The first two batches all pre-sold entirely. They will be as rare as hen's teeth. Ian Pearce at Accucraft is taking orders for a third batch but he needs 25 pre-ordered before he'll press the go button - at the moment his list is still in single figures.
I saw the pre-production version - it was goooooooooooorgeous
The only thing lacking was the builder's plate and the extended bolt holding same in place (for the driver to rest his feet on when he swung the seat "outboard" in hot weather).
I guess an initial 50 were produced but would need to check.
Control is manual as supplied - Mike Ousby has worked up a radio control conversion and this can be ordered (for some more dosh) from Accucraft - when the models arrive in the UK they are sent to Mike for fitting and onward delivery. Needless to say with two valve chests to supply and two sets of valve gear to reverse the R/C conversion ain't going to be cheap (normally you can add £200 to a normal loco for R/C).
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