An interesting take on LBSC's large-boilered "Tich" design, the work of an experienced engineer whose work has featured in these pages in the past - most recently, the 5 inch gauge Andrew Barclay "Douglas" we sold in May.
Unsteamed from new, it's been on display in the late builder's house for many years - the chassis is fairly stiff to turn over although without tight spots, it's neatly made with good fit and finish of motionwork and valve gear.
Slightly stretched in the frames - at the rear to accommodate a rather continental style cab, at the front there's a well tank installed ahead of the leading axle.
|gauge||3 1/2 inch|
|wheel material||cast iron|
|axlebox type||plain bearing|
|boiler construction||silver soldered|
|superheater type||flue tube|
|safety valve type||Salter|