We are delighted to announce that Accucraft (UK) has 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 our previously announced models as well as taking over the customer service for our existing 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 (UK) is keen to progress the delivery of the LNER A4s and will be contacting all those who have already made reservations for this model with the Gauge 1 Model Co.
Trevor Taylor, of the Gauge 1 Model Company, stated, “After 28 years in the Model Railway industry and having delivered close to 6000 units of Gauge 1 stock, my wife and I have decided to retire. We both wish to thank all our Gauge 1 customers for their massive support, encouragement as well as their orders; our Mk1 Coaches are a testament to their confidence as they can be seen running on nearly every track in the UK.”
Ian Pearse, of Accucraft (UK) Ltd, said, “We have enjoyed working in harmony with the Gauge 1 Model Company for some years now, each business complementing the other’s range and sharing the expertise and quality offered by the Accucraft factory.
When the opportunity to acquire the G1MCo range arose we realised it would be a ‘glove fit’ for Accucraft UK and help us to expand our Gauge 1 range enormously. We are grateful to Trevor for taking the plunge and enabling volume production of locomotives and rolling stock in Gauge 1 at affordable prices, a move that has encouraged countless new entrants into the scale. Accucraft (UK) will continue its drive for ‘innovation and excellence’ in 1:32 scale and we look forward to making an ever-increasing range for many years to come.”