The 14XX was a GWR tank locomotive designed for branch line passenger and freight work. Although the design is attributed to Collett, much of the actual locomotive was derived from the earlier 19th century George Armstrong designed 517 Class. Entering service in 1932, in all 75 were built and ran well into the 1960s with 4 surviving into preservation.
An autocoach was often combined with a 14XX on many branch line operations. The driving cab on the autocoach meant that the locomotive could be controlled from there and negated the requirement to run the locomotive round at the end of the journey. This format was known as a push-pull train. The Dapol 14XX & autocoach will complement each other very nicely of any GWR based layout.
20 locomotives built concurrently with the 48xx engines were not fitted with auto train control connections. These 58xx class engines were intended for branch lines where auto working was not in use and goods train service. 58s were regularly seen hauling the last of the 4 wheel coaches and later bogie non-corridor coaches, often with just one brake composite being sufficient for the passengers.
Die-cast running plate
Fully compensated die-cast chassis
Die-cast and profiled wheels
High level of separately applied detail
Flickering fire light effect
Removable cab roof for ease of posing your locomotive crew
Sprung metal buffers and articulated screw coupling
Dapols proven motor and gearbox offering exceptional smooth performance and slow running capabilities
DCC Ready, incorporating Dapols new 'Quick-fit' DCC and speaker design
Un-numbered versions of each livery will be available so that you can model your local locomotive
About to be tooled - expected autumn/winter 2018
We are now taking pre-orders for the Dapol 48xx/14xx/58xx tank engines. Please do NOT send Paypal payments for pre-order items.