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3 1/2 inch gauge "Tich" 0-4-0T - stock code 8111

A nicely made 3 1/2 inch gauge "Tich" to LBSC's original, classic small boiler design with Walschaert's valve gear - the definitive version to my eyes, I think it's a super looking engine in this gauge.

An older engine, machining is crisply done, there's lots of nice extra detailing including hinged doors in the rear bunker sheet for firing, flysheet bracing bars, brass boiler cleading around the spectacle plate and tunnel through the offside side tank for the reach rod.
We suspect the engine hasn't been run in many years - boiler has had a twice working pressure hydraulic test and is sound, the engine runs well on air forwards, less convincing in reverse.
Complete with a metal carrying case, although I suspect the engine will spend more time out on display than shut away. Currently scoping out a suitable bookshelf for it to live on at home...


gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 17
width/inches 8
height/inches 13
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material gunmetal
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
CE mark n/a, pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver-soldered
hydraulic test valid to 15-Jul-22
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump 1
hand pump 1