Dapol 4S-018-011D

B4 0-4-0T BR Early Crest Black 30084 DCC

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 4 (1948 to 1956) British Railways Early Crest

Manufacturer description

Locomotive Background

In 1890 Adams ordered 20 powerful four- coupled tank engines from Nine Elms Works, the design being preferred to six-coupled because of the many poorly laid out goods yards and the sharply curved Cattewater and Sutton Harbour lines at Plymouth. When the South Western gained control of Southampton docks in 1892 Adams transferred two engines there which had their cab front and back sheets cut away to aid visibility and were named JERSEY and GUERNSEY. Over the next few years twelve more were transferred to the docks, including two of the  five built by Drummond. All 25 engines were taken into B.R. stock in January 1948; however fourteen were withdrawn over the next year, leaving just eleven survivors, distributed to Eastleigh, Plymouth, Bournemouth and Ashford. The last two representatives stationed at Winchester were withdrawn in October 1963, a month short of their seventieth birthday. Happily both have been preserved.

Model Specification

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Dapol
Product Code:
4S-018-011D
GTIN:
5016927036164
RRP:
£140.00

Model details

Coupling
NEM
DCC status
DCC Fitted
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Black with Early Emblem
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Running number
30084

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
London & South Western Railway B4
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
0-4-0T
Designer
William Adams
Built
1891-1908
Total produced
25

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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