GWR and BR (WR) Models 1
No.183 "Red Gauntlet", which was one of a
series of locos outshopped from Swindon works in the early part of the 20th
century as 4-4-2s ('Atlantics'), and carrying names associated with the then-popular novelist
Sir Walter Scott. Seen here wearing the GWR's beautiful Edwardian-style livery, which
featured Indian-red frames and wheels, she was eventually rebuilt as a 4-6-0
in 1912 and renumbered as one of the 'Saint' class. Another loco of this
type is featured on page 8 - see if you can spot the differences. Built
using a sadly no-longer-available Westward kit.
No.4040 "Queen Boadicea". This 'Star' class loco was
built from a now no-longer-available M & L Bodyline kit, which was originally
designed to use the old Airfix 'Castle' chassis and powered tender, but
in this case modified to fit a Hornby 'Castle' chassis of the type produced
by this firm in the 1990s.
A 70 ft steam railmotor built from a Nu-Cast kit.
A 72XX class 2-8-2 tank loco, again from a Nu-Cast kit. I've
built loads of these models, and the smaller-bunkered 42XX series. They
are very popular, which is probably why Hornby decided to release a
No.4702, one of G.J.Churchward's impressive mixed-traffic 2-8-0s,
seen here in early post-war G.W.R. livery. This model was constructed from
a Crownline kit, now no longer available, which used the old Hornby 'King'
class driven tender and boiler - the rest being etched brass.
No.5018 "St. Mawes Castle" built from a South Eastern
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