Accucraft March News

Welcome to our March bulletin.  February saw the arrival of the first 100 ‘Large’ Quarry Hunslets in 1:19 (16mm) Scale.  This initial batch was entirely pre-sold but we should have further supplies during March so please be patient!  Work continues to develop the 43XX and design and drawing work on our next small 16mm (1:19) scale locomotive is now complete – all will be revealed in our April update!

New for 2021 – GWR 43XX 2-6-0 in 1:32 Scale – PRE-ORDER

Encouraging progress is being made on the production sample and we hope to bring you some images of that very soon.  Don’t miss out on getting yours in the first batch!

The GWR 43XX 2-6-0 ‘Moguls’ were a product of Churchward’s standardisation policy at Swindon and owe their origin to the ‘family’ of locomotives he developed at the beginning of the 20th century. The class was built in a series of batches from 1911 until 1923 with Collett adding further examples (with a side-window cab) between 1925 and 1932 and in total 342 of these useful mixed traffic locomotives were built, they were at home with passenger trains at 60mph as as with moderately heavy goods trains. The class served all over the Great Western and operated to destinations as diverse as Tonbridge, Andover and Liverpool and 11 examples from the 53XX series were sent to France to serve with the Railways Operating Division (ROD) during WW1.  During the 1930s class members were withdrawn and their wheels and motion parts used to create the ‘Manors’ and ‘Granges’, a process interrupted by WW2 after which British Railways started to scrap the entire class, the last examples being withdrawn in 1964.  Luckily two survived, No. 5322, now at Didcot Railway Centre, and Collett example No. 9303 at the Severn Valley Railway.

The model is built to1:32 scale for 45mm gauge track, gas-fired with a single flue boiler.  Built to a similar formula as our very successful 61XX 2-6-2T, the chassis is constructed from stainless steel, the wheels are un-insulated. The boiler is copper, the cab and bodywork are constructed from etched brass. The gas tank is in a water bath in the tender.  The model will run round 4′ 6″ radius curves and we are aware that there were a large number of livery variations among members of the class and will therefore be offering the variants subject to order volume. We’d like to thank David Fletcher for the marvellous drawings he has produced of this useful locomotive. You can see full details here.  UK RRP £2500.00, fully lined BR versions £2595.00.

Last call for the L&SWR Radial Tanks – ORDER NOW!

This really is the last opportunity to pick up one of these beautiful Victorian locomotives.  We have just the odd example of each livery left in stock including the new variant, a Drummond green example carrying a Drummond boiler and numbered 486.  This is also the last opportunity you will have to avail yourselves of the chance to pick up a matching set of L&SWR carriages at a 10% discount (if you have purchased a Radial tank).  You can see all the liveries available here.  UK RRP £1995.00 while remaining stock lasts, just one kit left  £1875.00 (S32-15KA Adams green).

S32-15A – L&SWR Adams green, fully lined, No. 488
S32-15B – L&SWR Drummond green, fully lined (Adams boiler), No. 488
S32-15C – SR lined Maunsell green, No. 0846
S32-15D – SR plain black, ‘sunshine’ lettering, No. 3488 – LAST EXAMPLE
S32-15E – EKR lined Ashford green, No. 5 – SOLD OUT
S32-15F – BR black, early emblem, No. 30583
S32-15G – BR black, late crest, No. 30583
S32-15H – L&SWR Drummond green, fully lined (Drummond boiler), No. 486 – LAST EXAMPLE

J&M L&SWR coaches – last chance to pre-order

The factory has kindly supplied us with some photographs of the initial painted samples, delivery will follow in the first quarter of 2021 and it will be a very limited run. Those people who ordered the Adams Radial tank are entitled to a 10% discount on a set of four of these matching coaches. Don’t miss out if you would like a set!

R32-20A J&M L&SWR Bogie Brake Third, salmon pink & brown £795.00
R32-21A J&M L&SWR Bogie All Third, salmon pink & brown £795.00
R32-22C J&M L&SWR Bogie First/Third Composite, salmon pink & brown £795.00
R32-23A J&M L&SWR Bogie Coach set, salmon pink & brown £3021.00

R32-20B J&M L&SWR/SR Bogie Brake Third, Southern Railway green £750.00
R32-21B J&M L&SWR/SR Bogie All Third, Southern Railway green £750.00
R32-22B J&M L&SWR/SR Bogie First/Third Composite, Southern Railway green £750.00
R32-23B J&M L&SWR/SR Bogie Coach Set, Southern Railway green £2850.00

R32-20C J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie Brake Third, Southern Region green £750.00
R32-21C J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie All Third, Southern Region green £750.00
R32-22C J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie First/Third Composite, Southern Region green £750.00
R32-23C J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie Coach set, Southern Region green £2850.00

R32-20D J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie Brake Third, BR Carmine £750.00
R32-21D J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie All Third, BR Carmine £750.00
R32-22D J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie First/Third Composite, BR Carmine £750.00
R32-23D J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie Coach set, BR Carmine £2850.00

Sets comprise, two brake thirds, one composite, one all third, discounted by 5% for a set of four, 10% if ordered with an Adams Radial Tank. Please email us or ‘phone to discuss your rolling stock needs!

16mm (1:19) Scale ‘Large’ Quarry Hunslet – ORDER NOW!

The first 100 Quarry Hunslets have now sold though and our dealers have all had their allocations.  The final batch is now complete at the factory and will be shipped soon – don’t miss out!

As soon as we had a chance to run our model of Dolgoch last March we realised that the design brief for this small locomotive had produced an almost perfect balance of performance and duration and, despite having instinctively avoided some of the smaller designs, the possibilities for new engines were now numerous.  With Talyllyn No.1 delivered we concentrated on the Quarry Hunslet, a design whose characteristics are much the same as the TR models and has proven to be a real crowd-pleaser.

The model is gas-fired and fitted with a water top up valve, water check valve, miniature pressure gauge; constructed of stainless steel and etched brass with a copper boiler, the model will, as usual, be covered by our two-year warranty.  The UK RRP is £1595.00. Colours available, subject to production batch:

S19-37A Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST in Red
S19-37B Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST in Black
S19-37C Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST in Penrhyn Lined Black
S19-37D Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST in Blue

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