The compact and powerful Churchward 45xx 2-6-2 prairie tank. This model is continuing under the Lionheart banner, reflecting the predominant use of metal in the construction versus the plastic body moulded shells of the Dapol range locomotives. Development is intentionally longer as effort is concentrated on the main Dapol range, but this allows even more research to be done and incorporated. This batch is designed to model the curved drop front locomotives with larger bunkers, 4540 to 4554 with rear frame extensions and 4555 to 4574 built new with full length frames.
July 2020 - Due to the worldwide COVID situation production has been delayed with a slot expected in 3-4 months, with delivery Winter 2020/21.