Welcome to our July update. With better weather it has been good to hear that many of you are back in the garden! We’d like to thank those customers who dropped by our stand at the National Garden Railway Show, it is always good to see old friends or put a face to a new name. It seems likely that the Peterborough show will again be held in June next year and the date will shortly be confirmed.
New South Coast dealer!
We are delighted to announce that we have a new dealer in place in Swanage on the Isle of Purbeck. Greenwood & Pring already offer their own range of laser cut accessories and track for O Gauge and Gauge 1 through the Greenwood Railway Products brand, as well as items for the smaller scales. Although they specialise in 1:43 and 1:32 scales, all our products will be available through them. Both Mike Green and Martyn Pring have long associations with the hobby and it will be a pleasure to work with them.
However, this is also the start of a long-term collaboration to bring high-quality brass-constructed coaches to the Gauge 1 (1:32 scale) market and we are pleased to say that in a reciprocal deal we will be able to offer the Greenwood & Pring range to our customers as well. Plans for their next offering are at an early stage but the company has already indicated that it will be releasing a new range of 1:32 scale British Pullman cars next year and we will bring you further details of these as soon as they are available. The first production run will be for new parlour brakes (not produced before) split amongst the following Pullman car numbers:
Parlour brake car no. 67
Parlour brake car no. 68
Parlour brake car no. 69
Parlour brake car no. 70
Parlour brake car no. 71
Parlour brake car no. 72
The price will around the thousand-pound mark and we are currently taking pre-orders. The Greenwood & Pring range will also be available from Accucraft US through their Live Steam Station website.
43XX now in production!
We are pleased to report that the new 1:32 scale GWR 43XX 2-6-0 is now in production – the initial batch is filling fast with pre-orders. To ensure you get the livery you would like please ensure we have your order as soon as possible.
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.
Isle of Man and L&B coaches on their way.
We are pleased to say that we have a further run of these useful coaches on their way to us now. We are only running coaches since the four-wheel ‘E’ Van and the ‘Pairs’ half-brake vehicles are already in stock in the UK. These handy coaches make great 1:20.3 scale vehicles for those running 3′ gauge on 45mm track or are as just at home on 32mm gauge with 1:19 scale locomotives. The coaches are supplied with both 45mm and 32mm gauge wheelsets which are easily changed. Make sure you get your order in with your retailer now!
We also decided to re-run the Lynton & Barnstaple Brake Composite coach. This is a very small, one-time production run and individual brakes will only be available with one other type of coach, either R19-19/20/21. The UK RRP for the brake composites will be £175.00, the other coaches remain at £150.00, so, £325.00 for a pair. Please place your orders (plus choice of additional coach) as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
R19-10 ISLE of MAN 4 WHEEL COACH – 3rd – MAROON & CREAM £90.00
R19-10G ISLE of MAN 4 WHEEL COACH – 3rd – GREEN & CREAM £90.00
R19-24 I.O.M. ‘E’ VAN – MAROON & CREAM £90.00
R19-24G I.O.M. ‘E’ VAN – GREEN & CREAM £95.00 (US STOCK)
R19-17 I.O.M. ‘PAIRS’ BOGIE COACH – COMPOSITE £175.00
R19-26 I.O.M. ‘PAIRS’ BOGIE COACH – HALF BRAKE £175.00
R19-18 L&B BRAKE COMPOSITE COACH – £175.00
R19-19 L&B 3rd CLASS COACH – £150.00
R19-20 L&B 3rd CLASS CENTRE OBSERVATION COACH – £150.00
R19-21 L&B COMPOSITE COACH – £150.00
16mm (1:19) Scale ‘Large’ Quarry Hunslet – LAST CALL!
The first 100 Quarry Hunslets quickly sold through and our dealers have all had their allocations. The final batch has now been 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. All colours are now ‘low stock’. 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