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GNR 20 ton 8 wheeled  brake van
About this Vehicle: The GNR had several types of brake van. The brake van type that this model is the 8 wheeled version with vertical planking. This vehicle was initially used for mineral traffic. Sixty vehicles were introduced in 1913-1914. These vehicles were long lived there were still 46 in service in 1948 from a declared 60 in service in 1922 (from the inventory at grouping), until the early 1960's. One of these vehicles has been preserved.   This Kit features: Pre-cut MDF..
£30.00
GNR 20 ton brake van
About this Vehicle: The GNR had several types of brake van. The brake van type that this model is the 8 wheeled version with vertical planking. This vehicle was initially used for mineral traffic. Sixty vehicles were introduced in 1913-1914. These vehicles were long lived there were still 46 in service in 1948 from a declared 60 in service in 1922 (from the inventory at grouping), until the early 1960's. One of these vehicles has been preserved.   This Kit features: Pre-cut woo..
£22.00
GNR 20 ton brake van (6 Wheels)
About this Vehicle: The GNR had several types of brake van. The brake van type that this model represents is the twenty ton, 6 wheeled version with horizontal planking. This vehicle was mainly used for heavy goods and mineral traffic. These brake vans have been described in books (e.g. 19th Century Railway Drawings by A. Prior, and LNER Wagons by P. Tatlow)  and the Model Railway press (Especially an article in  "Model Railway News" December 1967). A representative model will enhan..
£18.00
GNR 4 compartment third class brake body kit (D281).
About this Vehicle: This kit represents a Great Northern Railway (GNR) Diagram 281 (D281) Third Class Brake. This Great Northern Railway (GNR) Diagram 281 (D281) Third Class Brake was a ubiquitous vehicle produced by the GNR.  Approximately 370 examples of this type were included in the stock inventories at the beginning of the 20th century. Similar vehicles were used by the East Coast Joint Stock (ECJS) and joint lines. One of These coaches has been preserved. This Kit features: Pre-pri..
£23.00
GNR 45 ft bogie composite brake kit (D189)
About this Vehicle: This kit represents a Great Northern Railway Composite Coach (Diagram 189, D189). This 45 foot coach built to diagram 189 (D189) was one of several similar vehicles which were designed for the GNR in the 1890’s. This vehicle combined third class, first class and a guard’s compartment. This vehicle is described in “Historic Carriage Drawings” Volume 1 by N. Campling. ISBN 1 899816 04 6 page 94. This Kit features: Pre-printed sides and ends. 3D prin..
£28.00
GNR 45 ft bogie composite brake kit (D189) - superceded
The construction of a GN Brake carriage (GN04-D189) by "Fingers".       ..
GNR 45 ft bogie composite coach kit (D129)
About this Vehicle: This kit represents a 45 foot composite coach built to diagram 129 (D129). This vehicle combined an open third class area and separate first class accommodation. This 45 foot coach built to diagram 129 (D129) was one of several similar vehicles which were designed for the GNR in the 1890’s. This vehicle combined third class, first class and a guard’s compartment. This vehicle is described in “Historic Carriage Drawings” Volume 1 by N. Campling. ISBN 1 899816..
£28.00
GNR 45 ft bogie Third brake kit (D277)
About this Vehicle: This kit represents a Great Northern third class brake built to diagram 277 (D277). This was one of several similar short bogie vehicles which were designed in the 1890’s. It combined a toilet, smoking compartment, open third area and a guard’s compartment and It is described in “Historic Carriage Drawings” Volume 1 by N. Campling. ISBN 1 899816 04 6 page 94. Twelve of these vehicles were constructed. Most of these vehicles survived through grouping and nat..
£28.00
GNR 5 compartment composite body kit (D156)
About this Vehicle: This kit represents a Great Northern Railway (GNR) Diagram 156 (D156) composite. This vehicle is a good example of a six wheeled composite produced in quantity by the GNR. Approximately 120 of this type were included in the stock inventories at the beginning of the 20th century. This Kit features: Pre-printed sides and ends. 3D printed roofs Sturdy construction Axleguards or bogies (as appropriate for the vehicle) A difficult and tedious task enco..
£23.00
GNR 5 compartment third class coach body kit (D245)
About this Vehicle: This kit represents a Great Northern Railway 5 compartment Third Class Coach (Diagram 245, D245).  This type of coach was the most common vehicle produced by the GNR. Approximately 400 of this type of vehicle were in the GNR inventory at the beginning of the 20th Century. This Kit features: Pre-printed sides and ends. 3D printed roofs Sturdy construction Axleguards or bogies (as appropriate for the vehicle) A difficult and tedious task encountered when..
£23.00
GNR 6 compartment third class coach (D243)
About this Vehicle: This model represents a Great Northern Railway (GNR) Diagram 243(D243) Six compartment Third Class coach (Also known as an excursion third). This vehicle was produced by the GNR in 1901. Approximately 34 of this type of vehicle were included in the stock inventories at the beginning of the 20th century. One of these coaches has been preserved. This Kit features: Pre-printed sides and ends. 3D printed roofs Sturdy construction Axleguards or bogies (as appropriate for ..
£23.00
GNR Express Goods Van
There were over 280 vans of this type in service with the GNR until grouping in 1922. These vans were fully fited with vaccum brakes. They were used for express goods traffic. This model construction is similar to GN04-W004 GNR covered Van. This Kit features: Pre-cut wood sides and ends. Sturdy construction 3D printed axleguards and brake components 3D printed roof and buffers Build impressive rolling stock using this kit as the basis of your next project. ..
£16.00
GNR Full brake body kit  (D303)
About this Vehicle: This kit represents a Great Northern Railway (GNR) Diagram 303 (D303) Full Brake van. This brake van and its variants was a common sight on the Great Northern Railway and later on the L&NER for many years. Approximately 80 vehicles of this type were owned by the GNR at the beginning of the 20th Century. This Kit features: Pre-printed sides and ends. 3D printed roofs Sturdy construction Axleguards or bogies (as appropriate for the vehicle) A difficult and te..
£23.00
GNR Goods Brake Van
****** Updated Model ****** This 7mm scale ("O" gauge) kit  is primarily made from laser cut and etched MDF with 3D printed roof and underframe components. This kit can be completed to represent any one of several versions of a standard type used by the Great Northern Railway. The prototype brake vans have been described in books (e.g. 19th Century Railway Drawings by A. Prior, and LNER Wagons by P. Tatlow). The brake vans have also been described in the model railway press (Especially ..
£28.00
GNR Goods Brake Van  (six Wheels)
****** New Model April 2003 ****** This 7mm scale ("O" gauge) kit  is primarily made from laser cut and etched MDF with 3D printed roof and underframe components. This Kit features: Pre-cut NDF sides and ends. Sturdy construction 3D Printed roof 3D printed underframe incorporating axleguards. Brake components About this Vehicle: The GNR had several types of brake van. The brake van type that this model represents is the twenty ton, 6 wheeled version with horizontal..
£28.00
GNR Goods Brake Van (horizontal planks)
About this Vehicle: The brake van type that this model is based on, with horizontal planking, a light 10 ton Van.. This was the most numerous type of brake van. It had brakes on one side only, actuated within the cabin. Over 200 examples survived into the LNER and beyond. These brake vans have been described in books (e.g. 19th Century Railway Drawings by A. Prior, and LNER Wagons by P. Tatlow)  and the Model Railway press (Especially an article in  "Model Railway News" December 19..
£16.00
GNR Goods Brake Van (vertical planks)
About this Vehicle: The GNR had several types of brake van. The brake van type that this model is based on, with vertical planking, was a 20 ton version that replaced earlier vans from the early 1900's onwards. It was given diagram 1602/N. The physical dimensions overall were the same as the earlier vans. A few vans were vacuum fitted in later years. There were two significant variations of this van. Initially, the van was constructed with stanchions at each end, similar to existing vans constructed ..
£16.00
GNR Goods Brake Van (vertical planks)
This 7mm scale ("O" gauge) kit  is primarily made from laser cut and etched MDF with 3D printed roof and underframe components. This kit can be completed to represent  one of several versions of a standard type used by the Great Northern Railway. The brake van type that this model is based on, with vertical planking, was a 20 ton version that replaced earlier vans from the early 1900's onwards. It was given diagram 1602/N. The physical dimensions overall were the same as the earli..
£28.00
GNR Outside Framed Van
About this Vehicle: This model represents the standard, outside framed, covered van used by the GNR. In 1906,the GNR recorded 1563 covered vans. At grouping, 669 covered vans are recorded as surviving into LNER stock. These covered vans were actively constructed from about 1867 (Stirling) until about 1905 (Gresley) when outside framed vehicles were gradually replaced by inside framed stock. Photographic records of wagon stock (RAIL 326/682 and RAIL 326/1072 at the National Archives, UK) depict a number o..
£16.00
GNR parcels fruit & milk van body kit (D331)
About this Vehicle: This model represents a Great Northern Railway (GNR)six wheeled parcels fruit and milk van (Diagram 331 D331) This is an attractive and unusual vehicle. There were not many of these vehicles constructed. They were long lived and some survived after the grouping when the GNR became part of the LNER. This Kit features: Pre-printed sides and ends. 3D printed roofs Sturdy construction Axleguards or bogies (as appropriate for the vehicle) A difficult and tedious task..

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GNR Perishable Goods Van
The Great Northern Railway (GNR) built a small number of butter lard and milk vans. Similar vehicles were used for the conveyance of Fruit, meat and fish products. There were detail differences between the vehicles however they were all based on the standard 16ft body and incorporated a clerestory roof which makes them attractive and unusual vehicles. A few vehicles survived into LNER ownership in 1922. This Kit features: Pre-cut wood sides and ends. Sturdy construction 3D printed axleguards..
£16.00
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Images showing the construction of one of our kits. ..
Gallery A Brigade of Brake Vans
"A Brigade of Brake Vans" -  A collective phrase for a cohort of 4mm GN brake vans assembled by one of our customers and kindly submitted to us. ..
GNR 1864 Steam Tender (Sturrock)
STURROCK’S LOCOMOTIVE ENGINES AND TENDERS. (1864) This controversial invention was the subject of much acrimony and discussion at the time. The tenders were converted into ordinary usage at a later date. ”The main object of this invention, by Archibald Sturrock, Locomotive Superintendent of the Great Northern Railway Doncaster, is to utilise the adhesion derived from the weight of the tender as a power to propel the train in addition to that of the engine proper instead of the engine, as u..
GNR 1867 Express Engine
GREAT NORTHERN EXPRESS ENGINES, CONSTRUCTED BY MESSRS. JOHN FOWLER AND CO., ENGINEERS, LEEDS. In the accompanying engraving we give a side elevation and sectional plan of one of the engines recently supplied to the Great Northern Railway Company, by Messrs, J. Fowler and Co., Leeds, which arc specially designed for running the heavy express trains on that line of railway. These engines have recently completed the journey from King's Cross to Peterborough, a distance of seventy- seven miles, in one ho..
GNR 1868 Express Engine
These early engines show the distinctive style brought by P. Stirling from the G&SWR. "Our two page engraving this week comprises a longitudinal section and half sectional plan of one of the fine passenger locomotives used for working the express traffic on the Great Northern Railway from Manchester and Leeds to London. Other views of this engine are also given on the present and opposite pages. The engine has inside cylinders 17 in. in diameter, with 2ft. stroke, and a single pair of driving wh..
GNR 1868 Goods engine
This early engine shows the distinctive style brought by P. Stirling from the G&SWR. "GOODS ENGINES FOR THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY COMPANY. These engines were constructed by Messrs. John Fowler and Co., at their works, Leeds, from the design of P. Stirling, Esq., of Doncaster, engineer to the company. The cylinders are 17in. diameter, with a. stroke of 24in. The six coupled wheels are 5ft. lin. diameter. The total wheel base of the engine is 15ft. 6in. The boiler and fire-box casing are mad..
GNR 1870 Kings Cross Roof
NEW ROOF OF PASSENGER STATION, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY, KING'S CROSS. MR. RICHARD JOHNSON, M. INST. C.E., ENGINEER-IN-CHIEF. The following is an abstract of a paper read by Mr. R. M. Bancroft before the Civil and Mechanical Engineers’ Society, at a meeting held on the 8th of December, 1869. The Great Northern passenger terminal station at King's Cross was opened to public traffic in 185*2, and its roof constructed during the two previous years, and was at the time a work which created..
GNR 1871 Express Engine
Reported in both "Engineering" and "The Engineer" The famous Stirling Single, an example of which is preserved at the National Railway Museum. "EXPRESS LOCOMOTIVE; G. N. R. The Great Northern Railway is so noted for its heavy and fast passenger trains that the engines employed to work those trains have a special interest for locomotive engineers. The express tralfic of the Great Northern line necessiitates the running of trains consisting of from 15 to 26 carriages from Kin..
GNR 1871 Goods Engine
By 1871 The distinctive Stirling style had developed into a readily recognisable austere outline. The simple cab has a rear cutout. Pipework and springs are kept out of sight. "GOODS LOCOMOTIVE. We are enabled this week, by the courtesy of Mr. Patrick Stirling, to lay before our readers engravings illustrating the latest type of six-coupled goods locomotive introduced on the Great Northern Railway for working the heavy coal traffic on that line. The engine, which was constructed at Doncaster, w..
GNR 1875 Carriage Cleaning Device
On Tuesday morning, last week some private experiments took place near the running sheds of the Great Northern Railway, King’s-cross, with some machinery just erected there for cleaning railway carriages by mechanical means invented by the Earl of Caithness. The invention consists essentially of two large vertical brushes driven by a little steam engine; a number of dirty carriages making up a train of any length is passed slowly between these revolving brushes; water is thrown upon the side of eac..
GNR 1882 Open Goods Wagon, 9 ton
"550 NINE-TON GOODS WAGONS -- GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY. The Great Northern Railway Company invites tenders for 550 goods wagons. The accompanying engraving illustrates their construction. The following is a copy of the specification. The general arrangement of the wagon is shown in the engravings above. The body to be 15ft. long by 7ft 6in. wide outside, and 3ft. deep inside exclusive of  ½ in. coping iron; to be carried on four wheels, 3ft. 2 ½ in. diameter at centre of tread, plac..
GNR 1892 Express Engine
EXPRESS LOCOMOTIVE, GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY It is not to be supposed that the Great Northern express traffic is worked entirely by the outside-cylinder engines, which have already been illustrated in our pages, albeit Mr, Stirling’s engines with 8ft. drivers have earned a worldwide reputation. For many years inside-cylinder engines have played an important part on the line, and Mr. Stirling has found it worthwhile to perpetuate this type. Our supplement this week illustrates, through the courtesy of..
GNR 1892 The Great Northern Works, Doncaster
This is a first hand account of a visit to the Great Northern Railway (GNR)  works at Doncaster in 1892. It contains many items of interest to GNR enthusiasts including plans, photographs and descriptions of the rolling stock. Due to the size of this document it is split into several parts to minimise server load.   "THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY WORKS, DONCASTER. THE Great Northern, as we now know it, dates from 1844, when the railway mania was at its height. several projects for effec..
GNR 1900 Express Engine
MR. IVATT’S NEWEST GREAT NORTHERN ENGINES. By CHARLES Rous-MARTEN. It has fallen to my lot to describe in these columns several important improvements effected or new departures taken by .Mr. H. A. Ivatt since he assumed the locomotive superintendency of the Great Northern Railway on the lamented death of his eminent predecessor, Mr. Patrick Stirling, in 1K96. I have set forth successively how, beginning with the re-building of the late Mr. Stirling’s famous single-wheelers, in such sort..
GNR 1900 Leeds Branch (Hunslet Railway)
THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY NEW BRANCH LINE AND GOODS STATION AT LEEDS.  (1900) It was in the session of 1893 that this branch line, which we shall proceed to describe and illustrate in the present and some succeeding articles, received the sanction of Parliament under the title of the "Hunslet Railway". In the following year, however, by virtue of the additional powers conferred upon the Great Northern Line, arrangements were entered into which ultimately caused it to become the proper..
GNR 1900 Nottingham Extension
GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY NEW RAILWAY AT NOTTINGHAM.(1900)  By R. F. Bennett, Construction Department, G.N.R.    Some important works have been recently completed by the Great Northern Railway Company at Nottingham, by Mr. A. Ross, M. Inst. C.E., chief engineer to the company, a description of which will probably interest our readers. In the year 1892 the Great Central Railway Company then the Manchester, Sheffield, and Lincolnshire Railway Company applied to Parliament for powers to make ..
GNR 1901 Nottingham Victoria Station
THE NEW VICTORIA STATION AT NOTTINGHAM. In the sixty-seventh volume of ENGINEERING we described and illustrated many of the important works on the Great Central Rail way extension to London …  we now return to the subject, principally to deal with the splendid joint station at Nottingham, the convenience of which has now been established by its use for some time by the two owning companies - the Great Central and the Great Northern.   This station is certainly the most important piece..
GNR 1913 Historical Supplement from "The Engineer"
Great Northern Railway supplement 1913. A "must have" for GNR fans. This document includes a summary history of the GNR and  includes maps, plans and diagrams. In order to reduce server load, this document has been split into several sections. Photographs of the classes of locomotives in use, including drawings of a large Atlantic locomotive are included. "THE GREAT NORTHERN RAILWAY THERE is something exceedingly fascinating to a large number of per..
GNR 1921 Dining car set
A New Great Northern Dining Car Train. (1921) For many years past the Great Northern Railway Company’s line between London and the manufacturing towns in the West Riding of Yorkshire has been noted for comfort and convenience. The first dining car train to be run on a British railway was put into operation on the company’s London to Leeds route as far back as 1879, while in 1893 the ""G.N.R"" was the first to conceive the idea of running third class dining cars, though its..
GNR D281 6 Wheeled Brake - superceded
This album contains Images of GN04-D281 GNR (Great Northern Railway) four compartment third class coach which has been assembled without any paint or other finish. One image is included of the kit, painted, for comparison. The latest versions of theis model include 3d printed roofs and pre-printed sides. Howevre this album is retained because it shows general construction techniques in practice. ..
GNR Outside Framed Van
A step by step walk through of the assembly of this 4mm scale model of a GNR outside framed covered goods van with examples of the many uses of this vehicle. ..