Links to some GWR and BR(W) layouts on the internet. Additional links to some other sites are also provided towards the foot of this page.

GWR, and some BR(W), layouts on the web

Small branch terminus inspired by the Golden Valley Railway, in EM, by Paul Ash


Fully-sceniced branch line terminus in 00, set in early BR days, by Leslie Bishop
Cwm Prysor

Small wayside station on the Bala to Blaenau Ffestiniog branch, in 4mm finescale, by Tom Foster

7mm dioramas by Steve Fay:

Dawlish sea wall
Severn Tunnel East
Shed based on Cardiff Canton
Ranelagh Bridge

Little Muddle

Branch line in 00, with some outstanding scenic work, by Kevin Phare

Ashburton and Totnes

Junction and branch in N gauge by John Birkett-Smith

The layout is also being described on RMweb.
The Burford Branch

4mm P4 branch terminus by Martin Goodall

Little Marley

4mm 1930s passing station in OO, set in Devon, by Dave Clarke

Marlingford & Begbrooke

Large 4mm junction station in OO, by Jon Wallace

Bucks Hill

Magnificent 7mm layout based on Pontrilas, by Kevin Wilson

Cwm Bach

Chris Klein's South Wales branchline in 7mm

From Penhydd to Llangunllo

Geoff Forster's successor to Penhydd – 4mm scale EM gauge

Dunkerton Colliery Halt

Small Cornish BR(W) wayside halt in N


Early BR(W) scenic diorama in P4, by John Darch


Early Edwardian baulk road station in 2mm finescale, by Ian Smith

(More of Ian's Smith work can be seen on his website.)

Vale of Oxbury

BR(W) junction in N, by Carl Wood


1930s GWR terminus in 00, by Neal Ball

Stoke Courtenay

Fabulous OO-SF mainline layout, by John Condon

Sherton Abbas

Early Edwardian branch terminus in 0, by Dave Stone


Early Edwardian branch terminus in 00, by Jim Willcox


OO layout in progress

Andoversford & Kingswear

7mm GWR in the Netherlands

Barmouth Junction

Geoff Taylor's early BR period recreation in 4mm, with some superb scenery

Bassetts Castle

7mm rural through station by John Berry

Bishops Nympton

7mm branchline terminus set in the 1930s


GWR branchline terminus in P4

Box Station

2mm model of the GWR in Wiltshire

(a nod to) Brent

4mm OO model based on Brent by Robin Sweet, set in the late 1940s


P4 terminus of the Farnham & District Model Railway Club

Burford Branch

HO branch by the late Vernon Wood


O gauge BR(W) freight twilight, by the late Terry Gwinnett


BR(W) OO mainline by Chris Phillips


Pete & Jeff Day's P4 layout

Denis Powys

Double track main line station in OO

East Dean

7mm GWR/BR(W) layout of the Hillingdon Railway Modellers Club


Western Region by Richard Hall

Harlyn Junction

Brian Fayle remembers his OO layout from the '60s


3mm Cornish by Keith Gowen

(with some previous build being on RMweb and the old RMweb)

2mm Finescale layout based closely on Highclere on the DN&S, by Julia Adams


John Flann's 00 1930s country branch

Bob Johnstone

Goods Yard Project in 00


7mm Broad Gauge (text in Dutch)


A 2mm finescale representation

Leamington Spa

Pete Waterman's layout of the GWR and LMS stations in the 1950s


The Cambrian in S Scale by John Coulter

Much Murkle

OO branch terminus set in the 1930s, by Nick Wood

Nether Stowey

Andy Calvert's N Gauge Terminus


Minimum space 0 gauge WR terminus


Pendon Museum


Geoff Forster's Penhydd – 4mm scale EM gauge


This and other N gauge layouts by Brant Hickman

Rosewarne Junction

Robert Smith's indoor-and-garden branch in O


7mm branch by the Barry & Penarth MRC


2mm Finescale by John Brenchley


S Scale station on the Oxford-Princes Risborough line


4mm OO junction station set in the steam to diesel transition era

West Calydon

West Calydon 7mm Terminus


4mm Western Region by the WMG

West Harptree

3mm Terminus in black & white

Wye Not

3mm layout by Nick Salzman of the 3mm Society


Selected other links

Some links related to modelling the GWR. There are more links in the Features section, while the Showcase and Layout sections feature personal or club sites where relevant.
Great Western Archives Extensive website on the GWR, by John Daniel
SVREnthusiast's photostream An extensive collection of pictures of preserved vehicles, many of which are taken at the Great Western Society's depot at Didcot and the Severn Valley Railway
Warwickshire Railways A fabulous collection of period pictures, curated by Mike Musson
Mike Morant Collection A great collection of period pictures, curated by Mike Morant
Rail-Online A useful resource of period pictures, concentrating mainly on 1950s and later
Rail Photoprints Large selection of GWR and BR(W) locomotive pictures, arranged according to running number
Railway-Photography Neil Dimmer's collection of historic locomotive photographs
Gone With Regret Superb colourised GWR and BR(W) pictures, by mawddwy1
Steamindex Commentary on book and magazine coverage of GWR locos
Michael Clemmens Railways Timetables, some GWR emphemera, and an excellent 1931 GWR Route Availabilty Map
Existing GWR locos Peter Pascoe's useful picture collection of preserved GWR locos
'Railway Wonders of the World' A good introduction to slip coaches, which includes pictures and diagrams produced by the GWR

Groups and Societies
Great Western Railway E-Group For all your questions and on-line discussion
Great Western Study Group Visit and join!
The Broad Gauge Society The BGS website

supplier.text Russ Elliott's excellent list of suppliers for 4mm scale
Model Shop Directory Lists and hosts shops and traders

RMweb Lively model railway forum
Welsh Wizard Loco Works 7mm models by Fred Lewis
Raymond Walley 7mm Modelling Includes reviews of GWR 7mm kits
MuiderRail Dutch GWR modellers site
"A" Shop Malcom Mitchell illustrates his work, including his Painting Guide for Great Western Locomotives
Ian Rathbone Model Railway Painting Ian Rathbone's comprehensive guide to loco painting, covering 1923 to 1947