Welshpool & Llanfair Railway No. 14
Following the debut of the sample model at the National Garden Railway Show we are pleased to say that we have now authorised the construction of the batch. This means that there are only a limited number still available to reserve so make sure you have one booked with your local retailer. Delivery is on schedule for late this summer.
Built in 1954, No. 85 was the last of 32 built for the Sierra Leone Government Railways to a standard design by Hunslet. Completed as works number 3815, No. 85 was delivered to the Sierra Leone port and capital of Freetown with sister engine No. 84, the pair costing £21,273. They were set to work on the extensive Sierra Leone Railway, which had a mainline extending 227.5 miles.
By the time No. 85 arrived, the Hunslet 2-6-2s were confined mainly to shunting and banking heavy trains out of Freetown. Their working life was to be short too – with the Sierra Leone Government Railways finally closing in 1974. No. 85 was brought back to the UK to work at the preserved Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, where it regularly hauled passenger trains until April 2010, when its last 10-year boiler ticket expired. It has recently been on display at the National Railway Museum at Shildon.
The model is internally gas fired and has slide valve cylinders. The boiler is fitted with a water gauge and a water top-up valve is supplied. It is available in four different colours. The engine is re-gaugeable from 32mm to 45mm by the customer. It is available in either manual control or radio control. UK RRP £1700.00 (Manual) £2000.00 (Radio control fitted). You can see the full specification here.
S19-26/7B No. 14 W &L 2-6-2T Black
S19-26/7BU No. 14 W &L 2-6-2T Blue (lined out)
S19-26/7G No. 14 W &L 2-6-2T Green
S19-26/7R No. 14 W &L 2-6-2T Red (lined out)
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.