Dapol adds new ‘O’ gauge box van trio

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DAPOL IS adding three all-new 12ton box vans to its ‘O’ gauge portfolio, with first Engineering Prototype (EP) samples currently being evaluated by the company’s development team.

These newly-announced models include a Great Western Railway (GWR) 12ton Diagram Y8 Fruit Van, GWR Diagram V23/24/26 12ton vans and London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Diagram D1867 12ton vans.

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The specification utilises Dapol’s 10ft wheelbase die-cast compensated chassis and each will incorporate sprung metal buffers, sprung metal coupling hook, Instanter or screw-link couplings, separately applied detailing, turned metal wheels and brass bearing pockets. They will be available unfitted and vacuum braked.

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Models planned include GWR 12ton vans as 123254 in GW grey (7F-066-001), 123522 in GW grey (7F-066-002), 112788 in GW Parto grey (7F-066-003), W145580 in BR grey (7F-066-004) and W145570 in BR bauxite (7F-066-005), while the LMS 12ton van will appear as 505010 in LMS grey (7F-065-001), 510289 in LMS bauxite (7F-065-002) and M508580 in BR bauxite (7F-065-003). The GW Fruit Van A will be offered as 134149 in GW grey (7F-067-001) and B143313 in BR bauxite (7F-067-002).

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Prices are set at £51.40 for the LMS vans and £51.50 for the GWR examples. Release is expected during the second half of 2022.

Visit www.dapol.co.uk for more information.