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3 1/2 inch gauge "Tich" 0-4-0T - stock code 9016

We thought this one was a barn find engine, but apparently several barns turned it down...

An old, incredibly grubby small-boilered"Tich" with slip eccentric valve gear, LBSC's legendary design which launched countless model engineers (me included) on their careers in the shed.

The Salter safety valve is detached, although all the parts are there. The pressure gauge is a ghastly plastic thing off a cheap compressor, it needs replacing with something more suitable.

It's otherwise complete and the wheels turns freely.

gauge 3 1/2 inch
length/inches 16 1/2
width/inches 6 1/2
height/inches 10
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain
cylinder material gunmetal
valve type slide
valve gear slip eccentric
lubricator type mechanical
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type Salter
mechanical pump axle