Dapol has finalised details of its ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run GWR ‘Pannier’ tank including confirmation that it will be producing both the ’57XX’ and ‘8750’ 0-6-0PT varieties.
The new model is set to feature a die-cast chassis and five pole motor, partial representation of the working inside motion, sprung buffers, removable roof, flickering firebox glow, double brake rodding around the ashcan and a 21-pin DCC decoder socket. It will also be available DCC ready and DCC sound fitted while its wheels are said to confirm to ‘super fine’ ‘O’ gauge standards.
Dapol has also stated that the model will be released with four different cab styles covering original and modified ’57XX’, Collett ‘8750’ and London Transport locomotives.
The first engineering sample is expected to arrive with Dapol during June and it is anticipated for release in the fourth quarter of 2017. Prices are set at £235 for DCC ready and £420.70 for DCC sound fitted models.
Locomotives chosen are: ’57XX’ 5717 in BR black with early crests (Cat No. 7S-007-001/D), ’57XX’ 5700 in Great Western green (72-007-002/D), ‘8750’ 9659 in GWR green (7S-007-003/D), ’57XX’ L94 in London Transport maroon (7S-007-004/D) and ‘8750’ 3716 in BR black with late crests (7S-007-005/D).
Visit www.dapol.co.uk for more information.