Great Western Railway jigsaw collection - page 5


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The Streamline Way

About 200 pieces (approx. 17"x10 3⁄4") in marbled green book type box.
Published from 1934 to 1938 being titled variously Steamline or Streamlined. This is the early version, the puzzle being later being reduced to 150 pieces.
Illustrating a streamlined diesel railcar and 'ghost' of the locomotive 'King George V' by an unknown artist.



The Streamlined Way

About 200 pieces (approx. 17"x10 3⁄4") in marbled green book type box.
Published from 1934 to 1938. This version of the puzzle bears the alternative title with a 'd'.



Locomotives Old and New

About 200 pieces (approx. 19 1⁄2"x9 1⁄2") in marbled green book type box.
Published from 1934 to 1939. This is the early version, the puzzle later being reduced to 150 pieces.
Fictional scene showing the broad gauge 'Lord of the Isles' being overtaken by a train hauled by the locomotive 'King George V'. Painting by an unknown artist.



The Model Railway

About 200 pieces (approx. 15 1⁄2"x12 3⁄4") in marbled green book type box.
Published from 1934 to 1939. This is the early version, the puzzle later being reduced to 150 pieces.
Whilst unsigned, the illustration is believed to be after a painting by A.Duncan Carse.

The puzzle shows two children who stop playing with their 'O' gauge tin-plate train to watch as a Castle Class hauling its passenger train passes by on the main line. The location is unknown, but the train might well be the Cornish Riviera Express.



The Fishguard Army, 1797

About 200 pieces (approx. 16 3⁄4"x11 1⁄4") in marbled blue book type box.
Published from 1934 to 1939. This is the early version, the puzzle later being reduced to 150 pieces.
Painting signed by Claude Buckle.

This puzzle celebrates the last (and failed) invasion of the British Isles. French troops and ships which can be seen in the distance came to Fishguard in 1797 hoping that the Welsh would join them. They mistook a body of Welsh ladies who had come to oppose them dressed in their national costume for Redcoats and surrendered without firing a shot!



Drake goes West

About 400 pieces (approx. 23"x15 1⁄2") in marbled pink book type box.
Published from 1934 to 1939, firstly as ‘Sir Francis Drake at Plymouth’, then under this title from about 1935.
Painted by the artist Claude H.Buckle.



G.W.R. Locomotives In The Making

About 200 pieces (approx. 15 1⁄2"x12"), but with one piece missing, in marbled green book type box which is in fair condition.
Published from 1936 to 1939. This is the early version, the puzzle later being reduced to 150 pieces.
Signed by the artist Murray Secretan. Judging from the different gazes of the young visitors, it looks to have possibly been based on a photograph.

The picture shows a large group of schoolboys and their teachers, all but one being male, on a visit to the locomotive works at Swindon. No hard hats and high vis jackets in those days! A Pannier tank number 1268 is being hoisted overhead whilst they all stand next to a Castle class which is under construction.



Cornwall-Preparing for a Catch

About 200 pieces (approx. 11 1⁄2"x16 3⁄4") in marbled blue book type box which is in very poor condition.
Published from 1936 to 1939. This is the early version, the puzzle later being reduced to 150 pieces.
Signed by Ronald Lampitt.

This puzzle has hints of a coloured border and is painted in an unusual 'tapestry' style.



Windsor Castle from the air

About 200 pieces (approx. 16"x12 1⁄4") in greenish weave book type box.
Published from 1936 to 1939. This is the early version, the puzzle later being reduced to 150 pieces.
Image derived from a photograph.



Henley Bridge

About 150 pieces (approx. 17 1⁄4"x11"), but with two pieces missing and two broken, in wavey blue striped book type box.
Published from 1933 to 1939, initially with about 200 pieces, this is the later reduced version.
Painting by Fred Taylor.

This picture was used for a poster and shows the 'Angel' and St. Mary's Church across the river. Close examination reveals a gentleman sitting astride the bridge parapet with one leg dangling over the water - a rather unsafe position.



Historic Totness

About 150 pieces (approx. 16 3⁄4"x11 1⁄4") in marbled pink book type box.
Published between 1933 and 1939, initially with about 200 pieces, this is the later reduced version.
View up Fore Street and High Street featuring East Gate, by the artist Claude H.Buckle.

Known to have been later issued as an untitled 175 piece puzzle under the Chad Valley brand.



The Romans at Caerleon

About 150 pieces (approx. 14"x14") in marbled pinkish striped book type box.
Published between 1933 and 1939, initially with about 200 pieces, this is the later reduced version.
Painted by the artist Claude H.Buckle showing Roman soldiers entering the gate at Caerleon Castle which is near Newport.



Royal Route to the West

About 150 pieces (approx. 18 1⁄2"x10 1⁄2") in marbled green book type box.
Published from 1933 to 1939, initially with about 200 pieces, this is the later reduced version.
Illustrating King George V and train, painted by George H.Davis in 1929.

The box is inscribed with the message To Barbara, Wishing you Many Happy Returns, from Jean which is dated August 1939.
Uniquely, the picture also bears the note Reproduced by permission of the "Illustrated London News".



Cornwall-Preparing for a Catch

About 150 pieces (approx. 11 1⁄2"x16 1⁄2") in marbled purple book type box.
Published from 1936 to 1939, initially with about 200 pieces, this is the later reduced version.
Signed by Ronald Lampitt.

This puzzle has hints of a coloured border and is painted in an unusual 'tapestry' style.


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