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February 21st 2012
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Lyd meets Lew
Full-sized L&B replica Lyd has finally met up with its much smaller brother, Lew, at Boston Lodge Works.

Accucraft (UK), on behalf of the Ffestiniog Railway, is to offer a strictly limited edition of the new-build 'Lyd' in 16mm (1:19) scale. The live steam model is based on the highly successful and very popular 'Lew' but incorporates all the small detail differences carried by 'Lyd', from the painted numbers and 'Lyd' name plates, the subtly different livery details and the unique Boston Lodge builder's plates.

The model represents 'Lyd' equipped with her Lynton & Barnstaple cab profile and with her chimney set to the L & B loading gauge. It is being produced exclusively for the Ffestiniog Railway by Accucraft and will only be available through the Ffestiniog shop or direct from Accucraft.

The profit from every model sold will go towards the final construction phase of the full-sized loco and help to keep her in traffic. There will be two versions in a strictly limited batch of 100 models, lined Southern Green and fully lined British Railways Black, each with its own numbered certificate of authenticity.

Paul Lewin, General Manager of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland and one of the project team responsible for 'Lyd', said, "It's been a real pleasure to work with Accucraft and to be able to give them the opportunity to study details on the full-sized locomotive in the preparation of this excellent model."

"We are extremely grateful for the assistance given us by Paul and his team in production of our 'Lew'," adds Ian Pearse, of Accucraft. "Having access to 'Lyd' has ensured that our L & B 2-6-2T is as accurate as possible and we hope that we can make a worthwhile contribution to her through sales of this limited edition."

For more details check the Accucraft website or email shop@festrail.co.uk

 

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