Dapol are producing a newly tooled model of the LSWR Class B4 0-4-0T locomotive in O gauge. This all-new model is now in development and will cover Southern Railway black, BR black, LSWR lined green, LSWR black and Southampton Docks brown colour schemes. We're expecting these to arrive into stock during Q2 2022.
Dapol's Class B4 will feature:
Tooling variations will include:
This is an early sample and is therefore subject to change. It may not fully represent the final release models.
Expected: Q2 2022
7S-018-001 - 96 'Normandy' in LSWR black - as preserved - £195.50
7S-018-001D - 96 'Normandy' in LSWR black - as preserved - Digital Fitted - £221
7S-018-002 - 90 'Caen' in Southampton Docks brown - £195.50
7S-018-002D - 90 'Caen' in Southampton Docks brown - Digital Fitted - £221
7S-018-003 - 88 in SR lined black - £195.50
7S-018-003D - 88 in SR lined black - Digital Fitted - £221
7S-018-004 - 30084 in BR black with early emblem - £195.50
7S-018-004D - 30084 in BR black with early emblem - Digital Fitted - £221
7S-018-005 - 30096 in BR black with late crest - £195.50
7S-018-005D - 30096 in BR black with late crest - Digital Fitted - £221
7S-018-006 - 91 in LSWR lined green - £195.50
7S-018-006D - 91 in LSWR lined green - Digital Fitted - £221
No. 96 "Normandy" at Eastleigh Works in May 2009. ©KitMasterBloke
Twenty B4s were built by the LSWR at their Nine Elms Works between 1891 and 1893 to a design by William Adams. A further five were designed and built by Dugald Drummond in 1908 and merged into the class. The locomotives were designed for shunting in locations with sharp curvature and places with poor trackwork - such as Southampton Docks. All 25 passed into BR ownership, with all of them being retired by 1959. Two locomotives have made it into preservation and are both currently on static display.
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