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Model locomotive building, Tich.

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Stewart Mills12/05/2021 16:47:50
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New to model making was thinking about the 31/2 inch Tich but having trouble finding the book Model locomotive building, there was one on here but I do not have enough posts to speak to the person who has one, I bid on one on eBay but was out bid some of the others are a bit pricey, so if anybody could help it would be appreciated.

thanks Stewart

br12/05/2021 17:17:40
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On Ebay -- good condition no bids £9.99

Item number 224451201369

4 days to go - must be worth a punt

bill

Nick Clarke 313/05/2021 07:38:50
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Most (but not quite all) of the magazine articles have been scanned in and are available here:- TichSm.pdf (john-tom.com)

J Hancock13/05/2021 10:27:00
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Any book , always compare abe with ebay.

br13/05/2021 11:47:39
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Posted by J Hancock on 13/05/2021 10:27:00:

Any book , always compare abe with ebay.

Tried that for him initially.

Cheapest was £39 which was why I suggested ebay instead.

bill

duncan webster13/05/2021 15:35:33
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I'd build a Juliette rather than a Tich. Just that bit bigger, easier to hold the bits and a bigger grate makes it easier to keep the fire burning. Cost of bits won't be much more.

Nick Clarke 313/05/2021 20:06:06
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Posted by duncan webster on 13/05/2021 15:35:33:

I'd build a Juliette rather than a Tich. Just that bit bigger, easier to hold the bits and a bigger grate makes it easier to keep the fire burning. Cost of bits won't be much more.

The articles for the first version are here - Juliet.pdf (john-tom.com)

Stewart Mills14/05/2021 10:02:14
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Thanks all I am now looking at the options you all suggested.

Thank you for the help

Stewart

Nimble16/05/2021 04:36:43
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Hi Stewart,

A good source for second hand and old books is https://www.abebooks.com/ fill in details as few or as many as you know. Great source!

Regards,

Nimble Neil

OldMetaller16/05/2021 09:42:04
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I agree with Neil, Abe Books are pretty good.

The Tich book is well worth owning, even if you don't build a Tich. Just noticed that my copy is on the table behind me- I rest my case!

John.

Michael Gilligan16/05/2021 09:48:59
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Do you also agree with J Hancock ?

angel

MichaelG.

br16/05/2021 10:23:23
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 16/05/2021 09:48:59:

Do you also agree with J Hancock ?

angel

MichaelG.

Morning Michael

If he does, then he must also agree with Nimble Neil as above ? wink

bill

The ebay copy is ar £14.50  with about 9 hours to run.

Edited By br on 16/05/2021 10:28:52

Michael Gilligan16/05/2021 10:40:33
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Posted by br on 16/05/2021 10:23:23:

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Morning Michael

If he does, then he must also agree with Nimble Neil as above ? wink

bill

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Yes, of course ... that was implied by the word ‘also’

J Hancock has ‘priority’ though.

MichaelG.

Stewart Mills16/05/2021 14:02:13
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Have now been outbid twice on that book listed.

but thanks to you all

Stewart

br16/05/2021 14:08:27
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Posted by Stewart Mills on 16/05/2021 14:02:13:

Have now been outbid twice on that book listed.

but thanks to you all

Stewart

 

Stewart -- for what its worth

I find bidding during the auction can go against you.

I now wait until the last five seconds before bidding if the price is still below what I want to pay.

From past prices , a last 5 second bid of £25 may be worth considering 

The links to the two articles kindly posted by members will help you decide, and their is always another book another day.

bill

 

 

Edited By br on 16/05/2021 14:11:41

Chris Crew17/05/2021 16:29:58
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Bill, you just gave away my secret for winning 99% of the auctions I enter because you either really want the item or you don't, but I nearly came unstuck once for a Myford S7 cross-slide. Someone just pipped me in the dying seconds of the auction and, in a panic to enter a higher bid, I inadvertently entered £1222 instead of £222. I got the item for £231 which was forty quid more than I really wanted to pay but I was just relieved that the other bidder hadn't also entered a ridiculously high price!

Peter Greene17/05/2021 22:55:54
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Posted by br on 16/05/2021 14:08:27:

I now wait until the last five seconds before bidding if the price is still below what I want to pay.

... and I mourn the passing of JBidWatcher sad

 

(There's a local auction sites that does things a bit differently: If there's a last minute bid they extend the auction time a bit).

Edited By Peter Greene on 17/05/2021 23:00:51

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