NEW Dapol O Gauge Pannier Tanks Announced

Posted by Warren Bennett on

Dapol have announced a new batch of O Gauge 57xx / 8750 Pannier Tank Models set to be released Q4 2023!
13 new models have been announced all to be available DCC Ready, DCC Fitted and DCC Sound Fitted.

New announced batch include popular GWR and Great Western Green variations plus numerous BR and GWR Black models. Plus also another London Transport model.

Pictured above Dapol are also producing a eye catching Stephenson Clarke Blue 87XX.

Pricing as follows (all models to be available with FREE UK POSTAGE)
DCC Ready - £223.27 - (RRP £262.68)
DCC Fitted - £251.78 - (RRP £296.22)
DCC Sound - £335.62 - (RRP £394.85)


  • Die cast Chassis and footplate for excellent adhesion and pulling power
  • Powerful 5 pole motor providing fine power control
  • Beautifully detailed body with correct body type variations applied where relevant with many separately added details
  • Partial representation of working inside motion and many other exquisite fine details including:
  • Four cabs for original 57XX, Later 57XX, 8750 Collett cab and London Transport cab
  • Sprung Buffers
  • Removable roof, secured with magnets for ease of fitting engine crew
  • Working cab doors, where fitted
  • Flickering fire box glow
  • Ash pan with correct double brake rodding
  • Expertly applied livery
  • Wheels conform to the new O Gauge standard, suitable for O Super Fine
  • DCC Ready with a 21 pin decoder socket Sound fitted versions offered, Sound recorded from L92

The 5700 class were introduced in 1929, whilst the 8750 class followed in 1933 and by 1950 863 locomotives had been constructed, making this perhaps the most successful 0-6-0. G.W.R. Classification: Group C, Route Blue, changed to yellow under B.R. B.R. Classification: 3F. Designed for shunting and short freight workings, however it soon became clear that other duties could be performed such as branch passenger working and mainline freight, being widespread across the system.

The 8750 class can be distinguished from the 5700 class by the totally enclosed larger cab. Whistle shields and bunker steps with handrails were added from 1936. A new water feed was introduced in 1942 with the clack valves being fitted inside a case on top of the boiler in front of the dome, which became standard for builds after 1944. Between 1956 and 1963, thirteen 5700 locomotives were sold to the London Transport being painted in the attractive lined red livery. The NCB bought five 5700 locomotives between 1959 and 1965, with number 7754 still working in 1975.

Last of class withdrawn: 1966. Preserved examples: 3650, 3738, 4612, 5764/L95, 5775/L89, 5786/L92, 7714, 7715/L99, 7752/L94, 7754, 7760/L90, 9600, 9629, 9642, 9681, 9682

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