Dapol OO 4S-517-004S GWR 523 517 Class 0-4-2T GWR Green GREAT WESTERN DCC Sound

MRP £250.00

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The 517 Class were small 0-4-2T tank engines designed by George Armstrong for local passenger work on the Great Western Railway. 144 were built at Wolverhampton Works in 13 lots and were outshopped between 1868 and 1885.
During the late 1880’s and early 1890’s most had their wheelbases lengthened to 15 foot 6 inches and from 1904 onward several were converted to auto train working which scattered them over the system. When Charles Collett became CME, during 1924 he widened the tanks and provided a new cab with extended bunker which became the Swindon rebuild and outwardly looked very similar to the later 48xx class he designed in 1932.
The last of the class, number 1159, was withdrawn in August 1947 just missing out on nationalisation. All members of the class were disposed of with none making it into preservation

Dapol will be making models having the later modified chassis with longer wheel base and side tanks replacing the saddle tanks including open and closed cab versions.

General Specification

The locomotives will have all of the usual refinements that are expected to be found on all Dapol models including:
  • Diecast chassis & running plate, wheels (with metal tyres), boiler and fire box (two fire box types)
  • Fully compensated chassis
  • Three cab types: open, closed and the later Collett design
  • Detailed cab interiors
  • Removable cab roof (held in place with magnets)
  • Tall and short chimney types
  • Churchward sprung tapered shank buffers
  • High level of separately added detail
  • Representation of internal motion
  • Expertly applied liveries
  • Printed number plates with etched plates in the accessory pack

Technical Specification

  • DCC fitting with slide-in PCB offers simple ‘tool-free’ installation of a NEXT-18 DCC decoder and a ’no-solder’ speaker connection. This board slides through the smoke box door and connects directly to the locomotive mother board.
  • Firebox glow (synchronised with sound on factory-fitted models only)
  • Coreless Motor
  • Next-18 DCC Socket. DCC Ready, DCC fitted & DCC sound fitted options available.
  • Enhance your driving experience with our feature RealDrive (factory-fitted models only)
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