Dapol delivers its ‘Large Prairie’

The Great Western is in favour at Dapol for ‘OO’ gauge with the arrival of its hotly anticipated Collett ‘5101’ and ‘61XX’ 2-6-2Ts. Mike Wild runs the rule over these enticing locomotives.

Modelling the Great Western Railway or BR’s Western Region in the steam era calls for four things: ‘Panniers’, 4-6-0s, auto trains and ‘Prairie’ tanks. All have been well served over theyears for ‘OO’ gauge with models of the ‘Small Prairie’ classes being available from Bachmann for the best part of 20 years while the ‘Large Prairie’ was recently tackled by Hornby in 2020.

However, at the t

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