O Scale > Ace TrainsManufacturer's Website: http://www.acetrainslondon.com
We have been associated with Ace Trains since their beginnings in 1996. The first models were based on some of the early Hornby O gauge products (what we might call, vintage toy trains) but in the more recent years, although still considered 'coarse scale' rather than 'finescale', there have been excellent representations of the classes, A4, A3, Castle, Spam Can, Schools, Stanier 2-6-4T and the SR/BR Q class 0-6-0 tender loco. There have also been petrol tank wagons, milk tank wagons, Brake Vans and many excellent passenger coach sets.
This year and through 2014, Ace have an aggressive line-up of large locos, some additional smaller motive power, and a good selection of passenger coaches.
Production of Ace Trains models is currently centred on two quite different manufacturing facilities. Several models are scheduled for production in the Czech Republic while a few projects will continue from Asian production sources.
All Ace Trains models will arrive ready for 3-rail running but will have the capability of running in 2-rail with easy conversion.
Check our listings for in-stock items and for models planned for future production. We are able to take advance orders for any of the models. In fact, as many items have a full order book before production, it is becoming more essential to order items in advance, as at least some of the variant choices (livery/number/name) on most projects will be closed early.