Scratch building an 0-4-0 loco with Walshearts valve gear

tac foley

tac foley

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An inspection of RH's very helpful website is highly recommended. ALL the queries addressed here can be answered there.
 
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The Accucraft Decauville model is a very likely candidate, but is not a common model here in UK. However, to start off, try calling Graham Langer, boss of Accucraft UK. He is VERY helpish, from a lot of personal experience. Tell him that what you REALLY want is a complete chassis less all the steam bits, however, think £££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££££........

The man actually behind the is Accucraft's man in Germany, Lorenz Schug of MBV Schug in Detzem.

MBV Schug
Detzem, Germany
www.accucraft.de
info@accucraft.de

Tel: +49 6507-802326

He might be able to be able to help you. If your German is rusty, he speaks very good English. You could also try Bram Hengeveld in The Netherlands - http://exclusivemodels.nl. He also speaks very good English, although I annoy the socks of him by using Afrikaans.

If you DO get in touch with Bram, tell him I sent you. :)

PS - Égide Walschaert, a Belgian engineer, must be rotating in his grave to see his name mangled like that. It's like spelling Oliver Bullied, in stead of Bulleid.

I didn't know that Accucraft model existed.....very, very nice. Certainly close to my prototype in the frame, running gear and boiler. In other circumstances I would buy the live steam model and modify it. However my intention is to donate the model I build to the local railway museum so that visitors can run it round their 32mm track. That means it has to be track powered. However I will certainly follow up your contacts. Thank you.

Regards
Peter Lucas
MyLocoSound

PS. My deepest apologies to Mr. WALSCHAERT!
 
tac foley

tac foley

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I didn't know that Accucraft model existed.....very, very nice. Certainly close to my prototype in the frame, running gear and boiler. In other circumstances I would buy the live steam model and modify it. However my intention is to donate the model I build to the local railway museum so that visitors can run it round their 32mm track. That means it has to be track powered. However I will certainly follow up your contacts. Thank you.

Regards
Peter Lucas
MyLocoSound

PS. My deepest apologies to Mr. WALSCHAERT!


Since you are in Australia it might be a plan to make contact with Argyle Locomotive Works in Olinda, Victoria -

Michael Ragg
Phn: +61 3 9751 1964
e-mail: sales@argyleloco.com.au
Olinda VIC 3788, Australia
Visitors by appointment only.

The shade of M. Walschaert smiles...