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‘Mannin’ in 1:20.3 scale

With production about to start and delivery scheduled for the Spring this is a last call for ‘Mannin’.  If you haven’t reserved one with your local dealer, don’t delay!  This will be the only Isle of Man Railway steam locomotive for 2015.  Here are a couple of images of the engineering samples at the factory, one live steam (red) the other electric (green).

‘Mannin’ was the last locomotive to be supplied to the Isle of Man and built in 1926 by Beyer, Peacock & Co. (works number 6296).  No. 16 was by far the most powerful 2-4-0T locomotive on the line. She was purchased to haul the heavy Port Erin boat train, a job which had previously taken two locomotives either double-headed or banked. Much larger than her older sisters, she was latterly used as Peel-based engine and appears to have never negotiated the Ramsey line.  She remained in service until 1964 and later was repainted into Ailsa spring green and placed on static display at St John’s and later Douglas stations until entering the railway museum in 1975.  It is unlikely that she will work again in the immediate future.  Our model carries the same level of detail and equipment as our previous Isle of Man locos and will be available in both Holly Green and Indian Red.  The live steam model carries a UK RRP of £1600.00, the electric version an RRP of £1375.00.

Specifications (live steam):

  • Scale: 1:20.3 Scale
  • Gauge: 45mm Gauge
  • Minimum Radius: 1M (39 in.)
  • Power: Live Steam
  • Length: 398mm (over couplings)
  • Width: 107mm
  • Height: 148mm
  • Boiler: Centre Flue
  • Working Pressure: 60psi
  • Weight: 4.3 kg (9.2lbs)
  • Reversing Gear: Piston type, reverse by lever in the cab
  • Valve Gear: Simulated Stephenson’s link
  • Fuel: Butane Gas
  • Boiler Fittings: Safety valve, pressure gauge, water gauge
  • Cab Controls: Steam regulator, gas regulator, reverse lever, syringe-type lubricator

Versions available subject to production batch:

S20-1G – ISLE OF MAN 2-4-0T Mannin #16, Holly Green – live steam
S20-1R – ISLE OF MAN 2-4-0T Mannin #16, Indian Red – live steam
E20-7G – ISLE OF MAN 2-4-0T Mannin #16, Holly Green - electric
E20-7R – ISLE OF MAN 2-4-0T Mannin #16, Indian Red – electric

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.

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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