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GWR Steam Railmotor

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Railways have always faced the problem of how to work their most lightly used routes cheaply. One solution that found much favour in Victorian times was the steam railmotor, as EVAN GREEN-HUGHES explains.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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Kernow GWR Steam Railmotor

BEN CHURCH

A decade after its announcement, BEN CHURCH reviews this distinctive GWR train and asks whether the wait has been worthwhile.

BEN CHURCH

Rapido GWR Dia. N19 and Dia. O18 for ‘OO’

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains UK has announced plans for a series of newly-tooled Great Western Railway (GWR) Diagram (Dia.) N19 and O18 wagons for ‘OO’ gauge.

BEN CHURCH
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‘BIG FOUR’ COLLECTION: GWR ‘Castle’ 4074 Caldicot Castle

BEN CHURCH

To celebrate the centenary of the 1923 Grouping, Hornby is producing four limited edition models, the first of which arrived in late November. The Great Western’s representative in this collection is ‘Castle’ 4-6-0 4074 Caldicot Castle.

BEN CHURCH

Rapido downsizes GWR ‘Iron Mink'

BEN CHURCH

Rapido Trains UK has revealed that it is to produce all-new Great Western V6 ‘Iron Mink’ vans for ‘N’ gauge.

BEN CHURCH
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Digital Sound: A tale of two ‘Panniers’

PAUL CHETTER

GWR ‘Pannier’ tanks are perennial favourites and Bachmann has added the ‘64XX’ version to its existing range. PAUL CHETTER investigates the internal changes made to this newer design in order to fit sound and ‘stay alive’ capability to this and the earlier ‘57XX’ series locomotives.

PAUL CHETTER
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Heljan’s GWR parcels railcar

MIKE WILD

Heljan has continued its GWR railcar project with an all-new model of the parcels version. MIKE WILD takes a closer look at the unique W34W in BR lined carmine livery.

MIKE WILD
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GWR ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PTs

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

Pannier tanks were synonymous with the Great Western Railway and their last evolution broke with many cherished traditions. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES charts the history of the distinctive and powerful ‘15XX’ class.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES
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FIRST REVIEW: Rapido’s GWR ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PT for ‘OO’ gauge

MIKE WILD

Short-lived but impressively powerful, the GWR ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PT is the latest release for ‘OO’ gauge from Rapido Trains UK. MIKE WILD runs the rule over this compact tank engine.

MIKE WILD

Dapol ‘OO’ GWR Toplight coaches in production

MARK CHIVERS

Dapol has received decorated production samples of its forthcoming newly-tooled 'OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) Toplight Mainline City carriages.

MARK CHIVERS