Locomotive gathering tribute for Tony’s work

THE North Wilts Model Engineering Society (NWMES) honoured member and model builder Tony Newberry at Coate Water Miniature Railway (CWMR), Swindon on August 13-14.

Tony Newberry pictured on ‘King’ class 4-6-0 No. 6026 King John, completed in 1992. He is surrounded by some of his locos, gathered together from various owners and railways, at Coate Water Miniature Railway on August 13. PETER NICHOLSON
Tony Newberry pictured on ‘King’ class 4-6-0 No. 6026 King John, completed in 1992. He is surrounded by some of his locos, gathered together from various owners and railways, at Coate Water Miniature Railway on August 13. PETER NICHOLSON

The Tony Newberry Locomotive Gathering brought together as many examples as possible of the 7¼in-gauge scale model GWR locos that Tony has built. This included those owned by NWMES members, invited visitors, and those still owned by him.

The total on display was a remarkable 10 – nine classic GWR tender types and one tank engine. Just how many such locos Tony has built in total is not exactly known, but is believed to be at least 20, including
5in-gauge locos and traction engines.

Read more in November’s issue of The RM

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