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GWR/BR 57XX / 8750 0-6-0 Pannier Tanks

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Our models of the much-loved, numerous and ubiquitous GWR/BR 57XX/8750 0-6-0 pannier tanks were announced some time ago and a great deal of research and preparatory work has been done behind the scenes, with all drawings and CAD now complete follwing extensive consultation with our panel of highly-respected GWR experts, including Bob Meanley of Tyseley Locomotive Works where Mainline Certified 57XX 9600 and ex-LT L94 (7752) are based.

We are pleased to say that the models are mow in production and you can reserve your model using the form on this page. As always with Masterpiece Models, the Pannier tanks are being built by a leading maker in South Korea where quality standards exceed anything available elsewhere in Asia.

True to Masterpiece Models standards, all the models will feature fully working inside motion, a highly detailed cab interior, opening smokebox door with tubeplate and blast pipe, as well as split-axle pick-up through the hornblocks. A new and beautifully engineered drive train will not only ensure superb running, but it has also allowed the space for features such as the detailed somkebox interior, even when optional DCC sound is fitted.

In short, we intend this to be the best and most highly detailed ready-to-run 7mm scale 57XX pannier tank that you can buy – a must for all Great Western and Western Region aficionados.

To make sense of this build it's necessary to restrict the number of variables, although the great majority of variations will be catered for, including:

  • Earlier or later styles of cab
  • With or without steam heating
  • With or without ATC
  • Riveted (originally Kerr Stuart) or flush tanks
  • With or without top feed
  • Polished or painted safety valve bonnets
  • With or without cab shutters and doors
  • With or without additional bunker steps and handrails
  • Smaller/larger whistle shields
  • Brass/cast iron number plates
  • The engines built by outside contractors will carry appropriate builder's plates

As the class was ultimately so large (863 engines) we are unfortunately not able to reseach individual engines on behalf of customers. Instead, we recommend buyers to find a photograph of their chosen engine in period and make their choices from the options list based on that.

For the sake of simplicity we will not build 9701-10 which were condensing engines of a different design, neither will we build the 6700-59 series which appeared only with steam bakes and three link couplings. Also excluded are engines 5768 and 5770-78 which had different boilers featuring an external steam pipe running from the dome to the steam fountain. Neither will we be producing engines fitted with spark-arresting chimneys.

However, due to strong levels of interest we will produce a batch of the highly distinctive London Transport panniers in their lined Metropolitan dark red livery. One of our advisors grew up with these locomotives and has extensive first-hand experience of them. They will feature LT trip-cock apparatus, revised cabs and rainstrips, LT-style lamp brackets, reporting number frames and red-painted coupling rods. Certain items were removed by London Transport, so the LT locomotives will not be fitted with numberplates, steam heat or vacuum pipes. Due to the fact that the the livery colour and other aspects of the first two panniers acquired by LT (the first L90 and L91) are different from the later engines we will only offer the later style which in any case were more representative of these charismatic locomotives. We have gone to considerable lengths to ensure the livery and special details of the London Transport pannier tanks are correct and these are expected to be among the best Masterpiece Models produced thus far.

The prices will be £1,430 inc.VAT for a standard locomotive or £1,595 inc.VAT for a locomotive with sound. The London Transport version will carry a supplement of £50 inc.VAT due to the special livery and extra details that will be fitted.

Available numbers will be as follows:

  • 5700-49 (Early cab, North British Locomotive Co.)
  • 5750-79 (Excluding Nos. 5768 and 5770-78, Early cab, GWR Swindon)
  • 5780-99 (Early cab, GWR Swindon)
  • 7700-24 (Early cab, Kerr Stuart)
  • 7725-74 (Early cab, North British Locomotive Co.)
  • 7775-99 (Early cab, Armstrong Whitworth)
  • 8700-24 (Early cab, Beyer Peacock)
  • 8725-49 (Early cab, W G Bagnall)
  • 8750-99 (Later cab, GWR Swindon)
  • 9711-99 (Later cab, GWR Swindon)
  • 3700-99 (Later cab, GWR Swindon)
  • 3600-99 (Later cab, GWR Swindon)
  • 4600-99 (Later cab, GWR Swindon)
  • 9600-61 (Later cab, GWR Swindon)
  • 9662-82 (Later cab, BR Swindon)
  • 6760-79 (Later cab, BR Swindon)

London Transport locomotives:

  • L89 (Ex-5775, Early cab, GWR Swindon)
  • L90 [Second] (Ex-7760, Early cab, North British Locomotive Co.)
  • L91 [Second] (Ex-5757, Early cab, GWR Swindon)
  • L92 (Ex-5786, Early cab, GWR Swindon)
  • L93 (Ex-7779, Early cab, Armstrong Whitworth)
  • L94 (Ex-7752, Early cab, North British Locomotive Co.)
  • L95 (Ex-5764, Early cab, GWR Swindon)
  • L96 (Ex-7741, Early cab, North British Locomotive Co.)
  • L97 (Ex-7749, Early cab, North British Locomotive Co.)
  • L98 (Ex-7739, Early cab, North British Locomotive Co.)
  • L99 (Ex-7715, Early cab, Kerr Stuart)

Available liveries:

  • GWR green lettered GREAT WESTERN
  • GWR green, shirtbutton monogram
  • GWR black, lettered G W R
  • GWR green, lettered G W R
  • BR black, early emblem
  • BR lined black, early emblem
  • BR black, later totem
  • London Transport lined maroon

BR-liveried locomotives will be fitted with smokebox numberplates and the shed code plate of your choice.

You can reserve your engine using the form below. The reservation fee is £150, deductible from the final purchase price and fully refundable up to the point when the first pre-production model is available for inspection when the first stage payment will be requested. Delivery by courier within the UK is free of charge, and to the EU and the rest of the world it is £50. The tables below show the stage payments that will be requested – the deposit upon reservation, the second payment when the pre-production model is available to view and the final payment immediately before delivery of the finished model.

57XX / 8750 prices

Model Type   Base price Carriage charge Reservation deposit Second payment Final Payment Total Payment

57XX / 8750 (no DCC/Sound)

  £ £ £ £ £ £
Non EU Overseas Price excl VAT 1192 60 150 550 492 1252
EU Price inc VAT 1430 60 150 660 620 1490
UK Price inc VAT 1430 0 150 660 620 1430


Model Type   Base price Carriage charge Reservation deposit Second payment Final Payment Total Payment
57XX / 8750 (with DCC/Sound)   £ £ £ £ £ £
Non EU Overseas Price excl VAT 1329 60 150 660 519 1389
EU Price inc VAT 1595 60 150 750 695 1655
UK Price inc VAT 1595 0 150 750 695 1595




RIVETED TANKS (as originally fitted to Kerr Stuart engines)

57XX / 8750 Pannier Tank Reservation
Use this form to reserve your Masterpiece Models 57XX / 8750 Pannier Tank. Once you have submitted this form we will contact you to confirm the details of the model you have requested and arrange payment of the £150 deposit.