GWR Model Reviews

Locomotives of Great Western Railway Origin:

Hornby 60xx King class (4 star)

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Excellent Haulage

Outdated detailing

Expensive

Detailometer 2.5, Outlineometer 4, Finishometer 4, Motorometer 3.5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 5, Valueometer 2.5, Locoyardometer 3.7

Hornby 4073 Castle Class (5 star)

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Fantastic detailing

 Excellent performance and haulage capacity

Detailometer 5, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 5, Valueometer 4.5, Locoyardometer 4.9

Bachmann 34xx GWR City class (5 star)

Fantastic detailing

 Excellent performing 4-4-0

Detailometer 5, Outlineometer 4.5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 4.5, Specometer 4.5, Valueometer 3.5, Locoyardometer 4.5

Bachmann 49xx Hall Class Review (5 star)

Excellent shape and details

Detailometer 5, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 4.0, Motorometer 4.5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4.5, Valueometer 4.5, Locoyardometer 4.6

Bachmann 30xx/90xx Earl/Dukedog Class Review (4 star)

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Excellent shape

Limited haulage capabilities

Detailometer 4.5, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 2.5, Specometer 5, Valueometer 4.5, Locoyardometer 4.4

Bachmann GWR Collett Goods Class 2251 Review (4 star)

 Excellent Value

Detailometer 3.5, Outlineometer 4.5, Finishometer 3.5, Motorometer 4.5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4, Valueometer 5, Locoyardometer 4.3

Bachmann GWR 45xx/4575 2-6-2 Tank Review (5 star)

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Good haulage and running qualities

Detailometer 4.5, Outlineometer 4.5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 4.5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4.5, Valueometer 4, Locoyardometer 4.5

Bachmann GWR 56xx 0-6-2 Tank Review(5 star)

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 Excellent Value

 Excellent Performance

Detailometer 4.5, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4.5, Valueometer 5, Locoyardometer 4.8

Bachmann GWR 57xx/8750 class Pannier tank (5 star)

  

Excellent Value

 Excellent Performer

Detailometer 3.5, Outlineometer 5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4.5, Valueometer 5, Locoyardometer 4.6

Hornby Railroad 271 class Pannier tank (3 star)

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Decent Budget Model

Chassis looks poor

Not DCC Ready

Detailometer 3.5, Outlineometer 3, Finishometer 3.5, Motorometer 3.5, Powerometer 3, Specometer 2.5, Valueometer 4, Locoyardometer 3.3

Hornby Railroad GWR Holden 101 0-4-0 Side Tank (3 star)

Very cheap

Basic specification

Far too fast and high-geared, with little pulling power

Limited specification -not DCC ready or fitted

Detailometer 2, Outlineometer 2, Finishometer 3, Motorometer 2, Powerometer 2, Specometer 2, Valueometer 5, Locoyardometer 2.5

Other Reviews of locomotive Models that were used on the GWR network.

Hornby (ex-Dapol) A1X terrier class (3 star)

Two terriers found their way into GWR stock – number 5 Portishead and number 6 .

Detailometer 3, Outlineometer 3, Finishometer 4, Motorometer 3, Powerometer 4, Specometer 2, Valueometer 3.5, Locoyardometer 3.2

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