Model Rail (UK) - - Opening The Box -

Dapol WILL pro­duce an all-new Bulleid ‘Light Pa­cific’ in ‘N’. The project was orig­i­nally un­veiled in 2011 but, dur­ing 2017, Dapol an­nounced that de­vel­op­ment had been put on hold. The ‘Light Pa­cific’ will spear­head Dapol’s ‘Next Gen­er­a­tion’ range of ‘N’ gauge steam out­line mod­els. Its old ar­range­ment of a mo­tor in the ten­der and a shaft through the cab to the driv­ing wheels has been aban­doned. In­stead, the mo­tor will be mounted in­side the lo­co­mo­tive. The body will be die-cast and com­ple­mented with an in­jec­tion- moulded ten­der. Other fea­tures in­clude a Next18 DCC socket, pro­vi­sion for sound and a par­tially com­pen­sated chas­sis for im­proved per­for­mance. Dapol will pro­duce the air-smoothed ‘West Coun­try’ and ‘Bat­tle of Bri­tain’ first. Re­built ‘Light Pacifics’ will fol­low.

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