Welcome to our March update. This month we bring you reminders for our open day and sale and the Midlands Garden Railway Show, as well as news of a very unusual venue for steaming an Accucraft locomotive and last calls for the Radial Tank and 7/8ths” scale Forney.
Accucraft’s Annual Open Day and sale
Heads up! Our annual open day and sale will be earlier this year! We are planning to have this on Saturday 18th April. The format will be much the same as usual with an emphasis on Gauge 1 and a drive to clear out some of our older lines, some items may carry as much as a 50% discount so don’t miss out! Here’s an image of last year’s event.
Midlands Garden Railway Show – 14th & 15th March
Don’t forget that we will be attending the show at the Warwickshire Event Centre just off the Fosse way near Warwick over the weekend of the 14th and 15th March. Please drop by the stand to see all the latest products and catch up with recent news. Full details at the bottom of this newsletter. Full details here.
Accucraft UK goes to sea!
We were honoured to be included on the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust stand aboard HMS Prince of Wales over the first weekend of March whilst the carrier was docked in Liverpool. This was the first time that either of the Queen Elizabeth class ships had been open to the public and some 20,000 people came to look over the ship and meet some of the vessel’s affiliates. Representing the A1SLT as one of their directors, Graham Langer of Accucraft UK was able to run an Accucraft Gauge 1 live steam A1 Class Tornado on a rolling road. The model, one of a limited batch, ran for up to five hours a day during the three days without any trouble, fascinating members of the public and crew alike. Accucraft UK donated £10,000 towards the construction of the full-size locomotive and is supporting the build of new LNER Class P2 Mikado No. 2007 Prince of Wales in Darlington. Hopefully the next time we steam a locomotive on HMS Prince of Wales it will be one of the forthcoming Aster P2s!
Last call for the Radial Tank!
With the 1:32 Scale L&SWR Radial Tanks nearing completion this is your last chance to reserve on at the pre-order price! Only a limited number remain unsold so don’t dally, call us to place your order. Full details here.
Last call for the 7/8ths” Scale Forney
The gorgeous 7/8ths” Scale Forneys are now shipping out from the factory. Only a limited number are still available to order at the bargain pre-order price of £3200, be sure you don’t miss out. Full details here.