Dapol produce a model of the LSWR Class B4 0-4-0T shunter in OO gauge. Currently available models showcase this distinctive class in both Southern Railway and British Railways liveries as well as a colourful yellow locomotive showcasing the class in industrial usage. The diminutive locomotives, like their real life counterparts, are perfectly suited to Southern Region shunting layouts. This new batch showcases a new K14 boiler tooling variation on some models.
Dapol’s B4 locomotive features:
4S-018-008 - 100 in Southern Railway lined black - £79 BARGAIN (RRP: £110)
4S-018-009 - 87 in Southern Railway wartime black - £79 BARGAIN (RRP: £110)
4S-018-009D - 87 in Southern Railway wartime black - Digital fitted - £119
4S-018-010 - "Sussex" in Stewarts and Lloyds Ltd yellow - £79 BARGAIN (RRP: £110)
4S-018-005D - 30096 in BR black with late crest - Digital fitted - £119
4S-018-011D - 30084 in BR black with early emblem - Digital fitted - £119
No. 96 "Normandy" at Sheffield Park on the Bluebell Railway in 1998. © Hugh Llewelyn.
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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