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LMS/BR Black 5 4-6-0 in 1:32 scale

The London Midland and Scottish Railway’s Class 5 4-6-0, almost universally known as the Black Five was introduced by William Stanier in 1934 and 842 were built between then and 1951. Members of the class survived to the last day of steam on British Railways, in 1968, and eighteen are preserved.

The Black Fives were a mixed traffic locomotive, a “do-anything go-anywhere” type, designed by Stanier, who had previously been with the GWR. In his early LMS days he acquiesced with the completion of a small number of 2-6-0s already under construction. But Stanier realised that there was a need for larger locomotives. These were to be the LMS’s copy of the GWR Halls. They shared similar cylinder arrangement (two outside), internal boiler design and size and 6 foot driving wheel diameters.

The model is in 1:32 scale and 45mm gauge and features all metal construction with three versions. The model is 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 boiler is copper, the cab and tender are constructed from etched brass. Like other fine scale models from Accucraft, it will provide many years of enjoyment.  The target RRP will be £2250.00.  The model will run round 6′ radius curves and is happy on code 332 or code 250 tracks.


  • Scale: 1:32
  • Gauge: 45mm
  • Length over buffers: 610mm (23½ inches) TBC
  • Width: 90mm (3½ inches) TBC
  • Height: 120mm (5 inches) TBC
  • Min Radius: 2m (6′)
  • Boiler: Centre Flue
  • Working Pressure: 60psi
  • Valve Gear: Simplified Walschaerts, two cylinders, slide valves
  • Fuel: Butane Gas
  • Boiler Fittings: Safety valves, pressure gauge, water gauge.
  • Cab Controls: Steam regulator, gas regulator, reverse lever, lubricator
  • Gas tank in tender (water bath), Axle water pump with bypass valve, Water hand pump with check valve
  • Construction:  Copper boiler, Brass boiler jacket, Brass cab, Brass tender, Steel drivers

Liveries available subject to production batch:

S32-5 – LMS black No. 5451
S32-6 – BR black with early emblem No. 45237
S32-7 – BR black with late crest No. 45274

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.

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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