Brilliantly Old Fashioned

Brilliantly old fashioned

ACE London have established their products as the most desirable and collectable ‘O’ gauge model trains available today – faithful to time honoured traditions of craftsmanship and attention to detail, which were established in the victorian and edwardian eras.

We, Charlotte and Allen Levy and/or ACE Trains Ltd have sole and legal rights over all trademarks and the name ACE Trains. All ACE Trains models are clearly marked by metal plates, litho printing, padstamping and/or metal stamping on the undersides. 

Current Availability - New Wheels on the Block! Our new 8F

See our current availability of ACE Trains Locomotives on our Products page. And also items in production and imminent on New Projects.

Latest Advert

We advertise in several interest group journals at various times, Gauge O Guild Gazette,Train Collector, Bassett-Lowke News and HRCA Journal.

Latest Newsletter

We issue a Newsletter from time to time, if you wish to receive this digital mailing please contact us via email. We are also regular exhibitors at the Barry Potter Sandown Toy Fairs with a working layout demonstrating ACE Trains including testing facilities for new acquisitions.

Allen Levy’s memoir is now available at £12.95 inc. UK postage. Specification 195pp, 167 illustrations inc. 77 in colour. Hardcover 297mm x 210mm. ISBN 978-1-80049-295-0. Contact: or 020 7727 1592 or Ladbroke Grove Books, PO Box 2985, London W11 2WP. Payment by credit card or cheque.

Founder of New Cavendish Books, London Toy & Model Museum and ACE Trains

It has been my pleasure in life to create New Cavendish Books, The London Toy and Model Museum and in the last quarter of century preside over ACE Trains. My earlier years as a Chartered Accountant, property developer and sometime Director of a South Seas sheep farming company and bonded warehouse had their moments but did not compare with my later career diversions mentioned above.

For all this latter day activity I must thank the efforts of John Cooper who designed the majority of New Cavendish Books and then transferred his skills to early ACE coach lithography. Charlotte who took over the administration of ACE, Len Mills whose knowledge of model and die cast toy production has been the backbone of ACE’s predominant position within the Standard O Gauge fraternity.

Steve Guest who handled all matters arising at our former warehouse including the many queries and minor repairs when required. Mike Ennis has been instrumental in creating our plethora of printed material including books and Brian Wright who was transformed from being a retired Bank Manager to creating our outstanding lithography. We are delighted to welcome back Peter Viccari and Steve Wheele (Viccari Wheele) who have designed our new website and I have been friends from pre ACE days with Steve’s late father whose reproduction British Railways promotional model depicting ‘Merchant Navy’ will be a table piece at our Silver Jubilee lunch in 2020.

Last but not least our loyal customers who recognised the unique contribution that ACE has made to the hobby.

Allen Levy

Videos made by ACE and Friends

Best In Class for 25 years

A tribute to 25 years of making the very best 0 gauge trains. Shot on the new Red Tree Garden Railway in London in late summer 2020, this short film showcases some of our favourite projects and gives an insight into a little of the history of ACE Trains.

(I would like to apologise for my slightly croaky voice at the time of recording!)

The Sunflower line

A tour around the line with various models from the past and present.

Sunflower line Revisited

A more recent visit to our in-house line with some other models

ACE in Action

Courtesy of Roy James.

Coronation at speed

E/12 Locos at an ACE Open day

E/28 9F

Pre production at Sandown

E/18 Jubilee

5573 Newfoundland

Marcel Darphin

Tribute to Marcel Darphin on Roy James’s layout, featuring the ACE A4 named ‘Marcel Darphin’. 

Alan Sangster

Alan’s layout in winter

Chakra Levy

The next generation of ACERS

Clickety Clack

Clickety Clack on the LGH Garden track