NEW N Gauge GWR 57XX 0-6-0 Pannier Tanks

Posted by Warren Bennett on

Last of the new N Gauge Announcements from Dapol, a new batch of GWR 57XX 0-6-0 Pannier Tanks.
Eight versions to be produced all to be DCC Ready and DCC Fitted. Usual GWR Green and BR Black models as well as the popular London Transport Red and the never before done by Dapol in N Gauge Stephenson Clarke Blue.
Pricing as follows
 DCC Ready - £91.80 (RRP £108.00)
DCC Fitted - £123.93 (RRP £145.80)


The Dapol 57xx features:

  • Finely moulded body with many separately added fine details
  • Prototypical cab styles and water tanks available
  • DCC Ready - 6 pin decoder socket
  • DCC Fitted available
  • Cast wheels with fine relief and appropriate colouring
  • Heavy metal chassis and all wheel pick up
  • Accessory bag with spares and other added detail

Pannier Tanks were used almost exclusively in Britain by the GWR. They were brought into service to replace earlier built and designed saddle tank locomotives. Their design offered the locomotive a low centre of gravity, reasonable range and easier access to the workings of the locomotive. In all, 863 were built between 1929 and 1950 and sixteen survive into preservation. Eleven 5700 saddle tanks were bought by London Transport for use on shunting duties on the London Underground network. These were numbered L89 to L99 and continued in service until 1971. The locomotive’s durability and functionality is attested to in the fact that the last locomotive in service was used well into the 1970s
by the National Coal Board at the Deep Duffryn Colliery at Mountain Ash.

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