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3 1/2 inch gauge slip eccentric Tich - stock code 2461

Not (quite) as bad as it looks, this Tich is a large-boilered, slip eccentric version of LBSC's classic design for beginners. Often wondered how many beginners gave up after making one...

Copper boiler, slide valve cylinders with slip eccentric valve gear. Boiler feed by axle pump and auxiliary hand pump in a side tank. Turns over freely, the hand pump handle and safety valve are missing. The paint is beyond horrible.

On the plus side, it turns over freely and smoothly, all the valves are free and nothing appears broken. I suspect that with a modicum of sympathetic restoration, there's the basis of a running engine here.

Length 16 inches

gauge 3 1/2 inch