AGW developed and manufactured a range of model railway controllers soon after the company was established in 1975, due to the personal interest in model railways held by one of AGW’s founding partners George Wainwright. This product line survived for around 10 years before a decline in the model railway market caused manufacturing to cease.
AGW were contacted by a customer, Ray Temple, to see if we could help him with the repair of his AGW PE404 controller, which were last manufactured in the late 1980’s.
We repaired the fault and refurbished the unit. This was done by the AGW design and development personnel with a little guidance from the senior management members, who were at AGW when the controllers were originally manufactured.
Following the repair, we personally returned the controller to Ray to see it in action with his impressive model railway.
Ray is a passionate railway enthusiast. His love for miniature locomotives first grew from his family connection as both his father and uncle worked in senior positions in railway marshalling yards; in London and Sheffield. Presently, he enjoys dedicating his time to volunteering at Barrow Hill Roundhouse railway centre.
An impressive model railway is displayed at his home, with 300 locomotives and an extensive and detailed track layout, which is controlled by the AGW PE404. The controller was originally purchased from Barry Jones’ model railway shop in Chesterfield and has functioned excellently for over two decades at the heart of the layout.
It was great to help a customer that shared a love for model railways and also see our past manufacturing efforts a decade on.
Ray - model railway enthusiast and Nigel of AGW.
Ray's model railway.