Accucraft May News

Welcome to our regular website update.  This month we mark the Coronation of our new monarch, King Charles III, the UK’s first new head of state for 70 years.  The new King is no stranger to the railways being an enthusiastic user of The Royal Train and he is known to have a passion for steam locomotives.  The photograph below shows him at the controls of Peppercorn A1 Pacific No. 60163 Tornado on the day of that he named the locomotive at York Station in 2009.  God Save the King!

Photo courtesy of The A1 Steam Locomotive Trust.

The new 7/8ths” Scale Kerr Stuart ‘Sirdar’ 0-4-0T breaks cover!

We were thrilled to unveil our latest 7/8ths” Scale offering at the Peterborough Show last month and we have to say the production sample didn’t disappoint!  Loaded with detail and superbly finished, the model really does the prototype justice.  The model is gas-fired and fitted with a water top up valve, miniature pressure gauge and lubricator; constructed of stainless steel and etched brass with a copper boiler, the locomotive has an enhanced level of detail made possible by this scale including a brake stand / gas control valve, dummy water gauges and sliding cab-sheet doors.  It is gauge-adjustable between 45mm and 32mm gauges.  The gas tank is concealed in the left hand side tank with the filler hidden under a dummy coal load, the Goodall top-up valve is hidden in the dummy sand pot on the boiler.

Don’t forget that in addition to the help Diana’s owner Phil Mason has given us he has very kindly arranged that every customer who purchases a model of Diana will be entitled to a free footplate ride on the prototype locomotive at the Amerton Railway near Stafford (subject to terms and conditions yet to be finalised) and the opportunity to pose their model with the real thing!  A numbered certificate confirming this will be issued with every model sold.  You can find full details here.

Accucraft donates models to the Talyllyn Railway

Also at the National Garden Railway Show we were able to donate two of our models of TR No.1 Talyllyn to members of the railway who were manning their stand at the show.  We always stated that we would make a contribution to the railway from our sales of this model and what could be better that giving them two engines to raise funds for the earliest preserved railway in the UK!  The photo shows Ian Pearse handing over one of the models at the show.

The Accucraft UK stand at the Peterborough show, serendipitously located next to the 7/8ths” Scale stand!

Don’t forget the Llangollen Show!

That’s right!  It is only a week away!  We will be there with a full stand and look forward to see faces old and new!

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