They have now released the first off CAD images for these new products as seen here. I should stress on behalf of Dapol that these are the very first CAD versions and there are a number of corrections that have already made or highlighted to them for amendment.
These include items such as: the tender top shapes, cab side profiles, the very distorted shape of the cylinder on the original style version, correct profile pony wheels and taking account of the need for separate valances in front of the cylinders to allow for time period changes etc.
Dapol have also advised that both 4500 and 5500 gallon tender variations are planned. Whilst the versions of the original style so far announced are all 8’6″ wide cab versions, following discussion with Dapol about the cab which will be a separate moulding meaning that they might be able to consider the 9′ wide version or even the original flat fronted cab style with the two side windows should they feel demand would be sufficient.
Dapol should be congratulated in getting these advance images into the public domain, even with known errors at this stage, and welcoming constructive feedback and dialogue to ultimately improve the model.
P.S. Interestingly and coincidentally this is my 110th post since I started this blog of my rambles last August and 110 is of course the number of Bulleid Light Pacifics built!