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Old 03-04-2018, 11:59 AM   #1
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Default 7S-007-001 Dapol O Gauge 57xx

This has got to be the best Easter present I have ever had!

Dapol have done O gauge modellers a great service by introducing their range of affordable O gauge engines and their latest one is just about the best steam offering they have done so far.

She was very well packaged and after very careful undoing she proved to be in one beautiful piece!

The detail is amazing and even includes the valves/piston rods under the boiler! Cab detail is great only let down slightly by the amount of clear plastic visible which I would imagine is a big cost saver compared to individual pieces and is easily hidden with a lick of paint.
The only other thing I can fault this model on (and this is being very pedantic) was the tiny burr on the edge of the cab roof from were the part had been removed from its sprue.

Paint finish and decals application is top notch and all detail is pre fitted. There are tiny details like a padlock on the tool box and even etched cab side plates.

Mine is a display model so I can not comment on running qualities because I have not run her.

A truly magnificent model and for under 200, delivered, an absolute bargain.

Well done Dapol!!!!!!







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Very very nice. Display model eh? I wonder how long that will last
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Very very nice. Display model eh? I wonder how long that will last
lol. Thanks WTG. Even Quasimodriver loves her!

I have blown my model railway budget and space on my oo lay out so I am very happy just to have this one for display.

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I certainly would be very happy to have one on display.
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My 57xx arrives Wednesday in GREAT WESTERN livery.
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My 57xx arrives Wednesday in GREAT WESTERN livery.
No need to get upset bud, we can soon paint it Black and add a BR logo
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I am not upset, if you are happy to look at a work of art that has been defaced that`s ok

I would much rather look at this!
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I am not upset, if you are happy to look at a work of art that has been defaced that`s ok

I would much rather look at this!
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She does look very nice even in that sn*t green colour plus it looks like the SVR vandals have struck again and made off with her number plates.........
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Id be happy with one of each.
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