25 March 2012
Dapol have used their appearance at this years' London Festival of Railway Modelling to announce several new models for 2012.
ND205a Class 27 #D5381 BR Green with small yellow warning panel (with gangway doors)
ND205b Class 27 #D5411 BR Green with full yellow front end (with gangway doors)
ND205c Class 27 #27008 BR Blue (plated gangway doors)
ND205d Class 27 #27032 BR Blue (plated gangway doors)
Suggested RRP £104.95
These models use Dapol's tried and tested class 26 chassis and as such benefit from exceptional running with their ‘super creep’ motor allied to a low fiction mechanism. They are DCC ready and supplied factory fitted with a pair of Dapol ‘easi-shunt’ magnetic couplers.
4D010001 Class 73 #73102 Intercity Livery named “Airtour Suisse”
4D010002 Class 73 #73105 Large Logo Blue
4D010003 Class 73 #73124 BR Blue
4D010004 Class 73 #73135 BR Blue
A new and much requested model, the Dapol class 73 benefits from being laser scanned for accuracy, and having see through etched main bodyside and roof grills. As a first for UK OO gauge outline, Dapol are designing it with PLUx22 decoder interface to make full use of the lighting and sound configurations available. Sprung buffers, NEM coupler pockets and a host of other details should make this model a ‘must have’ for the southern modeller.
Please note the tooling is being produced to allow for ‘JA’ variants at a later date. Suggested RRP £124.95
7D010001 Class 08 shunter #D3048 BR Green with late crest, no yellow warning panels
7D010002 Class 08 shunter #13115 BR Green with early crest, no yellow warning panels
7D010003 Class 08 shunter #08529 BR Blue with wasp stripes
7D010004 Class 08 shunter #08708 EWS with wasp stripes
Dapol's first O gauge locomotive is a much requested one as well. The 08 is a model that has not been manufactured in RTR O gauge before and will benefit from the ‘Dapol way of thinking’ with slides in the tooling that allow for other versions, lighting differences, ladders or without etc.
A 5 pole motor allied to a flywheel and a DCC interface makes this DCC sound compatible locomotive a ‘must have’ for those starting out in O gauge and wanting to simply shunt and have fun.
It also features sprung buffers, sprung coupling hook and 3 link chain, internally painted cab detail, and directional lighting correct for the livery depicted. Suggested RRP £199.95