Well, it just had to happen....in the AccuCraft UK news section......
'Gauge 1 Live-steam 'FLYING SCOTSMAN”
We are currently developing a 1:32 scale live steam version of our very successful electric LNER A3 Class “Flying Scotsman”. The model will be gas-fired and have all the features the Gauge 1 fraternity have come to expect from an Accucraft locomotive. The chassis is constructed from stainless steel. Boiler, cab and tender are constructed from etched brass. Like other fine scale models from Accucraft, it will provide many years of enjoyment. The target RRP will be £2495.00.
Fuel: Butane gas fired
Minimum Radius: 2m (6′ 6”)
Construction: Copper boiler, Brass boiler jacket, Brass cab, Brass tender, Steel drivers
Features: Walschaerts valve gear, Safety valve, Water level glass, Pressure gauge, Lubricator, Gas tank in tender (water bath), Axle water pump with bypass valve, Water hand pump with check valve, Slide valve cylinders
Liveries (subject to production batch):
BR Brunswick Green #60103 (as Running Early 1960’s) w/ Double Chimney and Deflectors
BR Brunswick Green #60103 (as Running Early 1950’s) with Single Chimney
LNER Doncaster Green #4472, (as Running 1975) with Single Chimney
LNER Doncaster Green #4472 (as Running in 2005) with Double Chimney and Deflectors
Anybody interested to contact Ian Pearse to register.
PS - in case the person who usually PM's me with bad news is even now limbering up the old keyboard to fire off a remark about there being a separate forum for British/European models, my excuse is that this is first and foremost a live-steam forum.