Wonersh Trains

UK Agent for Darstaed de Luxe O-gauge Electric Trains and Accessories

GWR/BR 57XX Pannier Tank

Few GWR or BR Western Region scenes are complete without a Pannier tank; over 2000 of various types of this popular loco were built, or converted from earlier saddle tanks. The most numerous were the 57XX series of 863 examples; our example represents one of these with the earlier cab version. 13 Panniers were later sold to London Transport to become the last standard gauge locos in non-industrial sevice in Great Britain, two years after the official end of steam on BR. Several were also given extended but hard lives in industrial use and thankfully 23 Panniers survive in preservation, of which 16 are of the 57XX class including 6 ex-LT.

The mech is the same as the Jinty, except that the wheel spacings are slightly different, as they were in real life. There is an On/Off/Reverse toggle switch plus an On/Off lights slide switch in the cab so you can run it backwards or forwards double heading with any other loco, Darstaed or otherwise. Day or night.

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