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3 1/2 inch gauge Tich 0-4-0T - stock code 10286

A 3 1/2 inch gauge "Tich" in the classic small-boilered, Walschaert's gear form.

An older engine, decently made in the first place although apparently not run in a long time. The chassis was stiff to turn over on arrival; with an oil round and some coaxing it could be persuaded to run in forward gear in fairly desultory fashion, not at all in reverse.

Boiler has leaks from a couple of firebox stays and the wet header bolts, but appears dry otherwise.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 16
width/inches 7
height/inches 10
weight/kg 8 1/2
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
injector(s) 0
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
superheater(s) 1
safety valve(s) 1
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1
whistle yes