Updates

8 February 2017


New in Features:
A database of GWR photo references

19 January 2017


New in Layouts:
Whitchurch – a 1950's wayside halt

18 January 2017


New in Features:
A selection of pictures of GWR semaphore signals

9 January 2017


Updates in GWR layouts on the web:
The Burford Branch
Courtybella Road
Little Marley
Bucks Hill
Begbrooke & Marlingford

21 December 2016


New in Features:
GWR ground signals

Update in Liveries:
Church Norton station building

20 December 2016


New in Features:
Down the line on the Bristol & North Somerset

(Some picture updates have been made in various Livery pages: GWR 1906-1934 Loco Livery, GWR Coach Livery 1927-1934, GWR Coach Livery 1942-1947, BR(W) loco-hauled coach livery 1948-1964 and GWR early red wagon livery.)

19 December 2016


Updates in Layouts:
Clinkerford video added
Abingdon video added

18 December 2016


Updates in GWR layouts on the web:
Cwm Bach
Worseter
Modbury
Llangunllo
Vale of Oxbury
Henley-on-Thames
Dunkerton Colliery Halt

20 November 2016


Updates in GWR layouts on the web:
Stoke Courtenay
Sherton Abbas
Hemyock

18 November 2016


New in Features:
7mm conjecture of Collett's version of 'The Great Bear' by Peter Brookbanks
17 November 2016


New in Features:
Tim Venton's early 4mm locos
16 November 2016
Tim Venton's website has unfortunately disappeared into the ether in the wake of freeserve withdrawing its webspace facilities, so I am delighted to report GWR Modelling will begin a process of hosting Tim's webpages. First up is Tim's valuable page on B-sets.


New in Features:
Some notes on Bristol Division GWR B-sets, by Tim Venton
28 October 2016


Updates in Listings:
Furness Railway Wagon Co 7mm kits added to Brecon & Merthyr Railway, 7mm loco kits, Cambrian coach kits, 7mm wagon and van kits, Barry wagon kits, Taff Vale wagon kits and Rhymney wagon kits
27 October 2016


Updates in Showcase:
4mm Castle from Ted Kanas
7mm breakdown train from Ted Kanas
26 October 2016


Update in Showcase:
More locos from Allan Howles
26 October 2016


New in Showcase:
Mike Jackson's 7¼" gauge Pannier

Update in Showcase:
Allan Howles' D15 38'6" brake 3rd
25 October 2016


New in Showcase:
Stefan Jönsson's 4mm 2-2-2

Updates in Showcase:
A final picture of Steve Fay's weathered 70019 Lightning
Cylindrical churn pic added

22 October 2016


A belated return from me. I became quite seriously ill throughout most of 2015 (kidney cancer), and as a consequence, updating this site has taken a back seat for too long. I'm back in the swing now I hope, and have got quite a bit of new material to post up, and I am slowly working my way through my inbox. My thanks to the stalwart contributors who 'kept the faith'!

24 November 2014


Updates in Showcase:
7mm The Great Bear by Ted Kanas
4mm Taff Vale 03 class 0-6-2T by Rob Evans
Armstrong No 7 by Michael Palmer in Gauge 1
7mm 6856 Stowe Grange by Malcolm Mitchell
Last pictures of Steve Fay's Canton

20 August 2014


Updates in Showcase:
More locos for Rob Evans' Camarthen Junction layout
Castle and Hymek on Steve Fay's Cardiff Canton diorama

(Some updates have also been done to the 7mm coach kits list)


20 July 2014


Update in Listings:
7mm TVR coach kits updated
15 July 2014


Updates in GWR layouts on the web:
Chagford
Coleston
Highclere

New in Showcase:
Allan Howles' 4mm locos (Dean Goods)

Update in Showcase:
Chris Phillips' 4mm Stock

9 July 2014


Update in Showcase:
70019 Lightning now heavily weathered

7 July 2014


Update in Layouts:
Pendon: some recent videos added


11 June 2014


Update in Showcase:
A Castle and two hydraulics from Steve Fay

21 May 2014


Update in Showcase:
Full 3rd C17 clerestory from Allan Howles

10 May 2014


Update in Features:
Wagon brakes page updated, with some pictures

29 April 2014


Search box function (see home page) now working correctly again.

15 April 2014


Update in Liveries:
Cast plates on wagons

27 March 2014


Update in Showcase:
O11 bogie Siphon plus goods wagons from Allan Howles

27 March 2014


Update in Showcase:
More pictures of Cardiff Canton from Steve Fay

24 March 2014


Update in Showcase:
Gauge 1 Steam Railmotor from Mike Palmer

4 March 2014


Update in Showcase:
More pictures of Cardiff Canton from Steve Fay

28 February 2014


Update in Showcase:
7mm models by Steve Fay

21 February 2014


Update in Showcase:
Maudsley ML3 bus added from Allan Howles

1 February 2014


Update in Showcase:
K15 passenger brake van added from Allan Howles

21 January 2014


Update in Listings:
GWR 4mm Coach Kits and Non-Passenger Coaching Stock ('brown vehicles') (this listing is not yet complete)

Some minor updates have also been made to the Cambrian stock page

20 January 2014


Update in Showcase:
New layout picture from Mike Palmer

10 January 2014


Update in Showcase:
4mm King from Ted Kanas

8 January 2014


Update in Showcase:
V13 passenger brake van added from Allan Howles

22 November 2013


New in Showcase:
4mm diagram F16 double slip by Allan Howles

25 October 2013


Update in Liveries:
A pair of 2mm horse boxes in crimson lake livery

Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 5414 in 7mm

7 September 2013


Update in Features:
Some notes on the GWR 64xx class

25 August 2013


Updates in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm models – the new JLTRT 54xx Pannier
Cliff Williams' 7mm models – Manor video

Update in Liveries:
GWR 1900-1906 Loco Livery – Lee Marsh Dean Goods

1 July 2013


Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm models – a couple of Saints

11 June 2013


Update in Liveries:
New version of Roundel
10 June 2013


Update in Listings:
4mm Coach Kits and Non-Passenger Coaching Stock ('brown vehicles')
19 May 2013


New in liveries:
BR(W) loco-hauled coach livery 1948-1964

Updates in Listings:
7mm Coach Kits and Non-Passenger Coaching Stock ('brown vehicles')
7mm Wagon and Van Kits
7mm loco kits
7mm RTR locos and rolling stock
4mm loco kits
TVR kits
Barry Railway kits
Cambrian Railways kits
Rhymney Railway kits
M&SWJR kits

16 April 2013


New in Liveries:
BR(W) Steam Loco Livery 1948-64
7 April 2013


New in Features:
Some notes on the Dukedog class
Some notes on the Star class

Update in Galleries:
More 7mm models by Fred Lewis (a Pannier and a P15 ballast wagon)

4 April 2013


New in Galleries:
7mm models by Fred Lewis

Updates in GWR layouts on the web:
(a nod to) Brent
Much Murkle
Wencombe

New in Links:
SVREnthusiast's photostream
Warwickshire Railways
Existing GWR locos

Update in Features:
Some links to prototype restorations added

13 March 2013


New in Galleries:
7mm coaches by Orion Railkits
Rob Evans' 4mm locos and rolling stock

Updates in GWR layouts on the web:
Osney
Hintock
East Dean

Update in Listings
7mm Coach Kits
7mm RTR locos and rolling stock

12 March 2013


Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm models – Pythons A and B, ASMO, Bloater, Fruit D and Mink G

13 February 2013


Updates in Showcase:
Gauge 1 saddle tank by Michael Palmer
7mm 57xx and Taff Vale Class A tank by Chris Klein

Update in Features:
TVR brake van by Rob Evans

21 January 2013


Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm models – a Manor with two tenders

27 November 2012


New in Features:
The Great Western's Heavy Tanks
28 September 2012


An update in Liveries:
I've rationalised the number of pages for loco liveries, but expanded their treatment. These pages have new url references, so if you've got old bookmarks, please update them accordingly:
1900-1906: Locos
1906-1934: Locos (this now shows route and power indication discs)
1934-1942: Locos
1942-1947: Locos

26 September 2012


An update in GWR layouts on the web:
Barmouth Junction

20 September 2012


Update in Showcase:
Chris Phillips' 4mm stock

14 September 2012


Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm models (several unusual wagons)

12 September 2012


An update in GWR layouts on the web:
Brixcombe


10 September 2012


Updates in Listings:
The process of updating listings continues, and thanks to information from David Walley, the 2mm listings have been updated again, which I hope will now bring them reasonably up to date:
2mm Wagon Kits
2mm Coach and Non-Passenger Coaching Stock Kits
2mm Loco Kits


31 August 2012


Update in Listings:
4mm Wagon and Van Kits

28 August 2012


Update in Listings:
4mm RTR Wagons

27 August 2012


Updates in Listings:
4mm RTR Locos
4mm RTR Coaches and Non-Passenger Coaching Stock ('brown vehicles')
2mm Coach and Non-Passenger Coaching Stock Kits

22 August 2012


New in Listings:
3mm Wagon Kits

Updates in Listings:
3mm Loco Kits
3mm Coach Kits
3mm Non-Passenger Coaching Stock Kits ('brown vehicles')

19 August 2012


New in Listings:
2mm Wagon Kits

Updates in Listings:
2mm RTR stock
2mm Loco Kits

(My thanks to Alex Daniell for assistance with the above.)

8 August 2012


New in Showcase:
Cliff Williams' 7mm models

25 July 2012


Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm models (a big Churchward 2-8-0)

18 July 2012


Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm models (7mm Peckett tank, Scorpion carriage truck and N4 horse box)

10 July 2012


New in Features:
17-gallon conical milk churns

3 July 2012


New in Showcase:
Alex Daniell's N gauge 28xx

11 May 2012


New in Showcase:
Adrian Marks' 7mm models

25 March 2012


Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm models (7mm ex-Cambrian 2-4-0T)

9 March 2012


Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm models (7mm 1361 and 1366 locos)

1 March 2012


Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm models (7mm King)

29 February 2012


Regular visitors may have noticed I've been going through many pages of the site replacing small images with larger ones. This process is more or less complete, but I've only been able to replace the small images with the larger ones I had when I took over the site a couple of years ago, so if any past contributors still have larger originals that I've not been able to update, I would welcome receiving them. Another reason for introducing the larger images was that the popup scripts were no longer working in modern browsers, some of which block popups by default. To reflect the use of the larger images, the page code has been completely revised to allow a more flexible layout, but I'm aware that the layout of some pages is still a bit rough, and it will be some considerable time before the page code is sufficiently harmonised to be able to start making style changes. Current pages are designed to be viewed on a 1024px minimum screen width.

27 February 2012


Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm models

Update in Showcase:
Daniel Hull's 7mm loco collection

Update in Features:
Robert Evans' ex-Cambrian Toad brake van


21 February 2012


Update in Features:
Robert Evans' GWR 908



20 February 2012


Update in Showcase:
Ted Kanas' Star Class

New in M&SWJR pages:
The M&SWJR Pages: Robert Evans' ex-M&SWJR rolling stock and loco

5 December 2011


Update to Great Western Railway Journal page to include reference to Mat Ots' searchable Great Western Railway Journal Index.

26 November 2011


New in Features:
A Beginner's Guide to GWR 4-coupled tanks by Jim Champ

GWR road transport: Models by Daryle Toney
(an update to add Ford 'A' van and Thorneycroft forward-control 6-wheeler)

An update in GWR layouts on the web:
Geoff Forster's Penhydd – you may have been following progress on this excellent layout on RMweb, but it's good to see Geoff has captured the saga on his own website

(A few updates have been made to the 4mm wagon kit lists to reflect the latest Cambrian releases.)

10 November 2011


New in Showcase:
Gauge 1 models by Michael Palmer
7mm Broad Gauge Iron Duke by Richard Vigouroux-Henday

9 November 2011


An update in GWR layouts on the web:
Goods Yard Project in 00
13 December 2010


New in Features:
A Beginner's Guide to GWR Outside-Frame 4-4-0s

An update in Features:
A Beginner's Guide to Pannier Tanks (extra notes added, and drawings revised)

30 July 2010


New in Features:
GWR road transport: Models by Daryle Toney
(Thorneycroft 30cwt open lorry and 1933 Scammell Mechanical Horse with sided trailer)


28 June 2010


New in Layouts:
Bodmin: some videos added of Ray Green's O gauge layout


26 June 2010


New in Layouts:
Pendon: some videos


5 May 2010


New in Features:
GWR road transport: Models by Daryle Toney


17 March 2010
New in Features:
A Beginner's Guide to GWR Iron/Steel Loco Coal and Mineral Wagons
A Beginner's Guide to GWR Wagon Brakes

12 February 2010


An update in GWR layouts on the web:
Bodmin
2 February 2010


An update in Features:
A Beginner's Guide to Pannier Tanks
28 January 2010
Change of ownership and hosting – a note from the new webmaster

Somewhile back I read that Mikkel would not be updating this site, but would continue to host it as an online resource. In conversation with him in another place, I mentioned that if he ever did stop hosting it, I would be glad to take it on. The bottom line for me was that I've been a fan of this site since its inception, and I didn't want it to disappear. To cut a short story short, Mikkel was happy for me to take it on, and his Claranet host and our host (1&1) did the necessary handshaking and the transfer of the domain name, and the hosting of it on 1&1 is now complete.

The domain name gwr.org.uk is actually owned by Trevor Grout, since he administers the account space on 1&1.  I will be the webmaster.

As Mikkel noted in his signoff, the web has changed enormously since the inception of GWR Modelling, and of the lesser demand now for a site such as this, and to be honest, I am currently in two minds between keeping it as an archive or re-opening it for 'business as usual'. What I will be doing, although in no great hurry, is getting familiar with the existing coding, and taking an opportunity to tidy up the structure and appearance of the pages. Further than that I cannot predict, except to say that I will try to keep to the spirit of Mikkel's founding objectives.

I am mindful that this site, like any site, is always about the efforts and goodwill of its contributors far more than where it is hosted or who happens to be holding the reins, so I am going to take the opportunity of thanking all the existing contributors, assuring them of my continuing goodwill, and of course thanking Mikkel for his valiant 10-year stint.

If anyone wants to contact me about anything, feel free to do so.

Russ Elliott

1 February 2009
New in Layouts:
Pendon

New in Showcase:
Models by Ted Kanas

New in Projects:
Simple lining

27 December 2008
New in Showcase:
Kevin Atkinson's 7mm Models

New in Listings:
7mm coach kits

14 December 2008


New in Showcase:
Niels Bo Rasmussen's 4mm locos and stock
Roger Bailey's 7mm goods stock
2 November 2008


New in Layouts:
Pudley Lane by David Bickerton
26 October 2008


New in Layouts:
Fairford by Ian McEwan
17 October 2008


New in Showcase:
7mm Models by Ted Kanas
21 September 2008
New in Showcase:
Chris Klein's 7mm models

New in Features:
GWRJ Index (updated)

18 September 2008


New in Showcase:
Nick Parsons' 4-6-2 "Cathedral Class"
28 June 2008


New in Showcase:
Kevin Atkinson's 7mm models
4 May 2008


New in Showcase:
4mm Concertina Stock by Marc Models
Roger Bailey's 7mm passenger stock and 'brown' vehicles (new Autotrailer)
27 April 2008


New in Showcase:
GWR Royal Train in 4mm by Robert Tivendale
20 April 2008


New in Projects:
4mm Cooper-Craft Monster by Steve Phillips
13 April 2008


New in Showcase:
Cyril Print's 4mm stock
6 April 2008


New in Features:
GWR road vehicles
GWRJ Index (updated)
3 February 2008


New in Layouts:
Pudley lane

New in Showcase:
Kevin Atkinson's 7mm Models

25 January 2008
New in Features:
The Cambrian Pages (5 new pages)

New in Layouts:
Farthing: The Bay

 

23 December 2007
New in Layouts:
Porter's Lock

 

 

16 December 2007


New in Showcase:
David McDonald's 2mm buildings


New in Layouts:
Swyncombe (revised and expanded)


9 December 2007
New in Showcase:
Phil Jones' 7mm models
Models by Ted Kanas



2 December 2007


New in Features:
GWR road vehicles


24 November 2007


New in Layouts:
Swyncombe


18 November 2007

 

New in Layouts:
Burton Halt


New in Showcase:
Kevin Atkinson's 7mm Models
Roger Bailey's 7mm locos

New in Listings:
7mm Wagon and Van Kits

10 November 2007

 

New in Showcase:
Chris Klein's 7mm models
Phil Jones' 7mm models
Models by Ted Kanas


New in Features:
GWRJ Index (updated)

10 June 2007

 

New in Layouts:
Kingswear


New in Showcase:
Kevin Atkinson's 7mm Models


New in Interactive:
New poll: Favourite Chief Mechanical Engineer?



3 June 2007

 

New in Showcase:
4mm & 7mm Models by Ted Kanas


23 May 2007

 

New in Showcase:
Models by Malcolm Mitchell
David McDonald's 2mm stock


22 April 2007

 

New in Showcase:
Roger Bailey's 7mm passenger stock and 'brown' vehicles
2mm Signal-box by Malcolm Mitchell


New in Layouts:
Abingdon in N

New in Features:
GWRJ Index (updated)

1 March 2007

 

New in Showcase:
4mm wagons by Pietro Bello


New in Projects:
Cooper-Craft Loco Coal Wagon

New in Layouts:
Scaleforum 2005

16 February 2007

 

New in Layouts:
Abingdon in N by Brant Hickman

30 January 2007

 

New in Showcase:
Kevin Atkinson's 7mm Models

 

2 January 2007

 

New in Showcase:
David McDonald's 2mm Buildings

7mm Models by Ted Kanas

 

18 December 2006

 

New addition to Projects:
Cooper-Craft Cattle Wagons by Graeme Pettit

New additions to Showcase:
7mm Locos by Peter Roles

 

8 December 2006

 

New additions to Showcase:
Richard Brummitt's 2mm Finescale Stock


New additions to Layouts:
Kingswear

 

30 November 2006
New additions to Showcase:
7mm Locos from Wesson & Finney

 

18 June 2006

 

New additions to Showcase:
David McDonald's 2mm Buildings


10 May 2006

 

New additions to Showcase:
Kevin Atkinson's 7mm models

New additions to Layouts:
Exhibition Archives
24 April 2006

 

New additions to Layouts:
Wyvant by Al Reynolds
11 April 2006

 

New additions to Showcase:
Robin Sweet's 4mm Centenary Stock
7mm Autotrain by Ted Kanas
3 April 2006

 

New addition to Showcase:
Iain Rice's 3 & 4mm locos

New addition to Layouts:
Grand Wulfrunian Railway
27 March 2006

 

New addition to Layouts:
OO in the Garden

New addition to Showcase:
Richard Brummitt's 2mm Finescale Stock
20 March 2006

 

New addition to Layouts:
Yatton again – with Blagdon

New addition to Showcase:
Princetown Goods Shed in 4mm
12 March 2006

 

New addition to Showcase:
Goods Van to Diagram V14 in EM

New addition to Interactive:
New Poll: Modelling Scale?
28 February 2006

 

New additions to Showcase:
2mm Station Buildings
Roger Meadows' 4mm Locos
15 February 2006

 

New addition to Layouts:
Culm
23 January 2006

 

New additions to Projects:
David Geen 4mm MICA Refrigerated Vans
David Geen 4mm Diagram Y3 Fruit Van
Cooper-Craft 4mm Open Wagons

Cooper-Craft 4mm Wooden Bodied Vans

New addition to Gallery:
David Geen 4mm Fruit and Meat Vans

 

7 January 2006
Barry Railway crest. Courtesy Cardiff Rail Website

 

Additions to GWR Features section:

The Barry Pages:
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

References and Drawings:
GWRJ Index (updated)
A Selection of Swindon Drawings

Additions to GWR Projects Section:
Dean Sidings Barry Railway Class L

 

18 December 2005

 

New addition to Layouts:
Grand Wulfrunian Railway
10 December 2005

 

New additions to Showcase:
7mm 517 Class by Malcolm Mitchell
7mm Stella Class by Malcolm Mitchell
19 November 2005

 

New additions to Layouts:
Farthing: The Bay
14 November 2005

 

New additions to Layouts:
Kingswear by Maurice Pearce
Kingswear by MAP
7 November 2005

 

New additions to Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm locos and rolling stock
30 October 2005

 

New additions to Features:
A Beginner's Guide to Pannier Tanks
Index to the GWR Journal [updated]
20 October 2005
Back after a lengthy break, we head into the modeller's high season with some interesting photos of GWR bogies by Maurice Pearce, followed by sketches of the main post-Dean bogie types.

 

New additions to Features:
Common GWR Bogie Types


7 August 2005
In this update Steve Daly has compiled overview lists of the main diagrams for GWR Brake Vans and Shunters Trucks, along with sample allocations for later years. Although you'll have to look elsewhere for the actual drawings, these overviews are useful in identifying the right period, running numbers etc for our models. There is also an update to John Dolan excellent index to the GWR Journal.

 

New additions to Features:
GWR Goods Brake Vans
GWR Shunters Trucks
Index to the GWR Journal [updated]


14 July 2005
Good stuff from Down Under and Over There. From the" Welsh Mafia" in Australia (in this case Dave Fox and Norm Hodges) come two models of GWR might-have-been locos – a fascinating subject for sure. From Ted Kanas comes an addition to the "Grand Wulfrunian pages", in memoriam of some interesting stock that he has recently parted with.

 

New addition to Features:
Dave Fox's 'Locos That Never Were' (2 pages)

New addition to Layouts:
Grand Wulfrunian Railway


17 June 2005
With this update Steve Daly reminds us of a somewhat neglected aspect of the GWR corporate image – namely the colours and designs of staff uniforms. Even in the smaller scales we owe it to those hard-working men and women to get at least the overall colour of their uniforms right.

 

New addition to Liveries:
GWR Uniform Colours
6 June 2005
The many fans of Dean's 4-wheel passenger stock will be interested to read Steve Farrow's account of how he used Shirescenes' 4mm conversion sides to transform a standard Ratio kit into something new. As will be seen in the Projects section, Steve's contribution dovetails nicely with the site's existing coverage of simple, low-cost ways of producing those charming GWR 4-wheelers. Meanwhile in another part of the woods, a certain Malcolm Mitchell has been crafting a rather nice 7mm item to admire, emulate or – well – simply envy!

 

New addition to Projects:
Shirescenes/Ratio T36 Brake Third

New addition to Showcase:
7mm 45xx by Malcolm Mitchel
16 May 2005
In this update, Ted Kanas ventures forth with – dare I say it – a Diesel loco. Not just any old Diesel though, but an impressive 7mm "Warship" Class, which so strongly symbolized the Western Region's efforts to retain a degree of autonomy in locomotive policy. Ted also has something for the pre-nationalization purists, in the shape of some rather nice studies of the "Grand Wulfrunian Railway".

 

New additions to Layouts:
Grand Wulfrunian Railway

New addition to Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm locos
2 May 2005
Eye-candy from two stalwart contributors this week: A rather nice 72xx heavy hauler has been added to Roger Bailey's stable, and Maurice Pearce leaves his beloved N Gauge for a moment to illustrate what putting atmosphere into your models is all about.

 

New additions to Showcase:
Roger Bailey's 7mm locos
4mm Cattle Wagon and 7mm Milk Tank Wagon by Maurice Pearce

 

25 April 2005
As a contrast to the graceful M&SWJR curves and liveries of the last update, Ted Kanas brings us a rather different – but to me equally satisfying – perspective on the GWR this week, with his workmanlike 56xx in solid BR black.

 

New additions to Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm Locos

 

14 April 2005
What's this 'ere then – red locos on GWR Modelling? Yes indeed: Thanks no least to Neil Lover the M&SWJR makes a forceful entry on the site, reminding us of the varied and interesting (if sometimes challenging) scope that lies in modelling the independent companies absorbed by the GWR. To emphasize this point further, the Features section has been given a general facelift with additional links and illustrations on some of the pages. Apart from this, the exhibition pages have been updated with snapshots of GWR layouts featured at past Scalefour Society shows, courtesy of David Lane.These have been removed from the Scalefour Society's own webpages to make room for other entries, and so have come here for their final resting place.

 

New additions to Features:
The M&SWJR Pages

New additions to Layouts:
Scalefour Society Shows 2003

 

28 March 2005
Robin Sweet has sent in photos of his AA3 Toad to 7mm scale, showing off nicely the model gleaming in etched brass. Sometimes it almost feels a pity to paint brass models! Apart from that, the results from the "Layout Type" poll are in – with some slightly surprising results. There will be a new poll as soon as I can find a new poll provider.
Robin Sweet's 7mm Brake Van

 

New addition to Showcase:
7mm Diagram AA3 Brake Van


Update to Interactive:
Poll Results: Layout Type?

 

21 March 2005
The introduction of the Dapol N gauge range has opened up new horizons for GWR modellers in that scale. As a case in point, Maurice Pearce shows us his new 517 Class loco converted from the Dapol 14xx – yet another chapter in Maurice's excellent Kingswear saga.
517 Class on Kingswear

 

New addition to Layouts:
Kingswear

 

14 March 2005
Back after a prolonged house-move (why do we do it?). Speaking of buildings, the new page this week shows some of the wonderful branch designs found on the Abbotsbury branch, nicely reproduced in 7mm by Invertrain Model Railways. There is also a new update to John Dolan's GWRJ Index, which now includes all issues up to No. 53.
Portesham Goods Shed by Invertrain Model Railways

 

New addition to Gallery:
7mm buildings from the Abbotsbury Branch

Update to Features:
Index to the GWR Journal

 

10 February 2005
More West Wales flavour this week, in the shape of a photographic introduction to some of the baseboards and buildings on Pete Morris' upcoming 4mm layout "Pentrecwrt". This includes a very appealing loco shed based on that at Newcastle Emlyn – always a favourite of mine.
4mm Engine shed by Pete Morris

 

New additions to Layouts:
Pentrecwrt

 

31 January 2005
The West Wales scene is nicely illustrated in this update, with a look at some of the stock that has been plying the rails on Pete Morris' excellent OO layout "Drefach Felindre". Of particular note is the ex-Manchester & Milford Railway stock, a rare sight indeed. Pete has recently sold of this stock to finance another project – more on this next week.
Ex-MMR 1338 by Pete Morris

 

New additions to Layouts:
Drefach Felindre

 

24 January 2005
One new page for the Showcase section this week: Simon Dobson shows us some of his 7mm locos in early 1930s condition with an emphasis on the 2-8-0 configuration.
5205 Class by Simon Dobson

 

New addition to Showcase:
7mm Locos by Simon Dobson

 

17 January 2005
Seven new pages have been added to the "Features" section, made up mostly of Graeme Tyrer's very evocative photos of Watlington station – taken not 50 years ago, but only last summer! There's also a page for would-be modellers of this well-known branch. Incidentally, Graeme's OO layout of Watlington has been featured on this site for a while – you can find it here.
Watlington 2004 by Graeme Tyrer

 

New additions to Features:
Modelling the Watlington branch
Watlington today by Graeme Tyrer

 

10 January 2005
This week Steve Farrow describes his coupling-solution for those semi-permanent rakes that don't require uncoupling during operation. For everyone else who has submitted material for the website: Please bear with me – I am trying to catch up but life keeps getting in the way!

 

New additions to Projects:
A semi-permanent coach-coupling by Steve Farrow

 

3 January 2005
It's a new year and a new livery for GWR Modelling. I thought I'd change the view a bit. Incidentally, you can now bookmark individual pages if you like, rather than going via the main page every time. In the update this week there is heavy metal 7mm power from Ted Kanas:

 

New additions to Showcase:
Ted Kanas' 7mm locos