sight glass. There have been later green models as well, Weeden often built speciality items to be marketed exclusively by certain retailers.
Interesting Burner Arrangement
Thinking Outside the Box