Western Region

More Dapol ‘Manors’ in production

Dapol has revealed decorated samples for its next batch of Great Western Railway (GWR) 7800 ‘Manor’ 4-6-0 locomotives for ‘OO’ gauge.

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‘King’ for Another Day

Everyday Swindon steam in the 1960s wasn’t as glossy and highly polished as the locomotives seen on heritage railways and enthusiast specials might suggest. TIM SHACKLETON fettles a ‘King’ into typical last-days condition.

Decorated ‘Toad’ hops into view

Dapol has unveiled final decorated samples of the forthcoming Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Toad’ brake van in ‘O’ gauge.

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GWR Skaledale Lineside Buildings

Two new 4mm scale Great Western Railway (GWR) lineside buildings have recently been added to the Hornby Skaledale range.

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EFE ‘Bloater’ Fish Van Sails In

Announced as part of the Bachmann Summer 2024 announcements (see pages 10-14), EFE Rail’s all-new ‘OO’ gauge Great Western Railway (GWR) ‘Bloater’ fish vans have arrived, filling a gap in GWR ready-to-run freight wagons.

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‘King’ for a day

TIM SHACKLETON pitches a classic locomotive from the early noughties against its present-day equivalent, using simple detailing techniques to bring the older model more into line with current expectations.

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GWR five-plank opens roll in

EXPANSION of Rapido Trains UK’s ‘OO’ gauge range continues with the arrival of its newly-tooled versatile five-plank open wagon. 

Dapol launches all-new GWR 0-4-2Ts

Dapol has announced all-new models of the Great Western Railway (GWR)’s  ‘14XX’/’58XX’ 0-4-2Ts and the earlier ‘517’ 0-4-2Ts for ‘OO’ gauge.

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Pen-y-Bryn - the Western Region in steam

The South Wales collieries inspired PHILIP COGGAN to revisit his memories of working in them and create this compact scene in ‘OO’ gauge.Photography, Philip Coggan

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82G - Bristol Templecombe Road Shed

82G is one of the most spectacular steam shed layouts you will ever see - and it is coming to Model World LIVE on April 27/28 2024 at the NEC in Birmingham. JOHN EDWARDS explains the story behind this huge 'O' gauge shed.