Yes, yet another excellent model from accurascale. Looks good, runs excellently good and makes you feel bloomin good!!! Well done all.
GWR Anthony Manor is a little gem. It is quite powerful and holds to my rather dodgy rails well for a steamer. I was a little disappointed that it didnt work with a Hornby HM7000 DCC bluetooth sound decoder (Next 18) but never mind I am very pleased with it.
My first Accurascale locomotive purchase was Brush ABB Class 92 electric ' Debussy' which works with a Hornby HM7000 DCC 21pin bluetooth sound decoder I have also pre-ordered an HST locomotive from you which I hope will be as good as the Debussy. Love your products for their quality and presentation (especially background information). regards Matthew Ridgeon
The Accurascale manors are very nice model and works well and have had a good running but you need to run the models in just to make sure you conform to the suppliers requirements and to make sure the brushes bed in correctly in both directions, this model is very accurate and is an excellent example and you won’t ever be disappointed with your purchase. Richard from Gloucestershire
This is my second “Manor” and it doesn’t disappoint. So much detail, just waiting for the crew now !
This would probably have been a 5 star review, but for one thing - on un-boxing the model I found one of the front buffers rolling around loose in the packaging. A loose paint chip indicated that this had not just been loosely fitted but had been knocked and broken. Given the excellent quality of the packaging, both of the loco box and the shipping box, I can only surmise that this happened at the point of boxing up at the manufacturer. Fortunately, the damage is not too severe - the buffer itself appears in order, and there appears to be no distortion of the model - so it is well within my modelling skills to effect a repair. But it is very disappointing to receive a damaged model when everything about the piece screams quality, and this delivered at an astonishing price point compared to other manufacturers. Given the damage, which I haven’t had the time to try and resolve, I’ve only given the loco the briefest of tests to check it was operational. Seems fine mechanically, and an impressive weight, and it really looks the part. I hope this sort of thing is a rare occurrence, and I’ve just been unlucky. Minus 1 star for the damage, minus another for the disappointment.
The first version of Anthony Manor had to go back due to half a dozen faults with it. The replacement arrived and the first thing I notice was the chimney hanging off. On checking the gimmicky tender filler lid that was wonky on the first, I found this one was not affixed properly either. I cba to return this model again, I can glue the chimney on and replace the filler lid with something that has scale hinges. It's a noisy runner, even after 2+ hrs running in, though it has got better, and there is still a strange squeak. Thankfully it does start off smoothly with no sudden leaps. Buffer springs are next to useless, they are way too hard. On the plus side, the shade of green appears to be well done and the overall appearance captures the essence of the Manor very well, with nicely proportioned boiler and firebox. Customer service was also excellent when organising the returns of the first example.
Please investigate your QC with the factory, it spoils an otherwise superbly done model.
The attention to detail as astonishing, it looks superb and all for an incredible price. If you like GWR then definitely ad this loco to your collection
Receiving the package, opening the parcel are all part of the pleasure. All very well packaged, well presented box and the loco on inspection certainly didn't disappoint. The loco ran super smooth straight from the box and all was intact.
Excellent model (although lanterns - even dummy ones - are missing). Sounds on the decoder include a somewhat strange selection: e.g. curve sequal on board, but rail clank is missing.
Had a nice run on the club test track and got it run in. The customary 30 minutes each way. The loco is beautiful and runs really smoothly and quietly. Great finish and there's a good heavy weight to it. All I need now is some Collett and Hawksworth coaches (and one of Accurascale's tasty looking Siphon Gs) to go behind it.