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Ace Trains

(London, UK)

Ace Trains came into being in 1995, created by Allen Levy who had already established a reputation within the field, through Bassett-Lowke, as owner of New Cavendish Books, editor of the Hornby Companion Series, author of A Century of Model Trains and, of course, The London Toy and Model Museum.

There is an excellent online resource for anyone interested in current and earlier Ace Train models; the Ace Trains web site. However, that site concentrates on recent releases. Ace have begun compiling an archive of earlier models which may be found at the Ace Trains Archive web site.

Whilst not promising to list every model ever made by Ace Trains, this site will attempt to provide at least an outline of production to date, including items planned but not yet released, or planned then subsequently cancelled. Do, however, download Ace Times 1996-2012, currently (2015) available from the front page of the Ace Trains web site. A further valuable resource is the book Brilliantly Old Fashioned, The Story of Ace Trains by Allen Levy, published 2005.

Finally, anyone interested in collecting and running Ace Trains may enjoy membership of ATOC, the Ace Trains Owners Club online forum. (Now sadly deceased)

(a) Electric Locomotives

Ace Trains E1 4-4-4 tank locomotive, very much in the spirit of the original clockwork Hornby No. 2 tank loco.

Ace Trains E2 4-4-2 tank locomotive, in a variety of liveries.

Ace Trains Locomotive

Ace Trains E3 4-4-0 Celebration tender loco, a personal favourite, which brings to mind the Bassett-Lowke 4-4-0s, such as 'Price Charles'.

Ace Trains Locomotive

Ace Trains E4 LNER Gresley 4-6-2 pacific locomotive, class A4. Perhaps the most well known of all the Ace Train locomotives.

Ace Trains Locomotive

Ace Trains E5 0-6-0 tender loco, available in BR, GWR, LMS, LNER, SR and other liveries.

Ace Trains Locomotive

Ace Trains E6 LNER A3 4-6-2 pacific tender loco

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Ace Trains E7 GWR 4-6-0 Castle class loco

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Ace Trains E8 LMS Stanier 2-6-4 tank loco

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Ace Trains E9 SR Bulleid 4-6-2 pacific 'Spam Can' loco

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Ace Trains E10 SR Schools 4-4-0 tender loco

Ace Trains Locomotive

Ace Trains E11 LNER 0-6-2 N2 tank loco

Ace Trains Locomotive

Ace Trains E12 LMS 4-6-2 pacific tender locos, Duchess and Coronation

Ace Trains E13 LNER A1 4-6-2 pacific tender loco

Ace Trains E14 LNER A2 4-6-2 pacific tender loco

Ace Trains E15 LNER B1/B17 joint venture, now cancelled.

Ace Trains E16 GWR 4-4-0 Bulldog tender loco

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Ace Trains E17 Metropolitan/London Transport Bo-Bo loco

Ace Trains Locomotive

Ace Trains E18 LMS Jubilee (due later)

Ace Trains E19 LMS Black 5 (due later)

Ace Trains E20 Metropolitan Bo-Bo Westinghouse

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Ace Trains E21 GWR 0-6-0 pannier tank loco

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Ace Trains E22 GWR 4-4-0 City tender loco.

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Ace Trains E23 LBSCR Terrier 0-6-0 tank loco (cancelled?)

Ace Trains E24 SR M7 4-4-0 tank loco (due later)

Ace Trains E25 LNER G5 0-4-4 tank loco

Ace Trains E26 CR 0-4-4 locomotive

Ace Trains E27 BR Class 7 4-6-2 Britannia Class tender locomotive, 70006 Robert Burns.

Ace Trains Locomotive

(b) Coaches

Ace Trains C1 Non corridor (suburban) coaches, length 35cm. Various British, French, NZ and German liveries.

Ace Trains C1E 1999 3 car EMU sets, in LMS maroon, Metropolitan brown and SR green liveries.

Ace Trains EMU set

Ace Trains C2 Merseyside Express sets, silvered windows

Ace Trains Coaches

Ace Trains C3 LMS Stanier corridor coach kits with cut out windows.

Ace Trains C4 LNER Gresley bow ended coaches, with clear windows

Ace Trains C5 BR MK I corridor coaches, carmine and cream, two sets of three, plus restaurant and full brake.

Ace Trains C6 LNER 1926 Gresley Articulated Sleeping Car Set

Ace Trains C7 LMS Coronation blue and white articulated coach sets

Ace Trains C8 1938 'Record Breaking Set' of six, including Mr Cat Dynamometer car

Ace Trains C9 West Riding Limited set

Ace Trains C10 LNER articulated Tourist Stock six coach set

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Ace Trains C11 LNER articulated Silver Jubilee seven coach set

Ace Trains Coaches

Ace Trains C12 Hawkesworth GWR 40cm coaches. Two sets of three, plus buffet car and full brake.

Ace Trains C13 BR MK I corridor coaches, various liveries (green, chocolate and cream, maroon), 40cm

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Ace Trains C14 BR Pullman cars. Three sets of three, plus full brake.

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Ace Trains C15

Ace Trains C16

Ace Trains C17

Ace Trains C18 LMS Stanier corridor coaches, maroon, 40cm

Ace Trains C19

Ace Trains C20 LMS blue 'Coronation Scot' set of nine coaches.

Ace Trains C21 SR Bulleid post–war corridor coaches in malachite green and carmine and cream liveries

Ace Trains C22 SR Maunsell olive green pre-war corridor coaches

Ace Trains C23 SR Maunsell malachite green post-war corridor coaches

Ace Trains C24 Cleminson six wheeled coaches

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Ace Trains C25

Ace Trains C26 Metropolitan Railway non corridor coaches, 35cm

Ace Trains C27 London Transport non corridor coaches, 35cm

(c) Ace Trains Wagons

To follow

(d) Accessories


Ace Trains Platform Extension Set (comprises 2 platform extensions and 2 ramps)

Ace Trains Platform Extension Set (comprises 2 platform extensions and 2 ramps)

Ace Trains Station Canopy Kit (missing the platform tunnel entrances)

Ace Trains ACS/1 Signal Gantry, home

Ace Trains ACS/2 Signal Gantry, home/distant

Ace Trains ACS/3 Signal Gantry, distant

Ace Trains AC/1 Water Tower, First Issue

Ace Trains AC/1 Water Tower, First Issue

Finally, my thanks to The Station Master's Rooms for the use of most of the images reproduced above.

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