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G.W.R. 61XX now back in stock!

The Great Western Railway’s 61XX 2-6-2T design can trace its origins to Churchward’s ground-breaking family of designs produced at the start of the 20th century which included the large ‘prairie’ tank engine number 99.  Ideally suited for suburban and branch line work, thirty-nine more locomotives based on this design were in traffic by 1906 and batches continued to be produced until the class numbered 290.  The first forty (including No. 3100, the renumbered prototype) were absorbed into the 51XX series in the 1927 re-numbering scheme, the additional members of which enjoyed small design improvements under Charles Collett’s supervision.  Having used all the 51XX numbers, further locos were numbered in the 41XX series.  The 61XX variant was introduced in 1931 and was little different from the others apart from boasting a boiler pressure increased to 225psi.  A number of 51XX and 41XX examples have been preserved but only No. 6106 was saved from the last batch and this can be found at Didcot, home of the Great Western Society.

The model is 1:32 scale for 45mm gauge track, gas-fired and has all the features the Gauge 1 fraternity have come to expect from an Accucraft locomotive.  The chassis is constructed from stainless steel, the wheels are uninsulated. The boiler is copper, the cab and bodywork are constructed from etched brass. Like other fine scale models from Accucraft, it will provide many years of enjoyment.  The model will run round 4′ 6″ radius curves and is happy on code 332 or code 250 tracks, however, we do not recommend running through LGB code 332 pointwork.  We are aware that there were a large number of livery variations among members of the class and will therefore be offering fully finished and basic models to allow almost any version to be produced from 41XX, 51XX or 61XX classes.

Specification:

  • Scale: 1:32
  • Gauge: 45mm
  • Length over buffers: 390mm (15½ inches)
  • Width: 90mm (3½ inches)
  • Height: 119mm (4¾ inches)
  • Min Radius: 1.3m (4′6″)
  • Boiler: Centre Flue
  • Working Pressure: 60psi
  • Valve Gear: Piston valves, two cylinders
  • Fuel: Butane Gas
  • Boiler Fittings: Safety valve, pressure gauge, water gauge.
  • Cab Controls: Steam regulator, gas regulator, reverse lever, lubricator
  • Construction:  Copper boiler, Brass boiler jacket, Brass cab, Etched brass bodywork, Steel drivers

Liveries available subject to production batch:

S32-13A – Unlined GWR green, No. 6106
S32-13B – Unlined GWR green, unlettered, unnumbered
S32-13C – Unlined BR black with early emblem, No. 6106
S32-13D – Unlined BR black, unlettered, unnumbered
S32-13E – Unlined BR green with late crest, No. 6106
S32-13F – Unlined BR green, unlettered, unnumbered

Accucraft UK Ltd was formed in 2004 by Ian and Sandy Pearse.  Ian Pearse has over 30 years experience in garden railways and a strong development relationship with Accucraft Trains.  The company incorporates their former business Marches Models, best known for supplying British narrow gauge live steam locomotives for gauges ‘O’ and ’1′.  Accucraft UK Ltd continues the work of Marches Models as well as offering customers electrically powered models and ready to run plastic rolling stock in 1:32, 1:20.3 and 1:19 scales.  Accucraft UK Ltd has significantly expanded the range of large scale model railway goods available to the UK and worldwide market and will continue to build on this.

As well as manufacturing our own range of model products we are happy to undertake commission work in most scales for retailers and other organisations.  We are the sole UK importers and trade distributors for the complete range of products manufactured by Accucraft Trains of the USA. This includes the ranges of ACL (Accucraft Custom Line), AMS (American Model Supply), Accucraft Trains Limited and Classic ranges, and American Mainline.  We also distribute the models made for Accucraft Australia (Argyle Models) and Accucraft Germany (MBV Schug).

Accucraft models are designed to reproduce the prototype as accurately as possible and built to give a lifetime of pleasure in their operation, bringing the joy of affordable live steam to many for the first time.  A lot of our early locomotives are still in steam today, proving that they were a worthwhile investment for those who chose Accucraft.

Accucraft UK Ltd only supply to the trade, therefore to find your nearest supplier click on the dealer list section.

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