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This kit is based on the original early GWR siphon version O1. This was a four wheeled vehicle and should not be confused with the six wheeled siphon which is also available as a kit from Diagram3D. The orginal vehicle was produced in several lots between 1871 and the late 1880's. There were two distinct variations with differing door profiles. Sufficient parts are provided to complete either one of the versions of the vehicles. The kit consists of a MDF frame with card sides and en..
This kit is based on the GWR siphon versions O1 through O3. Sufficient parts are provided to complete one of the versions. This kit represents the two door version of this vehicle. The kit consists of a MDF base with card overlays. THere are two end profiles with parts for three different end types. The principal difference between the versions was the end framing and profile. There were a number of types and variants of the GWR milk van. The vehicles were modified over their lifetimes. In general ..
This kit is based on the most numerous type of six wheeled GWR siphon, designated O4. There were a number of types and variants of the GWR milk van. The vehicles were modified over their lifetimes. In general it is advisable to have access to a good reference work with photographs.Apart from articles in the model railway press (Eg: Model Railway Journal Christmas. 1985 and January/February 1986) an entire book has been written on the development of these vehicles. (“Great Western Siphons” by Jac..
GW Milk Van Number 1777 is an interesting and unique vehicle. This vehicle was adapted from a standard milk van (type O4). The vehicle has louvered sides and is a presursor of later vehicles designed with louvered sides. In other respects it is similar to the standard O4 type vehicle. This vehicle is described, with a drawing, in the book “Great Western Siphons” by Jack N. Slinn, Pendragon books 1986 (in association with the Historical Model Railway Society). A photograph of this veh..
"PASSENGER STATIONS FOR COUNTRY TOWNS". - from "The Engineer" 1868 "The illustration ... of Much Wenlock passenger booking office, waiting rooms, and station-master's residence combined, is a good example. of a suitable building of the class and has been recently completed on the Much Wenlock branch of the Great Western Railway, Shropshire, the contractors for which are Messrs. Brassey and Field. ... The building was desgned by Mr. J. Fogerty, M. Inst. C. E.,..
EXPRESS ENGINES FOR THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. So much has been said lately concerning the engines used by giving the Great Western Railway Company in working their fast expresses that our readers will, no doubt, be interested in some information concerning the latest type of express engine used on this railway. By the courtesy of .Mr. Armstrong, locomotive superintendent of the line, we are enabled to illustrate … the new narrow gauge express engines, of which several have just been turned out fr..
Great Western Railway (GWR) Gauge conversion. This interesting article includes a brief history of the rationale behind the broad gauge and its planned, impending demise on Saturday 21st May, 1892. Includes a map of the GWR lines. "THE CONVERSION OF GAUGE ON THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY". "At midnight on Saturday, the 21st inst., the entire sectton of the Great Western Railway from Exeter to Falmouth, a. distance of 113 ·miles, will be closed for traffic, and h..
"The Great Western Railway and Its Personnel By H . HOLCROFT PART 1 The scheme for a railway from London to Bristol received assent 125 years ago [in 1835]. In the article which follows the author deals with the broad gauge period of the Great Western Railway and the later acquisition of slandard gauge lines which made it necessary to introduce a mixed gauge. The years from 1863 to 1892 saw the spread of standard gauge to all parts of the system, and the first step lowards the P..
In 1910 "The Engineer" published an extensive supplement devoted to the Great Western Railway (GWR). There are numerous illustrations of the engines, rolling stock and architectural features of the line. This document focuses on the broad gauge era. It contains lists of locomotives and their classes. A "must have" for GWR enthusiasts. This document is broken down into sections to reduce server load. THE GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. THE total length of the Great Western Railway permane..
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