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Thread: Ulti_printer 200x300
07/07/2017 10:33:37

Good work on those! I had to make my own as well, but fitted a PTFE tubing inside of the heatbreak.

Thread: 3 1/2 inch small boilered TICH
10/07/2015 09:34:46

Looks great Ryan. A lot cleaner than my work

Thread: Help drilling bronze
09/07/2015 14:08:54

Puting it in the lathe with a four jaw and a small boring bar would work, as I just done that yesterday when I had to make a phosphor bronze cylinder with a 8mm bore.

Thread: 3 1/2 inch small boilered TICH
12/06/2015 10:11:55

That looks great Ryan

Great idea of using the washer to locate the holes. I still have to drill the holes in the rear covers.

05/12/2014 15:32:16

Hi Ryan,

I personally think that drain cocks would be a waste on Tich. I have only seen one 3 1/2" tich with drain cocks.



Thread: 3 1/2" large boilered TICH build
24/11/2014 06:37:37

haha... thanks Ryan :D

22/11/2014 17:29:31

22/11/2014 17:27:35

22/11/2014 17:05:49

Hi all,

I started this project early 2013. I recieved the unfinished loco from PMES (Pietermaritzburg Model Engineering Society) to finish.  I'm posting some of the pics right now and will later on post the rest.
Hope the pics are self explanatory.

Edited By MK on 22/11/2014 17:24:29

Thread: 3 1/2 inch small boilered TICH
20/11/2014 10:01:22

Great work on those valves.

I'm working on the decorative bits right now.

14/11/2014 19:51:54

I think we should start a TICH discussing thread somewhere.


Edited By MK on 14/11/2014 19:52:34

14/11/2014 19:49:49
Posted by David Haynes on 14/11/2014 17:32:48:

Hi all,

Do you know about the 3rd Tich boiler? A Belpaire which has a 9% larger grate than the large boiler, but not as simple a build as the other two.


It was in the Model Engineer 20 February 1958. There seem to be quite a lot of variations of TICH's boiler, but the small and large boiler being the easiest. I have only just seen one TICH boiler of the Belpaire type.

14/11/2014 16:59:17

The combination lever holes is just about 0.5mm further apart.

14/11/2014 16:53:08

Great job Ryan :D Your'e getting there!

Do you have any drawings of the larger boiler version? I think there may be a few missing from ME 1950 and also did you use drawings when you made the brake axle?

Just worked on Tich today. Made the smokebox and smokebox door.

Good luck on your build ahead!


12/11/2014 19:25:20
Posted by stephen. on 12/11/2014 19:05:00:

Hello all

I wonder if you can help me with a query on tiches valve gear, i have notised that some measurements are different in the book to the drawing. firstly the return crank centres are 11/16 in the book and 39/64 on the drawings giving i think 5/64 difference. secondly the combination lever (vertical rod) shows on the drawings to be 8 thou longer between centres with writing saying it has 10 thou lead (this is the two lower hole distances). If i have not explained it well, please say and i could take some pictures of the relivent drawings.

Does anyone know which we should be following?

Your help would be much appreciated

many thanks


I would want to know this as well, as I'm building TICH as well. I see what you're talking about with the return crank, but I can't see anything about the combination lever that is 1 7/16" between the two holes.

Edited By MK on 12/11/2014 19:26:29

27/06/2014 19:14:28

Looking great Ryan

Where did you get hold of that brass tube?

Thread: Helping young people
09/05/2014 13:13:01

Well, I'm 15 and I have made a few engines already, and I am a member of a model engineering club. My dad had gotten a lathe a few years back and a milling machine not too long ago. I started working on the lathe when I was 13 and made my first oscilliating engine from some scrap pieces of bronze. Learning how to work with machines at a quite young age is great, but like all of the "CNC" machines nowadays It's more like an "office work" and not actually working with the machines yourself.

Thread: Pulso #1
04/05/2014 17:53:36

Thank you for the replies

Well, I can't say i've ran it yet, just a little experimenting without the valve :0

"Scale model V1 Rocket anybody?"

Ah... lol Maybe a human rocket :D

04/05/2014 16:56:10

Hi all,

Recently I got some plans for a pulse jet engine from named "Pulso #1". It was a quicky engine to build, just need to get spring steel for the reed valve.

Well here's some pics:



Edited By JasonB on 04/05/2014 17:06:38

Thread: Silver soldering
09/08/2013 10:24:02

Thanks for the reply Keith.

The thing is that I'm here in South Africa and the parcels often get intercepted if from the UK (like my live steam pressure guage). One 1.5mm x 600mm rod of Ag40Cd/ Ag40Sn costs about £3/ $4.5/ R45.

100g of Ag40Cd/Ag40Sn costs £60/ $74/ R740 plus postage ( £8/ $10/ R100)

Kindest regards

Marinus Kruger

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