Acme Models         'O' Gauge
These Models will be restricted to a production run of 50. Each model will have an individual Etch Plaque and etched spacer for chassis to itentify each specific loco. If the two models are purchased in a pair then they will be supplied with matching numbers. Nos 1-10 are reserved for Matching Pairs
GWR 'The Great Bear'
References in brackets are Slaters
The first Pacific loco to be built in Great Britain, The Great Bear was an engineering experiment in large boiler design. It was an gigantic loco for the times and was the 'Pride of the GWR'. The loco spent most of its time working between Paddington, Bristol & Bath. The Bear was eventually converted into a Castle named 'Viscount Churchill' in 1924.
The kit comes with the Large 8 wheeled Tender, It has Brass Loco and Tender bodies with N/Silver chassises. Castings in White Metal. This is an ideal kit for builders to 'get their teeth into'. A handsome model when finished. Addition LWB castings pack available.
History:        Intro 1908      Weight(loco) 72t10cwt      T.E. 27.800lbs        Total in class 1
Wheel Details:Drivers 6'8"(7881W), Frnt/B 3'2"(7837), Trlg/B 3'8"(7843), Tndr 4'1" (7849)
GWR Number   111
GWR 'Vicount Churchill'
References in brackets are Slaters
Converted in 1924 from Great Bear in to this Castle, using most of the original except the Boiler, Cab. 'Viscount Chruchill' ran with the 4 wheeled bear tender for many years and was used on mainline services across the GWR,
The kit comes with the Large 8 wheeled Tender, It has Brass Loco and Tender bodies with N/Silver chassises. Castings in White Metal. A handsome model when finished.
History:       Intro 1924      Weight(loco) 79t17cwt        T.E. 31,675lbs          Total in class 1
Wheel Details:Drivers 6'8"(7881W), Frnt/B 3'2"(7837), Tndr 4'1" (7849)
GWR Number   111
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If you have models of this loco from our kits and you would like to put them on the gallery, please send us your pictures, either real photos, disc or e-mail (preferably jpeg). All real photos will be returned if requested. (Please specify if 'O' or Gauge 1).
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