With the recent release of the highly awaited B4 from Dapol and the Class 07 from Heljan as well as the announcement of further Hatton's P Classes, it's never been a better time to be modelling Southern Dockyards!
There's something to suit most eras with a wide variety of locomotives and rolling stock now available. Looking to model the SR era? Pick up a P Class and a mixture of SR open wagons. Perhaps you want to focus on the declining era of the dockyards? You can grab a BR blue 07 with accompanying wagons.
Below you can see a selection of Southern Dock Shunters and even get some ideas for suitable rolling stock. Which is your favourite of the bunch? Let us know in the comments below.
Hatton's SECR P Class 0-6-0T
Suitable for SECR, SR, BR, Industrial & Preservation Layouts
A total of eight P Class locomotives were built at the SECR's Ashford Works in 1909 and 1910. Loosely based on the Terrier, these tiny 0-6-0 locos were initially intended for use on light passenger trains. It was found that they were too underpowered and they were re-allocated to shunting and station pilot duties.
12 Variations are available to order now, covering the lifespan of these beautiful locomotives. A further four liveries are also on the way and are available to pre-order now! The P Class can be yours for £99 each.
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Dapol LSWR B4 0-4-0T
Suitable for LSWR, Southampton Docks, Southern, BR & Preservation Layouts
A total of 25 B4 class locomotives were built between 1891 and 1908 at the LSWR's Nine Elms factory. They were designed by William Adams and designed for shunting in locations with sharp curvature and poor trackwork - primarily Southampton Docks and other dockyards and freight lines.
The B4s landed into stock recently and have proved extremely popular, with some variations already sold out. Click the button below to secure yours from £93.50.
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Heljan Class 07 Shunter
Suitable for BR Green, BR Blue (Pre and Post TOPS), Industrial & 2010s Layouts
Ruston & Hornsby constructed 14 locomotives for British Railways in 1962. They were intended to replace the aging SR USA tank locomotives operating at Southampton Docks. With use, it was found that the axleboxes ran very hot - which led to their early withdrawal between 1973 and 1977. Some however, found their way into industrial use and were still in service in the 2010s!
Heljan's 07 came into stock with us this week. Nine variations are available, including our exclusive model in Harry Needle Railroad Company livery. The 07 can be yours for £111 each.
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