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GWR AEC Railcar No.22 at The Didcot Railway Centre in May 2019. © Justin Foulger
Heljan are producing a range of GWR AEC Railcars in O Gauge. These will complement Heljan's gorwing range of GWR and Western Region steam locomotives and are the perfect branch line vehicle for steam and transition-era layouts. A selection of liveries will be available covering GWR chocolate and cream, BR crimson and cream and BR green colour schemes. The models do not currently have an expected release date but keep checking this page for further updates.
During Guildex 2019, Hattons got a close look at the first engineering prototype for the AEC Railcar.
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1900 - Unnumbered in GWR chocolate and cream with white roof and monogram - £466.65
1901 - Unnumbered in GWR chocolate and cream with grey roof and coat of arms emblem - £466.65
1902 - Unnumbered in BR crimson and cream with dark grey roof - £466.65
1903 - Unnumbered in BR crimson and cream with white cab roofs - £466.65
1904 - Unnumbered in BR green with speed whiskers with white cab roofs - £466.65
1905 - Unnumbered in BR green with speed whiskers and grey roofs - £466.65
GWR Railcar No.22 at The Didcot Railway Centre in November 2012. © Justin Foulger
(Information provided by Wikipedia)
In the 1930s, the Great Western Railway introducd a number of successful railcar vehicles onto their network, which survived in regular use into the 1960s. They experimented with different designs into the 1940s, ending with the GWR Swindon built batches which featured dual AEC 105 bhp engines. These later designs featured angular bodywork, which contrasted the streamlined bodies of the originals and earned them the "razor edge" nickname. Two of the Swindon-built units still survive in preservation.
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