Modelling The Sou-West The G&SWR has never been well-served by model manufacturers. Currently there are kits for the Drummond 45 class 0-6-2T locomotive produced by Mercian Models in 4mm and 7mm DJH used to produce a kit for the 361 class 4-6-0 with bogie tender in 4mm scale - no longer produced this is a sought after kit!
Agenoria (now CSP Models) produced a kit of an 0-4-0ST Peckett locomotive - the G&SWR used one at Ayr harbour and it was later transferred by the LMS to work The Gleneagles Hotel branch. Although close, there are some differences between this engine and the Peckett W4 recently produced by Hornby in 00.
The Association produced a kit for the 8 Class 4-4-0 in 4mm sadly it is no longer available and we no longer have the moulds.
We produced a 7mm kit for the Drummond 45 class 0-6-2T and also the 336 Greenock Bogie 4-4-0. These were very popular and most were snapped up with pre-orders. The cattle wagon kit in 7mm is also sold-out.
We do not have any more kits available. Just Like the Real Thing produced several variations of Manson bogie coaches. The Furness Model Company produce a van kit in 7mm. When the LMS was formed in 1923 by amalgamation of the Caledonian Railway and the G&SWR (and others) it did not take long for the G&SWR locos to be replaced. This meant that by around 1936 former G&SWR locos were no more. Thus did mean taht the LMS standard designs - Fowler 2P 440s, Fowler 4F goods engines, former Midland Compounds and the "Crab" 2-6-0s (known on the Sou'west as Moguls) were common to see on the lines, as well as former Caledonian locos. The intense suburban traffic saw Fowler, and later Stanier and Fairburn 2-6-4 tank engines. All of these are available in OO ready to run, and sourceable in O gauge. Even N gauge allows for a good representation of the Sou west. Larger locos including Black Fives, Jubilee and the British Railways Standard classes are available and eminently suitable.