Following the release of the 63xx and 73xx in 2020 (see review, RM January 2021), Dapol has announced further variants of Churchward Mogul in OO.
The new tooling will allow for class members between 4321 up to 5383 to now be produced in model-form. In light of customer feedback on the previous release, Dapol has advised the new 43xx will benefit from an adjusted gear ratio (30:1), enhanced crosshead detail and improved firebox flicker effect.
Nine liveries have been announced, covering a wide selection of GWR (Great Western Railway) and BR guises, as well as Railway Operating Division (ROD) Khaki, which was carried by a number of the class sent overseas during the First World War. Expected retail price for each model is £167.95 for DCC Ready, £197.95.00 DCC fitted and £277.95 sound fitted, with an anticipated released date of first - second quarter 2022.