WEEDEN JACKETED STEAM ENGINES
Many of the Weeden boilers were covered with steel jackets to prevent heat loss.
As models sell on Ebay I am now listing the selling price, since many factors come into play with items up for auction this can only be taken as a very general value. I will try to give a basic description of the condition from the information on the listing. A range of prices will be selected, to save space duplicate prices, within a few dollars, for similar engines will not be listed.
Weeden No. 10
The Weeden No. 10 is advertised in their catalogue as the biggest and strongest engine ever made by us. It has a brass boiler covered in a sheet iron jacket. The frame and flywheel are made of iron, all other parts are brass. The design of many Weeden engines tended to be altered by the manufacturer over time so there are often differences in earlier and later models of the same number. This is evidenced in the photos below, thanks to Ken T.
The Weeden No. 10 was introduced in 1894 and continued until 1903. It is an impressive engine measuring
Ebay Sales of No. 10's
Apr. /11 - MIssing burner, good condition - 8 bids - 256.00 USD
June /12 - Good condition, early style - 32 bids - 417.11 USD
Feb. /12 - Good condition, with burner - 23 bids - 537.00 USD
The Weeden 32 also known as an "Eureka" is a flame heated model similar to The No. 649 electrically heated model. The engine stands 15 1/4" high and the base is 8" x 4 1/4". It has a brass boiler enclosed in a blued steel jacket. All other parts are nickel plated. Introduced in 1896 and continued into 1927. Later models, sometime around 1920, could be reversed by flipping the flywheel in the opposite direction, see sidebar. The engine on this unit is identical to the one on the No. 34.
Ebay Sales of No. 32's
Dec. /10 - MIssing smokestack, sight glass and firebox door - 11 bids - 153.00 USD
July /10 - MIssing smokestack, whistle and sight glass - 8 bids - 191.38 USD
Dec./ 11 - Good condition - 17 bids - 372.00 USD
Feb. /10 - Good condition, missing sight gauge - 25 bids - 383.00 USD
Sept. /09 - Very nice condition - 31 bids - 455.06 USD
Thanks Alec S.
The Weeden No. 34 is a large engine, 10" high and 8" long with a 4 1/4" diameter balance wheel. The boiler is brass enclosed in a blued steel jacket with star, snowflake or round hole cut-outs. Engine frame and balance wheel are nickel plated iron. Introduced in 1896 and produced until 1940. Later models, sometime around 1920, could be reversed by flipping the flywheel in the opposite direction, see sidebar.
Ebay Sales of No. 34's
Mar. /15 - Needs work, rough shape - 10 bids - 169.50 USD
Nov./15 - Needs restoration - 18 bids - 197.49 USD
Apr. /15 - Good condition, With burner - 15 bids - 245.50 USD
Apr./11 - Good condition, no burner, snowflake pattern - 13 bids - 315.00 USD
Feb. /15 - Needs work, no burner, star pattern - 51 bids - 330.00 USD
Mar. /15 - Good condition, snowflake pattern, with burner - 1 bid - 390.00 USD
Aug./13 - Good condition, burner & box, star & snowflake pattern - 21 bids - 610.00 USD
The Weeden No. 46 was introduced in 1898 and produced into 1910, base is 7" X 10" and it stands 11" high. The engine in the photo is missing a long square brick textured smokestack.
The Weeden No. 60 is a Take Down Engine with bolts and unions so that the engine can be taken apart and put together. Features cast steel base and boiler end plates. It was introduced around 1907 and produced into 1927. The base is 7 3/4" X 8" and it stands 9 1/2" high. Later models, sometime around 1920, could be reversed by flipping the flywheel in the opposite direction, see sidebar.
Ebay Sales of No. 60's
March / 10 - Good condition, needs repairs - 13 bids - 239.16 USD
Feb. / 10 - Good condition but needs repairs - 17 bids - 274.69 USD
Feb. / 14 - Good condition with burner - 24 bids - 382.01 USD
Nov. /13 - Good condition, missing whistle and burner - 41 bids - 525.00 USD
The Weeden No. 124 is a similar engine to the No. 121, both engines are a design by Edgar Side and acquired by Weeden. Introduced in about 1919 and only produced for a short period. Base is 14 1/2" X 10" and it stands 16 1/2" tall.
The Weeden No.649, also known as an "Eureka" has a brass boiler enclosed in a blued steel jacket. All other parts are nickel plated. This is an electric heated version of a No. 32. Reversible by turning the flywheel forward or backward.
The engine stands 15 1/4" high and the base is 8" x 4 1/4". Introduced in 1927 and produced until 1940.
Ebay Sales of No. 649's
Jan /15 - Missing cord, broken sight glass, fair condition - 15 bids - 164.01 USD
Nov. /13 - Missing cord and smokestack, good condition - 10 bids - 255.00 USD
Nov. / 11 - Complete ,good condition - 16 bids - 355.00 USD
Aug./ 12 - Very nice condition, PM Reasearch whistle- 22 bids - 420.00 USD
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Watch Them Run
This is the only known engine Edgar Side actually sold previous to Weeden Manufacturing buying him out.
The early model No 32, 34 & 60's did not reverse as they had a solid cam for the slide valve.
Reversing No. 32, 34 & 60
Later model No 32, 34 & 60's would run which ever way the flywheel was turned as they had a slip cam for the slide valve.
Most of the screws used on these engines are a hard to find #4 - 36, available in the parts store.
This brass safety valve adapter replaces the stock safety valve which is often missing or the top threads are stripped so it will not tighten. It is threaded to accept the common Weeden safety valve, Item SV1432. The threaded stub is longer than the stock item so it reaches the good un-used threads in the upright pipe.
This brasswhistle adapter replaces the stock mount that is often missing on theses engines. It is threaded to accept a stock Weeden whistle, it may also be special ordered threaded to accept a Mamod whistle or the one offered by PM Reasearch.
Replacement brass cylinder end caps are available to fit the models shown on this page.