Category:ACE Trains

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ACE Trains

1995 -     
~2013: "Brilliantly Old-Fashioned" ACE Trains poster

~2013: "Brilliantly Old-Fashioned" ACE Trains poster [image info]

Close view of Ace Trains' gauge 0 Coronation 6220 loco, showing detail

Close view of Ace Trains' gauge 0 Coronation 6220 loco, showing detail [image info]

Coronation Class locomotives 6220, 6229 and 6247 by ACE Trains, demonstrating the blue, red and wartime black liveries

Coronation Class locomotives 6220, 6229 and 6247 by ACE Trains, demonstrating the blue, red and wartime black liveries [image info]

Southern Railway "Schools Class" locomotive number 915 Brighton, running on the museum's central gauge 0 layout (hence the motion blur of the background!

Southern Railway "Schools Class" locomotive number 915 Brighton, running on the museum's central gauge 0 layout (hence the motion blur of the background! [image info]

ACE Trains badge on the back of a locomotive

ACE Trains badge on the back of a locomotive [image info]

ACE Trains are a highly-respected London-based producer of modern, quality, modest production run gauge 0 model locomotives.

They were founded in 1995 by Allen and Charlotte Levy. "ACE" is fully capitalised, as it stands for the initials of "Allen", "Charlotte", "Emily".

Target market

ACE produce traditionally engineered metal model locomotives in the spirit of some of the finest gauge 0 pieces distributed by Bassett-Lowke in the 1930s, and are arguably the spiritual successor to B-L with regards to gauge 0 modelling. ACE brought along examples of their streamlined Coronation-Class locos on our Coronation Scot Train Running Day in 2012, and we ran their 6229 Duchess of Hamilton alongside our 1930s Bassett-Lowke original, and dared onlookers to tell the two apart (without looking for the "ACE Trains" plaque on the modern piece).

As well as selling to gauge 0 enthusiasts who know that they'll probably never be able to afford a vintage Bassett-Lowke original, ACE also sells to some people who do own the original locos, but who also want something that they can enjoy running on their layouts with a clear conscience, without fretting about whether they are wearing out a precious original 1930s electric motor.

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