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Little Tich

Planning, Fabrication and Construction of my "Little Tich"

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geoff walker 123/01/2015 14:45:27
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Hi Pete,

Nice job, coming on well.

Can you tell me which drawing you have used for the 3d drawings.

Looks like it's just what I need

regards geoff

geoff walker 124/01/2015 13:32:50
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Hi again Pete,

Sorry, I should have said which 3d drawing program did you use for the little tich chassis.

regards geoff

Gordon French20/03/2015 21:28:02
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Carry right on with what you are doing. I did and completed mine in 1971 (to its present state). I have run it, and run it, and run it. I shopped it in 1989 and saw parts that I don't even remember making. But there they were and I know no one else had a hand in it. What you learn is what kind of coal works and what doesn't and how to fire with 5 kids asking continuous questions. How to drive looking at the fire, the track ahead, and the pressure gauge while carrying on a conversation over your shoulder.

Boiler making will teach you how much heat makes your eyes water and spelter still doesn't melt and go where you need it!

Some of it was a very hard learn, but I wouldn't have missed it.

Gordon French, Roseburg, Oregon, USA

PDBV21/07/2015 19:08:52
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Well its been quite a while since i updated this and ive done a fair amount since, 

So i shall quit talking and let what pictures i have taken (i keep forgetting to take them) do the talking 😀








Thanks for looking 😀

Edited By PDBV on 21/07/2015 19:17:35

PDBV21/07/2015 19:51:37
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I have no idea if pictures are working or if they are in a queue to be authorised 😀

DMB21/07/2015 22:08:58
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PM a moderator to look at it as something appears to be going wrong.
Another JohnS21/07/2015 22:26:35
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Hi PDBV - I copied-n-pasted the URLs and went to your photobucket site.

Good work! My little Tich is my favourite locomotive, maybe because I started it as a teenager, maybe because it's a challenge to drive, maybe because it attracts attention. But whatever the reason, it's one that I'd make another one of, given time. (I've a few projects in the queue, but they *are* getting done...)

Ian S C22/07/2015 13:05:04
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Go to the top of the page and open an album, then it's simple to bring the photos to your thread, just follow the instructions, and reduce the size, mine reduce to 640 x 427, I'll admit that when I started it took 2 or 3 hours to work out how to do it.

Ian S C

PDBV22/07/2015 16:46:25
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I think it will be easier to do on my laptop than on my phone, i will have a look when i get chance to sit down and get on it

PDBV22/07/2015 17:18:00
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I have now uploaded all my most recent pictures to my album wich can be found here

PDBV24/07/2015 14:58:31
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Correct cover bolts inCorrect cover bolts in

PDBV24/07/2015 15:01:37
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We have some pictures, yay,

Well this is where im up to with the cylinders, the rear caps need a slight bit of relief for the bolts to sit flush, the nut needs making for the slide valve's both covers need making and i need to machine another steam chest after messing one up "doh"

Thanks for looking


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