Accucraft June News

Welcome to our June newsletter.  This is a final call for our forthcoming open day and sale and a reminder of our move to retailing at Pontrilas.  The delivery of the L&B Manning Wardles will be concluded this month and our stock is now all pre-sold to our dealers.  We are also issuing a ‘last call’ for the Australian C-36 4-6-2 and the Saxon Meyer 0-4-4-0T, both of which are now in production.

Accucraft Open Day & Clearance Sale – Pontrilas 16th June

Last call for the open day!  The format will be similar to last year to be held once again at Unit 4, Long Meadow Industrial Estate. We will have factory seconds, damaged items and test samples to sell. as well as many ‘end of line’ items. This stock will be offered for sale on a ‘first come, first served’ basis without prior reservation and will include ‘open box’ locomotives, rolling stock and track components as well as sundry ‘kits of parts’ with potential for re-assembly!  As they say, “everything must go!”

We can now confirm that we will be supported by Swift Sixteen, Model Earth Design & Talisman Brass Castings and Blackcat Bridges among others.  We will be running Accucraft locomotives in 1:13.7, 1:19, 1:20.3 and 1:32 scales.  Opening times are 10:30hrs to 16:00hrs and there will be an on site café offering refreshments and light lunches.

Accucraft retail open for business!

Following the closure of Garden Railway Centres in Cheltenham, we have been made aware that many of you are struggling to find Accucraft products in the West Midlands and Welsh Marches.  In consequence we are delighted to say that we will be opening our unit in Pontrilas for retail sales.  Although our premises may not be ideal our location in the Welsh Marches is most picturesque and worth a drive out.  Please note that we keep office hours, 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday and we are not open at the weekend (we will publish details of office closures on this website).  It is also worth ‘phoning/emailing us to check whether we have a specific item in stock before you visit us – 01981 241380 or info@accucraft.uk.com

Last call for the Accucraft (Aus) NSWGR C38

Production is underway of this one-time series – once they are sold, they are sold! The 38 class design was based on a need to eliminate the complications of double heading required on a number of fast interstate passenger trains. The conditions of track work with frequent sharp curvature to be traversed at high speed would require six-coupled driving wheels in a ‘Pacific’ 4-6-2 configuration. Maintenance considerations suggested a two cylinder simple steam locomotive. In May 1939 an order for five 38 class locomotives was placed with Clyde Engineering with a distinctive streamlined boiler casing. The remaining 25 locomotives were built without streamlining at the NSWGR Eveleigh and Cardiff Workshops. From 1961 the locomotives were progressively withdrawn from service. Four have survived into preservation being 3801, 3813, 3820 and 3830.

The model will be available in both Streamlined and Un-streamlined versions and in a variety of liveries and power options. Pilot Model 2016 – you can download the order form here.  Place your reservations with our Hereford office now – prices may be subject to currency revision. With prices ranging from a UK RRP of £3,550.00 (electric) to £3,795.00 (Live Steam) we think they represent outstanding value for money.

Product Specifications – Live Steam Version:

  • Scale: 1:32
  • Gauge: 45mm
  • Valve Gear: Walschaerts, two cylinders, slide valves, cylinder drain cocks
  • Working Pressure: 60psi
  • Construction: Copper boiler, Brass boiler jacket, Brass cab, Brass tender,
  • Boiler Fittings: Safety valve, pressure gauge, water gauge
  • Axle water pump with bypass valve, Water hand pump with check valve
  • Length over buffers: 756mm (29.8 inches)
  • Width: 91mm (3.6 inches)
  • Height: 133mm (5.2 inches)
  • Min Radius: Electric 2m (6½ feet) Live Steam 3m (9 feet)
  • Steel drivers
  • Chassis is sprung on all wheels, with sprung side control on the leading bogie
  • Main driving axle boxes have oil reservoirs with felt oil pads
  • Trailing Truck has oil /felt reservoirs
  • Main Coupling rod and Connecting rod have a rotating bronze sleeve bearing common to both rods
  • Spirit fired boilers have Automatic Blower which opens when the Regulator is shut.

Liveries Available:

  • 3801 Streamlined, Verdant Green
  • 3803 Streamlined, Black / Red lining
  • 3813 Un-Streamlined, NSWGR Special Green
  • 3820 Un-Streamlined, Black / Red lining
  • 3830 Un-Streamlined, NSWGR Special Green (all green)
  • 3830 Un-Streamlined, Olive Green 1961 livery

Models & Options Available:

  • SG Live Steam, Gas Fired, Ceramic Burner
  • SA Live Steam, Alcohol Fired with multi tube boiler
  • EL Electric with full Cab Detail
  • RC Radio Control Fittings Kit for live steam models

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Last call for the 1:20.3 Scale Saxonian IV K 0-4-4-0T

These delightful Saxon Meyers are now in production and due for delivery in the next few weeks.  As a result of rising traffic levels in the late nineteenth century, the 750mm (2’ 6”) gauge Royal Saxon State Railways found their existing fleet of locomotives were struggling to cope.  In 1892 the network took delivery of the first of 96 Gunther-Meyer 0-4-4-0T compounds, destined to be the largest single class of narrow gauge locomotive in Germany.  They were so successful that they became the sole motive power on some lines, ably handling freight as well as passenger trains.

At the end of WW1 two were left in Hungary and three were given up in war reparations to Poland.  In 1925 the remaining engines were absorbed into the Deutsche Reichsbahn-Gesellschaft and allocated numbers in the ‘99’ series.  By the end of WW2 57 were still working and 20 of these survived long enough to go through the ‘reko’ programme to be fitted with welded boilers and, in some cases, welded frames.  By 1973 the older, unrebuilt locos had been withdrawn (three being preserved) while the ‘reko’ engines soldiered on for the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany.  Remarkably nearly a quarter of the class, 22 examples, have been preserved, a living testament to the sound design of the originals.

The 1:20.3 Saxon IV K has been made for MBV SCHUG.  The total batch is only 60 units, 20 pieces in Saxon State Railways’ green and 40 in Reichsbahn black. The model comes fitted with the 6-channel spectrum DXe radio control for regulator reverser. The system is programmable via Smartphone and Tablet app.  The UK RRP is £4595.00

AL87-014R Saxon IV K 3Specifications:

Scale / gauge: 1: 20.3 / 45 mm
Length: 454 mm
Width: 104.1 mm (edge of the roof)
Height: 156.1 mm (chimney)
Minimum radius: 124.3 cm (LGB R3)
Weight: 5.89 kg
Cylinder lubrication: displacement lubricator in the cab
Control: factory fitted 2.4 GHz sector Intrum DXe RC system and HITEC HS-85 MG servos fitted
Boiler: Centre Flue, butane fired
Working Pressure: 60psi
Reversing Gear: Slide valves, Walschaerts valve gear
Boiler Fittings: Safety valve, pressure gauge, water gauge.
Cab Controls: Steam regulator, gas regulator, reverse lever, lubricator in cab

Versions available:

AL87-014 G RC Saxon IV K – live steam with factory fitted radio control
AL87-014R-RC Reichsbahn IV K No. 99 589 – live steam with factory fitted radio control

Yeo, Exe & Taw – last delivery in June

We will be delivering the last batch of Lynton & Barnstaple Manning Wardles to dealers during June.  We have now pre-sold all our stock to our dealers so make sure you don’t miss out!

1:32 C&O 3-Bay Open Hoppers nearly sold out!

These superb, long-awaited hopper wagons are now available, ideal companions to your Allegheny!  Available in both Chesapeake & Ohio or Virginian livery (plain black or red oxide to follow), the wagons can be bought singly or in packs of six.  UK RRP for individual cars £120.00 or a six pack at £660.00 including UK delivery and warranty.  However, the C&O version is almost entirely sold out and what remains are single cars so please call our Hereford office to check what’s still available to order.

AM32-600 C&O Hopper, No End Scatter Shields, Data Only, 6-car set – SOLD OUT

AM32-601 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105000 B) 105017 C) 105032 D) 105041 E) 105077 F) 105089, 6-car set – SOLD OUT
AM32-602 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105106 B) 105194 C) 105229 D) 105235 E) 105369 F) 105386, 6-car set – SOLD OUT
AM32-603 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105419 B) 105441 C) 105504 D) 105549 E) 105668 F) 105694, 6-car set – SOLD OUT
AM32-604 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105736 B) 105755 C) 105822 D) 105840 E) 105956 F) 105973, 6-car set – SOLD OUT
AM32-605A C&O 3-Bay Hopper w/ End Scatter Shields, Unnumbered – PRE-ORDER
AM32-606A 3-Bay Hopper w/o End Scatter Shields, Plain Black – PRE-ORDER
AM32-607A 3-Bay Hopper w/o End Scatter Shields, Red Oxide, Unlettered – PRE-ORDER
AM32-630A Virginian 3-Bay Hopper w/o End Scatter Shields A) #7522 B) #7580 C) #7741 D) #7777 E) #7863 F) #7921 – PRE-ORDER

Tracks to the Trenches – Apedale Railway 13th – 15th July

The “Tracks to the Trenches” 2018 event marks the finalé of the Moseley Railway Trust’s First World War centenary commemorations – highlighting the tremendous expansion of the British light railways, which were used right up until the Armistice in 1918.

In 2014 and 2016 the Apedale Valley Light Railway hosted major First World War centenary events – marking 100 years since the start of the “War to end all Wars”. These highly acclaimed centenary events focused on the often overlooked areas of Transport and Logistics used by all combatants during the conflict. This was the narrow gauge light railways’ finest hour.  You can find full details here.  This will be the first chance many folk have to see a working WD Hunslet 4-6-0T both full size (No. 1215) and 16mm scale (Accucraft!).

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Accucraft (UK) Ltd and GDPR compliance

You will no doubt be aware that the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) needs to be in place by the 25th of May 2018. It is therefore our duty to inform you as a customer of Accucraft (UK) Ltd or a subscriber to our website newsletter that, with your permission, we will continue to hold details of your name, address, phone numbers, email address as appropriate.  We can confirm that we will not transfer any of your details to a 3rd party without your consent.

If you would like to see our privacy policy, it can be viewed here.

If you wish to contact us regarding GDPR or any other aspects of the business please email info@accucraft.uk.com or call us on 01981 241380, if we do not hear from you by the 25th of May then we will assume that constitutes your acceptance for us to keep these records on file.

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Accucraft May News

Welcome to our May newsletter.  This month we bring you news of our forthcoming open day and sale, our move to retailing at Pontrilas, the arrival of the L&B Manning Wardles, a preview of the new Mk1 coaches, 7/8ths” Decauvilles back again and the super new U.S. 3 Bay Hopper cars.

Accucraft Open Day & Clearance Sale – Pontrilas 16th June

Following the success of last year’s open day and sale we have decided to run one again this year with an emphasis on clearing out old stock lines to make room for new inventory.  The format will be much the same, once again at Unit 4, Long Meadow Industrial Estate. We will have factory seconds, damaged items and test samples to sell. as well as many ‘end of line’ items. This stock will be offered for sale on a ‘first come, first served’ basis without prior reservation and will include ‘open box’ locomotives, rolling stock and track components as well as sundry ‘kits of parts’ with potential for re-assembly!  As they say, “everything must go!”

We can now confirm that we will be supported by Swift Sixteen, Model Earth Design & Talisman Brass Castings and Blackcat Bridges among others.  We will be running Accucraft locomotives in 1:13.7, 1:19, 1:20.3 and 1:32 scales.  Opening times are 10:30hrs to 16:00hrs and there will be an on site café offering refreshments and light lunches.

Accucraft retail open for business!

Following the closure of Garden Railway Centres in Cheltenham, we have been made aware that many of you are struggling to find Accucraft products in the West Midlands and Welsh Marches.  In consequence we are delighted to say that we will be opening our unit in Pontrilas for retail sales.  Although our premises may not be ideal our location in the Welsh Marches is most picturesque and worth a drive out.  Please note that we keep office hours, 09:00 to 17:00 Monday to Friday and we are not open at the weekend (we will publish details of office closures on this website).  It is also worth ‘phoning/emailing us to check whether we have a specific item in stock before you visit us – 01981 241380 or info@accucraft.uk.com

National Garden Railway Show

It was good to see so many of you at Peterborough this year.  We were delighted to be joined by Bing and Channing Cheng from Accucraft (US) who enjoyed talking to people about the stunning 1:20.3 C-25 we were displaying on our stand.

Yeo, Exe & Taw due in May

We will be delivering the Lynton & Barnstaple Manning Wardles to dealers in two lots during May.  From our own records we only have a handful that are not pre-sold so be sure you have one on order if you’d like one!

Two new Mk1 coaches unveiled at Peterborough

At the National Garden Railway Show we were able to unveil the first samples of the new Mk1 coaches, the FK (First Corridor) and the SO (Second Open), both of which were received with enthusiasm. The coaches will, in future, be fitted with Accucraft’s new buckeye coupling with pin release mechanism.  All the Mk1 will be back in stock at your local dealer in June, still at the amazing price of just £250.00 each!

7/8ths” Decauvilles available again!

We have a limited number of red and black Decauvilles now available.  These new models have been retro-fitted with the under-cab gas tanks and new, larger burners.  Each locomotive has been tested following the work to fit the tank and are only obtainable direct from us at the original UK RRP of £1695.00

1:32 C&O 3-Bay Open Hoppers now available

These superb, long-awaited hopper wagons are now available, ideal companions to your Allegheny!  Available in both Chesapeake & Ohio or Virginian livery (plain black or red oxide to follow), the wagons can be bought singly or in packs of six.  UK RRP for individual cars £120.00 or a six pack at £660.00 including UK delivery and warranty.  Call our Hereford office to order some now!

AM32-600 C&O Hopper, No End Scatter Shields, Data Only, 6-car set

AM32-601 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105000 B) 105017 C) 105032 D) 105041 E) 105077 F) 105089, 6-car set
AM32-602 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105106 B) 105194 C) 105229 D) 105235 E) 105369 F) 105386, 6-car set
AM32-603 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105419 B) 105441 C) 105504 D) 105549 E) 105668 F) 105694, 6-car set
AM32-604 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105736 B) 105755 C) 105822 D) 105840 E) 105956 F) 105973, 6-car set

Tracks to the Trenches – Apedale Railway 13th – 15th July

The “Tracks to the Trenches” 2018 event marks the finalé of the Moseley Railway Trust’s First World War centenary commemorations – highlighting the tremendous expansion of the British light railways, which were used right up until the Armistice in 1918.

In 2014 and 2016 the Apedale Valley Light Railway hosted major First World War centenary events – marking 100 years since the start of the “War to end all Wars”. These highly acclaimed centenary events focused on the often overlooked areas of Transport and Logistics used by all combatants during the conflict. This was the narrow gauge light railways’ finest hour.  You can find full details here.  This will be the first chance many folk have to see a working WD Hunslet 4-6-0T both full size (No. 1215) and 16mm scale (Accucraft!).

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Accucraft April News

It’s show time!  We ‘d like to share some of the dates when we are attending shows this year with you, including our own open day and clearance sale on 16th June.  It’s hard to believe that Large Scale Model Rail has already been and gone (and what a memorable weekend that was!) but we hope to see as many of you as possible at shows around the country during the rest of 2018.

The National Garden Railway Show – Peterborough 7th April

Probably the biggest and best event of its kind in the UK. Raffle, competitions, junior activities, member to member sales, landmarks display. You can find full details here.

Accucraft Open Day & Clearance Sale – Pontrilas 16th June

Following the success of last year’s open day and sale we have decided to run one again this year with an emphasis on clearing out old stock lines to make room for new inventory.  The format will be much the same, once again at Unit 4, Long Meadow Industrial Estate. We will have factory seconds, damaged items and test samples to sell. as well as many ‘end of line’ items. This stock will be offered for sale on a ‘first come, first served’ basis without prior reservation and will include ‘open box’ locomotives, rolling stock and track components as well as sundry ‘kits of parts’ with potential for re-assembly!  As they say, “everything must go!”

We can now confirm that we will be supported by Swift Sixteen, Model Earth Design & Talisman Brass Castings and Blackcat Bridges among others.  We will be running Accucraft locomotives in 1:13.7, 1:19, 1:20.3 and 1:32 scales.  Opening times are 10:30hrs to 16:00hrs and there will be an on site café offering refreshments and light lunches.

Tracks to the Trenches – Apedale Railway 13th – 15th July

The “Tracks to the Trenches” 2018 event marks the finalé of the Moseley Railway Trust’s First World War centenary commemorations – highlighting the tremendous expansion of the British light railways, which were used right up until the Armistice in 1918.

In 2014 and 2016 the Apedale Valley Light Railway hosted major First World War centenary events – marking 100 years since the start of the “War to end all Wars”. These highly acclaimed centenary events focused on the often overlooked areas of Transport and Logistics used by all combatants during the conflict. This was the narrow gauge light railways’ finest hour.  You can find full details here.  This will be the first chance many folk have to see a working WD Hunslet 4-6-0T both full size (No. 1215) and 16mm scale (Accucraft!).

Llanfair Garden Railway Show – Llanfair Caerenion 1st – 2nd September

We will be attending the Llanfair show at the beginning of September where we will be unveiling some of our plans for new production in 2019.  As usual the weekend coincides with the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway Gala which makes it a doubly worthwhile trip out!  The W&LLR Gala is their biggest event of the year, now over three days, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  Every operating engine will be in use.  There will be traction engines, steam cars and lorries, a model railway exhibition, demonstrations and trade stands, and a shuttle bus to the garden railway show up the hill at Llanfair High School.  You can find more details here.

 

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The last Heisler!

We have reserved the last Heisler!  If any of you ‘gearheads’ out would like one this is your last chance!  What is more, it comes with two free logging cars for just £2,995.00!  Contact our office as soon as you can if you don’t want to miss out.

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Accucraft March News

Even though it is March, Spring seems a long way off!  No matter, the show season is here and we will be attending Large Scale Model Rail this weekend and the National Garden Railway Show in April – we look forward to seeing you at one or the other or both!

The ‘E’ Vans have landed!

We are delighted to say that the ‘E’ Vans have arrived and been sent to our dealers.  The ‘E’ vans were four-wheeled brake and luggage vans fitted with lookout duckets, but otherwise entirely sealed with only two drop-sash windows at the guard’s door. None of these vans survive today, and they were effectively made redundant when later passenger coaches had their own braking systems. The Manx Northern Railway owned a pair of similar vans for use with the ‘N’ class carriages, but these seem to have been replaced in the 1890s and then used for goods traffic until they were scrapped in the 1920.

The roof is removable if required for customers to install their own interior detail, for example, or lighting.  An additional set of 32mm wheels is also provided.  Although the models are 1:20.3 scale they look well with 1:19 scale equipment and are probably larger than the equivalent scale models of Talyllyn coaches!  You can see full details and more images here.  UK RRP £80.00.

1:32 C&O 3-Bay Open Hoppers now available

These superb, long-awaited hopper wagons are now available, ideal companions to your Allegheny!  Available in both Chesapeake & Ohio or Virginian livery (plain black or red oxide to follow), the wagons can be bought singly or in packs of six.  UK RRP for individual cars £120.00 or a six pack at £660.00 including UK delivery and warranty.  Call our Hereford office to order some now!

AM32-600 C&O Hopper, No End Scatter Shields, Data Only, 6-car set

AM32-601 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105000 B) 105017 C) 105032 D) 105041 E) 105077 F) 105089, 6-car set
AM32-602 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105106 B) 105194 C) 105229 D) 105235 E) 105369 F) 105386, 6-car set
AM32-603 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105419 B) 105441 C) 105504 D) 105549 E) 105668 F) 105694, 6-car set
AM32-604 C&O Hopper, w/ End Scatter Shields, A) 105736 B) 105755 C) 105822 D) 105840 E) 105956 F) 105973, 6-car set

Accucraft U.S. special offers

AL97-082 Royal Hudson #2860 “as it is today” Butane Fired + 2 Free CP Coaches  £3995.00

AL97-083A Royal Hudson #2860 “as it ran in service” Alcohol Fired + 2 Free CP Coaches  £3995.00

AL97-371 N&W J-class #611 4-8-4, Alcohol Fired – last ones available!  £5950.00

AL97-371 N&W J-class #611 4-8-4, Alcohol Fired + N&W 6 car set  £7500.00

AL87-121C D&RGW C-25 #375 Black FRG, Coal Fired + 1 Free J&S Coach (yellow)  £5250.00

AL87-122C D&RGW C-25 #375 Green, Moffat, Coal Fired + 1 Free J&S Coach (yellow)  £5250.00

AL87-120B D&RGW C-25 Unlettered, Black, Butane/Ceramic + 1 Free J&S Coach (yellow)  £5250.00

AL87-121B D&RGW C-25 #375 Black FRG, Butane/Ceramic + 1 Free J&S Coach (yellow)  £5250.00

AL87-122B D&RGW C-25 #375 Green Moffat, Butane/Ceramic + 1 Free J&S Coach (yellow)  £5250.00

AL87-760 Heisler WSL #3, Live Steam (last one!) + 2 Free Short Logging Cars  £3150.00

AC77-217 Shay 28T Class B, Oil Burning Bunker + 2 Free Logging Disconnect Cars  £2499.00

AC77-218 Shay 28T Class B, Coal Burning Bunker + 2 Free Logging Disconnect Cars  £2499.00

AC77-411 Mogul 2-6-0 Nevada Shortline #1, Live Steam + 2 Free Box Cars  £2199.00

AL98-201 M-6 2-6-0 SP, Unlettered, Electric + 6 Free AAR Box Cars  £2395.00

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Accucraft February News

Victory!  As we start 2018, the 100th Anniversary of the end of World War One, what could be more appropriate than to commemorate it with the Railways Operating Division ‘Victory’?  The initial delivery of these outstanding little Gauge 1 locomotives has now been made to dealer and we only have a handful left.

1:32 Kerr Stuart ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T

Although the class only amounted to ten members, the Kerr Stuart ‘Victory’ class ended up scattered about Britain following their disposal by the R.O.D. at the end of World War 1.  Built in 1917 for the Inland Waterways & Docks Department the majority saw service at various southern ports and were intended to be operated in France if required.  Substantial boilers and large cylinders ensured they had plenty of ‘grunt’ for lifting boat trains off the quay and made them ideal candidates for industrial use after the end of hostilities.

East Kent No. 4 anyone?  Kent Garden Railways can help!

Andy Cottenham at Kent Garden Railways has commissioned a small number of twin safety valve ‘Victories’ in Ashford green, allowing the purchaser to finish the locomotive as East Kent Railway No.4 (which carried at least two lining designs while on that railway) or even as a Southern Railway locomotive.  To accompany this variation Andy has also asked for a run of our RCH wagons in Tilmanstone Colliery livery – the mine was served by the EKR.  Both these versions will be available with the next run of their respective models later this year.  To make a reservation or express an interest, contact Kent Garden Railways.

More 1:32 Scale RCH Private Owner wagons

While on the subject of private owner wagons, we are pleased to announce that we will be increasing the range of our RCH wagons with the addition of those belonging to The Oldham Corporation Gas Department and Hereford Coal company as well as re-running ‘Oxcroft’ with the next batch.  Contact your local retailer to make a reservation for these colourful wagons.

1:32 Scale British Railways 16 ton mineral wagons

We understand that initial deliveries of the Aster/Accucraft 9F are now taking place and from all accounts they are being very well received.  However, we don’t want your newly acquired 2-10-0 to feel lonely, so how about a nice long rake of 16 ton mineral wagons to accompany it?  These steel bodied wagons formed the backbone of the ‘Windcutters’ operated with such success on the Great Central main line in British Railways days and our models are available from your local retailer now.

 

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Accucraft December News

May we wish everyone a Happy Christmas and pleasant New Year.  Although we had hoped to have taken delivery of the 1:32 scale Kerr Stuart ‘Victories’ before Christmas, shipping schedules mean that they will turn up at the end of December and will be available in the first half of January.  We have pre-sold almost all the initial batch so if you would like one we suggest you contact your local dealer as soon as possible.

1:32 Kerr Stuart ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T

Although the class only amounted to ten members, the Kerr Stuart ‘Victory’ class ended up scattered about Britain following their disposal by the R.O.D. at the end of World War 1.  Built in 1917 for the Inland Waterways & Docks Department the majority saw service at various southern ports and were intended to be operated in France if required.  Substantial boilers and large cylinders ensured they had plenty of ‘grunt’ for lifting boat trains off the quay and made them ideal candidates for industrial use after the end of hostilities.

Although six did, indeed, go to colliery systems, two were sold to the Alexandra Docks Railway, one to the Brecon & Merthyr Railway and one to the light railway empire of Colonel Stephens at the East Kent Railway.  This ensured that members of the class started to receive modifications, the Lambton, Hetton & Joicey Colliery example having its cab cut down (in common with all L.H. & J.C. locos) while those that were absorbed into the Great Western Railway gained Swindon boiler fittings.  Three ‘main line’ examples all ended up being allocated British Railways numbers in 1948 and two of them continued in service with B.R. for some time while some of the colliery engines were still at work in the late ‘60s.  You can see full details of these ideal starter locomotives here – still just £1275.00 including VAT and UK warranty.

Z1 and Z2 Chopper Couplings

Although our chopper couplings seem to be the ‘go to’ coupling in 1:19 and 1:20.3 scales we don’t believe in standing still!  We have therefore revised and updated the couplings, fitting a ‘bob weight’ to facilitate uncoupling.  The new coupling will still carry the Z1 (square head) and Z2 (round head) classifications but will now cost £7.50 per pair including VAT.  The new couplings are fully compatible with the original ones.

1:32 scale J-Class – still available and with a bonus!

The stunning looking Norfolk & Western J-Class 4-8-4 is still available for a bargain £5,950.00 but the deal gets even better since you can add a N&W streamline car set for just another £2000.00 – that’s £7,950.00 for a complete Norfolk & Western train including VAT, P&P and UK warranty!  You can see the full specification for this locomotive (with video) here.

AL97-371-PKG N&W J-class #611 4-8-4, Alcohol Fired w/ Passenger 6 car set

1:20.3 ‘Ruby’ #1 and #2 0-4-0T

The ever popular ‘Rubys’ are now back in stock in both black as #1 or red as #2. These natty little engines are ideal starter locos and are also available as a kit or a complete starter train set with a circle of 2’ radius track, two Iron Mountain coal cars and a bottle of oil.

AC77-010 Ruby #1 Black / AC77-012N Ruby #2 Red – £595.00
AC77-011 Ruby #1 Black (kit) / AC77-013 Ruby #2 Red (kit) – £555.00
PKG01 Ruby #1 Black (set) / PKG02 Ruby #2 Red (set) – £755.00

Last call for Welshpool & Llanfair coaches!

The final batch of Welshpool & Llanfair coaches have now been sent out to dealers.  We have no plans to run these again and the stock is going fast.  If you don’t want to miss out we suggest you make sure you order yours before Christmas.

End of Season Track Sale

G201-03 Brass Flex Track Euro Style Straight 3′ – 12pcs per box – £150.00
G201-04 Code 332 4′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £75.00
G201-05 Code 332 5′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £100.00
G201-11 Code 332 11.5′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £200.00
G201-12 Code 332 12.5′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £225.00
G201-15 Code 332 15′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £270.00
G201-20 Code 332 20′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £350.00
G293-04 Code 332 4′ DIA Aluminium Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £60.00
G218-8L Code 332 4’ Radius Switch Euro Style – Manual Left – £60.00
G218-8R Code 332 4’ Radius Switch Euro Style – Manual Right – £60.00

‘Open Box’ UK items

S19-26O W & L No. 14 2-6-2T – GOLDEN OCHRE – £1450.00
S78-3B BAGNALL 0-4-0ST – BLACK (7/8ths” SCALE) – £1100.00
S78-3G BAGNALL 0-4-0ST – GREEN (7/8ths” SCALE) – £1100.00
S78-3R BAGNALL 0-4-0ST – RED (7/8ths” SCALE) – £1100.00
R19-20 L & B 3rd CLASS CENTRE OBSERVATION COACH – £125.00
R19-21 L & B COMPOSITE COACH – £125.00 (these coaches have water-damaged boxes)

‘Open Box’ US items

AL88-136 C19 RGS #41 Black Electric – £1500.00
AM54-016 Jackson & Sharp coaches, D&RGW Yellow Single Strip – £225.00 each

Please let us know your requirements as soon as possible

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Accucraft US On3/On30 News

Folk often forget that Accucraft (US) produces a really great range of US narrow gauge locomotives and rolling stock in On3 and On30.  Here are some of the latest offerings for those of you with ‘indoor’ lines!  Prices include VAT and UK delivery.

Diesel Locomotives – £395.00

Sumpter Valley RR

AM55-030 Sumpter Valley RR #101, On3,
AM55-034 Sumpter Valley RR #101, On30

D&RGW Diesel

AM55-033 D&RGW #50, On30

Yellow, unlettered Diesel

AM55-032 Yellow, Unlettered, On3

Plymouth Diesel

AM55-011 Plymouth Diesel Switcher, On3
AM55-013 Plymouth Diesel Switcher, On30

Jackson & Sharp Coaches – £100 each

Our small On3 and On30 versions of the Jackson and Sharpe Passenger Cars are on their way to the warehouse; these are available in numerous road names.

On3

AM54-6103 Unlettered Yellow Single Stripe
AM54-6113 Unlettered Green
AM54-6123 Unlettered Red
AM54-6133 D&RGW Green
AM54-6143 RGS Red
AM54-6153 C&S Green
AM54-6163 D&RG Red
AM54-6173 D&RGW Yellow Double Stripe

On30

AM54-610 Unlettered Yellow Single Stripe
AM54-611 Unlettered Green
AM54-612 Unlettered Red
AM54-613 D&RGW Green
AM54-614 RGS Red
AM54-615 C&S Green
AM54-616 D&RG Red
AM54-617 D&RGW Yellow Double Stripe

Box Cars – £39.00 each

On3

AM52-0113 D&RGW Royal Gorge Herald
AM52-0123 D&RGW Royal Gorge Herald
AM52-0133 D&RGW Royal Gorge Herald
AM52-0143 C&S
AM52-0163 D&RGW Flying Rio Grande
AM52-0173 D&RGW Flying Rio Grande
AM52-0183 D&RGW Flying Rio Grande

On30

AM52-011 D&RGW Royal Gorge Herald
AM52-012 D&RGW Royal Gorge Herald
AM52-013 D&RGW Royal Gorge Herald
AM52-014 C&S
AM52-015 RGS
AM52-016 D&RGW Flying Rio Grande
AM52-017 D&RGW Flying Rio Grande
AM52-018 D&RGW Flying Rio Grande

Flat Cars – £35.00

On3

AM52-0313 D&RGW
AM52-0323 D&RGW
AM52-0343 RGS
AM52-0363 Pacific Coast
AM52-0373 Nevada CA & OR
AM52-0383 N.C.N.G.
AM52-0393 East Broad Top

On30

AM52-035 Southern Pacific
AM52-036 Pacific Coast
AM52-037 Nevada CA & OR
AM52-039 East Broad Top

Tank Cars – £40.00

On3

AM52-0403 Silver, Data Only
AM52-0413 Conoco, Silver
AM52-0423 Conoco, Silver
AM52-0433 Shell Oil Co, Black
AM52-0453 Associated Oil Co. Silver
AM52-0463 NCNG, Black
AM52-0473 Black, Data Only
AM52-0483 Conoco, Black
AM52-0493 Conoco, Black

On30

AM52-040 Silver, Data Only
AM52-041 Conoco, Silver
AM52-042 Conoco, Silver
AM52-044 Standard Oil Co. Silver
AM52-045 Associated Oil Co. Silver
AM52-046 NCNG, Black
AM52-047 Black, Data Only
AM52-048 Conoco, Black
AM52-049 Conoco, Black

Cabooses – £105.00

On3

AM53-0113 D&RGW, Moffat Logo
AM53-0123 D&RGW, Flying Rio Grande
AM53-0133 D&RGW, Flying Rio Grande
AM53-0143 D&RGW, Flying Rio Grande
AM53-0153 RGS
AM53-0163 D&RGW Green

On30

AM53-010 Unlettered, Caboose Red
AM53-011 D&RGW, Moffat Logo
AM53-012 D&RGW, Flying Rio Grande
AM53-013 D&RGW, Flying Rio Grande
AM53-014 D&RGW, Flying Rio Grande
AM53-015 RGS
AM53-016 D&RGW Green

 

 

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Accucraft November News

Bargains, bonus items and brand new stock!  It’s all happening in November at Accucraft; we bring you news from the U.S. plus shipping updates as well and don’t forget our end of season track and stock sale.

1:20.3 scale C-25 D&RGW 2-8-0 – coal fired

Now in stock!  These superb coal-fired models will be a limited run so don’t miss out!  The first four ordered from us will be supplied with a free Jackson & Sharp coach, D&RGW Yellow Single Strip.

This locomotive, a 2-8-0 or Consolidation type, originally existed as # 103 of the Crystal River Railroad, a narrow gauge line located in the Elk Mountains of central Colorado. It was built in 1903 as C/N 21757 of the Baldwin Locomotive Works, had 33” drivers, 18×20” cylinders, and a tractive effort just short of 25,000 pounds. It was a standard Baldwin design, and other narrow gauge locos of this size and type were built for railroads in the Western Hemisphere.

The D&RG purchased this locomotive from the Crystal River in 1916, numbered it # 432, this number subsequently being changed in 1924 to # 375. The C-25 was affectionately known as the “Baby Mudhen” because its pulling power was close to that of the K-27 class, those engines being known as “Mudhens”. Sadly, on June 21, 1949 the one and only C-25 on the D&RGW was scrapped at Alamosa, Colorado.  You can see the full specification here. The UK RRP is £5,250.00 including VAT, P&P and UK warranty – ‘phone us today!

AL87-121C – C-25 2-8-0 #375 Black Flying Rio Grande – Coal Fired, Live Steam
AL87-122C – C-25 2-8-0 #375 Green Moffat Logo – Coal Fired, Live Steam

1:32 scale J-Class – still available and with a bonus!

The stunning looking Norfolk & Western J-Class 4-8-4 is still available for a bargain £5,950.00 but the deal gets even better since you can add a N&W streamline car set for just another £2000.00 – that’s £7,950.00 for a complete Norfolk & Western train including VAT, P&P and UK warranty!  You can see the full specification for this locomotive (with video) here.

AL97-371-PKG N&W J-class #611 4-8-4, Alcohol Fired w/ Passenger 6 car set

1:20.3 ‘Ruby’ #1 and #2 0-4-0T

The ever popular ‘Rubys’ are now back in stock in both black as #1 or red as #2. These natty little engines are ideal starter locos and are also available as a kit or a complete starter train set with a circle of 2’ radius track, two Iron Mountain coal cars and a bottle of oil.

AC77-010 Ruby #1 Black / AC77-012N Ruby #2 Red – £595.00
AC77-011 Ruby #1 Black (kit) / AC77-013 Ruby #2 Red (kit) – £555.00
PKG01 Ruby #1 Black (set) / PKG02 Ruby #2 Red (set) – £755.00

Last call for Welshpool & Llanfair coaches!

The final batch of Welshpool & Llanfair coaches are due to arrive in the UK in late November.  We have no plans to run these again and forward orders have been strong.  If you don’t want to miss out we suggest you make sure you have a reservation with your local dealer.

End of Season Track Sale

G201-03 Brass Flex Track Euro Style Straight 3′ – 12pcs per box – £150.00
G201-04 Code 332 4′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £75.00
G201-05 Code 332 5′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £100.00
G201-11 Code 332 11.5′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £200.00
G201-12 Code 332 12.5′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £225.00
G201-15 Code 332 15′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £270.00
G201-20 Code 332 20′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £350.00
G293-04 Code 332 4′ DIA Aluminium Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box – £60.00
G218-8L Code 332 4’ Radius Switch Euro Style – Manual Left – £60.00
G218-8R Code 332 4’ Radius Switch Euro Style – Manual Right – £60.00

‘Open Box’ UK items

S19-26O W & L No. 14 2-6-2T – GOLDEN OCHRE – £1450.00
S78-3B BAGNALL 0-4-0ST – BLACK (7/8ths” SCALE) – £1100.00
S78-3G BAGNALL 0-4-0ST – GREEN (7/8ths” SCALE) – £1100.00
S78-3R BAGNALL 0-4-0ST – RED (7/8ths” SCALE) – £1100.00
R19-20 L & B 3rd CLASS CENTRE OBSERVATION COACH – £125.00
R19-21 L & B COMPOSITE COACH – £125.00 (these coaches have water-damaged boxes)

‘Open Box’ US items

AL88-136 C19 RGS #41 Black Electric – £1500.00
AM54-016 Jackson & Sharp coach set D&RGW Yellow Single Strip (4 cars) – £850.00

Please let us know your requirements as soon as possible

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