New O Gauge Terriers

Posted by Oliver Davies on

Dapol have today announced they are producing some new Terriers in O gauge!

Currently in the early stages of production these new locomotives are expected to arrive Q3 2022.

The four new versions are available to pre-order either DCC ready, DCC fitted or DCC sound fitted.


More formally known as the London, Brighton & South Coast (LB&SCR) A1 Class, this locomotive became affectionately known as the Terrier due to the distinct bark of the exhaust. The class as designed by William Stroudley and 50 were built between 1872 and 1880 at the Brighton Works in Sussex. The original workings of the locomotive on the main London Lines of the class were eventually displaced by newer and more powerful locomotives and by the LB&SCR electrification scheme. Some of the locomotives were sold to other operators but most were used for Branch line work and non revenue generating operations such as shunting. In this role the class continued in service until the 1960’s with the final active locomotive being decommissioned on the Hayling Island Line in Hampshire on November 1963. In all 10 Terriers survive into preservation. The Dapol O gauge model is based on an in-depth laser scan of W8 Freshwater at the Isle of Wight Steam Railway.

Features of the Terrier include:

  • Sprung metal buffers
  • Die cast Running plate for extra quality and weight
  • Complete with firebox glow and flicker
  • Sprung metal coupling hook and screw coupling
  • Etched plates where applicable
  • Finely moulded body with many separately added fine details
  • DCC ready with a 21 pin socket, DCC and sound fitted models available Cast profiled wheels with fine relief and appropriate colouring
  • Diecast chassis and all wheel pick up
  • Powerful 5 pole skew wound motor with refined slow running control


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