Features

Stock details
Locos

Some GWR tank engine bunker seams
GWR standard boilers – a beginners guide
Reversing gear arrangements on some GWR locomotives
Layout of Stephenson gear on a Churchward standard 2-cylinder locomotive
A Beginner's Guide to GWR tenders
A Beginner's Guide to GWR large prairie tanks
Some notes on the GWR 64xx class
Some notes on the Star class
Some notes on the Dukedog class
The Great Western's heavy tanks
4-6-0 identification guide
A Beginner's Guide to Pannier Tanks
A Beginner's Guide to GWR outside-frame 4-4-0s
A Beginner's Guide to GWR 4-coupled tanks
GWR bunker styles (small engines)


List of loco classes (text file)

List of loco classes (Wikipedia)

Spreadsheet of loco lot numbers and loco numbers (courtesy of John Daniels)


Coaches

GWR coach roof ventilators
Some notes on Bristol Division GWR B-sets
Common GWR bogie types
GWR 4-wheel post-1890 'City' Stock

Coach numbering: the Michael Harris book on Great Western Coaches from 1890 gives a date order listing of lot numbers, diagrams and coach numbers. An easier way of identifying the diagram number from the running number can be found in this Word doc (or equivalent pdf), compiled by Glyn Jones. Mike Flemming has added more details, particularly on the earlier coaches, in an Excel spreadsheet.


Wagons

GWR Goods Brake Vans
GWR Shunters Trucks
A Beginner's Guide to GWR iron/steel loco coal and mineral wagons
A Beginner's Guide to GWR wagon brakes


Two sets of notes (as Word documents) compiled by Gareth Price on wagon types:
Lineside details

 

A selection of GWR water cranes
Conical 17-gallon milk churns
GWR ground signals
A selection of pictures of GWR semaphore signals
Clutton's signal construction and operation
A selection of pictures of GWR point rodding
GWR electric token apparatus


Layout Ideas

 

Avoiding the cliché
Go Edwardian!
Modelling the Welsh Valleys
The Taff Vale Pages

 

Modelling the Taff Vale Railway
Kits for Taff Vale Railway


The Barry Pages
courtesy Cardiff Rail Website


Modelling the Barry Railway
Kits for Barry Railway
The Cambrian pages

 

Modelling the Cambrian lines
Kits for Cambrian Railways

 

The Rhymney pages

 

Kits for Rhymney Railway

 

The Brecon & Merthyr pages

 

Kits for Brecon & Merthyr Railway stock

 

The M&SWJR Pages

 

Modelling the M&SWJR
Kits for M&SWJR
Modelling the DN&SR

 

Modelling the DN&SR

 

The Bristol & North Somerset line

 

Down the line on the Bristol & North Somerset

 

Modelling the Watlington branch




Modelling the Watlington branch
The Brentford Branch

 

The Brentford Branch
GWR road vehicles
GWR road vehicles and horse-drawn vehicles
Models by Daryle Toney