Further announcements from Dapol at The Guild O Gauge 2022 Kettering Show with a new range of O Gauge J94 Austerity 0-6-0 locomotives being produced!
Pre order the range HERE
Prices below, all with FREE UK POSTAGE!
DCC Ready - £212.50 (RRP £250.00)
DCC Fitted - £242.25 (RRP £285.000
DCC Sound - £323.00 (RRP £380.00)
Ten versions of O Gauge Riddles (Austerity) J94 have just passed the CAD design process. The project has just moved to the tooling room and we expect to see first shots during the summer of 2022. Artworks are being prepared and Dapol will provide further news as the project develops.
7S-094-001 J94 Austerity LNER Black 8006
7S-094-002 J94 Austerity BR Black British Railways 68023
7S-094-003 J94 Austerity BR Black Early Crest 68030
7S-094-004 J94 Austerity BR Black Late Crest 68012
7S-094-005 J94 Austerity WD Black 75061
7S-094-006 J94 Austerity Wemyss WPR Lined Brown No 15
7S-094-007 J94 Austerity NCB Lined Green Whiston
7S-094-008 J94 Austerity United Steel Lined Red No 22
7S-094-009 J94 Austerity Mech Navvies Red 71525
7S-094-010 J94 Austerity LMR Lined Blue Errol Lonsdale 196
The highly detailed O Gauge J94 model that Dapol will be producing will have the following features:
• Firebox glow
• Five pole skew wound motor with flywheel vertically mounted in the firebox
• Slide in PCB accessed through the hinged smokebox door
• Plunger pick-ups from all six driving wheels
• Diecast chassis, footplate and coupling rods Sprung centre driving wheel to improve electrical pick up
• One piece diecast saddle tank
• Diecast driving wheels with turned metal plated tyres
• Fully working inside motion – including connecting rods with pistons and valve eccentrics
• Sprung buffers and 3-link couplings
• Two cab and bunker variations
• Full cab details
• Cab roof removable secured by two magnets
• Two separate chimney versions
• Scale metal handrails
• Opening/posable cab doors
In 1942 Robert A. Riddles designed the J94 Austerity 0-6-0 to meet the Country’s shunting needs. The first locomotive was built in 1943 with an eventual 377 being built.
After the war the military kept 90 for their railway system. 75 were sold to the LNER being classified as J94 some with modified coal bunker and extra steps, with others sold for industrial use. Between 1948 and 1964 77 new Austerity locomotives were built for the NCB, which continued in use into the 1970’s with a total of 70 entering preservation.