Ready to Run Locomotives

 

Dapol have entered the 'O' gauge market with an extensive range of products.

We are now taking advance orders for all announced items for despatch as soon as they become available. You will not be charged until despatch has been made on advance orders.

We have now received all liveries of the 57xx and 8750 and stocks are running low on these very popular locomotives. Dapol have also now announced the riveted tank version of the 57xx for release hopefully around the end of the year along with a re-run of the standard 57xx and 8750. We are taking advance orders for these now.

GWR / BR 57xx / 8750 Pannier Tank

The Great Western Railway 5700 Class, or 57xx class, is a class of 0-6-0 pannier tank steam locomotive, built between 1929 and 1950. 863 were built, making them the most prolific class of the GWR, and one of the most numerous classes of British steam locomotive.

Although officially designated by GWR as "light goods and shunting engines", they were also used for passenger working on branch, suburban, and shorter mainline journeys.

They were distributed across most of the GWR network and, after nationalisation of the railways in 1948, across the British Railways Western Region, and also other regions.

The 5700s were not as glamorous as the GWR Castles and Kings, but became just as much of an icon of the GWR.

As a result of the 1955 Modernisation Plan, the 5700 Class was withdrawn from BR service between 1956 and 1966. Nineteen withdrawn locomotives were sold to London Transport and industry, of which ten were later preserved, along with six that were retrieved from scrapyards.

The Dapol O gauge 57xx / 8750 will have the following features:

  • Die cast Chassis and footplate for excellent adhesion and pulling power
  • Powerful 5 pole motor providing fine power control
  • Beautiful details 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 firebox glow
  • Ash pan with correct double brake rodding
  • Expertly applied livery
  • DCC Ready with a 21 pin decoder socket
  • Sound fitted versions offer which will also include Real Drive

Dapol have confirmed a slight increase in the price of the London Transport liveried 57xx's both with and without sound. This is beacuse of an increase in the license fees from Transport for London for use of the imagery and livery. Dapol have absorbed as much of the fee as possible but had to pass on a £7.50 increase to the RRP onto the customers. When the prices and margins are already so low increases like these have to be passed on. (Basic model RRP from £235.00 to £242.50, Our Price from £199.75 to £206.25; DCC & Sound RRP from £420.50 to £428.20, Our Price from £357.50 to £364.00)

 

WE ARE AWARE THAT SOME OF OUR "COMPETITORS" ARE UNDER CUTTING OUR PRICE BY A POUND OR TWO. WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT MANY OF THEM ARE CHARGING POSTAGE COSTS FROM £4.00 TO £6.50.

WE ARE SUPPLYING ALL ORDERS OVER £150.00 POST FREE TO UK MAINLAND ADDRESSES.

57xx / 8750 currently available

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7S-007-006
Class 57xx Pannier London Transport Red # L92
£242.50
£206.25
7S-007-006S
Class 57xx Pannier London Transport Red # L92 with DCC and sound **LAST ONE**
£428.20
£364.00

Late 2019 57xx / 8750

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7S-007-007
Class 57xx Pannier 9669 BR Black Late Crest
£235.00
£199.75
7S-007-007D
Class 57xx Pannier 9669 BR Black Late Crest fitted with DCC
£265.00
£225.25
7S-007-008
Class 57xx Pannier 6739 BR Black Early Crest (fitted with riveted tanks)
£235.00
£199.75
7S-007-008D
Class 57xx Pannier 6739 BR Black Early Crest fitted with DCC (fitted with riveted tanks)
£265.00
£225.25
7S-007-009
Class 57xx Pannier Ex 5775 GNSR Lined Caramel
£235.00
£199.75
7S-007-009D
Class 57xx Pannier Ex 5775 GNSR Lined Caramel fitted with DCC
£265.00
£225.25
7S-007-010
8750 Class 8784 Great Western Green
£235.00
£199.75
7S-007-010D
8750 Class 8784 Great Western Green fitted with DCC
£265.00
£225.25
7S-007-011
Class 57xx 7714 BR Black Late Crest (fitted with riveted tanks)
£235.00
£199.75
7S-007-011D
Class 57xx 7714 BR Black Late Crest fitted with DCC (fitted with riveted tanks)
£265.00
£225.25
7S-007-012
8750 Class 8763 BR lined black Early Crest
£235.00
£199.75
7S-007-012D
8750 Class 8763 BR lined black Early Crest fitted with DCC
£265.00
£225.25
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