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Dapol announce N Gauge GWR 63xx 2-6-0 Mogul

Dapol have announced a brand new N Gauge GWR Churchward built 63xx 2-6-0 Mogul.

The series of models being produced by Dapol are to the later Churchward build from numbers 5390 through 7321, constructed between 1920 & 1923 with the final eight (6362-6369) in 1925 under Collett. These Collett locomotives had outside cylinder steam pipes fitted from new, whilst this feature was added to the majority of the earlier batch from the late 1940s to the early 1950s. The last to be withdrawn was 6395 on 21/11/1964.

Dapol N Gauge Mogul

Dapol state that many original GA drawings were used in the development of the Mogul and the locomotive will feature a diecast chassis with a corless motor driving the rear wheels. To add compensation the centre driving wheels are sprung. The front pony truck is also sprung and operates on a cam so the model will negotiate 2nd radius curves with ease.

Dapol N Gauge Mogul

To portray these locomotives over their lifetime, Dapol are planning on including the following details:

  • Diecast boiler

  • Smokebox with/without cylinder steam pipes

  • Diecast footplate

  • Churchward taper buffers

  • Collett straight shank buffers

  • Tall vacuum pipe for early versions

  • Lower vacuum pipe for later period

  • Tall safety valve cover

  • Short safety valve cover

  • Smokebox top mounted lamp bracket

  • Smokebox door mounted lamp bracket for BR period

  • Smokebox number plate for BR period

  • Highly detailed cab interior

Dapol N Gauge Mogul

  • Diecast Chassis - Split frames for live bearing pick-up

  • Blackend nickel plated diecast driving wheels

  • Brass bearings

  • Plastic keeper plate with brake shoe & linkage details

  • Sprung centre driving wheels

  • Wheels to NMRA standard

Dapol N Gauge Mogul
  • Pickup from locomotive driving wheels and tender wheels

  • Coreless motor

  • Easily removable tender body

  • Space for sugar cube speaker in tender

  • DCC ready with provision for NEXT18 decoder in tender

  • Locomotive to tender with electrical connections for motor and locomotive pickup via pin and socket mounted under the cab

Dapol N Gauge Mogul

Dapol N Gauge Mogul
Dapol N Gauge Mogul
Dapol N Gauge Mogul
Proposed Liveries:

2S-043-001 6336 'Great Western' green

2S-043-002 6385 Shirt Button green

2S-043-003 7301 'GWR' green

2S-043-004 6324 BR Black, early crest

2S-043-005 6364 BR Green, early crest

2S-043-006 7310 BR Green, late crest

The RRP is £170 for DCC ready versions, £205 for DCC fitted versions and £280 for DCC sound fitted versions

Dapol state the CAD is currently at the review stage and the release date is TBC.


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