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by LakeshoreMike
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:34 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Accucraft 7/8ths Bagnall paint colour
Replies: 0
Views: 30

Accucraft 7/8ths Bagnall paint colour

Hi.
Does anyone know what shade of green the Accucraft Bagnall is, please?
I'm going to have to partly dismantle mine, expect to do some , hopefully minor paint damage
and would like to have some touch up paint available beforehand.

Mike
by LakeshoreMike
Mon May 08, 2017 9:04 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Plans for a couple of loco's
Replies: 17
Views: 3496

Re: Plans for a couple of loco's

Hi Philip 2 emails sent. Building on a comment above, Microbe is small!! My first attempt at modelling this was just after the drawings were first published. The boiler was going to be a 32mm diameter 'pot' but I lost momentum on the build when I realised first, that the boiler was too low-set on th...
by LakeshoreMike
Sat May 06, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Plans for a couple of loco's
Replies: 17
Views: 3496

Re: Plans for a couple of loco's

Hi Philip. Statfold do hold the Hudswell Clark drawings, or at least,those that still exist. Give them a call and ask for the Hunslet Archive. They supplied me with 4 Drawings for w/no.1172 Alpha. More directly helpful, years ago, Tom Cooper published an article by Don Townley about Microbe. I have ...
by LakeshoreMike
Fri Jul 08, 2016 8:19 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Brandbright CNC supplier
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Thank you Chris - that's what I call a prompt reply. I'll pass the details on to those who were asking.

Regards
Mike
by LakeshoreMike
Fri Jul 08, 2016 7:11 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Brandbright CNC supplier
Replies: 2
Views: 1021

Brandbright CNC supplier

Hello all About three months ago, there was a listing on ebay from the firm in East Anglia or Norwich area that used to supply Brandbright with cnc machined parts. At the time, I traced them down to their own website but have now lost both the web address and the fleabay listing reference. Can anyon...
by LakeshoreMike
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:14 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Hunslet 0-4-0T Microbe drawing
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Hi

Sorted now. An enquiry elsewhere has resulted in me receiving a copy of the magazine. Now to digitalise the drawing, prepare the detail drawings and get started cutting metal. Yippee!!

My thanks to those who offered help and advice.

Mike
by LakeshoreMike
Tue Jan 21, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Hunslet 0-4-0T Microbe drawing
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Just a quick addition.

The article and drawing were in issue 1 of 'Live Steam Model Railways' published early in 1983 (issue 2 was dated Sept 1983) and not in the later similarly sized 'Garden Railway World'

Mike
by LakeshoreMike
Mon Jan 20, 2014 9:26 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Hunslet 0-4-0T Microbe drawing
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

AFAIK Hunslet only ever made one of this class of loco. Both the solitary example for Knostrop Sewage Works and the designated class name in the catalogue was 'Microbe'. Works number 1028/ May 1910 And if that's bad, the other, later, engine at the works (from Hudswell Clarke) was called 'Bacillus' ...
by LakeshoreMike
Sun Jan 19, 2014 9:37 pm
Forum: Help & Advice
Topic: Hunslet 0-4-0T Microbe drawing
Replies: 6
Views: 1795

Hunslet 0-4-0T Microbe drawing

Hi Way back in the mists of time when men were men and dinosaurs walked the land, Don Townsley had an article in Tom Coopers Live Steam Model Railway Review (I think) describing the tiny Hunslet 0-4-0T Microbe supplied to Knostrop sewage works near Leeds. It may have been in Locolines - Tom's mags c...
by LakeshoreMike
Fri Jan 17, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Roundhouse 2014
Replies: 109
Views: 30378

Injin, that is sublime. Obviously scratchbuilt with true skill. I love the prototype and was lucky enough to see the repatriated example when it was on display at Locomotion at Shildon a few years ago. Hope to see it when it is back in steam, too. However, in terms of Roundhouse production, with ins...
by LakeshoreMike
Sun Apr 07, 2013 10:48 pm
Forum: Off-Topic
Topic: Leighton Buzzard
Replies: 4
Views: 973

Chris

If you would like to retain your old membership number, it can still be done. just ask Alan Regan.

I re-joined not knowing that this was possible only to find out later that it was and Alan was perfectly happy to put it right.

Mike
by LakeshoreMike
Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:04 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Smokey Sophie - A Roundhouse/Riverdale Amy coal fire build
Replies: 183
Views: 55488

4.8mm - I asked Roger at last year's RH open day. It doesn't matter what frames are being used, if you plan on using the RH 'penguin' bracket, the distance from the centre of the trunnion bearing hole to the top edge of the frame in that region has to be 4.8mm otherwise the penguin will either not f...
by LakeshoreMike
Fri Feb 22, 2013 6:29 pm
Forum: Railways & Layouts
Topic: Perrow Coast Railway
Replies: 98
Views: 26444

Coldoch & Menteith Estates Railway if you please, Matt

Mike
by LakeshoreMike
Wed Feb 20, 2013 9:46 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Wilberforce goes RC
Replies: 24
Views: 8324

Thank you for this thread, Richard. You've inspired me to do likewise. I'd been thinking of the receiver and servo in a van with a shaft coming forward to rotate the regulator but was concerned about loss of control if anything derailed and needing an open upper cab backsheet. The latter doesn't fit...
by LakeshoreMike
Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:26 pm
Forum: Locomotives - Live Steam
Topic: Accucraft Cylinders
Replies: 4
Views: 1907

But make sure you use screwlock or nutlock - use superglue coz it's all you've got and you won't be ABLE to do it again in two years time, not even if you need too :lol:

Mike