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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.

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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.

Latest Shipment
22 June 2018

Our latest shipment from Accucraft is just being unpacked and includes the new 2-6-2T, L&B locos ‘EXE’, ‘TAW’ & ‘YEO’, Isle of Man ‘E’ Vans and another shipment of MK1 Coaches.

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C38 Production Update
18 May 2018

Gordon Watson and Michael Ragg have spent a week at the Accucraft factory overseeing the assembly of the C38.

Accuracy and true C38 performance being their priority for the 6 iveries and 3 power options being offered.

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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.

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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.

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