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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  By 1973 the older, unrebuilt locos had been withdrawn (three being preserved) while the ‘reko’ engines soldiered on for the Deutsche Reichsbahn in East Germany.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


Warranty repairs

For all warranty repairs, please contact your RETAILER in the first instance. Your retailer will contact us and we will then arrange for the item to be collected by our couriers. Please do not contact any of our service agents direct on warranty matters as all have to be processed through our system before being actioned.

Warranty registration cards must be returned to us as soon as possible after purchase, including those for U.S., Schug or Argyle models.  Please note that we do not offer a warranty service for Accucraft models purchased outside the UK, only for those bought through our UK dealer network.  If, for any reason, you have a locomotive bought this way it would have to be returned to the original dealer for warranty repairs.  Similarly UK warranty cover does not cover the cost of delivery to or from countries other than the UK if the goods have been supplied by a UK dealer (apart from ourselves).

To make shipping easier in the event of your locomotive having to be sent for service, please retain ALL original packaging. We do not carry spare boxes in stock to return your model to you. If improperly packed to be sent to us, we cannot be responsible for any damage. We will consider the warranty of any loco returned to us without the original packaging invalid and will charge for any additional packaging required to ensure its safe return.  If the model is fitted with radio control it is essential that the transmitter is sent with the model.

Private Sales

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 have opened 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

You can order the Accucraft US range through us as well.  The full listing of Accucraft (US) stock is available below – items may have to be shipped from California with a lead time of four to six weeks.  Accucraft (US) manufactures a range of equipment using 1:13.7 scale for U.S. 2′ gauge items, 1:20.3 scale for American 3′ gauge stock and 1:32 scale for standard gauge prototypes.  The availability of the U.S. range can be checked on the Accucraft eStore. Currently the sterling price (including VAT) is a direct conversion for the US dollar price shown on the eStore – change the $ sign for a £ and you have the UK price!

We accept most major credit and debit cards, cash and BACS payments.  We DO NOT accept PayPal payments in any form.

Accucraft (UK) Ltd.

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 for the complete range of products manufactured by Accucraft Trains of the USA.  We also distribute the models made for Accucraft Australia (Argyle Models) and Accucraft Germany (MBV Schug).

In 2015 the firm acquired the intellectual property, designs and tooling of the Gauge 1 Model Co. range and have expanded the existing range of superb Gauge 1 rolling stock.

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 also supply to the trade, therefore to find your nearest supplier click on the dealer list section.