The GWR Autocoach (or auto-trailer) is a type of coach that was used by the Great Western Railway for push-pull trains powered by a steam locomotive.
The 'Coffee Pot' service that ran between Stratford and Cheltenham on the now preserved Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway used the 48xx (later renumbered 14xx) loco's and a GWR autocoach.
This model is based on the six coaches numbered 36 to 41 constructed during 1907 under Lot 1126 to Diagram ‘N ’. All were built new as driving trailers and not later conversions from old steam rail motors.
The model depicts the GWR Chocolate and Cream livery as built.
The distinguishing design feature of an autocoach is the driving cab at one end, allowing the driver to control the train, eliminating the need to run the engine round to the other end of the coach at the end of each journey.
- DCC Fitted
- Light Bar Fitted
- Sprung Metal Buffers
- Expertly applied livery
- Fully Compensated Chassis
- Diecast bogie frame with fine scale wheels
- Superbly detailed body with many added detailed parts