Accucraft February update

Welcome to another slice of Accucraft UK news.  The last few weeks have been busy with the receipt and despatch of the new Accucraft US 13T Shays.  We still have a few of the RTR ones in stock at the original pre-order price (plus shipping) of £2195.00, future deliveries will be significantly more expensive.  In other news we are able to offer a limited number of 32mm gauge UK models from the residual stock held in the US, most of which have sold out in the UK.  ‘The Clearing House’ continues feature rare and hard to come by models, see the listing below.  And finally, some long-awaited news about the SAR/SAS NGG16 Garratt.

Rheidol – another view

Having shared the first images of our next project with you in December, it seemed like a good idea to show you what this attractive little locomotive looks like with the balloon stack chimney, as originally supplied by Bagnalls.  Each model will come with both types of chimney which are easy to change.  You can find full details of the model here.

Now available from your local Accucraft stockist – the Accucraft US 13T Shay

Residual UK stock lying in California

We are delighted that Accucraft US have found the following 32mm gauge items in their warehouse.  Order now for delivery in a few weeks time.  In many cases there is only a single example of these left so don’t miss out!  Only available to order direct from Accucraft UK.

AL87-211B Decauville 0-4-0T, Blue, Live Steam, 32mm  £1,795.00
AL87-212B Decauville 0-6-0T, Black, Live Steam, 32mm £1,795.00
S19-29B WD Hunslet 4-6-0T (Gauge 0, 32mm), Live Steam £2,395.00
S19-34A Talyllyn 0-4-2ST – TR Green, 32mm Gauge Live Steam £1,795.00
S19-34B Talyllyn 0-4-2ST – Indian Furness Red, 32mm Gauge Live Steam £1,795.00
S19-37A Large Quarry Hunslet 0-4-0ST, 32mm Gauge, Maroon £1,695.00
S19-38D Cranmore Peckett 0-4-0ST in Lined Blue £1,795.00
S19-38E Cranmore Peckett 0-4-0ST in Plain Black £1,795.00

Recent additions to ‘The Clearing House’

Accucraft ‘Victory’ 0-6-0T, 1:32 scale, black, fitted with Fosworks RC and wooden travel case – £1350.00

Peter Angus 0-4-0+0-4-0 Garrett, gas fired, gauge-adjustable, superb condition, commission built, with carry case – £4500.00

Finescale Engineering Quarry Hunslet, gas fired, excellent runner, 32mm gauge only, with carry case – £2000.00

Roundhouse VoR 2-6-2T No.7 Owain Glyndwr, lined green, serviced then stored – £2750.00

Roundhouse Darjeeling Garratt, 0-4-0+0-4-0, Black, RC fitted – £3950.00

Aster Alishan Shay, alcohol fired, serviced then stored – £2000.00

Three Korean brass Mountain Model Imports (Precision Scale Co.) On3 ‘Mud Hens’, DCC and sound ready, brand new, never run – £650.00 each

K37 – 2-8-3. #493, K28 – 2-8-2. #473, K27 – 2-8-2 #454 – all with original packaging and paperwork

..and, saving the best ’til last, news of a fresh run of NGG16s!

We are delighted to say that we that we are planning a new run of the ever popular SAR/SAS NGG16 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt for delivery next year.  This batch will differ from the original series, being based on the John Cockerill No. 87 of 1937 rather than the Beyer-Peacock examples and as such differs in a number of details. We are accepting expressions of interest by email and the anticipated RRP for a RTR manual example is £5000.00.  You can find the specifications for the original Accucraft batch here, liveries are likely to be green, black, maroon and blue.

The NGG16s are the largest and amongst the most powerful steam locomotives ever built for 2 ft gauge and were originally designed for work on the South African Railways. The most extensive South African Railway 2 ft lines were Port Shepstone-Harding (120 kilometres/75 miles), Umzinto-Donnybrook (150 km/93 mi) and Port Elizabeth-Avontuur (280 km/174 mi). Not surprisingly, the motive power requirements were exacting and locomotives developed accordingly, to a size exceeded nowhere in the world.

The Welsh Highland Railway is now home to five members of this class, 87, 130, 138, 140 and 143. The latter three arrived in Wales in 1997, and are all from the same batch built by Beyer Peacock in 1958. 87, from an earlier batch, followed in 2006. 130 arrived in 2015.

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