We are happy to reveal some images of the pre-production engineering sample of ‘Lew’, however, there are some small changes still needed to ensure the final result is perfect but these shots should show what a handsome beast she’s going to be. The full specification can be seen here.
The leading and trailing wheel-sets have removable blanking plates for those with large radii curves
The model features working cylinder drain cocks
The fully working Joy valve gear is, well, a ‘joy’ to behold!
Just the right amount of rivet detail too!
LAST CALL FOR ‘GALLOPING GOOSE’ #4
Accucraft (US) are just about to put this model into production, with delivery expected early next year. This superbly detailed and articulated model is completely constructed with brass and stainless steel. An American made Pittman motor powers the middle truck with a reliable die cast metal gear box. The model is finished with museum quality paint finish and lettering. AC78-138 is the only Goose likely to appear for many months; only a few remain unsold at a bargain RRP of £565.00 so make sure you reserve yours now!
In the 1930′s, Colorado’s famous Rio Grande Southern Railroad introduced the “Galloping Goose”, a curious combination of Pierce-Arrow automobile parts and a mechanic’s imagination that could carry passengers, freight and mail with a one man crew. The “Galloping Goose” provided the Rio Grande Southern Railroad with real operating economy allowing the railroad to operate for another twenty years while endearing itself to generations of railfans and tourists.
EAST BROAD TOP LIVE STEAM 2-8-2 #12
Accucraft are about to release these attractive 3’ gauge 2-8-2’s in 1:20.3 scale. Nestling among the Allegheny Mountains in south central Pennsylvania, the East Broad Top railroad was founded in 1856 to tap into the vast coal fields located on Broad Top Mountain, the EBT dutifully carried coal to fuel the booming iron furnaces located in Rockhill Furnace, PA. The East Broad Top was abandoned in April 1956 and the future looked grim. However, in the summer of 1960, the railroad was resurrected during the Bicentennial of the twin boroughs of Orbisonia and Rockhill Furnace, the home operating base of the East Broad Top. No. 12 was the first loco to enter the preserved EBT’s roster. Built by Baldwin in 1911 she was capable of hauling up to fifteen loaded coal hoppers. The full specification of the Accucraft model can be seen here. The live steam version of the model carries an RRP of £3430.00 – don’t miss out!