Rolling Stock News
Last month we brought news of our new locomotive releases for 2014 and although we intend to introduce some new items of rolling stock later in the year we are concentrating on re-running some frequently asked for items from the 1:19 scale range.
Welshpool & Llanfair bolsters and single plank wagons
We are aiming to produce another run of these much sought after wagons during 2014 and, as before, will be packing the bolsters as pairs. The Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway was well provisioned with goods rolling stock when it was opened in 1902, all of which was supplied by Pickerings and the majority of which survived the closure of the line. The initial order was supplemented in 1903 with six timber bolster wagons which were eventually converted to goods wagons by the G W R.
The bolsters available in W&L Light Grey, G W Dark Grey, four different running numbers in each colour; or Data only in light grey and bauxite (Trackshack only). The wagons come with a 45mm insulated wheel set fitted but a 32mm wheel set is provided for use on ‘0’ gauge. Couplings are chopper type but have a hook fitted if you wish to remove the chopper hook and use 3 link chains. Sold as a pair of wagons with a UK RRP of £100.00 for a pair. The single plank wagons are available in W&L Light Grey, G W Dark Grey, two different running numbers in each colour; or data only in light grey or bauxite with a UK RRP of £45.00 each.
R19-7A – W & L BOLSTER WAGON SET W&L LIGHT GREY, choice of #49& 50, or 51& 53
R19-7B – W & L BOLSTER WAGON SET W&L LIGHT GREY, DATA ONLY
R19-7C – W & L BOLSTER WAGON SET GW DARK GREY, choice of #8514 & 8515, or 8516 & 8521
R19-7D – W & L BOLSTER WAGON SET BAUXITE, DATA ONLY (only available from Trackshack)
R19-8A – W & L 1 PLANK WAGON W&L LIGHT GREY, choice of #52, 54
R19-8B – W & L 1 PLANK WAGON W&L LIGHT GREY, DATA ONLY
R19-8C – W & L 1 PLANK WAGON GW DARK GREY, choice of #8518, 8523
Lynton & Barnstaple four wheel wagons back in stock!
These are now back in stock but selling fast! We have re-run both Lynton & Barnstaple grey and Southern Railway brown wagons as well as the data only versions. UK RRP £45.00.
R19-1A – L & B OPEN WAGON SR BROWN, choice of #28304, 28305, 28306, 28307
R19-1C – L & B OPEN WAGON SR BROWN, DATA ONLY
R19-1D – L & B OPEN WAGON L&BR GREY, choice of #1, 2, 8, 9
R19-1F – L & B OPEN WAGON L&BR GREY, DATA ONLY
R19-1G – L & B OPEN WAGON L&BR BAUXITE, DATA ONLY (only available from Trackshack)
1:32 Scale US Streamlined Passenger Cars
Last November we told you that Accucraft (US) had announced the production of streamlined passenger cars in 1:32 scale and 45mm gauge and we can now bring you further images of one of the engineering samples, this time carrying Southern Pacific ‘Lark’ grey livery. These fine scale cars are constructed with metal bodies, die-cast trucks and metal wheels and as the photos show have fully detailed interiors and a very high standard of finish.
Until the end of February they will be available in sets of six cars (1 Baggage Car, 2 Coaches, 1 Sleeper Car, 1 Observation Car, 1 Diner Car) for an amazingly good price of £1080.00 or as individual cars at £210.00. As of March 1st these prices will increase to £1395.00 for the set and £255.00 for individual cars. Please be aware that there will probably only be one batch of these coaches in 2014.
Dimensions: 30” x 3.8” x 5.2” – Road Names: Unlettered, SP light & dark grey, UP Grey, NYC, SP Daylight, UP Yellow, N&W, Pennsylvania, CP (no road numbers).
Code 332 ‘Euro’ points
At last!! Accucraft (US) have released details of their long awaited switches for Code 332 ‘Euro’ style track. At 4’ radius they will be ideal for the majority of garden railways and made to the same standards of accuracy and durability as the code 332 brass track we have been producing for so long. Supplied with an American switch stand (a UK point lever will be made available) the points have ‘live frogs’, the current being switched as the point is changed. Coming with an attractive price tag of just £75.00 UK RRP we feel sure that these points are going prove very popular. In due course a #6 switch will also be made available.
G218-8L 4’ RADIUS SWITCH, EURO NG, 332 BRASS, MANUAL (LEFT) UK RRP £75.00
G218-8R 4’ RADIUS SWITCH, EURO NG, 332 BRASS, MANUAL (RIGHT) UK RRP £75.00
G218-0L SWITCH #6, EURO NG, 332 BRASS, MANUAL (LEFT) UK RRP £125.00
G218-0R SWITCH #6, EURO NG, 332 BRASS, MANUAL (RIGHT) UK RRP £125.00