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Wrenn Trains & Railroads

G&R Wrenn Limited was a model railroad company in London, England. The company was founded in 1950 by George and Richard Wrenn and originally manufactured model railroad track. Products included two- and three- rail track for OO gauge model trains, and later, two-rail track for TT scale model trains. The track Wrenn produced was compatible with a number of model railroad products including Farish, Hornby, Tri-ang, Trix, Märklin, Rivarossi, and Universal pattern.

In 1966, Lines Bros. Ltd. purchased a 66% controlling interest in G&R Wrenn. Lines Bros. also owned Tri-ang Railways and Hornby Dublo. George Wrenn asked if he could use the Hornby Dublo tools to produce model railroad rolling stock and sell it under the Wrenn name. Lines Bros. agreed, and Wrenn began making its own model railroad locomotives and cars in addition to track.

In 1969, Lines Bros. decided to brand its model railroad products under the name Tri-ang Wrenn. This only lasted until 1972, when Lines Bros. went into receivership and G&R Wrenn became an independent company once again. Wrenn continued to produce model railroad products until 1992 when it ceased production and sold its tooling to Dapol Ltd.


Quick Facts

  • While a subsidiary of Lines Bros., Wrenn sold off the remaining Hornby Dublo stock and the remaining Tri-ang TT scale stock. Tri-ang TT scale was sold under the name Wrenn Table Top
  • Wrenn also produced a line of electric racing cars called Wrenn 152 as well as model boats including the Master Mariner set and the Wrenn Wonder Boat
  • The Wrenn company enjoyed a revival in 2001 when three collectors of Wrenn products purchased the company from Dapol. While they did not intend to resume full factory production, they did preserve the identity of the company and began producing new model railroad products under the Wrenn name

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Wrenn 2262 4-6-0 BR green Royal Scot Class
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn 2262 4-6-0 BR green Royal Scot Class
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £100- £130
£600 Bids
Wrenn W3006/7 2-Car brown and cream Brighton
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W3006/7 2-Car brown and cream Brighton
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £110
£450 Bids
PAIR inc Wrenn Tank Locos W2218 2-6-4 BR lined
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
PAIR inc Wrenn Tank Locos W2218 2-6-4 BR lined
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £100
£450 Bids
PAIR inc Wrenn Southern Railway Tanks Locos
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
PAIR inc Wrenn Southern Railway Tanks Locos
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £90- £110
£500 Bids
PAIR inc Wrenn Pre-Nationalisation Steam Locos
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
PAIR inc Wrenn Pre-Nationalisation Steam Locos
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £90- £110
£500 Bids
Wrenn W2237 4-6-2 Southern malachite green
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W2237 4-6-2 Southern malachite green
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £110
£450 Bids
Wrenn 2209 4-6-2 LNER lined apple green A4 Class
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn 2209 4-6-2 LNER lined apple green A4 Class
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £100
£450 Bids
PAIR inc Wrenn Tank Locos W2218 2-6-4 Standard
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
PAIR inc Wrenn Tank Locos W2218 2-6-4 Standard
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £100
£450 Bids
PAIR inc Wrenn LMS black Steam and Diesel Locos
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
PAIR inc Wrenn LMS black Steam and Diesel Locos
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £110
£450 Bids
GRP inc Wrenn unboxed 4-6-2 Steam Locos LNER
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Wrenn unboxed 4-6-2 Steam Locos LNER
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £100- £130
£600 Bids
PAIR inc Wrenn Steam Locos W2219 2-6-4 LMS lined
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
PAIR inc Wrenn Steam Locos W2219 2-6-4 LMS lined
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £90- £110
£500 Bids
Wrenn 2211 4-6-2 BR green A4 Class No.60022
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn 2211 4-6-2 BR green A4 Class No.60022
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £70- £90
£400 Bids
GRP inc Wrenn Locos and Rolling Stock unboxed
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Wrenn Locos and Rolling Stock unboxed
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £90- £110
£500 Bids
GRP inc Wrenn empty Loco and Wagon boxes W2246
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
GRP inc Wrenn empty Loco and Wagon boxes W2246
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £100
£450 Bids
Wrenn W2213 4-6-2 NE wartime black A4 Class Loco
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W2213 4-6-2 NE wartime black A4 Class Loco
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £110
£450 Bids
Wrenn W2238 4-6-2 rebuilt Merchant Navy Class
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W2238 4-6-2 rebuilt Merchant Navy Class
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £100- £130
£600 Bids
Wrenn W2236 4-6-2 BR green rebuilt West Country
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W2236 4-6-2 BR green rebuilt West Country
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £100
£450 Bids
Wrenn W2283 4-6-2 LNER photographic grey A4
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W2283 4-6-2 LNER photographic grey A4
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £200- £260
£1200 Bids
Wrenn W2209 4-6-2 LNER lined apple green A4
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W2209 4-6-2 LNER lined apple green A4
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £100
£450 Bids
Wrenn W2262 4-6-0 BR green Royal Scot Class Loco
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W2262 4-6-0 BR green Royal Scot Class Loco
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £100- £140
£600 Bids
Wrenn W2309 4-6-2 BR unlined black rebuilt West
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W2309 4-6-2 BR unlined black rebuilt West
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £200- £300
£1200 Bids
Wrenn W2229 4-6-2 BR blue Princess Coronation
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W2229 4-6-2 BR blue Princess Coronation
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £100- £130
£600 Bids
Wrenn W3006/7 brown and cream 2-Car Brighton
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W3006/7 brown and cream 2-Car Brighton
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £80- £100
£450 Bids
Wrenn W2241 4-6-2 LMS lined black Princess
May 27, 10:00 AM BST
Wrenn W2241 4-6-2 LMS lined black Princess
by Vectis Auctions Ltd
Est: £100- £130
£600 Bids

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