This section contains various notes and suggestions related to modelling the GWR, including features and settings we don't hear so much about.


References and Drawings


A GWR book reference List
Index to the GWR Journal
A Selection of Swindon Drawings
BRMNA drawings and articles listing
Photo database


A database of GWR photo references
Stock details
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)

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.

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


Lineside details


Conical 17-gallon milk churns
GWR ground signals
A selection of pictures of GWR semaphore signals
Layout Ideas


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


Modelling the Taff Vale Railway
TVR Kits
TVR References
TVR Liveries
Some 4mm TVR wagons
7mm Ex-TVR Coaches
The Barry Pages
Courtesy Cardiff Rail Website Modelling the Barry Railway
Barry Railway Kits
Barry Railway References
Barry Railway Liveries
Barry & Penarth MRC 7mm Locos
Redcraft 7mm Barry Railway Stock
Barry Railway Heavy Haulers
Barry Railway Goods Stock Models
Disused Barry Structures


The Cambrian pages


Modelling the Cambrian lines
Kits for Cambrian Railways stock
"Johnstown Road" 7mm layout
"Eaton Gomery" 4mm layout
Some Cambrian models


The Rhymney pages


Kits for Rhymney Railway stock


The Brecon & Merthyr pages


Kits for Brecon & Merthyr Railway stock


The M&SWJR Pages
Modelling the M&SWJR
M&SWJR Kits & Models
M&SWJR References
M&SWJR Loco Line-up
M&SWJR Rolling Stock
Robert Evans' ex-M&SWJR 4mm models


Modelling the DN&SR


Modelling the DN&SR


The Bristol & North Somerset line


Down the line on the Bristol & North Somerset


The Watlington Pages
Modelling the Watlington branch
Watlington today


The Brentford Branch


The Brentford Branch
GWR road vehicles
Introduction and references
Some available kits and models
Horse drawn vehicles
Miscellaneous models
Models by Daryle Toney