Dapol to release new model variants

19 March 2022
The manufacturer shares plans for new liveries to be applied to its Class 73 and LSWR B4 0-4-0T for 'OO', and Class 68 for 'N'.

Dapol is to release new batches of its popular LSWR B4 0-4-0Ts and Class 73 for OO gauge. Announced at the London Festival of Railway Modelling this weekend, seven new variants of its B4 are proposed in the following guises:

  • (4S-018-005) B4 0-4-0T BR Late Crest 30096
  • (4S-018-012) B4 0-4-0T Lined Dark Green Jersey 91
  • (4S-018-013) B4 0-4-0T LSWR Dark Green 82
  • (4S-018-014) B4 0-4-0T Trouville Brown 89
  • (4S-018-015) B4 0-4-0T Southern Black lined 99
  • (4S-018-016) B4 0-4-0T Black Corrall Queen 30096
  • (4S-018-017) B4 0-4-0T Dorset Green 99

Dapol B4s OO gauge

Images of previous batch for illustration purposes.

Models of the 0-4-0T locomotives are expected to arrive in Q3, 2023, while artwork is still in development. Models will feature a finely moulded body with many separately-added details, a six-pin decoder socket, NEM pockets as standard and a powerful five-pole skew-wound motor. DCC fitted models are to be made available, while a die-cast compensated chassis and all-wheel pick-up will aid tractive effort.

Also announced are seven new liveries, applied to its Class 73 electro-diesel tooling, due to arrive in Q4, 2022:

(4D-006-015) Class 73 JB Electric Blue E6012 SYP
(4D-006-016) Class 73 JB Early Blue SYP & Double Arrow Logo E6031
(4D-006-017) Class 73 JA BR Blue FYP 73002
(4D-006-018) Class 73 JB BR Blue FYP 73120
(4D-006-019) Class 73 JB Large Logo BR Blue 73126
(4D-006-020) Class 73 JB Intercity Executive 73136
(4D-006-021) Class 73 JB GB Railfreight Battle of Britain 73109

Dapol Class 73s OO gauge

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Decorated samples are subject to review and aren't necessarily representative of the final product.

Meanwhile, for N gauge, it's Class 68 tooling is to gain five new liveries as follows:

(2D-022-012) Class 68 Fearless 68016 DRS Compass
(2D-022-013) Class 68 Vigilant 68018 DRS Compass
(2D-022-014) Class 68 Splendid 68027 Transpennine Express
(2D-022-015) Class 68 Felix 68031 Transpennine Express
(2D-022-016) Class 68 Pride of the North 68006 New DRS/NTS Green

Dapol's Class 68 was its first ‘Next Generation’ diesel model, with an entirely re-designed chassis and electronics. Models reproduce the detail and functionality of its OO gauge model (other than Halo-lights) and incorporate its new iron-cored five-pole motor. Models are due to arrive in Q2, 2023.

For further details, and current pricing, visit the Dapol website, or see your local stockist.


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