Accucraft May News

Spring is here (although judging by the weather that may be a bold statement!) bringing further changes to the Accucraft (UK) range. After a successful run, ‘Lawley’ and ‘Leader’ have now sold out (although dealers still have stock) which gives us the opportunity to re-arrange the range, so to speak.  ‘Lew’ is to be made available in electric form and ‘Caledonia’ keeps racking up the miles at Barter Books.

‘Mortimer’ and ‘Joan’ are coming back

After a three year interval we are re-introducing ‘Mortimer’, our ever popular 0-4-0 saddle tank. The model will now feature our standard hinged cab roof and chopper couplings and will be offered in green, maroon, blue and black liveries as standard. RRP will be £825.00 for the manual loco, £1075 for the radio control fitted model.  You can see more details here.


‘Joan’ has had an even longer sabbatical and hasn’t been produced for over six years. The model will effectively replace ‘Lawley’ in our range and will feature a hinged cab roof, chopper couplings, a choice of chimneys (straight or balloon) and will be available in green, maroon, black and blue. The model will carry an RRP of £1100.00 for the manual version, £1350.00 for the radio controlled model.  Full details here.


‘Ragleth’ will be available again in August and forward orders are encouraging so make sure you reserve yours soon.  We hope to see ‘Mortimer’ arriving in late 2012 and ‘Joan’ in 2013 and suggest you let your local dealer know if you would like one – we anticipate strong demand for the initial batch!

An electric ‘Lew’!

We have decided to see if there is sufficient demand to produce a very limited batch of electric ‘Lews’.  The model would feature the enhanced cab detail carried by all our electric models and would be finished to the same high standard as the live steam version.  We are aiming at a target RRP of £1275.00 and will offer the model in the following liveries:

E19-17 L & B ‘Lew’ in Southern Green
E19-18 L & B ‘Lew’ in plain black

Please contact your local retailer to make a reservation as soon as possible.

‘Lew’ in Southern Green (live steam version illustrated)

‘Caledonia’ – 1,000 miles and counting!

The electric ‘Caledonia’ that we supplied to Barter Books at Alnwick has now completed a thousand actual miles of running on their circuit.  This has been achieved with only minor attention and lubrication during a period when all the rails on the circuit have had to be replaced because of wear and tare!

1,000 miles + on the clock – ‘Caledonia’ at Barter Books

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