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1:19 Scale Lynton & Barnstaple 2-6-2T Yeo, Exe & Taw

S19-19Y 7

Named after local rivers, three Manning Wardle 2-6-2 tank locomotives were supplied to the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway when it opened in 1897.  By the standards of other domestic narrow gauge locomotives they presented a somewhat unusual profile having long, low tanks, cabs extended forwards, cowcatchers and motion covers over the slide bars; in fact they owed more to Colonial practice than any other influence and their design may have been influenced by those of E.R.Calthrop of the Barsi Light Railway.  Another unusual feature was the use of outside Joy valve gear, more usually found on inside cylindered engines.  It was soon realised that the three locomotives could not handle all the line’s traffic and they were joined, in 1898, by Lyn, the Baldwin 2-4-2T.

During their careers the original locomotives received a number of modifications, including the removal of the motion covers in about 1903 and the cutting back of the cabs in 1913 because of poor visibility (resulting from smoke and steam being trapped in front of the spectacle plate).  When the line was absorbed by the Southern Railway in 1923, a further example, Lew, was ordered from Manning Wardle, proving how suitable the design was for this attractive but challenging route.  Alas, with the closure of the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway in 1935 all the older engines were scrapped, only Lew surviving to be shipped abroad and never seen again.  Following the success of the construction of the replica Lyd and the rapid progress of the replica Lyn, the restored Lynton & Barnstaple Railway is looking to recreate one of the original design – you can discover more about the Yeo project here.

The model is internally gas fired and is gauge adjustable for either 32mm (‘0’ gauge) or 45mm (‘1’ gauge) – all the parts for this are supplied with the model. This operation can be undertaken by the owner and only takes a few minutes. The loco is supplied with blanking plates for the cut-outs in the frames but these are really for display only, severely restricting the choice of track curvature if used in operation. The cab roof lifts up to give access to the gas, water and lubricator fillers. The boiler is fitted with a water gauge and the lubricator has an under floor drain. The model is fitted with slide valves. The model is fitted with fully functioning Joy valve gear and is built from stainless steel, copper and brass.  With the correct maintenance, will give a lifetime of pleasure.  The UK RRP is £1850.00 and we aim to release the model in 2017.  You can see the full specification here.

Warranty repairs

For all warranty repairs, please contact your RETAILER in the first instance. Your retailer will contact us and we will then arrange for the item to be collected by our couriers. Please do not contact any of our service agents direct on warranty matters as all have to be processed through our system before being actioned.

Warranty registration cards must be returned to us as soon as possible after purchase, including those for U.S., Schug or Argyle models.  Please note that we do not offer a warranty service for Accucraft models purchased outside the UK, only for those bought through our UK dealer network.  If, for any reason, you have a locomotive bought this way it would have to be returned to the original dealer for warranty repairs.

To make shipping easier in the event of your locomotive having to be sent for service, please retain ALL original packaging. We do not carry spare boxes in stock to return your model to you. If improperly packed to be sent to us, we cannot be responsible for any damage. We will consider the warranty of any loco returned to us without the original packaging invalid and will charge for any additional packaging required to ensure its safe return.  If the model is fitted with radio control it is essential that the transmitter is sent with the model.

Accucraft UK Ltd was formed in 2004 by Ian and Sandy Pearse. Ian Pearse has over 30 years experience in garden railways and a strong development relationship with Accucraft Trains. The company incorporates their former business Marches Models, best known for supplying British narrow gauge live steam locomotives for gauges ‘O’ and ’1′. Accucraft UK Ltd continues the work of Marches Models as well as offering customers 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 happy to undertake commission work in most scales for retailers and other organisations. 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 Accucraft Australia (Argyle Models) and Accucraft Germany (MBV Schug).

The full listing of Accucraft (US) stock is available below – items may have to be shipped from California with a lead time of four to six weeks.  Accucraft (US) manufactures a range of equipment using 1:13.7 scale for U.S. 2′ gauge items, 1:20.3 scale for American 3′ gauge stock and 1:32 scale for standard gauge prototypes.  The availability of the U.S. range can be checked on the Accucraft eStore. Accucraft (US) RRP lists can be downloaded by clicking on the following links:

In 2015 the firm acquired the intellectual property, designs and tooling of the Gauge 1 Model Co. range and will, in future, be responsible for the production of all their previously announced models. In addition the company will be expanding the existing range of superb Gauge 1 rolling stock and adding to the fleet of outstanding locomotive designs.

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.

Accucraft UK Ltd only supply to the trade, therefore to find your nearest supplier click on the dealer list section.