Links

Here you can find an illustrated guide to some – though far from all – GWR layouts on the internet. A few additional links to other sites are also provided.


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

Junction and branch in N gauge by John Birkett-Smith

Courtybella Road

7mm station in a Forest of Dean 1960s setting, by Marc Clarke (layout at a very early stage of construction)

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

Llangulo

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

Dunkerton Colliery Halt

Small Cornish BR(W) wayside halt in N

Worseter

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

Modbury

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

Henley-on-Thames

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

Hemyock

Early Edwardian branch terminus in 00, by Jim Willcox

Abingdon

OO layout in progress

Andoversford & Kingswear

7mm GWR in the Netherlands

Barmouth Junction

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

Bassetts Castle

7mm rural through station by John Berry

Bishops Nympton

7mm branchline terminus set in the 1930s

Bodmin

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

Brixcombe

P4 terminus of the Farnham & District Model Railway Club

Burford Branch

HO branch by the late Vernon Wood

Chagford

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


Coleston

BR(W) OO mainline by Chris Phillips

Dartley

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

Fairford

Branchline built by Ian McEwan and Stephen Beck

Grindham

Western Region by Richard Hall

Harlyn Junction

Brian Fayle remembers his OO layout from the '60s

Helston

3mm Cornish by Keith Gowen

Highclere
(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

Hintock

John Flann's 00 1930s country branch

Bob Johnstone

Goods Yard Project in 00

Kingswear

7mm Broad Gauge (text in Dutch)

Lambourn

A 2mm finescale representation

Llanfair

The Cambrian in S Scale by John Coulter

Much Murkle

OO branch terminus set in the 1930s

Nether Stowey

Andy Calvert's N Gauge Terminus

Osney

Minimum space 0 gauge WR terminus

Pendon

Pendon Museum

Penhydd

Geoff Forster's Penhydd – 4mm scale EM gauge

Rorgyle

This and other N gauge layouts by Brant Hickman

Rosewarne Junction

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

Tafsil

7mm branch by the Barry & Penarth MRC

Tavistock

2mm Finescale by John Brenchley

Thame

S Scale station on the Oxford-Princes Risborough line

Wencombe

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

West Calydon

West Calydon 7mm Terminus

Westford

4mm Western Region by the WMG

West Harptree

3mm Terminus in black & white

Wilverton

EM layout by Rop van Duijne

Wye Not

3mm layout by Nick Salzman of the 3mm Society

 

Selected other links

Here's a handful of additional 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.

Prototype
Great Western Archives Extensive website on the GWR
A Selection of Swindon Drawings Jim Champ's collection of drawings
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
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
Suppliers
supplier.text Russ Elliott's excellent list of suppliers for 4mm scale
Model Shop Directory Lists and hosts shops and traders
Severn Mill Nameplates Name and numberplates for 7mm
Modelling
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
RMweb Lively model railway forum
Ian Rathbone Model Railway Painting Ian Rathbone's comprehensive guide to loco painting, covering 1923 to 1947