Aster / Accucraft BR Standard class 5MT 4-6-0
21 August 2018
Due for release in late 2018 is the BR Standard class 5MT 4-6-0. This new Aster/Accucraft version will feature a high-sided BR 1C tender and will be available in both lined black and lined green liveries. Available as Kit or Ready to Run (factory assembled)
2018 ‘Great Southern Steam Up’
09 July 2018
The ‘Great Southern Steam Up’ is on again this year from Friday 9th through to Sunday 11th November 2018 at the Gembrook Community Centre in Victoria’s Dandenong Ranges (50 km east of Melbourne). Please note that this is a closed event and is not open to the public. There will be no door sales at the event so pre-registration is required via the online registration form available from the GSSU Web site
Roundhouse Engineering New Model – Double Fairlie ‘David Lloyd George’
22 June 2018
Having been in secret development since early 2017 the Double Fairlie will represent another leap in the high quality model engineering from Roundhouse Engineering. It will be based on the David Lloyd George currently in use on the Ffestiniog Railway in Wales. The Double Fairlie is currently still in development and is scheduled for release in 2019. Price and specification will be made available closer to the release date but for those who are keen to get ahead of the queue we are now taking orders.
C38 on Tour
22 June 2018
As assembly proceeds at the factory we have been running the first production model. Here it is at the recent Southern Highlands Steamup in NSW. It is 3801, manual control and alcohol fired.
Accucraft UK – Isle of Man ‘E’ Van – Now in Stock:
19 April 2018
The IOM ‘E Vans’ have arrived and available in two liveries – Maroon & Cream and Green & Cream.
Argyle / Accucraft NSW Govt. Railways C38 Update:
09 April 2018
Here is the first trial build sample from the ‘C38’ production line. It is ‘3801’ in its August 1963 livery with unlined cylinders, verdant green and silver cab roof.
A trial build sample of the standard (un-streamlined) version will be reviewed next. These two samples are built from production parts as the final test of the design before full batch assembly proceeds.
Following a careful examination of these pre-production samples, several corrections have been requested for inclusion in the production batch.