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3 1/2 inch gauge "Tich" - stock code 3734

One of the best-made examples of a "Tich" I've seen in some years - this is the classic large-boilered, Walschaert's gear version of LBSC's beginner's classis design. Built as one of a pair twenty-five years ago, this one stalled at an advanced stage, ending up on the builder's bookcase, whilst its sibling went on to completion.

Built to a high standard, fit and finish of all parts is excellent, machining is very crisp, rivetting on the running boards is as straight as a die. It is missing the outer dome, pressure gauge and mechanical lubricator - there are a couple of pins missing from the motionwork and the steam pipe from header to steam chests. I put it at about 95% complete, it will finish off to make a very fine engine.

Length 16 inches

gauge 3 1/2 inch