Trackshack closure

It is with regret that we have to report that Trackshack on the Isle of Man has closed with immediate effect.

We have enjoyed a long and fruitful relationship with John Boyes and his team and watched the business grow from small beginnings into a major contender in the supply of garden railway equipment.  In that time Trackshack commissioned numerous bespoke projects from us and thus broadened the range and variety of items available to the hobby.  The firm quickly garnered a reputation for competitive prices and friendly and efficient service and we are most appreciative of the orderly way in which the operation is being shut down with pre-orders for Accucraft locomotives being transferred to us for direct supply.

We appreciate that those customers who placed forward orders with Trackshack may be concerned about the supply of their locomotives and have written a letter of comfort to them, outlining the way in which their goods will be supplied.  Covid-19 has caused an international hiatus which has had an impact on all model engineering firms and Accucraft UK is no exception. We must apologise for delays in releasing some future projects, Talyllyn Railway No.1 Talyllyn is in production at the factory right now and should be delivered in late September, this will be followed by the Large Quarry Hunslet during the winter with the Cavan & Leitrim 4-4-0T and the SAR Lawley 4-4-0 following on next year. If you have any concerns, our full terms and conditions are published on our website, please keep an eye on this for further updates concerning the release date of these models.

You can read our letter to Trackshack customers here.

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Accucraft August News

Welcome to the Accucraft (UK) august update.  After a slight lull we have plenty for you this month, the good news is that we have announced a new, Gauge 1, 1:32 scale locomotive to follow on from the very successful Adams Radial Tank and a new date for our cancelled Spring warehouse sale.  The bad news is that the latter is now an urgent priority since we are going to have to quit these premises by November!  Anyway, read on for full details….

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

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.

Autumn Sale!

We know many of you were disappointed that we had to scratch our Spring Sale and open day due to the Covid-19 outbreak and we are now planning to have a sale during the last week in September, now made more urgent by the need to leave the premises we currently occupy!  It is proposed that the sale will held on the basis of individual 30 minute pre-booked appointments which will allow individuals to safely browse the stock being offered and make their purchases in a controlled Covid-19 secure atmosphere (subject to the restrictions in place at the time).  Given that much of the stock consists of ‘open box’ items, show stock (complete with travel boxes in most instances), ‘end of line’ items and original prototypes, it will be sold ‘as seen’ and we will be unable to publish a complete list of all that will be on offer but the image below gives an idea of some of those items available.  We will publish a schedule of appointments in the next bulletin – given the boxes available this will be for collection only.


“It never rains but it pours!”

As alluded to above, if the Covid-19 epidemic wasn’t enough, we need to vacate our current industrial unit to allow our landlord to make much-needed and long-overdue repairs to the valley gutter between the two roofs of the building.  Many of you will be aware that we have occasionally had water-damaged stock for sale, now you know why!  We will therefore be moving into new offices and putting the stock in temporary storage, one consequence of which will be an inability to remain open for visitors although we will continue to supply goods by courier.  The office move will probably occur during October and Unit 4 will be closed as of 31st of that month.  Naturally our ‘phone number will remain the same, as will our email address!  Please bear with us during this process!

J&M Coaches – CIWL sleeping cars

We need to remind you that the gorgeous CIWL cars being hand-made at the factory are a limited run and are selling well.  These splendid coaches, complete with detailed interiors and lighting, form the first part of a batch that will eventually enable the customer to assemble a complete ‘Train Bleu’ consist, including dining car and fourgon vehicles – if you wish to assemble such a train you need to act quickly to avoid missing out on these sleepers.  UK RRP £950.00 per car, £3610.00 for a set of four individually numbered cars.

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Accucraft July News

Welcome to our July bulletin.  The good news is that the first delivery of the 1:32 Scale Adams Radial tank engines has arrived!  The kits and the balance of the ready-to run locomotives will follow shortly and don’t forget the ‘one time’ offer of L&SWR coaches to accompany these attractive locomotives – here are all the liveries available:

We have been made aware of one small issue, the filling of the oil reservoir in the left hand tank.  It seems that the boiler handrail prevents easy access to the plug to the tank and we’d like to suggest a simple solution, slide the handrail out of the way (illustrated)!  Alternatively a joggle could be put in the handrail to facilitate access.

New narrow gauge coupling accessory!

We have had numerous enquiries for these little gizmos, Z1 or Z2 chopper coupling bob-weight chopper hooks – on their own.  Many people have expressed a desire to upgrade their old Accucraft couplings to the new bob-weight fitted version and now you can!  These are sold in packs of ten hooks (enough for five vehicles) and retail for £9.50 – available from your local Accucraft stockist now.

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Accucraft/Aster June News

Welcome to the June edition of the Accucraft/Aster Hobby UK news bulletin.  We are delighted to say that the first 100 RTR Radial Tanks are now finished at the factory and will be shipped shortly, so get your plastic ready!  The kits will follow ten to fourteen days later after which the pre-order price for both types will no longer apply. In other news the Aster Light & Heavy Mikados are on offer with six, yes, that’s right, SIX free items of rolling stock!

L&SWR Radial Tank 4-4-2Ts are on their way!

S32-15A L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, Adams green, fully lined £1,995.00  
S32-15B L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, Drummond green, fully lined £1,995.00 
S32-15C L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, SR lined Maunsell green £1,950.00  
S32-15D L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, SR plain black, ‘sunshine’ lettering £1,950.00  
S32-15E L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, EKR lined Ashford green* (from KGR) £1,995.00 
S32-15F L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, BR black, early emblem £1,950.00 
S32-15G L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, BR black, late crest £1,950.00 

S32-15KA L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, Adams green, fully lined – KIT £1,845.00  
S32-15KB L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, Drummond green, fully lined – KIT £1,845.00 
S32-15KC L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, SR lined Maunsell green – KIT £1,795.00 
S32-15KD L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, SR plain black, ‘sunshine’ lettering – KIT £1,795.00 
S32-15KE L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, EKR lined Ashford green* – KIT (from KGR) £1,845.00 
S32-15KF L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, BR black, early emblem – KIT £1,795.00 
S32-15KG L&SWR RADIAL TANK 4-4-2T, BR black, late crest – KIT £1,795.00

Aster Accucraft USRA Light & Heavy Mikado Special Offer!

Six free items of 1:32 Scale Rolling Stock from Inventory with every Mikado Purchase!
Mix & Match Reefers, Box Cars or 3 Bay Hoppers and choose from the following RTR/Kits:

Light Mikado: 
• Undecorated
• New York Central
• Union Pacific (Low Stock)
• Baltimore & Ohio

Heavy Mikado:
• Undecorated
• Erie
• CB&Q
• Milwaukee Road
• Southern (Low Stock)
• Great Northern

AST-103K USRA 2-8-2 LIGHT MIKADO – KIT (contact us about liveries) £3,995.00  
AST-103R USRA 2-8-2 LIGHT MIKADO – RTR (contact us about liveries) £4,995.00  
AST-105K USRA 2-8-2 HEAVY MIKADO – KIT (contact us about liveries) £4,495.00  
AST-105R USRA 2-8-2 HEAVY MIKADO – RTR (contact us about liveries) £5,595.00

Prices may be subject to a currency/shipping surcharge at point of delivery.

Check the US rolling stock inventory here.

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Accucraft May News

Welcome to our May update.  We are pleased to say that despite the virus the hobby seems to be in rude good health.  We are open for business via the internet and ‘phone and have spent much of the past six weeks supplying spares and Aster kits!  There has been something like a two month hiatus in production but we are happy to say that the factory is busy completing 1:32 L&SWR Adams Radial tanks and the first 100 or so will be ready for delivery in a couple of weeks – don’t forget that we are offering matching sets of L&SWR suburban coaches to accompany these with a 10% discount!

1:32 Scale L&SWR Adams Radial tank 4-4-2T

The factory has kindly sent us images of some of the liveries that these handsome locomotives will be carrying when they are delivered, the gorgeous Drummond holly green version still carrying an Adams boiler but with a Drummond chimney, the Southern Railway green version fitted with a Drummond boiler, Southern Railway black with ‘sunshine’ lettering, early BR condition with a Drummond boiler with early emblem and in No. 488’s final form running as No. 30583 with an original Adams boiler and late crest.  Enjoy!

1:32 L&SWR Coaches to go with the Radial Tank

With the acquisition of the J&M Coaches range the factory is able to offer a set of L&SWR suburban coaches to go with the Radial Tanks comprising two brake thirds, and all third and a composite first/third in liveries to match all the variations (apart from the East Kent!) of locomotive offered.  I guess if anyone shouts loud enough we might even do them in S&DJR/LMR blue!

R32-20A   J&M L&SWR Bogie Brake Third, salmon pink & brown £695.00
R32-21A   J&M L&SWR Bogie All Third, salmon pink & brown £695.00
R32-22C   J&M L&SWR Bogie First/Third Composite, salmon pink & brown £695.00
R32-23A   J&M L&SWR Bogie Coach set, salmon pink & brown £2641.00

R32-20B   J&M L&SWR/SR Bogie Brake Third, Southern Railway green £650.00
R32-21B   J&M L&SWR/SR Bogie All Third, Southern Railway green £650.00
R32-22B   J&M L&SWR/SR Bogie First/Third Composite, Southern Railway green £650.00
R32-23B   J&M L&SWR/SR Bogie Coach Set, Southern Railway green £2470.00

R32-20C   J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie Brake Third, Southern Region green £650.00
R32-21C   J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie All Third, Southern Region green £650.00
R32-22C   J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie First/Third Composite, Southern Region green £650.00
R32-23C   J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie Coach set, Southern Region green £2470.00

R32-20D   J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie Brake Third, BR Carmine £650.00
R32-21D   J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie All Third, BR Carmine £650.00
R32-22D   J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie First/Third Composite, BR Carmine £650.00
R32-23D   J&M L&SWR/BR Bogie Coach set, BR Carmine £2470.00

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!

Lockdown Locomotive Lectures

Whilst we have been stuck in the office and unable to attend shows or meetings it has been hard to know what to to do to entertain our customers. So, we came up with the idea of producing a series of short videos looking over some of our recently, or soon to be, released locomotives.  Enjoy!

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Accucraft April ‘virtual’ open day & sale!

Good news!  We have received the pre-production sample of Talyllyn Railway No.1 Talyllyn and are going to have a ‘virtual’ open day and sale!  Please read on for further details…

1:19 Scale Talyllyn Railway 0-4-2ST No. 1 Talyllyn

We are delighted to be able to share some images of our next 1:19 scale narrow gauge offering, the iconic little saddle tank, Talyllyn.  Please note that this is a pre-production sample and the production models will carry full rivet detail and some small changes to the paint scheme.  However, we are absolutely delighted with the look of the model and its smooth and steady running characteristics, a perfect companion to the lovely Accucraft Dolgoch – footage of the sample running can be found on our Facebook page and full details of the forthcoming model can be seen hereWith the sample approved we hope to take delivery in Quarter 3 this year.

Online ‘Open Day & Sale’

As you know, we had planned to have our annual open day and sale on Saturday 18th April which, of course, isn’t going to happen now.  However, we have been working through some of the stock we had hoped to sell, repairing anything that needed fixing and sorting our ‘open box’ items and we are pleased to be able to offer some of those items in an ‘online’ sale.  Why not call us to discuss rolling stock bundle offers as well?


S19-29B WD Hunslet 4-6-0T for 32mm (0 gauge) – Radio Control fitted – £1895.00 – SOLD

S19-33B Talyllyn Railway ‘Dolgoch’ 0-4-0T for 45mm (Gauge 1) in Atlas Green – Open Box – £1395.00

S20-1R IoM 2-4-0T ‘Mannin’ in Indian Red, Radio Control fitted £1,850.00 – SOLD

E20-9G IoM 2-4-0T ‘Mona’ in Ailsa Green (electric) – Open Box – £1095.00 – SOLD

S78-4 Kerr Stuart ‘Wren’ 0-4-0ST in 7/8ths” Scale, Green, Red, Black and Blue – Open Box – £1295.00

S78-3 Bagnall 0-4-0ST in 7/8ths” Scale, Green, Black and Blue – Open Box – £995.00

Rolling Stock

R19-20/20/21 L&B Coaches – water damaged boxes – £125.00

AM54-016 – 1:20.3 Scale Jackson & Sharp Coach D&RGW Bumble Bee Single Stripe Yellow – £175.00

AM2201-08 – 1:20.3 Scale Box Car – D&RGW Flying Rio Grande Logo – £95.00 – SOLD

Massive track sale!

G202-03 Code 332 Brass Flex Track Euro Style Straight 3′ – 12pcs per box – £140.00  
G213-04 Code 332 4′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box £65.00 
G213-05 Code 332 5′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 12 pcs per box £87.50 
G213-11 Code 332 11½’ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 16 pcs per box £195.00  
G213-12 Code 332 12½’ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 16 pcs per box £210.00 
G213-15 Code 332 15′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 16 pcs per box £250.00  
G213-16 Code 332 16½’ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 16 pcs per box £265.00 
G213-20 Code 332 20′ DIA Brass Curve Track Euro Style – 16 pcs per box £325.00 
G218-8R Code 332 4′ Radius Switch Euro Style – Manual Right £65.00 

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Coronavirus / Covid 19 update – office closure

Following the government’s advice, we are taking measures to protect our staff and our customers.  As of today the office is closed to visitors and we will be working reduced hours.  We will be monitoring emails and responding as quickly as we can.  Having discussed the necessary protocols with our couriers we will be maintaining a skeleton delivery service, this will probably mean that we will only be sending goods out on one day per week, usually a Wednesday.

Spare parts will still be available but we will be restricted to sending only those that will fit in a small padded envelope.  Again, if you need Accucraft or Aster spares please email us.

Future deliveries have been interrupted by the virus and the soaring cost of air freight and we are sorry to report that the Adams Radial tanks and Aster B1s will be delayed in consequence.  As soon as we have an accurate ETA we will publish it here.

We hope that you all stay safe and well and derive some solace from your railway modelling activities – don’t forget that we still have Aster 5MT and Light Mikado kits in stock for those of you suffering terminal boredom!

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Coronavirus / Covid 19 update – Gauge 1 offers

In light of the recent news and advice from the government we have decided to postpone our open day and sale, scheduled for 18th April.  As many of you know, all exhibitions until at least June have now been postponed or cancelled, the National Garden Railway Show will now be held on Saturday 14th November at the Peterborough Arena – you can read more about the show here.  Similarly the G1MRA Spring Meeting at Shepshed on the 25th April has been cancelled and the inaugural Llangollen Show, planned for 30th May, has been re-scheduled to Saturday 3rd October, further details in due course.

We would ask all of you to continue to support our retailers and, when the show season re-commences, please help the various associations who have made a huge effort to re-schedule events.  As long as our couriers continue to operate our office will stay open for business which means that for those of you who are worried about going ‘stir crazy’ stock will still be available – don’t forget that we have Aster kits in stock and will soon have the new Accucraft Radial Tank kits and the Aster B1s in stock, so the constructors among you won’t be short of something for the workbench.

So, in place of our open day, we will be putting out selected offers for some of the bargains, seconds and repaired items that we have for sale.  So, without further ado, here are some Gauge 1 (1:32 scale) offerings:

AST-107.BK – Aster BR 5MT 4-6-0 Black – alcohol fired – KIT £3,250.00
AST-107.BR – Aster BR 5MT 4-6-0 Black, No. 73082 Camelot – alcohol fired – RTR £4,300.00
AST-107.GK – Aster BR 5MT 4-6-0 Green – alcohol fired – KIT £3,250.00
AST-107.GR – Aster BR 5MT 4-6-0 Green, No. 73096 – alcohol fired – RTR £4,300.00

AST-103K – Aster USRA 2-8-2 LIGHT MIKADO – KIT (contact us about liveries) £3,950.00
AST-103R – Aster USRA 2-8-2 LIGHT MIKADO – RTR (contact us about liveries) £4,950.00
AST-105K – Aster USRA 2-8-2 HEAVY MIKADO – KIT (contact us about liveries) £4,400.00
AST-105R – Aster USRA 2-8-2 HEAVY MIKADO – RTR (contact us about liveries) £5,500.00

S32-14A – Accucraft KS ‘VICTORY’ 0-6-0T GWR Green (Swindon safety valve bonnet) £995.00 (RRP £1,275.00)
S32-14B – Accucraft KS ‘VICTORY’ 0-6-0T BR Black (Swindon safety valve bonnet) £995.00 (RRP £1,275.00)

Accucraft BR Mk1 coaches, open box, repaired items (loose interiors re-fitted), all £225.00 (RRP £275.00):


All these coaches have been fitted with Kadee couplings.

Accucraft RCH open wagons, £240.00 for a box of four (which may be mixed) UK RRP £300.00:


Last of the mineral wagons, bauxite only, £240.00 for a box of four UK RRP £300.00:


Accucraft oil tankers, £260.00 for a box of four (which may be mixed) UK RRP £320.00:


A couple of US items:

AM32-563 AAR Box Car – Erie Railroad,  £95.00 (UK RRP £120.00) – SOLD
AM32-604 C&O 3-Bay Hopper w/ End Scatter Shields, £95.00 (UK RRP £120.00) – SOLD

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Accucraft March News

Welcome to our March update.  This month we bring you reminders for our open day and sale and the Midlands Garden Railway Show, as well as news of a very unusual venue for steaming an Accucraft locomotive and last calls for the Radial Tank and 7/8ths” scale Forney.

Accucraft’s Annual Open Day and sale

Heads up!  Our annual open day and sale will be earlier this year!  We are planning to have this on Saturday 18th April.  The format will be much the same as usual with an emphasis on Gauge 1 and a drive to clear out some of our older lines, some items may carry as much as a 50% discount so don’t miss out!  Here’s an image of last year’s event.


Midlands Garden Railway Show – 14th & 15th March

Don’t forget that we will be attending the show at the Warwickshire Event Centre just off the Fosse way near Warwick over the weekend of the 14th and 15th March.  Please drop by the stand to see all the latest products and catch up with recent news.  Full details at the bottom of this newsletter.  Full details here.

Accucraft UK goes to sea!

We were honoured to be included on the A1 Steam Locomotive Trust stand aboard HMS Prince of Wales over the first weekend of March whilst the carrier was docked in Liverpool.  This was the first time that either of the Queen Elizabeth class ships had been open to the public and some 20,000 people came to look over the ship and meet some of the vessel’s affiliates.  Representing the A1SLT as one of their directors, Graham Langer of Accucraft UK was able to run an Accucraft Gauge 1 live steam A1 Class Tornado on a rolling road.  The model, one of a limited batch, ran for up to five hours a day during the three days without any trouble, fascinating members of the public and crew alike.  Accucraft UK donated £10,000 towards the construction of the full-size locomotive and is supporting the build of new LNER Class P2 Mikado No. 2007 Prince of Wales in Darlington.  Hopefully the next time we steam a locomotive on HMS Prince of Wales it will be one of the forthcoming Aster P2s!

HMS Prince of Wales alongside in Liverpool.

Graham Langer and members of the A1SLT on board.

Last call for the Radial Tank!

With the 1:32 Scale L&SWR Radial Tanks nearing completion this is your last chance to reserve on at the pre-order price!  Only a limited number remain unsold so don’t dally, call us to place your order.  Full details here.

Last call for the 7/8ths” Scale Forney

The gorgeous 7/8ths” Scale Forneys are now shipping out from the factory.  Only a limited number are still available to order at the bargain pre-order price of £3200, be sure you don’t miss out.  Full details here.

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Accucraft February News

Welcome to our February news bulletin, we bring you the welcome news that the ‘G’ Vans are in stock, the design for the Quarry Hunslet is complete, we set a date for this year’s Open Day and some rare Accucraft locomotives become available for sale.

New for 2020 – 16mm (1:19 scale) ‘Large’ Quarry Hunslet

As soon as we had a chance to run Dolgoch last March we realised that the design brief for this small locomotive had produced an almost perfect balance of performance and duration and, having instinctively avoided some of the smaller designs, the possibilities for new engines were now numerous.  With Talyllyn No.1 designed and signed off we immediately re-drew our 7/8ths” Quarry Hunslet as a 16mm model, a design whose characteristics will be much the same as the TR models and should prove to be a real crowd-pleaser.

By the mid-19th century, the North Wales slate mines and quarries had a requirement for small, powerful and rugged locos to work the galleries and tramways in what was by then a rapidly expanding industry.  Various manufacturers supplied narrow gauge motive power to these businesses but none became more synonymous with the area than the saddle tanks supplied by the Hunslet Engine Co. of Leeds.  These sturdy little locos were ideal for the roughly laid, temporary lines in the quarries and the class evolved from the first design, produced in 1870, to encompass a variety of sizes and types which found work at Penrhyn, Dinorwic (where many acquired the names of racehorses!) and the Nantlle valley.  Remarkably the majority of those locos still in service in the 1960′s survived to be preserved, some of them in America and Canada.  Today Quarry Hunslets are still being produced in limited numbers by the new Hunslet Engine Co. based at the Statfold Barn Railway.

The more generous proportions of the ‘Large’ type Quarry Hunslets (as opposed to the smaller ‘Alice’ Class) will prove beneficial to the locomotive’s run-time although to avoid compromising the look of the model we will only be offering it in 32mm gauge.  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 anticipated UK RRP is £1595.00 (subject to the usual provisos), available Q3 2020.  As ever, we’d like to thank David Fletcher for his superb drawings, illustrating the livery options.


  • Scale: 16mm to 1 foot (1:19)
  • Gauge: 32mm only
  • Length: 230mm
  • Width: 88mm
  • Height: 130mm
  • Boiler: Centre Flue
  • Working Pressure: 60psi
  • Weight: TBA
  • Minimum Radius: 600mm (2 feet)
  • Reversing Gear: Piston type, reverse by lever in the cab
  • Valve Gear: Simulated Stephenson’s link
  • Fuel: Butane Gas
  • Boiler Fittings: Safety valve, miniature pressure gauge, water level check valve
  • Cab Controls: Steam regulator, gas regulator, reverse lever, lubricator, under floor water level check valve

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

1:20.3 Scale Isle of Man ‘G’ Vans now in stock

We are delighted to report that the Isle of Man ‘G’ Vans are now in stock at your local dealer.  These gorgeous vehicles will enhance any railway and would make great generic vans for almost any Irish 3′ gauge line.

For the opening of the Peel Line in 1873, the Isle of Man Railway included in its initial stock purchase from the Metropolitan Carriage & Wagon Co, four hand-braked covered goods vans with load 6 tons and central double-doors to each side. The covered vans were allocated the stock letter “G” when a revised identity system was introduced by the Railway after 1876.  Two additional vans (G.5 & G.6) were supplied new by the Ashbury Carriage & Wagon Co in 1877, a single van (G.7) was believed built by the Railway itself in 1897 using spares and parts supplied by Metropolitan, followed by two further examples (G.8 & G.9) supplied new by Metropolitan in 1899, all to the same basic early-type design. Van G.1 is extant and currently stored out-of-use on the Railway. The remaining early-type “G” vans were in use until the 1960’s, but scrapped by 1975.

The Isle of Man Railway inherited four covered ventilated vans of a different design from the Manx Northern Railway in 1904 and built a further five longer-body examples itself between 1915 and 1921 using  redundant chassis from original 4-wheel carriage stock.  The portholes on the side panels of a number of “G” vans were modifications by the Railway to improve ventilation for carrying perishable goods, live poultry and even horses!

Accucraft’s Annual Open Day and sale

Heads up!  Our annual open day and sale will be earlier this year!  We are planning to have this on Saturday 18th April.  The format will be much the same as usual with an emphasis on Gauge 1 and a drive to clear out some of our older lines, some items may carry as much as a 50% discount so don’t miss out!  Here’s an image of last year’s event.

For sale on behalf of a customer’s estate

We have the somewhat doleful duty of finding a home for some rare Accucraft locomotives on behalf of the family of one of our late customers which include the following, little used, pristine models:

1:32 Electric Steam LNER Class A3 No. 60103 ‘Flying Scotsman’, BR green – offers over £1300.00 SOLD

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1:19 Scale NGG16 2-6-2+2-6-2 Garratt, Black, still boxed and un-run – offers over £4000.00 SOLD

1:19 Scale WD Baldwin 4-6-0T, 45mm Gauge, still boxed and un-run – offers over £1300.00 SOLD

1:19 Scale Lynton & Barnstaple Railway 2-6-2T ‘Lyn’, SR Green – offers over £1300.00 SOLD

Please make contact with our office by ‘phone or email by 7th February if you are interested.  As they say, “no time wasters”!

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