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Rapido 904002  No. 1500, BR unlined black, early emblem

Rapido 904002 No. 1500, BR unlined black, early emblem


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Description
  • Not yet released
  • Although designed by the Great Western Railway, the ‘15XXs’ were built by British Railways. They were a major departure from the GWR’s tried and tested pannier tank formula. The ‘15XX’ featured a very short wheelbase for negotiating tight curves and, with outside cylinders and Walschaerts valve gear, the bottom end design was said to have been inspired by the USATC ‘S100’ 0-6-0T (Southern ‘USA’). Rapido Trains UK is to fill a big gap in the ranks of ‘OO’ gauge GWR models with the Hawksworth ‘15XX’ pannier tank. WR ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PT Prototype Factfile Built: 1949 (Ten built) How long did they last? The ‘15XX’ fleet was withdrawn by BR between 1959 and 1963. Three were used by the NCB until 1969. Where did they work? The majority were based at Old Oak Common shed for moving coaches to and from Paddington station. Others worked in South Wales. Can I see one? No. 1501 is based at the Severn Valley Railway.
  • Here’s the specification of this ‘OO’ gauge model:
  • • Designed from original works drawings and a wealth of photographic material
  • • Die-cast construction
  • • Quality mechanism
  • • Next18 decoder socket
  • • NEM coupler pockets
  • • Sprung buffers
  • • Key detail changes between individual locomotives