GWR 58XX 0 Gauge Fine scale Model No. 5812 Class 5800 0-4-2T
Manufactured by Masterpiece Models in original Great Western Railway livery. Fitted with DCC decoder ESU Loksound V4 21 MCT
The 58XX No. 5812 is one of only 20 of this class. Built 31.08.1933 at Swindon Works. 1948 Shed 83B. The last shed 89A Oswestry. Withdrawn Swindon 30.06.1957
Introduced in 1933 for light branch work. Not fitted with push-pull control apparatus. Locomotive weight 41 tons 6 cwt. Driving wheels 5’ 2”. Trailing wheels 3’ 8” Boiler was of the Group 7 SS type, still carrying a dome. With a pressure of 165lb/sq. in NS. Cylinders: Value Gear: Stephenson (slide valves) Two 16” x 24” (inside) TE: 13,900 lb.
They were designed in 1932 by Mr Collett to take the place of the old 517 class.