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Dapol N GWR 8762 57xx/8750 Class 0-6-0 Pannier Tank Green Lettered GWR 2S-007-003

A new model of the Great Western 57xx class pannier tank locomotives incorporating the ability to recreate detail differences between the members of this large class. The different cab roof and rivetted or welded tank construction can be reproduced, while the chassis incorporates a 6-pin DCC decoder socket. Dapol magnetic couplers and standard N gauge couplers are supplied along with a bag of spares and fine details for futher optional detailing.

The side mounted pannier tank design engines were a distinctive feature of the GWR, offering the ability to utilise the efficient belpaire firebox while retaining access to the cylinders, rods and valve gear between the frames without a significant loss of water capacity. Developed from the older designs of saddle tank, many of which had been adapted with pannier tanks to accomodate new belpaire boilers, a small number of GWR 57xx class locomotives sold to London Transport were the last steam locomotives to work 'in service' on the national railway network.

During the mid-1930s the visual design of the GWR 57xx pannier tanks was revised and 'cleaned up', the main feature being the fitting of an enclosed cab roof structure blended into the bunker, in place of the original 57xx cab which retained the features of earlier locomotives with open-back cabs fitted with a back sheet.

8762 completed at Swindon in October 1933 was one of the first batch of this revised '8750' sub-class. Most of this batch, along with the 97xx condensing panniers built at the same time, were sent to London Old Oak Common shed.
Several of this group of locomotives did not move far from London, 8762 never being officially allocated away from Old Oak Common until withdrawn from service in August 1961.

Dapol N GWR 8762 57xx/8750 Class 0-6-0 Pannier Tank Green Lettered GWR 2S-007-003
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MRP: £76.65
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