GWR Dean Goods 2301 Class

Price: £2400 inc. VAT

. Only 2 finescale left. updated 28/05/2020. click image above
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GWR 2301 Class

 £2500 inc VAT. (Non-EU & UK £2083.33)

The last available engines are shown below.  

 1 in Scale 7. available

2 Finescale available. 

Video of the newly arrived Dean Goods on Cliff Williams Newhurst layout

BR 2534 in finescale

Period 4 livery #2327 2500g tender. Finescale

Period 5 livery #2354  2500g tender. (Scale 7) available now



The team here at the Lee Marsh Model Co is once again proud to announce the introduction of yet another precision RTR 0 gauge model locomotive, the subject this time being one of the most characterful tender locomotives the GWR ever produced, the ever popular 2301 Class or Dean Goods.

These were a very long-lived class of engine, being introduced in 1883 and lasting well into the British Railways era, the last being withdrawn in 1957.

No less than 260 of these distinctive locomotives were built at Swindon and they also had the honour of serving in two World Wars. They were certainly well traveled locomotives, 26 of them even found their way to China!

They were very popular locomotives with crews, being simple engines to operate and very reliable. Because of their light axle-loading the route availability was wide, and they could be found on many rural branch lines as well as main line duties. They were undoubtedly true mixed-traffic engines and as such extremely useful in full size and model form.

We are, of course, once again, lavishing the utmost care and attention to detail on these ubiquitous Victorian locomotives, and despite their size, will be packing them with the fine detail that has become the norm for all of our much-admired models.

Have a good look at the impressive list of specifications and variations below before placing your order, safe in the knowledge that the model you choose will be thoroughly researched for historical accuracy by our acknowledged group of specialists.



  • Period 4 1934-42 Monogram Green/black.  B4 Boilers only. coal plate tender
  • Period 5 1942-47 G W R Green/black. B4 Boilers only. coal plate tender.  
  • Period 6 BR unlined black.  B4 Boilers only. coal plate tender. 
  • working inside motion
  • a choice of 2500 & 3000 gallon tenders with coal rails or later coal plates
  • complete with DCC sound ESU decoder
  • two footplate widths
  • smokebox length variations,  last 10 had extended smokeboxes, later standard on the class
  • smokebox doors
  • cab variations including cab side cut outs
  • parallel chimney or cast taper chimney (from 1919)
  • ATC fitted to many of the class from 1930
  • fishbelly rods and fluted rods, fitted to 2491-2580 as built this varies later on
  • liveries include fully lined green-indian red with GWR Scroll, Great -garter-Western to BR black. Some still had GWR on the tender in the 1950's

Product Details 

    • Carefully researched and designed using original drawings and the latest CAD design packages
    • Hand made in brass with all construction carried out  in our South Korean factory by SMT allowing the very best of quality control
    • Fully detailed cab interior
    • Full working inside motion 
    • Punched rivet detail made with CAD designed jigs
    • Fully enclosed Gearboxes designed specifically for the project paired with high quality coreless motors
    • Ball bearings and springing to all axles
    • Pressed polished brass dome
    • machined copper cap on chimney.
    • Lamps and fire irons
    • etched plates designed and made by SMT from original GWR drawings
    • All models are fitted with DCC sound and can also be run on DC (no sound) 
    • Scale 7 available models are listed in the drop down menu
    • Limited warranty to cover repairs as a result of normal usage, following our handling and running guidelines to the original owner.
    • The DCC decoders are configured with default settings on delivery, if you let us know the DCC address you wish we can make all the settings including the address default, so if you have a problem then change CV8 to 8 will reset it entirely to the Lee Marsh Model Co Settings

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