Mike and Mark Werrell’s



GWR No 3440, City of Truro is famous as the first locomotive to achieve 100mph at a time when no other vehicle had achieved such a speed. It was built at Swindon Works in 1903 to the City Class design of George Churchward, and made the record run the following year.

Now the property of the National Railway Museum, the loco was retired in 1931, but has remained in preservation, and restored three times, in 1957, 1984 and 2004.

This model in 5” gauge was shown by Mike and Mark Werrell at the London Exhibition in 2015.

City of Truro is frequently modelled in every gauge, famously in 5” gauge to the design of Charles Kennion and Keith Wilson. Castings and drawings are available from GLR Kennions Ltd.