57xx pannier tank (0-6-0PT)

Firedrake 57xx low cab version - image of constructed kit on Alan Gibson wheelsets



Designed by Collett in 1929 for heavy shunting duties, also used for light freight and light passenger

Operating companies/organisations

Main service with Great Western Railway, British Railways (Western Region) and London Transport
Limited duties at Folkstone Harbour, Waterloo station, LMS sheds and with London Transport

Years of operation

Main service years 1930 - 1956
Limited duties 1956 - 1971
Preservation 1966 - present


Manufacturer and supplier

Firedrake Productions
Patterns by David Armitage.


Craftsman kit parts. Etched nickel silver chassis; white metal body. Parts for both high and low cab versions.

Motive power

Not supplied. Motor, wheels, gears and a few detail parts are required to complete.


£45.00 (JUL99)
£25.00 (OCT06)


First produced by Firedrake Productions c.1998 as a one-off run of twenty kits, now sold out.
Subsequently produced Autumn 2006 by The British 1:87 Scale Society as a run of twenty kits.

British 1:87 Scale Modelling