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5 inch gauge "Tich" 0-4-0T - stock code 9345

A 5 inch gauge "Tich", scaled up from LBSC's 3 1/2 inchgauge design in small boiler, Walschaert's gear variant.

Copper silver soldered boiler is a commercially made job by Kennions, it's had recent hydraulic test with certificate issued for same.

The engine runs on air in both directions, if somewhat desultorily. A running restoration, there are various jobs that will need attention, including:

  • Replacement pressure gauge
  • Service leaking clack valve
  • Service axle pump
  • Service leaky blower valve
Originally set up to take water from a driving truck, the engine is piped up for feed/return for the axle pump and a screwed connection for a hand pump - side tanks are dummies.
length/inches 21
width/inches 9
height/inches 14
wheel material cast iron
axlebox type plain bearing
valve type slide
valve gear Walschaerts
reverser type pole
lubricator type mechanical
boiler number 1035
boiler maker Kennions
CE mark n/a pre-2002
working pressure/psi 80
boiler type locomotive
boiler material copper
boiler construction silver soldered
hydraulic test valid to 1-Nov-2024
safety valve(s) 1
safety valve type spring
mechanical pump axle pump
whistle yes