10 February 2021
A new model from a new model railway manufacturer has Andy York excited. A little over two years since its announcement, KR Models' GT3 is tested. Read the full review in the Spring 2021 issue of BRM.
Few had heard of KR Models before the Warley show in 2018 but there was certainly plenty of talk from that point onwards with a new name to the market announcing plans to produce a model of GT3. Its first production run of models has now arrived with customers, but it is anticipated that a repeat run will be started soon.
In the meantime, Andy York examines the model in this video, ahead of its full review in the Spring 2021 issue of BRM, on-sale Feb 25, (February 18 for digital edition readers):
Extract from the Spring 2021 issue of BRM:
GT3, as a prototype testbed, was a one-off locomotive with a very short active life on the railway. It was first shown at the Institute of Locomotive Engineers exhibition in February 1961 at Marylebone. Spells of testing on the North Wales Coast, the former Great Central main line and from Crewe to Carlisle followed, before running trials ended with a whimper during 1962, with the loco returning to its build site, the Vulcan Foundry at Newton-le-Willows to sit for some years until scrapping in 1966. So why, as modellers, would we be interested in such a singularly failed experiment? It’s certainly different and distinguishable from other projects; an ungainly crossbreed of a steam-era chassis and jet-age propulsion and noise with a unique livery and appearance...
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