Rapido Trains UK is to fill a big gap in the ranks of ‘OO’ gauge
GWR models with the Hawksworth ‘15XX’ pannier tank.
Although designed by the Great Western Railway, the ‘15XXs’ were built by British Railways. They were a major departure from the GWR’s tried and tested pannier tank formula. The 15XX’ featured a very short wheelbase for negotiating tight curves and, with outside cylinders and Walschaerts valve gear, the bottom end design was said to have been inspired by the USATC ‘S100’ 0-6-0T (Southern ‘USA’).
WR ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PT Prototype Factfile
Built: 1949 (Ten built)
How long did they last? The ‘15XX’ fleet was withdrawn by BR between 1959 and 1963. Three were used by the NCB until 1969.
Where did they work? The majority were based at Old Oak Common shed for moving coaches to and from Paddington station. Others worked in South Wales.
Can I see one? No. 1501 is based at the Severn Valley Railway.
Here’s the specification of the Rapido ‘OO’ gauge DCC Ready model:
• Designed from original works drawings and a wealth of photographic material
• Die-cast construction
• Quality mechanism
• Next18 decoder socket
• NEM coupler pockets
• Sprung buffers
• Key detail changes between individual locomotives
You can pre-order your locomotive with a £0 deposit, with the R.R.P. to be paid once the product is in stock. In addition you will also get a free DVD filmed at The East Lancashire Railway Spring Gala on February 17th 2022 featuring 1501 as well as Royal Scot and City Of Wells. This free 35 minute DVD offer is exclusive to Enwins 3d Models and will be delivered with your locomotive. Free DVD offer is limited to one per household.