NEW Dapol O Gauge Announcements

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NEW Dapol O Gauge Wagons Announced
•Expected Q1 2022•



History & Specification BR 20T Brake Van

No BR era layout would be complete without a couple of these vehicles and they will be the ideal companion to many of the wagons and locomotives currently in the Dapol range.

Dapol is making good on its plan to produce the last batches of Diagrams 1/506 and 1/507 totalling 1,830 units, these having roller bearing axle boxes in place of the oil type and Oleo self contained buffers. The first shots showing the new tooling modifications are pictured below.

  • ABS body
  • Die cast chassis for added weight.
  • A compensation beam to improve running qualities
  • Sprung metal Oleo buffers
  • Sprung metal couplings either instanter link or screw type where applicable
  • Die-cast wheels with steel tyres
  • Pin-point brass bearings
  • We are also considering including the option of interior lighting and sound.
  • Roller Bearings

History & Specification HAA MGR Coal Hoppers

HAA hoppers were produced for the mass transport of coal from colliery to power station in a non stop loop known as `Merry Go Round Operation’, this led to the wagon being known as MGR wagons. Over 11,000 of these 32T hoppers were manufactured for BR mainly at Shildon between 1964 and 1965.

Dapol has produced new tooling allowing the production of the canopied variant of the wagon. This was a feature added to many of the earlier wagons. The canopy was eventually phased out and for many years canopied hoppers were only common in Scotland.

  • Extremely detailed and accurate body shell and diecast chassis
  • Many separately added fine details
  • Sprung metal buffers
  • Functioning instanter couplings
  • Metal sprung coupling hook and metal screw coupling
  • Finely profiled wheels and axles with brass bearing pockets
  • Superbly applied livery

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