UK Importer and trade distributor of Aster-Accucraft and Accucraft Trains in G and 1/32 scale. Large range of own British outline live steam and electric locos and rolling stock in G and 1/32 scale.
Accucraft UK Ltd was formed in 2004 by Ian and Sandy Pearse. Ian Pearse has over 40 years experience in garden railways and a strong development relationship with Accucraft Trains. Accucraft UK Ltd offers customers live steam and electrically powered models and ready to run plastic rolling stock in 1:32, 1:20.3 and 1:19 scales. Accucraft UK Ltd has significantly expanded the range of large scale model railway goods available to the UK and worldwide market and will continue to build on this.
As well as manufacturing our own range of model products we are the sole UK importers for the complete range of products manufactured by Accucraft Trains of the USA. We also distribute the models made for Aster-Accucraft, Accucraft Australia (Argyle Models) and Accucraft Germany (MBV Schug). In 2015 the firm acquired the intellectual property, designs and tooling of the Gauge 1 Model Co. range and have expanded the existing range of superb Gauge 1 rolling stock.
Accucraft models are designed to reproduce the prototype as accurately as possible and built to give a lifetime of pleasure in their operation, bringing the joy of affordable live steam to many for the first time. A lot of our early locomotives are still in steam today, proving that they were a worthwhile investment for those who chose Accucraft.
Aster-Accucraft - Accucraft UK, in association with Accucraft Trains, has a track record of producing high-quality British outline locomotives and rolling stock for the Gauge 1 market, as well as distributing the US range and the products of Accucraft (DE) and Accucraft (AUS) in the UK. The acquisition of the Gauge 1 Model Company's range further expanded the company's commitment to 1:32 scale, bringing affordable, ready-to-run rolling stock to the market.
As a consequence of the new collaboration between Aster Hobby Co. Inc. (Japan) and Accucraft Trains (USA), we have also been appointed Aster-Accucraft dealers for the UK, further enhancing the range of products we can offer our customers. Aster Hobby needs no introduction, their locomotives are often regarded as the bench mark for 1:32 live steam and the recent release of a batch of 9Fs is the first co-operative project between Aster Hobby and Accucraft Trains. Aster's experience and expertise in producing the finest kit models has been combined with Accucraft's component manufacturing and production skills to initially produce the Aster-Accucraft BR 9F. Like all Aster models it was offered in both kit form and as a fully assembled, ready to run model and has been well-received by the Gauge 1 community.
After much consideration we have decided that the only way we can continue to serve the Gauge 1 market is to sell 1:32 scale locomotives direct. This has not been an easy decision but it has been forced on us by new entrants in the market (models which are being sold direct into the UK by their importers) which have under-mined our ability to sell through our dealer network. All future Accucraft 1:32 locomotives will only be available direct from us although our dealers will be happy to continue to supply you with our range of rolling stock.
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