GWR and BR(WR) Models 8
This little beauty is a Churchward 44xx
class 2-6-2T. The forerunner of the more numerous 45xx, this class numbered
only ten examples. They were designed primarily for west country branches,
and differed from the 45xx class by having the typical Churchward square
drop frame to the running plate just ahead of the cylinders, and smaller
driving wheels. This model is built from a Nu-Cast kit.
No. 3214 is another 'Barnum' class loco
(see page 5), only this time, as you can see, it wears the Edwardian indian
Here we have another delightful little
Victorian loco, this time a Beyer-Peacock 322 class. With its lovely curved
framing and flying cranks, she is a very interesting companion to standard
goods locos by Armstrong (page 2) and Dean (page 6). This model was built
from a Nu-Cast kit.
This unusual loco is an ex-Barry Railway
'H' class 0-8-2T. I'm not too sure about the origins of this kit-built loco,
because it was sent to me for a repaint - interesting creature though, and
a reminder that not all Great Western locos looked the same!
This is lovely. A bit of kit-modification
here. No.3366 "Restormal" was constructed from a Nu-Cast 'Bulldog'
kit, but back-dated with a parallel boiler and a tender with open coal rails.
The combined name/number plates really set it off I think, and coupled with
the beautiful indian red-framed livery - well, just magic!
Another 'Atlantic', this time no.181 "Ivanhoe".
Compare this loco with the picture of "Red Gauntlet" on page one,
and see if you can spot the differences. The tender lining and insignia
is what probably sticks out the most, but also it has a shorter smokebox,
which indicates that the loco is of a slightly earlier period - in 'as built'
condition actually, with a non-superheated (saturated) boiler. A Westward
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