Unfortunately the ‘season of mists and mellow fruitfulness’ has brought with it the cold wind of hard economics and, in light of the fall in the value of Sterling, we have had to make some hard choices about the shape and scope of our range. It’s not all bad news though and good progress has been made on the Howard vans, allowing us to bring you coloured 3D CADs of the design which has now advanced to the tooling stage, more stock of Jackson & Sharp coaches is available and we have an almost unlimited supply of draft fans for you ‘alcoholics’!
1:32 scale Black 5
In the aftermath of the fall in the value of Sterling we have taken a long, hard look at some of the projects slated for production. 1:32 scale Black 5; for assorted reasons, which include a necessary re-costing, problems with the engineering sample and a shortage of orders, we have decided to cancel this project in its current form and have asked the factory to look at the design again. This has not been an easy decision and comes at some cost to us but we apologise for any disappointment this might cause.
1:19 scale Baguley Drewry diesels
We also looked at the Baguley Drewry diesel; in this case we had hoped to bring the latest batch to the market at the previous RRP but the shift in currency and increased production costs have left us with no choice but to increase the cost of these locos to a UK RRP of £350.00 and the chassis only to £250.00. Unfortunately this price rise will be retrospective – please check with your dealer if you have one reserved.
1:19 scale ‘Howard’ Vans
We are delighted to bring you some 3D CAD images from the factory to give a better impression of the final look of these useful vans.
1:20.3 scale Jackson & Sharp coaches and combines
We are pleased to say that the entire range is once again available from Accucraft (US). These stunning, highly detailed narrow gauge cars are ideal for anyone modelling American 3′ railroads. The UK RRP is £250.00 per car or £900.00 for a set of four which may include a combine or any mixture of the vehicles. We will be shipping from California one more time before Christmas so don’t miss out on these over-sized stocking fillers! Only available in the UK direct from our Herefordshire office.
Draft fan blowers for alcohol-fired locomotives
We understand that there seems to be a national shortage of these invaluable draft fans. Never fear! We have good stock of the Accucraft version, just £85.00 from your local retailer or direct from us (batteries not included!)