Welcome to the Accucraft UK June update. On this Jubilee Holiday weekend we would like to congratulate our monarch, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2, on her 70 year reign. Members of The Royal Family have always been enthusiastic users of railways, both large and small, long may it continue!
This month we have some good news! After many delays, the 1:19 (16mm scale) Beira ‘Lawley’ 4-4-0s are in production and we are now confident that we will have a sample model at the National Garden Railway Show on 25th June and we look forward to seeing you there. We can also report that we have some additions to the Clearing House.
First glance – Lawley 4-4-0 sample
The factory has kindly supplied us with an early image of the sample model of the forthcoming Beira Railway ‘Lawley’ 4-4-0, albeit with a few last details still to be added, and we have to say we are delighted. Between 1895 and 1898, the Beira Railway ordered 42 Falcon type F2 and F4 4-4-0 tender locomotives, supplied in six batches by Falcon Engine and Car Works Limited in England and the Glasgow Railway Engineering Company in Scotland. In service, these locomotives were soon nicknamed ‘Lawleys’, after the Beira Railway construction subcontractor.
The museum quality model is internally gas fired and is gauge adjustable for either 32mm (‘0’ gauge) or 45mm (‘1’ gauge) – all the parts for this are supplied with the model. This operation can be undertaken by the owner and only takes a few minutes. The cab roof lifts up to give access to the water and lubricator fillers. The boiler is fitted with a water gauge, pressure gauge and the lubricator has an under floor drain, the gas tank is in a water bath in the tender. The model is fitted with slide valves, functioning Stephenson valve gear and is built from stainless steel, copper and brass. Estimated UK RRP £2995.00 inc. VAT. for pre-ordered models. You can find full details on this website.
Don’t forget that Resurgam Rolling Stock make a great range of suitable vehicles to run with your Lawley!
Some additions to the Clearing House
Accucraft 1:29 scale PRR K4 (electric) – required trailing vehicle for battery pack – £1250.00
Accucraft 1:20.3 scale K28 live steam (butane) + four Accucraft San Juan coaches – £6000.00
Accucraft 1:32 scale Radial Tank 4-4-2T in BR Black (late crest) + four L&SWR coaches (BR Green) – £4495.00
Accucraft H8 Allegheny Virginian Mallet 2-6-6-6 live steam (butane) – £6500.00