Welcome to our the May edition of our online bulletin. This month we bring you advice about recent deliveries and details of those new products announced at Peterborough. Please note that the office will be closed from 27th April until 7th May for a factory visit. Don’t forget our open day on 8th June – there will be some unmissable bargains to be had!
Dolgoch – now in production!
We were delighted to be able to show a production sample of the new 1:19 scale model of Dolgoch at Peterborough (our thanks to Channing Cheng for hand-carrying it from the factory!) and have now finalised numbers for production; it is likely to be a ‘one-time’ batch and if you haven’t pre-ordered one you would be well advised to do so – at the current rate we do not anticipate having much free stock available when the batch is delivered. You can find full details of this lovely 0-4-0T here. Delivery expected in July.
Early announcements for 2020!
Also at the National Garden Railway Show we revealed plans for two new 1:19 scale locomotives for production in 2020. In 2013 we were approached to produce all the Talyllyn Railway locomotives as a commission and although this never came to fruition we had worked up the concepts and designs with a view to producing them of our own accord. Due to developments within the trade we have decided that, rather than waste all this effort, we would bring the first of these, Dolgoch, to the market in 2019 and will swiftly follow this up with Talyllyn in early 2020. In addition to the TR 0-4-2ST we also aim to produce a limited run of the attractive Falcon Works ‘Lawley’ 4-4-0 produced for the Beira Railway and inherited by SAR. Target prices are £1650.00 for Talyllyn, £2950.00 for the Lawley (inclusive of VAT and UK warranty, subject to the usual currency caveats). You can find full details of Talyllyn here and the Lawley here. We would like to thank David Fletcher for the superb drawings and members of the Talyllyn Railway for their help in providing data for the model of No. 1.
Accucraft’s 2019 open day – Saturday 8th June
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 will be supported by associated traders and stands. 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.
Lynton & Barnstaple Howard Vans in production
We are pleased to hear that the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Howard Vans are now in production with an anticipated delivery date of July. The samples were extremely well received at the National Garden Railway Show and they are sure to be popular. Make sure you have yours reserved with your preferred dealer today!