Here is a video of my "Tich" before the strip and re-furbishment, will be putting some more video,s and photo,s of the progress, this was purchased off Ebay a few years ago and this was the first time I had tried it on compressed air, seems to run well, full marks to whoever had built it, many thanks to Keith as I have been able to set up the valve events with the help of his videos, will be building a double scale version eventually and slowly getting the parts now.
May 13, 2019
I saw a photo of a green twin oscillating steam engine on the Preston Services website a few years ago, and a Canadian buddy of mine challenged me to make one. Long story short, I built a foundry, used a 3D modeling program to model the engine using 3 photos, made the patterns, and cast the parts for a 60% scale engine. I recently got the engine running, and it can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UxIZ4iuhLyM The plan at this point is to finish the painting work on the engine, and publish it in Live Steam and Outdoor Railroading magazine. It was a long journey to learn the foundry work, but I was able to cast some of the parts in gray iron, with the remainder being cast in 356 aluminum.