The Grand Wulfrunian Railway (GWR)

Courtesy Ted Kanas

The GWR (Grand Wulfrunian Railway) is an OO Finescale layout set in the Wolverhampton area in the late 50s – early 60s.

The layout is predominantly BR Western Region, although the Midland Region has running rights.

Overall view of South Thadford MPD

93xx Class at South Thadford MPD

Another view from South Thadford MPD

Departure from South Thadford

Ginasford Street coaling stage

Locos at Ginasford MPD

Lucenorton Signal Box

The following pictures show a selection of Ted's past and present 4mm stock posing on the "Grand Wulfrunian". You can see more of Ted's 4mm and 7mm stock in the Showcase Section.

Armstrong Goods 0-6-0 (with Belpaire boiler), built from a K's Kit


4-wheel Inspection Saloon, built from a Mallard kit


Dean 0-6-0 Outside Frame goods loco, built from a K's Kit

4mm 3232 Class 2-4-0 No. 3236, built from a Martin Finney kit


4mm 1361 class saddle tank No. 1364, built from a Peter K kit


4mm Ex-MSWJR Dubs 2-4-0 No. 1336, built from a Cotswold kit

Here is King Edward V No 6016, built to 4mm scale and seen on the Grand Wulfrunian. The loco is in the experimental blue that a few locos carried after nationalisation.

The body is from a Jameson kit, the chassis is Comet, with Romford & Ultrascale wheels, Portescap motor and a lot of additional bits from various model manufacturers. For the tender I opted for a bit of class: Martin Finney, and it does show.

The painting was done by me, but the lining was by Phil Coutanche with a bow pen.