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.
We advertise in several interest group journals at various times, Gauge O Guild Gazette,Train Collector, Bassett-Lowke News and HRCA Journal.
Allen Levy’s memoir is now available.
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.
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
Pre production at Sandown
Tribute to Marcel Darphin on Roy James’s layout, featuring the ACE A4 named ‘Marcel Darphin’.
Alan’s layout in winter
The next generation of ACERS
Clickety Clack on the LGH Garden track