This is the other "Tich" of the pair built for a garden railway in the 1970s - both boilers were delivered in 1973, the first engine was completed in 1974, this one bears a 1978 maker's plate. It is new and unsteamed, different in detail from its sister but showing exactly the same quality of workmanship - the green engine has proved to be a fine performer, surprisingly powerful for its size (much like the 3 1/2 inch gauge original) and near silent mechanically.
Silver-soldered copper boilers by Chambers of Weymouth, working pressure 90psi, feed by injector and a hand pump rather ingeniously hidden inside the frame and worked remotely from the footplate. Cylinders with slide valves actuated by Walschaert's valve gear, pole reverser in cab. Sight feed lubricator with tank beneath footplate, steam brakes with driver's valve in cab. The water feed from the tanks has a spare union for a second injector if required, there is a spare steam takeoff on the fountain for same. Sturdy derailing bars are fitted at both ends.
Length 30 inches
Weight 130 pounds
|gauge||7 1/4 inch|