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Matter of taste! There are similar models are also available from other manufacturers. I think it is not a traditional "tin toys" anymore.
Quite right, it's a fascination toy like levitrons or Mendocino motors or even Newtons balls. It is still a lot of fun. Wilesco are looking for a wider audience than just steam enthusiasts.
I think we need to support Wilesco and buy heaps of these things and give them as gifts instead of the regular trinkets.
If we don't support them old Bill might go and do something else!
I see in another thread they are cutting back on models. The 12 and D15 will be canned.
i had the pleasure of seeing one in action today we had a meths burner under it!! in about two minutes it was off!!! so fast that the unit started to REVOLVE in its holder!!...just marvellous!!! i can see these becoming a favorite..... the female veiw point was ...."a candle lit under it would be more pleasing and a great peice for the dining table."