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February 2019

        Well it has been over a year since the last news update. Sorry about the delay - been too busy developing the computerised radio control system and finishing the instructions for the T9, the GWR 14XX and the LMS 3F. All the instructions are now complete and available from a link on the appropriate loco page here. All the prototypes are awaiting final testing - after completion of the R/C system as it is fully integrated into the loco designs and will enable you to control the loco in a manner similar to the real thing with feedback on speed, water level, boiler pressure and battery voltage. Remote control of regulator, reverser, fuel restrictor and maximum boiler pressure (for idling), uncoupler and water bypass (where pump fitted) are available.


        The website has been updated with current prices (mostly LOWER than before) and production.


       



    

March 2019

        Most of the last month has gone on the radio control system - see HERE for latest progress. You can download a PDF of the screen designs from that page.

      The Adams Radial Tank has been delayed by the Accucraft announcement of a similar model. There are other locos I need to get on with that should not be in direct

    competition with a much larger rival. For now, feel free the buy the Accucraft version, but it will NOT be built in the UK and will NOT have my sophisticated computerised radio control built in at no extra cost. Mine would have cost £100 more than the Accucraft one and my kit would have been £650 cheaper despite including the radio control. If you would prefer mine, contact me and if there is sufficient demand, I will reinstate it in the build schedule.

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