It was a hectic start to the month with the Llanfair Garden Railway Show, where it was great to see so many of you; the two new generic locomotives, Talgarth and Sabrina were very well received (see the forthcoming review in Garden Rail magazine) and it was surprising how many ‘Gauge Oners’ came out of the woodwork to view the expanded range of 1:32 items on display. This month we bring you further news about Dolgoch, changes in the UK distribution of the Aster-Accucraft range and an early ‘heads up’ for the G1MRA AGM and show at Stoneleigh.
Dolgoch was here! First batch now sold out…
We are pleased to say that our batch of Talyllyn Railway Dolgochs have completely sold out here. However, all is not lost since we have a further batch under construction at the factory and even better, we will be producing a very limited number in the Indian Red livery – make sure you reserve one with your preferred dealer! Due to the recent slide in the value of Sterling these final examples will now carry a UK RRP of £1595.00. The locomotive will be followed by Talyllyn Railway No.1 Talyllyn early next year so make sure you have reserved one of those as well! Suitable rolling stock kits are available from I P Engineering.
Versions available, limited final production:
S19-32A Dolgoch 0-4-0T Live Steam, 32mm Gauge – TR Green
S19-32B Dolgoch 0-4-0T Live Steam, 32mm Gauge – Atlas Green
S19-32C Dolgoch 0-4-0T Live Steam, 32mm Gauge – TR Red
S19-32D Dolgoch 0-4-0T Live Steam, 32mm Gauge – Indian Red
S19-33A Dolgoch 0-4-0T Live Steam, 45mm Gauge – TR Green
S19-33B Dolgoch 0-4-0T Live Steam, 45mm Gauge – Atlas Green
S19-33C Dolgoch 0-4-0T Live Steam, 45mm Gauge – TR Red
S19-33D Dolgoch 0-4-0T Live Steam, 45mm Gauge – Indian Red
The distribution of Aster-Accucraft products in the UK
Due to changes within the Gauge 1 market, we are pleased to say that Accucraft UK is now the sole UK agent for Aster-Accucraft products and we will be introducing a range of new products in the forthcoming months. Existing Aster buyers are not forgotten and we will continue to supply spare parts for older Aster locomotives (if they are still available) from the inventory in Japan – our existing customers will attest to the fact that we have been providing this service since we were appointed Aster-Accucraft dealers. There has been some suggestion that the 5MT kits may not be up to snuff but as far as we know all those we have supplied have gone together without too much trouble – as ever, the models are covered by our two year warranty and an Accucraft boiler certificate. Although we are currently out of stock of RTR 5MTs we can have one built up by one of our experienced Aster builders in a fairly short time, customised to your specification. Our time-served Aster repair agents are on hand if anyone needs any help! Remember that both the Light and Heavy Mikados are still available in kit and RTR form and we can supply a broad range of 1:32 scale US rolling stock to enhance them!
A train for Kathleen!
Following discussions at the Llanfair show we are delighted to say that Ivan Prior will be producing a range of Cavan & Leitrim rolling stock to accompany our new 1:20.3 scale 4-4-0T. The C&L had an interesting collection of vehicles, ranging from some very fine clerestory coaches to an attractive ‘birdcage’ four-wheel brake. More details of these kits from IP Engineering will be released in due course and they should also be available in built-up form.Our model of Kathleen is internally gas fired and has piston valve cylinders. The boiler is fitted with a water gauge and a water top-up valve is supplied, the lubricator needs to be emptied with a syringe, there being no room for a blow down valve, the gas filler valve is under one of the water tank filler, the gas control valve is disguised as the brake standard and the cab controls are accessible via the hinged cab roof. Nameplates are provided for both Kathleen and Lady Edith but these are not fitted, allowing customers to choose another member of the class if they so wish. The target UK RRP is £1950.00. You can find full details and specification here.
Versions available subject to production batch:
S20-10A – CAVAN & LEITRIM 4-4-0T No. 2 Kathleen – lined green
S20-10B – CAVAN & LEITRIM 4-4-0T No. 2L Kathleen – GSR grey
S20-10C – CAVAN & LEITRIM 4-4-0T No. 2L Kathleen – plain black
S20-10D – CAVAN & LEITRIM 4-4-0T No. 3 Lady Edith – lined green
S20-10E – CAVAN & LEITRIM 4-4-0T No. 3L Lady Edith – GSR grey
S20-10F – CAVAN & LEITRIM 4-4-0T No. 3L Lady Edith – plain black
A new ‘Pairs’ coach for the Isle of Man!
With stock of the Isle of Man ‘pairs’ coaches running low we thought we’d have one last throw of the dice with a ‘might have been’ coach, a half brake made up of an ‘E’ Van and a four-wheel coach in the same manner in which the ‘pairs’ coaches were assembled, albeit allowing for the slightly different design of panels on the ‘E’ Van. Although it is a freelance design we think the end result is most attractive and will go well with an existing rake of the ‘pairs’ coaches, the UK RRP will be £175.00 (part number R19-26) and the next batch of four-wheelers and ‘E’ Vans will carry an RRP of £90.00.
G1MRA AGM and Show at Stoneleigh
12th October 2019 GIMRA Trade Show and AGM at Stoneleigh – We look forward to seeing you at this year’s Gauge One Model Railway Association Show which being held at the National Agricultural and Exhibition Centre Stoneleigh Park, Kenilworth, Warwickshire, CV8 2LZ. We will have a packed stand and many new items so please drop by and say ‘hello’!