No3 hasn't steamed for over 10 years and has languished in and around the shed in complete condition since. Apart from the odd clean, no overhaul has ever been started on the Bagnall. As an estimation I would say that you could easily lose £75,000+ restoring this machine, simply because of the requirement of a new inner firebox. However, if you wanted to do as much of the work as possible on your own then that price could be considerably lowered. Afterall, the engine is "all there" and not in too bad a state. The bottom end is clanky and definately needs alot of work but, if you were not the "easily offended" type it would probably pull a train to the Battlefield and back quite easily in its current state. The boiler and firebox are the main issue, with worries of deterioration over the years. Today, the Bagnall was being inspected by a suspected, potential buyer. Purchase of the loco would involve restoration and, at that, you can't moan about it leaving. I would personally love to see this engine running again. Bagnall's are well respected and come with a strong pedigree. They are a much better engine than say, a Peckett or a Barclay for example. As part of her inspection today, "Lamport" was dragged into the shed by the Class 08 and pushed over the pit.
|"Lamport No3" On The Old Pit Road, with the 08|
- At least 20 miniature traction engines in steam
- Full size centrepiece Aveling Roller "Louise"
- Musical, Pipe Organ powered by 3" Showmans
- Table displays
- 5" gauge Miniature Railway (small extra charge payable)
- Indoor displays of Model Engineering and Toy Steam
- 16mm Model Railway (Goods Shed)
- And of course Steam Trains on the Battlefield Line
Thank you for reading my first post of February 2013 guys. Maybe I'll see one or two of you at Miniature Traction Engine Weekend 2013?...I hope so! Thanks guys, Sam.