Wainwright ‘D’ Class reaches 2nd EP stage

Dapol has taken delivery of a second Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Wainwright ‘D’ Class 4-4-0 for evaluation by the development team.

Produced in partnership with Rails of Sheffield and Locomotion Models, six versions are planned for Rails, finished as 488 in South Eastern and Chatham Railway (SECR) green (Cat No. 4S-027-001), 1730 in Southern Railway (SR) lined Maunsell olive green (4S-027-002), 31731 in British Railways black with sunshine lettering (4S-027-003), 31574 in BR lined black with early crests (4S-027-004), 726 in SECR grey (4S-027-005) and 1734 in SR black with sunshine lettering (4S-027-006). A seventh model as preserved 737 in semi-gloss SECR green is also planned, exclusive to Locomotion Models.

Each will feature a locomotive mounted mechanism, diecast boiler, metal buffers, separately fitted handrails, firebox flicker, Next-18 Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, solderless speaker connection and a new pin-less electrical connection between locomotive and tender.

Prices have yet to be confirmed, but pre-order deposits are being taken. Delivery is anticipated later this year.

Visit www.railsofsheffield.com for more information.