The Royal Hudson, the first model for the new "Accucraft Live Steam Limited" line of high end live steam locomotives has been announced! The pilot model is full featured, with all the accessories we have come to expect, including; Tender pump, axle pump, throttle valve, blower valve, (alcohol version) quadrant reverser, pressure gauge, water glass, whistle & valve, cylinder drain cocks & a choice of alcohol or gas firing!
ONLY 150 WILL BE PRODUCED
There will be 3 versions, each with the choice of alcohol or gas.
1. Royal Hudson #2850 in Royal Blue with stainless steel boiler jacket, cylinder covers and proper aluminum & gold lined livery, as it ran hauling the Royal train in 1939. Pilot model in blue, livery details, King George V crests on front & tender sides to be applied.
2. Royal Hudson #2860 in Canadian Pacific Maroon with stainless steel jacket, covers and proper livery, (British Columbia on tender sides) as it is today. Prototype photo by Greg Chadwick & West Coast Railway Association.
3. Royal Hudson #2860 in Canadian Pacific Maroon with CP steam locomotive gray jacket, covers and proper livery (Canadian Pacific on tender sides) as it ran in service from it's construction in 1940 - on. In 1978, After it went into excursion service, stainless steel jackets and covers were applied. Prototype photo by Grant Ferguson & West Coast Railway Association
Accucraft is making every effort to provide a timely delivery, estimated to begin SUMMER 2007 for the Royal Hudsons
YOUR FAVORITE ACCUCRAFT DEALER IS TAKING RESERVATIONS NOW.
Locomotives will be delivered by serial number, that is, delivered in the order that the orders were placed.
SRP $3,895 + $50 for drop shipping & insurance, for a total of $3,945.
(There will be a 10% price increase after January 31, 2007)
*** They are just finishing up the rebuild on 2860 and getting ready to steam it. It will be up and running again and cross country trips are planned for it! ***