Dapol New O Gauge Kitmaster Genesis Range

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Dapol this weekend (at the Guild O Gauge Doncaster show 2022) announced plans to produce a new range of O Gauge kits as part of the Kitmaster Genesis range.


This range can be viewed and pre ordered below:

Midland Buildings

7B-001-001 Midland Railway Station Building

  • Based on Oakworth station building built by the  KWVR
  • Opened in 1867 by the KWVR
  • Leased by the MR in 1881
  • Absorbed into the LMS in 1923
  • Closed by BR in 1962
  • Reopened in 1968
  • Footprint size 522mm x 144mm

PRE ORDER at £250.75 (RRP £295.00) HERE


7B-001-002 Midland Railway Signal Box

  • Based on Aisgill on the Settle-Carlisle
  • MR Type 2a
  • Built in 1900
  • Moved to the Midland Railway Centre, Butterley in the 1980’s
  • Footprint size 220mm x 99mm

PRE ORDER at £93.50 (RRP £110.00) HERE


7B-001-003 Midland Railway Small Signal Box

  • Based on Oddingley Crossing in Worcestershire
  • Opened in 1906
  • Suitable for platform mounting
  • Now at Shottle on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway
  • Footprint size 97mm x 124mm

PRE ORDER at £46.75 (RRP £55.00) HERE


7B-001-004 Midland RailwayYard Office

  • Based on Oakworth Weighbridge on the KWVR
  • Can be used as a generic small building
  • Opened in 1867
  • Closed in 1962
  • Reopened in 1968
  • Footprint size 106mm x 76mm

PRE ORDER at £34.00 (RRP £40.00) HERE


Along with the above Dapol are also producing a large batch of Platform Kits with prices starting at £12.75, all of these can be viewed HERE


The midland range of buildings and platform kits are about to go into production, we anticipate that they will be available in the shops sometime between late summer and early autumn.

Dapol is also preparing a selection of other buildings for modellers to enjoy constructing – these are currently in the design phase and we will being you more information about hem when each project progresses to a suitable point.

 Great Western Railway Buildings VIEW HERE

  • 7B-002-001 - Great Western Railway Station Building 
  • 7B-002-002 – Great Western Railway Signal Box
  • 7B-002-003 – Great Western Railway Goods Shed
  • 7B-002-004 – Great Western Engine Shed

 Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Buildings VIEW HERE

  • 7B-003-001 - Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Large Station Building
  • 7B-003-002 – Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Small Station Building
  • 7B-003-003 – Lynton & Barnstaple Railway Signal Cabin 
  • 7B-003-004 – Lynton & Barnstaple Toilets

Dapol have a long standing tradition of manufacturing self-assembly kits in the UK. Some of our Kitmaster tooling dates back to the late 1950’s and is a real testament to how good the tool makers in this country were back then.

As part of Dapol’s commitment to continue manufacturing as many products in the UK as possible we are launching a new series of laser cut card kits. This represents a major investment in new equipment to be used here in Chirk where the kits are designed and manufactured in house. The new range of models will be marketed under the brand name Kitmaster Genesis to pay homage to the old whist embracing an exciting new future.

The kits will be laser cut from the finest self-coloured card and will include all the necessary injection moulded or 3D printed accessory parts (including glazing) to complete the model. Where appropriate the models will be supplied with printed interior decoration. All you need is glue.

The kits are based on real world prototypes but  are easily customizable lending themselves to “kit bashing” should the modeler wish to have something truly bespoke on their layout. Each kit will have a set of detailed assembly instructions included with them.


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