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OO Gauge GWR 4-6-0 'Manor' Steam locomotive Production Samples

OO Gauge GWR 7800 'Manor' 4-6-0 Production Samples

Dapol is delighted to be able to share images of the latest production samples of the GWR 7800 'Manor' locomotive

Prototype

The GWR Manor was a versatile 4-6-0 configured locomotive designed with a lighter axle loading than the existing and popular Grange class which enabled the Manor to operate in regions of the GWR where this was not possible with a locomotive of  comparable power. In all, 30 Manor class locomotives were manufactured at Swindon in two batches: 20 between 1938 and 1939 and then a further 10 post nationalisation in 1950 which were designated 5MT. Although initially the performance of the locomotive was deemed at best mediocre, subtle internal refinements made towards the mid 1950s resulted in a successful and popular locomotive. In all nine examples of the Manor survived into preservation. .

Specification

General Specification Many original GA drawings were used in the development of these accurate and authentic models.   

Building on the many developments from the Dapol Mogul including Dapol's award winning slide in PCB in the boiler for tool free DCC fitting and sugar cube speaker enclosure (for sound models) and conductive drawbar providing tender wheel pick-up and connections for high bass speaker.  

 The locomotive will have all of the usual refinements that are expected to be found on all Dapol models including: 

  • A diecast compensated chassis 
  • Detailed cab interior with screw reverse
  • The front pony truck is also sprung and operates on a cam so the model will negotiate R2 curves with ease.   

Technical Specification  

  • A 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.
  • The tender to locomotive drawbar includes reliable electrical connections moulded within the close-coupling push-fit coupling. This eliminates wired plugs and unreliable wiper style connections.
  • The locomotive and tender have electrical pick-up on all driving and tender wheels
  • An optional base reflex speaker can be fitted into the tender
  • Firebox glow (synchronised with sound*) 
  • Dapol’s proven slow speed mechanism and high torque motor 
  • Enhance your driving experience with our feature RealDrive*   

* Available on factory installed sound fitted models

Proposed Models - Production Samples

4S-001-009 Granville Manor 7818 GW Green Shirt Button

4S-001-010 Cockington Manor 7806 GW Green GWR

4S-001-011 Ditcheat Manor 7821 BR Lined Black Early Crest

4S-001-012 Foxcote Manor 7822 BR Black Early Crest

4S-001-013 Garsington Manor 7817 BR Lined Gree Late Crest

4S-001-014 Bradley Manor 7802 BR Lined Green Late Crest

Recommended Retail Price

DCC Ready

£178.99

DCC Fitted

£212.33

Sound Fitted

£330.43

Recommended Retail Price

Production samples have been received and reviewed and approved by the design team. The models will be shipping any day now and we expect them to be in the country towards the start of September 2024 (not allowing for international shipping conditions, which are beyond our control).

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