Welcome to our May newsletter. This month we bring you news of our forthcoming open day and sale, our move to retailing at Pontrilas, the arrival of the L&B Manning Wardles, a preview of the new Mk1 coaches, 7/8ths” Decauvilles back again and the super new U.S. 3 Bay Hopper cars.
Accucraft Open Day & Clearance Sale – Pontrilas 16th June
Following the success of last year’s open day and sale we have decided to run one again this year with an emphasis on clearing out old stock lines to make room for new inventory. The format will be much the same, once again at Unit 4, Long Meadow Industrial Estate. We will have factory seconds, damaged items and test samples to sell. as well as many ‘end of line’ items. This stock will be offered for sale on a ‘first come, first served’ basis without prior reservation and will include ‘open box’ locomotives, rolling stock and track components as well as sundry ‘kits of parts’ with potential for re-assembly! As they say, “everything must go!”
We can now confirm that we will be supported by Swift Sixteen, Model Earth Design & Talisman Brass Castings and Blackcat Bridges among others. We will be running Accucraft locomotives in 1:13.7, 1:19, 1:20.3 and 1:32 scales. Opening times are 10:30hrs to 16:00hrs and there will be an on site café offering refreshments and light lunches.
Accucraft retail open for business!
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 will be opening 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 email@example.com
National Garden Railway Show
It was good to see so many of you at Peterborough this year. We were delighted to be joined by Bing and Channing Cheng from Accucraft (US) who enjoyed talking to people about the stunning 1:20.3 C-25 we were displaying on our stand.
Yeo, Exe & Taw due in May
We will be delivering the Lynton & Barnstaple Manning Wardles to dealers in two lots during May. From our own records we only have a handful that are not pre-sold so be sure you have one on order if you’d like one!
Two new Mk1 coaches unveiled at Peterborough
At the National Garden Railway Show we were able to unveil the first samples of the new Mk1 coaches, the FK (First Corridor) and the SO (Second Open), both of which were received with enthusiasm. The coaches will, in future, be fitted with Accucraft’s new buckeye coupling with pin release mechanism. All the Mk1 will be back in stock at your local dealer in June, still at the amazing price of just £250.00 each!
7/8ths” Decauvilles available again!
We have a limited number of red and black Decauvilles now available. These new models have been retro-fitted with the under-cab gas tanks and new, larger burners. Each locomotive has been tested following the work to fit the tank and are only obtainable direct from us at the original UK RRP of £1695.00
1:32 C&O 3-Bay Open Hoppers now available
These superb, long-awaited hopper wagons are now available, ideal companions to your Allegheny! Available in both Chesapeake & Ohio or Virginian livery (plain black or red oxide to follow), the wagons can be bought singly or in packs of six. UK RRP for individual cars £120.00 or a six pack at £660.00 including UK delivery and warranty. Call our Hereford office to order some now!
AM32-600 C&O Hopper, No End Scatter Shields, Data Only, 6-car set
Tracks to the Trenches – Apedale Railway 13th – 15th July
The “Tracks to the Trenches” 2018 event marks the finalé of the Moseley Railway Trust’s First World War centenary commemorations – highlighting the tremendous expansion of the British light railways, which were used right up until the Armistice in 1918.
In 2014 and 2016 the Apedale Valley Light Railway hosted major First World War centenary events – marking 100 years since the start of the “War to end all Wars”. These highly acclaimed centenary events focused on the often overlooked areas of Transport and Logistics used by all combatants during the conflict. This was the narrow gauge light railways’ finest hour. You can find full details here. This will be the first chance many folk have to see a working WD Hunslet 4-6-0T both full size (No. 1215) and 16mm scale (Accucraft!).