OO GWR 15xx Pannier Tanks

Hawksworth design outside cylinder engines. Breaking with the traditional GWR design path the 15xx series shows design influences from the USTAC S100 'USA Tank' engines used by the GWR during WW2. Generally similar to the 94xx pannier tanks the 15xx series featured outside cylinders and motion with 10 engines ordered by the Great Western, though not constructed until after nationalisation. Following withdraw from British Railways service three were used by the NCB at Coventry, allowing one example to survive into preservation.
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1506 finished in plain black livery without emblems.
Built in 1949 number 1506 was released in plain black pending the arrival of the transfers for the new British Railways lion over wheel emblems.
DCC Ready with socket for Next18 decoder.
£133.99
MRP £149.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 8328)
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1500 finished in plain black livery with early British Railways lion over wheel emblems.
DCC Ready with socket for Next18 decoder.
£133.99
MRP £149.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 8138)
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1505 finished in lined black livery with early British Railways lion over wheel emblems and red back number plates. Old Oak Common shed painted a number of their pannier tanks in this very smart looking lined black livery as after taking in empty trains the engine would be waiting at the buffer stops in Paddington station as the passengers boarded.
DCC Ready with socket for Next18 decoder.
£133.99
MRP £149.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 9440)
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1504 finished in standard BR plain black livery with the later British Railways lion holding wheel heraldic crest.
DCC Ready with socket for Next18 decoder.
£133.99
MRP £149.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 173)
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1501 finished in lined black livery with the later British Railways lion holdingĀ  wheel heraldic crests. This one of the liveries carried by 1501 since restoration for passenger service on the Severn Valley Railway, the lined black looking far more aesthetically pleasing than the plain alternative.
DCC Ready with socket for Next18 decoder.
£133.99
MRP £149.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 7003)
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1509 in NCB maroon livery. This is the livery carried while in service with the National Coal Board at Coventry Colliery from 1962 to 1970.
DCC Ready with socket for Next18 decoder.
£133.99
MRP £149.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 9205)
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1506 finished in plain black livery without emblems.
Built in 1949 number 1506 was released in plain black pending the arrival of the transfers for the new British Railways lion over wheel emblems.
DCC Sound fitted.
£223.00
MRP £249.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 9383)
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1500 finished in plain black livery with early British Railways lion over wheel emblems.
DCC Sound fitted.
£223.00
MRP £249.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 46583)
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1505 finished in lined black livery with early British Railways lion over wheel emblems and red back number plates. Old Oak Common shed painted a number of their pannier tanks in this very smart looking lined black livery as after taking in empty trains the engine would be waiting at the buffer stops in Paddington station as the passengers boarded.
DCC Sound fitted.
£223.00
MRP £249.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 9106)
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1504 finished in standard BR plain black livery with the later British Railways lion holding wheel heraldic crest.
DCC Sound fitted.
£223.00
MRP £249.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 6837)
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1501 finished in lined black livery with the later British Railways lion holdingĀ  wheel heraldic crests. This one of the liveries carried by 1501 since restoration for passenger service on the Severn Valley Railway, the lined black looking far more aesthetically pleasing than the plain alternative.
DCC Sound fitted.
£223.00
MRP £249.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 8786)
Model of Hawksworth design GWR 15xx class 0-6-0PT pannier tank locomotive 1509 in NCB maroon livery. This is the livery carried while in service with the National Coal Board at Coventry Colliery from 1962 to 1970.
DCC Sound fitted.
£223.00
MRP £249.95

Must be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 22492)
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The 15xx was a rather odd design for the GWR. The 15xx was certainly a sound design for a heavy shunting engine and outside cylinders and valve gear certainly makes maintenance and preparation easier and quicker. However unlike the Southerns' purchase of USA tanks for Southampton docks the GWR had little need for powerful, short wheelbase 0-6-0 engines and the duties expected of a GWR pannier tank extended beyond shunting. The combination of short wheelbase and powerful outside cylinders made the 15xx less suitable for the fast running than the more conventional 94xx class engines.
Loco crew descriptions of the engines certainly bears out the disadvantages of the design. London crews colourfully described them has having an 'appetite for ground signals' and modern day SVR crews refer to 1501 at the 'Raging Bull', both suggesting a tendency to waddle or plunge from side to side when under power. This trait is common to powerful outside cylindered locomotives and usually countered by a leading truck providing resistance to the surging motion.
This no doubt explains (in part) British Railways' decision to order 94xx class engines to replace life-expired 0-6-0 goods engines and diesels for the shunting only duties.
Three of the class found work where they were really suitable, with the NCB at Coventry, resulting in engines 1501 being purchased for preservation on the Severn Valley Railway.