Accucraft news update!

Accucraft (UK), on behalf of the Ffestiniog Railway, is to offer a strictly limited edition of the new-build ‘Lyd’ in 16mm (1:19) scale. The live steam model is based on our highly successful and very popular ‘Lew’ but incorporates all the small detail differences carried by ‘Lyd’, from the painted numbers and ‘Lyd’ name plates, the subtly different livery details and the unique Boston Lodge builder’s plates. The model represents ‘Lyd’ equipped with her Lynton & Barnstaple cab profile set to the L & B loading gauge. It is being produced exclusively for the Ffestiniog Railway by Accucraft (UK) and will only be available through the Ffestiniog shop or direct from Accucraft (UK). The retail profit from every model sold will go towards the final construction phase of the prototype loco and to keep her in traffic. There will be two versions in a strictly limited batch of 100 models, lined Southern green and fully lined British Railways black, each with its own numbered certificate of authenticity.

Ian Pearse (Accucraft) and Paul Lewin (Ffestiniog Rly) with ‘Lyd’ and our ‘Lew’

This is our first collaboration with a preservation society and enables us to put something back into a movement which allows us to continue to enjoy the sights and sounds of narrow gauge steam.  Paul Lewin, General Manager of the Ffestiniog Railway and one of the project team responsible for ‘Lyd’, said, “It’s been a real pleasure to work with Accucraft and to be able to give them the opportunity to study details on the full-sized locomotive in the preparation of this excellent model”.  We are extremely grateful for the assistance given us by Paul and his team in production of our ‘Lew’.  Ian Pearse, on behalf of Accucraft (UK), is enthusiastic about the joint project, “Having access to ‘Lyd’ has ensured that our L & B 2-6-2T is as accurate as possible and we hope that we can make a worthwhile contribution to her through sales of this limited edition”.

‘Lew’ for illustration purposes only!

The model is internally gas fired and available either manually controlled or fitted with radio control. The engine is gauge adjustable for either 32mm (‘0’ gauge) or 45mm (‘1’ gauge) – the parts for this are supplied with the model; this operation can be undertaken by the owner and only takes a few minutes. The loco is supplied with blanking plates for the cut-outs in the frames but these are really for display only, severely restricting the choice of track curvature if used in operation. The cab roof lifts up to give access to the gas, water and lubricator fillers. The boiler is fitted with a water level check valve and the lubricator has an under floor drain. The model is fitted with slide valves. The cylinders are drilled, tapped and plugged to accept DJB Engineering’s automatic drain cocks. The wheels are spoked and insulated as standard. The model is built from stainless steel and brass, and with the correct maintenance, will give a lifetime of pleasure. The first delivery of these models will be in November 2012.  You can download the order form here as a PDF file or here as a ‘Word’ document.

S19-20       ‘Lyd’ in lined Southern green £1550.00
S19-20RC   ‘Lyd’ in lined Southern green with radio control £1850.00
S19-21        ‘Lyd’ in lined British Railways black £1550.00
S19-21RC   ‘Lyd’ in lined British Railways black with radio control £1850.00

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