Monthly Archives: September 2011

16000 up!

And the 16000th item added to is… HERE

Dapol N gauge working signals

We have today received the following press release:-

“Dapol are proud to announce, for the first time in N gauge, scale working signals with Dapol’s “easi-fix” mounting system

At launch – which is expected to be end of November 2011 – we will be releasing upper and lower quadrant signals in both LMS and GWR.

The signals will feature:

smooth action working arm

working single colour LED which shines through red or green lens depending on arm position

simple “Easi-fix” layout mounting via a 13mm hole

etched steel ladders

motor and electronics stored vertically under sub baseboard

DC and DCC Ready (requires a decoder for digital operation)

YouTube footage can be seen HERE

Future releases will include brackets, Southern Region and, eventually, gantries.

Also in the future Dapol will be producing scale 2, 3 and 4 aspect signals and signals with “feathers”.”

Please contact us HERE or wait for them to be released and added HERE if you are interested.

Brekina Collection September

We have today received details of Brekina’s planned releases for September.

Click HERE to see a pdf file of these items.

Should any be of interest please let us know by contacting us HERE

Marklin Z gauge announcement

We have received the following announcement from Marklin via their UK distributor The Hobby Co. Please click Z-Brief_Englisch_September_11 to view

Coming soon from LS Models

We received today a list of soon to be produced items from LS Models.

Below are some catalogue images of these items – click on image for larger version

Should any be of interest and you would like to reserve any, please contact us at

Accucraft bulletin part 2

Received in today’s E-Post!


The Lynton & Barnstaple Railway had its original rolling stock manufactured by the Bristol Wagon & Carriage Works. The coaches were built to a very high standard and came in a variety of forms, some of which were modified during their careers on the line. Following closure in 1935 many were sold off and found alternative use as summer houses and sheds. Remarkably nine coaches (or parts thereof) survived, one is running on the Ffestiniog Railway, one (largely un-restored) is in the National Railway Museum and the rest are in the care of the re-born L & B in various stages of restoration.

The coaches will be supplied with the lettering illustrated, a transfer sheet for the ‘SOUTHERN’ wording and running numbers will be included for purchasers who wish to brand them as such but we suspect a lot will end up running for ‘private’ railways! We have already taken a large number of pre-orders for the first batch so don’t miss out, get yours in now! Those of you who attended the Llanfair Garden Railway Show will have had a chance to see the lovely pre-production samples of these coaches, for those who didn’t, here are the four versions:

R19-18 Brake Composite

R19-19 All Third

R19-20 Centre Observation Third

R19-21 Composite
The models are constructed in plastic with die cast metal bogies and feature full seating detail. The coaches come with a 45mm insulated wheel set fitted but a 32mm wheel set is provided for use on ‘0’ gauge. Couplings are chopper type but have a hook fitted if you wish to remove the chopper hook and use 3 link chains.
• Scale: 19mm to 1 foot (1:19)
• Length over couplings: 625mm
• Width over footboards: 128mm
• Height over lamp tops: 153mm
• Gauge: 32mm or 45mm
• Min Radius: 1m (3′ 3″)
• RRP £195 each

R19-18 – Lynton & Barnstaple Brake Composite in Southern Green
R19-19 – Lynton & Barnstaple 3rd Class in Southern Green
R19-20 – Lynton & Barnstaple Centre Observation 3rd in Southern Green
R19-21 – Lynton & Barnstaple Composite in Southern Green
We will be releasing a further batch of Lynton & Barnstaple bogie vans and wagons next year to accompany these coaches. Just imagine it, a rake of eight vehicles double-headed by ‘Lyn’ and ‘Lew’ forging their way from Barnstaple up to Lynton, “Perchance it is not dead…..””

Should any of these items be of interest, please doi not hesiate to contact us at Hobb-E-Mail

“Spitfire”/”The Hop Picker”

Thanks to JC for these 2 photos of “Oliver Cromwell” at Luton Arches, Chatham

Whilst waiting for the “Spitfire” to arrive, the “High Speed” service from St. Pancras passed

“Oliver Cromwell” arrives…

“Oliver Cromwell” readying to leave Faversham for Dover.

Photo stop at Shepherds Well

Journey’s end at Dover Priory

Should you have any photos of this (or other) trains that you would like presented on here, then please forward them to us at

Accucraft September bulletin

“Gauge 1 (1:32 scale) L&SWR B4 0-4-0T’s and LNER A3’s, another batch of ‘Countesses’ and all the latest news. Images of the Lynton & Barnstaple coaches will follow after the weekend…..

Parallel with the development of the A3 model, we are also tooling up a live steam London & South Western Railway B4 tank locomotive in 1:32 scale, in particular No. 30089 Trouville which had a reasonably ‘normal’ cab. Intended as an “entry level” loco in Gauge 1, the model will be gas-fired and have all the features you would expect from an Accucraft locomotive. The chassis is constructed from stainless steel. Boiler and cab are constructed from etched brass. The target RRP will be £800.00 and a power unit only version will be available for £695.00. We fully expect this model to be extremely popular and open up a new market for many of our dealers who may have had little to do with 1:32 scale to date.

An initial batch of twenty locomotives were designed by William Adams for the London & South Western Railway and constructed at Nine Elms between 1891 and 1893. These small but powerful engines were intended for shunting in restricted sidings with tight curves and were deployed in such locations as Southampton Docks, the Hamworthy freight branch and Poole Quay. Drummond added five similar locos to the class in 1905 although assorted rebuilds saw a great many variations in cab design and boiler fittings. Because of their work in the docks, twelve acquired names from locations along the French channel coast. After a long career with the L&SWR, Southern Railway and BR, some were sold into industrial use and two have been preserved, Normandy on the Bluebell Railway and Granville at Bressingham.

We will be producing the following versions:

S32-8 – BR (EX L&SWR) B4 0-4-0T No. 30089 – BR BLACK, EARLY EMBLEM
S32-9 – BR (EX L&SWR) B4 0-4-0T No. 30089 – BR BLACK, LATE CREST
S32-10 – BR (EX L&SWR) B4 0-4-0TNo. 30089 – BLACK, UNLETTERED
S32-11 – B4 0-4-0 POWER UNIT

To aid clarity, we are illustrating the four versions of the A3 that we intend to release. We are already taking forward orders for this batch. The first batch will only be 100 locos so please ensure you order the versions you require as soon as possible so that we can get the production percentages sorted out.

S32-1 – 1:32 scale A3, double chimney, deflectors, late crest (electric version illustrated)

S32-2 – 1:32 scale A3, single chimney, late crest (electric version illustrated)

S32-3 – 1:32 scale A3, ‘Flying Scotsman’ as running in 1975 (electric version illustrated)

S32-4 – 1:32 scale A3, ‘Flying Scotsman’ as running in the 21st C. (electric version illustrated)

We have a batch of live steam ‘Countesses’ due in September, a large number of which have been pre-ordered. This will be the last batch for a considerable time (think in terms of years) and we will be advertising this fact. Please ensure that your customers are aware of this and place their orders as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. As before, when the consignment arrives we will double check your requirements for manual and radio-controlled versions before sending your back orders to you.

We now have only two NG15’s remaining in stock. Both are the unlettered version and we understand that very few of our dealers have any left. These are not going to be repeated so to avoid disappointment please ensure that your customers know this.

The superb NG15 (SAR version illustrated)

Below are the anticipated UK delivery dates for various items.

Countess (live steam) – September 2011
Ragleth – December 2011
Baguley Drewry Diesel – 1st Quarter 2012
L&B Coaches (Compo & Brake) – 1st Quarter 2012
L&B Coaches (3rd Class & Obs) – 2nd Quarter 2012
I O M 4 Wheel Coaches – 2nd Quarter 2012
L&B Bogie Brake Van – 3rd Quarter 2012
L&B Bogie Goods Wagon – 3rd Quarter 2012
WD Baldwin – August 2012
Peveril (live steam) – 2012
1:32 A3 ‘Flying Scotsman’ Live Steam – 2012
1:32 LSWR/SR/BR B4 0-4-0T Live Steam – 2012 ”

Should any of the above items be of interest, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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