7/8ths” Scale Fairymead Baldwin 0-4-2T
Accucraft (US) has announced production of a delightful 7/8ths” Scale Baldwin, modelled on a little loco that ran in Australia. The two foot gauge engine was built by Baldwin in1889 as one of three engines imported for use at Fairymead Mill, near Bundaberg. They followed a standard Baldwin design and had bar-frames, slide valves, a Forney-designed frame for the trailing truck, a large wooden cab and an ornate brass bell on the sand dome.
The three Fairymead Baldwins were withdrawn around 1956 and two were scrapped, however No.1 was saved to be plinthed at Bargara. In March 1972, Fairymead No.1 was moved to the Goulburn Steam Museum before being privately preserved. Restoration was completed in 1993 and steam trials were held before the loco moved to the Lake Macquarie Light Railway, a private 2′ railway near Toronto.
The model follows normal Accucraft construction, being made of copper, brass and stainless steel. It is set to 45mm gauge and is butane fired with Stephenson valve gear, slide valves and working cylinder drain cocks. Two versions will be available, one beautifully painted in Baldwin’s factory finish, green cab and fittings, Russian Iron boiler and red oxide cab roof, the other in a simple black livery.
AC87-810 Fairymead Baldwin 0-4-2T Green – UK RRP £1955.00
AC87-812 Fairymead Baldwin 0-4-2T Black – UK RRP £1795.00
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.
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