GWR 850 0-6-0 ST

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GWR 850 0-6-0 Saddle Tank

 General design work will be completed start of August 2018. The pilot sample will follow.

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Photo1. #1931 Represents the version 1 we are doing in Wolverhampton livery. Blue-green with white-black-white lining. This version has "H" spoke wheels.


The remarkably positive reaction we have received to the introduction of our recent Dean Single, GWR 517 and Dean Goods locomotives has amply demonstrated to us the growing interest in this characterful and attractive Victorian period in railway history.

In light of this, and as a direct response to a customer survey, we at the Lee Marsh Model Company are very pleased to announce the commissioning of yet another early small Great Western tank engine, the ever popular 850 class, of which no less than 170 examples were built.

This George Armstrong designed 0-6-0 saddle tank was an extensive class built in the Great Western Locomotive Works in Wolverhampton between 1874 and 1895. They proved to be an extremely useful and popular locomotive thanks to their lively performance and wide route availability, and in light of this had an incredibly long life, the last of the saddle tanks being withdrawn in 1951! This would be an ideal model loco not only for the branch line scene, but also light mainline use on goods and passenger services covering many periods and variety of liveries.

 Versions are as per the photos below.

  1. 5 panel tank in pre-grouping Wolverhampton livery.  #851, 858, 862, 865, 867, 869, 987,995, 996,1216~1227, 1901~2020. See photo 1 above.
  2.  3 panel tank in pre-grouping green-indian red-black livery. #850, 852~857, 859~861, 863, 864, 866, 868, 870~873, 988~994, 997, 998,1905~1909, 1911, 1912, 1921, 1927~1929, 1936, 1944~1946, 1948, 1953/4, 1957/8, 1961/2, 1973,1992, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2017. See photo 2 & 3 below.
  3. 3 panel tank in green-black with Great Western on tank livery. #854, 862, 866, 869, 870, 987, 990, 991~996, 1216, 1219/20, 1222, 1225, 1901~1905, 1911~1914, 1921~1923, 1925~1934 TBC See photo 4 below.
  4. #2007 as running post war see photo 5
  5. #1925 with with "G.W.R." on the tank in BR period scrapped 1951


Photos 2 Version 2 in pre-grouping indian red livery. note this has an extended cab step for pilot work and does not form part of this production run. 

 Photo 4, version 3  #2020 c1920. "H" spoke wheels.


version 4 #2007 a few month before being withdrawn in 1949. "H" spoke wheels

version 5 #1925 the longest surviving member with a saddle tank. "H" spoke wheels


Price £1550 inc VAT ( £1291.67 outside UK+EU) Deposit £500, interim when sample is completed, £500 and final £550. Shipping by DHL free within the UK

Price will increase to £1650 inc VAT once production starts. Delivery in 2019.

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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 by SMT of S.Korea, allowing the very best of quality control
    • Fully detailed cab interior
    • Punched rivet detail made with CAD designed jigs
    • Fully enclosed CNC machined 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.
    • Full working inside motion with CNC machined cranks
    • Lamps and fire irons
    • All models are fitted with DCC sound and can also be run on DC (no sound) 
    • Scale 7 available 
    • Limited warranty to cover repairs as a result of normal usage, following our handling and running guidelines to the original owner.
    • The ESU 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. Models are also fitted with the ESU Stay Alive powerpack.

    Thanks to Malcolm Mitchell, Tony Reynalds