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New O Gauge 57xx / 8750 Models Announced

New O Gauge 57xx / 8750 Models Announced


The 5700 class were introduced in 1929, whilst the 8750 class followed in 1933 and by 1950 863 locomotives had been constructed, making this perhaps the most successful 0-6-0. G.W.R. Classification: Group C, Route Blue, changed to yellow under B.R. B.R. Classification: 3F. Designed for shunting and short freight workings, however it soon became clear that other duties could be performed such as branch passenger working and mainline freight, being widespread across the system.   


The 8750 class can be distinguished from the 5700 class by the totally enclosed larger cab. Whistle shields and bunker steps with handrails were added from 1936. A new water feed was introduced in 1942 with the clack valves being fitted inside a case on top of the boiler in front of the dome, which became standard for builds after 1944. Between 1956 and 1963, thirteen 5700 locomotives were sold to the London Transport being painted in the attractive lined red livery.  The NCB bought five 5700 locomotives between 1959 and 1965, with number 7754 still working in 1975.   

 Last of class withdrawn: 1966. Preserved examples: 3650, 3738, 4612, 5764/L95, 5775/L89, 5786/L92, 7714, 7715/L99, 7752/L94, 7754, 7760/L90, 9600, 9629, 9642, 9681, 9682    


Decorated sample shown for illustration only. Subject to review and where necessary correction and change


  • Die cast Chassis and footplate for excellent adhesion and pulling power                          
  • Powerful 5 pole motor providing fine power control        
  • Beautifully detailed body with correct body type variations applied where relevant with many  separately added details             
  • Partial representation of working inside motion and many other exquisite fine details including:       
  • Four cabs for original 57XX, Later 57XX, 8750 Collett cab and London Transport cab                 
  • Sprung Buffers                     
  • Removable roof, secured with magnets for ease of fitting engine crew                    
  • Working cab doors, where fitted                      
  • Flickering fire box glow                       
  • Ash pan with correct double brake rodding             
  • Expertly applied livery             
  • Wheels conform to the new O Gauge standard, suitable for O Super Fine       
  • DCC Ready with a 21 pin decoder socket  Sound fitted versions offered, Sound recorded from L92   

Proposed Liveries

  • 7S-007-013        Class 57xx Pannier 'Great Western' Green 7718 
  • 7S-007-013U     Class 57xx Pannier 'Great Western' Green  Unnumbered 
  • 7S-007-014        Class 57xx Pannier GWR Shirtbutton  Green 6748 
  • 7S-007-014U      Class 57xx Pannier GWR Shirtbutton  Green Unnumbered 
  • 7S-007-015        Class 57xx Pannier `GWR'  Green 5762 
  • 7S-007-015U     Class 57xx Pannier `GWR'  Green Unnumbered 
  • 7S-007-016        Class 57xx Pannier L90 London Transport 
  • 7S-007-017        Class 87xx Pannier Stephenson Clarke Blue 3650 
  • 7S-007-018        Class 87xx Pannier `Great Western' Green  8750 
  • 7S-007-019        Class 87xx Pannier GWR Black 3738 
  • 7S-007-020        Class 87xx Pannier `British Railways' GWR Green 9741
  • 7S-007-021        Class 57xx Pannier BR Black Late Crest 9620 
  •  7S-007-021U    Class 57xx Pannier BR Black Late Crest Unnumbered                     

Project Update

The necessary decorated samples have been reviewed and feedback has been provided to the factory. we are currently waiting on a full set of production samples for evaluation before the production run is shipped to the UK. We expect the models to be in shops sometime during Q4 2023.


DCC Read


DCC Fitted


DCC Sound


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