FIRST REVIEW: Rapido’s GWR ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PT for ‘OO’ gauge

Short-lived but impressively powerful, the GWR ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PT is the latest release for ‘OO’ gauge from Rapido Trains UK. MIKE WILD runs the rule over this compact tank engine.

Frederick Hawksworth’s ‘15XX’ 0-6-0PT was the last Great Western Railway designed steam locomotive to be introduced - and it packed a punch. These compact, short wheelbase Panniers were almost as powerful as a BR ‘4MT’ 2-6-0 and delivered a huge 22,515lbf tractive effort which gave them a ‘4F’ power classification.


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