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Wainwright D Class BR Lined Black Early Crest 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive No.31574 - OO Gauge

Manufactured by Dapol
£199.99 Deposit: £30.00
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Wainwright D Class BR Lined Black Early Crest 4-4-0 Steam Locomotive No.31574

Exclusive Model

Final examples of all versions of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway D Class 4-4-0 from the Dapol production line have been received. These have now completed extensive running trials and final checking. Following approval, shipping from the factory can now commence.

Production should be complete by the end April.


DCC SOUND NOW AVAILABLE TO ORDER

We are pleased to announce a DCC SOUND UPGRADE option!

If purchased, the locomotive will come factory installed with the DCC sound decoder along with two speakers. A sugar cube speaker in the locomotive and a bass reflex speaker in the tender.

The price of the sound upgrade will be £125.00

  • If you have already pre-ordered a locomotive and wish to upgrade to sound, please contact us via email phone (email preferred) and we can add the sound upgrade package to your order. View our contact details HERE.

  • If you are yet to pre-order and wish to order a sound fitted locomotive, you will be required to add the selected locomotive to your basket along with the sound upgrade package. The Sound upgrade and all other versions of the D Class can be found HERE

Please note: The DCC sound upgrade cannot be purchased without the purchase of a locomotive. Once the models have been released and delivered to you, we are unable to add the sound package at a later date.


  • Livery: BR Lined Black Early Crest
  • Running Number: 31574

Models will have NEM coupling pockets, Next-18 Decoder socket, ‘pullout’ PCB and solderless speaker (plus provision for customer to fit Bass reflex speaker in tender). Locomotives will feature a firebox flicker effect. Another feature is the drawbar between the locomotive and tender which is of a new ‘pinless’ type carrying the electrical connection. Dapol are the first manufacturer to use this type of drawbar on a British outline OO scale locomotive. To couple the locomotive to the tender it is necessary to connect on it on a straight piece of track to enable them to be pushed together.

The model of the D Class has been produced by a partnership of Dapol Ltd, Locomotion Models and Rails of Sheffield Ltd.

No OO scale D Class locomotive has been available before ready to run.

It has been produced using the preserved No. 737 in association with a team of expert contributors from museum and specialist modellers.

Prototype Information

51 locomotives D Class 4-4-0 locomotives were built between February 1901 and March 1907 during the Wainwright period by the South Eastern & Chatham Railway. The design work for these locomotives was carried out at the SE & CR Ashford Works under the direction of the company’s Locomotive, Carriage & Wagon Superintendent, Harry S Wainwright (1864 -1925). Wainwright held the post from 1899 until his retirement in 1913. However, the design was undertaken by Surtees, who was the SE & CR Chief Draughtsman, having held a similar position with the London, Chatham & Dover Railway before it amalgamated with the South Eastern Railway in 1913 to become the SE & CR.

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