I've just signed up to post this as I too had terrible time trying to get it to work the uk distributors went bust in 2002 but I've managed to find another company that does them. It's now called a vikon mini, there's a YouTube vid as well that even shows how to thread it! Yippee! Only taken me about two years to find it I'm guessing tho that you probably gave up and gave it to the charity shop? just goes to show that everything comes to he who waits http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=6rWeM2u-4mg&desktop_uri=%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D6rWeM2u-4mg
I have a mini machine too and the bottom bobbin is stumping me too - I haven't looked at it for a few months as have been busy with new baby etc. Mine was from Woolworths but I am not sure of the brand - I just assumed I had fat fingers and have been meaning to try again . . . at some point.
Thanks for trying lou, I cant find it on google either. There's also the name "home-line" on the box and I think it might be German. My hope now is that even if noone has the same brand someone may have a similarly awkward mini machine...
I've bought a mini sewing machine on ebay. The brand is "SupportPlus". It looks great but the "instructions" are total gibberish and I'm having a nightmare trying to thread the bottom bobbin - unlike any other machine I've ever seen. It's incredibly fiddly to even take the bobbin case in or out and I cant get the thread to lie anywhere near the needle to pick it up. I appreciate this is a long-shot - but does anyone have the same machine?