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Old 08-05-2011, 01:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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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.


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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.
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Old 08-05-2011, 04:59 AM   #2 (permalink)
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What ever happened to the BR 5MT Ian was having converted?
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Posted By tacfoley on 05 Aug 2011 01:37 AM


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.

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Thanks for the info Terry. I'm sure that it will be a gorgeous Loco. And.....................I agree, this is a LIVE STEAM forum. Why would anybody gripe about any info about any Live Steam Loco. ??????? Don't make sense to me.


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Old 08-05-2011, 09:45 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks for the info!

Flying Scotsman visited the United States so it's quite legit to run it on a US prototype railroad! Or an Australian one for that matter . . . it's the most famous locomotive in the world and thus a model of it deserves publicity.

Bit bizarre that someone would get a bee in their bonnet over country of origin. Nobody's forcing people to read posts if they don't want to . . .
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Old 08-06-2011, 03:57 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Oh Me Oh My !
Now To Find The Funds

For Another Set Of Fine
Handcrafted Coaches To
Make A Nice Train Behind A
Beautiful
"Flying Scotsman"

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I was bidding on two Flying Scotsmans one after the other on Fee bay . I think they where made by Hornbe ? Never the less they where both well used loco's and i had a price i wanted to stick to and both of them went well over my high bid . They must be a very collectable train .
So i wonder if the AccuCraft one will bring the price down on the hornbe's ??
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Old 08-06-2011, 06:17 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Dear C1RUN1,
I think that you may be confused.
HORNBY (spelt with a 'Y') do a live steam Flying Scotsman in OO gauge (4mm/foot), whilst Accucraft UK are doing it in Gauge 1 (3/8"/foot - approx 2 1/2 times larger).
So, this will probably have no effect on the price of the Hornby ones since they are not in direct competition.
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Posted By deltatrains on 06 Aug 2011 03:57 PM
Oh Me Oh My !
Now To Find The Funds

For Another Set Of Fine
Handcrafted Coaches To
Make A Nice Train Behind A
Beautiful
"Flying Scotsman"

[email protected]


So Peter,
What did you have in mind??????
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I wonder if they will make a second tender available? Some of the Gresley A3s nd A4s had a 'corridor' tender to change crews on the fly, so to speak. After being bought for preservation, it was common for Flying Scotsman to travel with two tenders.
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The reason for the two tenders was that in preservation, all the water troughs had been removed, so there was nowhere to get water, so they had to carry extra with them.
Likewise, on the US and Australian tours, with their relatively small capacity tenders, they needed the second.
I am sure that Accucraft will be happy to make additional tenders, if you can afford them! $600 - $700?
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