Supplier of collectable locomotives, rolling stock and model train accessories

At the Station Masters Rooms "TSMR" we offer a large range of model railway items. We provide a friendly & knowledgeable service of '0' Gauge and larger Trains, rolling stock and accessories. We have a large stock of pre-owned ACE Trains and are the MAIN distributor for New Editions for ACE Trains where you can also reserve all these items in the "Ace Trains pre-order" reservation section. New items are added on a regular basis, so take a look in our "New Arrivals" section.

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We have been selling worldwide for many years and have many long-standing friends and customers in the UK and all around the world. We take pride in our work and are always willing to help make sure your purchase goes smoothly. If you have any questions about any aspect of your order, please contact us and we can assure you we will deal with your query in a fast, friendly and professional manner.


Information & NEW to Pre-Order Range Items

Ace Trains E42 LMS

Expected delivery commencing March/April 2022.

The Patriot was a class of 52 express passenger steam locomotives built for the London Midland and Scottish Railway. These 52 locomotives had a quite varied history, and although they can be considered as being introduced in 1930, under the supervision of Henry Fowler, they were based on the ex-LNWR 'Claughton' class 4-6-0, and officially described as rebuilds thereof. In Fowler's Patriot design of 1930, some locomotives retained the wheels and other chassis details of the 'Claughton' design. The intermediate traffic types so produced were also known as the “Baby Scot” class, and the similarity in design of the parallel boiler versions were unmistakeable.

The 52 Patriots were residents of the Northwest for the greater part of their lives – in 1950 only seven could be seen outside this area, at Willesden, Camden and Bushbury. Most were stabled at Crewe North, and Carlisle Upperby, and the position was much the same by the mid-fifties, although Holyhead and Warrington had lost their allocations. Longsight, and Edge Hill still maintained a number, but with the increasing use of diesels in the late fifties, and the expansion of electrification, suitable work was beginning to disappear. By 1964, only five remained in service, four of which were shared between Carlisle Upperby and Kingmoor sheds, whilst Holyhead retained 45530. None were in service by January 1st, 1967.

The ACE Trains Patriot comprises - All metal construction, Precision engineered, Flywheel drive, Custom made gearbox, Individually tested, All wheels flanged, Sprung buffers, 2R-off-3R function switch, Detailed cab back-head with firebox glow, Operates on 0-20V DC, Working front lights and Will run on radii down to 27"


Ace Trains C19 Coach Set

Expected delivery May / June 2022

The “Golden Arrow” (French: Flèche d'Or) was a luxury boat train of the Southern Railway and later British Railways. It linked London with Dover, where passengers took the ferry to Calais to join the Flèche d'Or for the onward journey to Paris. In 1929 The Southern Railway introduced a Pullman service between London Victoria and Dover and launched a new first class only ship, the Canterbury, for the ferry crossing. The train usually consisted of 10 British Pullman cars, hauled by one of the Southern Railway's Lord Nelson class locomotives. In 1931 ordinary first- and third-class carriages were added and the ferry, Canterbury, was modified to allow other classes of passenger. In 1951 a new set of Pullman coaches were built.

The ACE Trains Golden Arrow Pullman Coaches comprise - All metal construction, Printed tinplate, Precision engineered, Individually tested, Operates on 0-20V DC, 2R-off-3R function switch, Fully detailed throughout including detailed interior seating, Full working interior table lamps (where fitted), Working brake coach lights (where fitted), Magnetic coach connectors, will run on radii down to 27inch, interchangeable wheels (fine scale) optional and Interchangeable roofs (from white to grey optional).

Three versions of the Luggage vans are available in SR Green, BR Red and Pullman Brown and Cream comprising - All metal construction, Printed tinplate, Precision engineered, Individually tested, 2/3 rail running fitted with insulated wheels, Fully detailed exterior throughout, magnetic coach connectors, will run on radii down to 24 inch (2ft) interchangeable wheels (fine scale) optional.


Ace Trains Gloss Blue DP1 English Electric 'Deltic'

Anticipated delivery July 2022

The British Rail Class 55 diesel locomotives were built in 1961 and 1962 by English Electric for British Railways. They were designed for the high-speed express passenger services on the East Coast Main Line (ECML) between Edinburgh and London King's Cross. They gained the name "Deltic" from the prototype locomotive, DP1 Deltic which in turn was named after its Napier Deltic power units.

Twenty-two locomotives were built, particularly for the route from London to Leeds and Edinburgh, until 1978. They were subsequently relegated to semi-fast services on the Kings Cross to York, Edinburgh and Hull routes and continued on sleeper services along the ECML.

Other occasional destinations included Cleethorpes, Stockport, Liverpool Lime Street and Aberdeen. All were withdrawn from service between January 1980 and December 1981.

BR Green Class 55 Diesel Grey Roof

Six locomotives entered preservation during 1982 and 1983: one by the National Railway Museum, three by the Deltic Preservation Society and two by the Deltic 9000 Fund.

The ACE Trains Deltic comprises - All metal construction, Precision engineered, Individually tested, Sprung buffers, 2R-off-3R function switch, Sound on-off function switch, Operates on 0-20V DC, Will run on radii down to 36 inches, Operating directional cab lights and Supplied with jewelled lamps and discs.


Ace Trains 'Premier Range' LNER/BR 2P Class 2-8-2

Delivery to commence late 2022 early 2023

The London and North-eastern Railway Class P2 was a class of 2-8-2 steam locomotives designed by Sir Nigel Gresley for working heavy express trains over the harsh Edinburgh to Aberdeen Line. As they were to serve on Scottish expresses, they were given famous names from Scottish myths. Six locomotives of the class were built; introduced between 1934 and 1936. In 1936, the Class P2 were given streamlined fronts, similar to that of the Class A4. Between 1943 and 1944 the class were rebuilt under Gresley's successor Edward Thompson into the LNER Thompson Class A2/2 4-6-2 type.

The locomotives were designed by Nigel Gresley to haul express trains over the difficult Edinburgh to Aberdeen section of the London and North-Eastern Railway. In the design Gresley was influenced by recent French practice, in particular passenger locomotives of the Paris à Orléans railway.[3]

The first locomotive of the class, No.2001 Cock o' the North, was introduced in 1934. It was built at Doncaster Works with Lentz-type rotary-cam valve-gear and a double-chimney Kylchap exhaust, each chimney using four nozzle blastpipes. The chimney system was designed to take different fittings to allow experimentation with exhaust arrangements.

The ACE Trains P2 comprises - All metal construction, Precision engineered, Flywheel drive, Custom made gearbox, Individually tested, All wheels flanged, Sprung buffers, 2R-off-3R function switch, Detailed cab back-head with firebox glow, Operates on 0-20V DC, Working front lights and will run on radii down to 27”



Ace Trains O Gauge Private Owner Salt Wagon Sets

Anticipated delivery April / June 2022

Salt wagons, now a rarity, were once a common sight across Cheshire and the North-West but now few people remember the distinctive wagons with their pitch roof, designed to drain rainwater away from the salt bags. ACE trains have produced a range of Private Owner Salt Wagons in striking colours the most famous of which is Saxa Salt. The Saxa Salt wagon was produced by Hornby Gauge O in 1957. The ACE Trains salt wagons available are:

G6-Set SV1 - Snowdrift, Stubbs, Chance & Hunt Ltd.
G6-Set SV2 - Saxa, Union, Star.
G6-Set SV3 - Lion, Manger's, Sifta Table Salt.
G6-Set SV4 - ICI, Shaker and Stafford.
A rake of three salt wagons is also being produced as follows:
G6-Set SV5 – Saxa Salt
G6-Set SV6 – Manger's Salt
G6-Set SV7 – Sifta Table Salt

The ACE Trains Salt Wagons comprise - All metal construction, Printed tinplate, Precision engineered, Fitted with standard ACE drop link couplings (which can be interchanged), Diecast under frame, 2/3 rail running fitted with insulated wheels, Superb detailed throughout, Easily changeable wheels if required, and Sets sold in presentation style boxes.


Ace Trains G2 O Gauge Private Owner Beer Van Wagons Sets

Anticipated delivery April / June 2022

In the early 1930's beer barrels were moved by rail from the breweries to the main distribution centres and then by drays to the local pubs. ACE Trains have produced a range of Private Owner Beer Vans as follows:

G2-Set 14 – Allsopps, Rhymney, Oak Hill Brewery
G2-Set 15 – Badger, Worthington, Gravesend
G2-Set 16 – Fremlin Bros, Budden & Briggs, Bass
G2-Set 17 – Holmes Harper, Dorsetshire, Otter

The ACE Trains Beer Vans comprise - All metal construction, Printed tinplate, Precision engineered, Fitted with standard ACE drop link couplings (which can be interchanged), Diecast under frame, 2/3 rail running fitted with insulated wheels, Superb detailed throughout, Easily changeable wheels if required, and Sets sold in presentation style boxes.


ACE Trains O Gauge 'Brilliantly Old-Fashioned Revivals' Range 4-4-0 Locomotive Types

Anticipated delivery commencing late 2022 / early 2023

The ACE Trains 4-4-0 Brilliantly Old-Fashioned Revivals Range brings you the iconic Hornby No. 2 Special Electric Locomotives of the 1934 to 1941, as a faithful replica, but with a modern 0-20V mechanism. The four Specials being produced will be The LMS Compound, LNER Class D49 'Yorkshire' / 'Bramham Moor', GWR 'County of Bedford' and the Southern Railway 'L1'.

In April 1930 a Hornby customer suggested to Hornby that by omitting the cylinders, slide bars and piston rods from the Compound Hornby could have a fifth No.2 Special a 2P. Hornby rejected the idea; however, they did produce a black LMS 2P to special order or for export. ACE Trains will also be producing a black LMS 2P.

In addition to the traditional range ACE Trains will be producing five other variations, namely Caledonian Railway gloss lined blue, BR gloss lined black, BR gloss lined blue, BR gloss lined green and a Great Western gloss lined black.

The Revival Range comes with replica tenders; however, ACE Trains are intending to produce true sale tenders as an optional extra subject to customer demand.

The ACE Trains Revivals Range comprises - All metal construction, Precision engineered, Individually tested, All wheels flanged, Sprung buffers, 2R-off-3R function switch, Operates on 0-20V DC, Supplied with Jewelled lamps and Will run on radii down to 24 inches (2ft).



 
 
 
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Customer Feedback
John of Warrington
02/06/2024

Thank you Kevin your usual excellent service

Stuart of Canterbury
29/02/2024

The Deltic is an amazing model! Very pleased am running it in gently,anyone debating one of these should not hesitate! Thanks very much Kevin for your prompt service as always and careful packing,the courier was accurate with there delivery time and special thanks to Len Mills for his input behind the scenes.Look forward to the next Loco.

Nick of Botesdale, Diss
08/02/2024

Another excellent product from TSMR, fast delivery, well packed, exactly as described, as always the perfect buying experience. Many Thanks.

Nick,
Diss Norfolk.

John of Warminster
31/01/2024

Dear Kevin, my first purchase for a while now. Delighted to say all in order again, super loco, credit to the ACE team, excellent packaging and logistics. Best wishes John I.

Ronald of gunnislake
27/01/2024

item arrived safe and sound,thank you nice little item to keep one going.

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