Heljan are producing a newly tooled model of the GWR AEC Railcar in OO gauge. This new release will complement the huge range of other GWR ready-to-run locomotives and rolling stock as well as other recent diesel railcars from various manufacturers. Six variations are to be produced xocering GWR chocolate & cream, BR crimson & cream and BR green colour schemes. We expect these new models to arrive during Q1 2021.
Heljan's GWR AEC Railcar will feature:
The images below show decorated samples which may not fully represent the final models.
19400 - 22 in GWR chocolate and cream with white roof and shirtbutton emblem - £160.65
19401 - 29 in GWR chocolate and cream with grey roof and coat of arms emblem - £160.65
19402 - W20W in BR crimson and cream with white roof - £160.65
19403 - W21W in BR crimson and cream with dark grey roof - £160.65
19404 - W32W in BR green with speed whiskers and white roof - £160.65
19405 - W26W in BR green with speed whiskers and grey roof - £160.65
GWR Railcar No.22 at The Didcot Railway Centre in November 2012. © Justin Foulger
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.
(Information provided by Wikipedia)
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