In 1920 one locomotive was transferred to Newton Abbot, Devon, for shunting the railway workshops there, a duty that was to continue until 1952. Other allocations were Taunton (1953–1961) for working at Bridgwater, Somerset, (again, mainly in the town's docks), and Swindon (1956–1961). One was tried briefly on the Weymouth Harbour Tramway in 1949, and another went to St Philips Marsh, Bristol in 1962.
We are planning six versions: -
The price of these models will be £134.99 Pristine and £144.99 Weathered, with a discount of £10.00 for pre-orders, which can be placed immediately either through our website or our store. The models will be DCC ready with a 6 pin decoder socket. No deposit is required. Orders placed prior to May 2016 will be processed at the previous price.
CADs were completed and tooling commenced in May 2016
Project update - 13th October - tooling completed
A busy week for us with our GWR 1361 Project OO Gauge. This model has been developed with the full co-operation of the GWS at Didcot and we have had full access to drawings and the only remaining example of this class. This is also the only model that will benefit the restoration of this remaining class member! The tool is now complete and images of this are shown here (as an aside, the complexity of the tool can be seen which is what happens when you have five different locos which all have unique details!). Hayley has been busy designing the box and the livery artworks. Dave Jones has promised us a running sample any day
Project update - 1st November - Running Samples arrive
Running samples have arrived and are now being tested. This is the first sample so there are further tweaks and small details to be added.
Project update - 12th December - Painted Samples arrive
Painted samples have arrived and are being checked over. A couple of logo position errors need correcting and there are still rivet details to be added, along with a correction to the valve gear.
Project update - 4th April 2017 - 2nd Engineering Sample arrives
The second engineering samples arrived from Dave Jones today and are currently being checked. An initial check shows nothing obvious at this stage, further in-depth checks will be made. Once approved the model will be released for production.
The six versions are shown below: -
K2205 DJ Models GWR 1361 Class number 1365 in BR Black livery with late crest and weathered finish (weathering not yet applied of course!).
22nd DECEMBER 2017 PROJECT UPDATE - PRODUCTION COMPLETE
We have been advised by the factory that all of the 1361 models have been completed and are ready to leave China. This is a break from previous practice where each model was sent as it was completed.
This is from the same factory that produced the Gate Stock and again we have been asked to pay a large percentage of the cost in advance. We will therefore need to start charging for these models in January to ensure we have the funds prior to the arrival of the models in February, as the factory has agreed to ship the models on the condition that payment is made prior to the container being unloaded in Southampton. We will again be able to honour the pre-order prices from three years ago if you pay in advance. We will shortly be emailing customers direct about this, but there is no need to wait if you are happy to pay in advance, you can let us know immediately.
As soon as we receive confirmation of the name of the vessel we will also advise this.
PROJECT UPDATE 26TH JANUARY 2018
Our 1361 Models are on board the MOL TRIUMPH and the ship has just passed through Suez, expecting to dock in Southampton on 1st February. Unloading can take several days, followed by HM Customs inspection etc, so it may be mid February before the models arrive with us. As it is now under 28 days until delivery we will start processing all pre-orders that have not yet been paid for. Despatch will again be in the order the models were paid for.
A short video of our first sample under acceptance testing
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