Ready to Run Coaches

Dapol announced the production of the Stroudley 4 wheel coaches back in the beginning of 2019 and we have finally had some details of this project which is being produced here in the UK and should hopefuly be released towards the end of 2020 or early in 2021. We have now had details of the versions being made, livery and prices. As and when we get more details I will update the website.

We are taking advance orders for these now for despatch as soon as they become available.

Stroudley LBSCR / SR 4 wheel suburban oil lit coaches


LBSCR 4 Wheel Coaches

2020 / 2021 production

The LB&SCR built a large number of 4 wheel coaches formed into close coupled sets for suburban service with the Stroudley A1 class 0-6-0T Terrier engines. First, composite, second, third and brake third coaches were built all using a standard 26 feet length, 8 feet width size body constructed in mahogany on teak framing mounted on a 15 feet wheelbase chassis. Initially the only brakes available were the guards' hand brakes and lighting was by oil lamps. Later all coaches were equipped with continuous Westinghouse air brakes worked from the locomotive and gas lighting was provides, while from 1881 some sets were fitted with electric lighting.

Like the Terrier locomotives these coaches were later being distributed to country districts. In 1924 from the surviving stock of Stroudley coaches two 4-coach sets were created for transfer to the Isle of Wight, each set formed with two 3-compartment brake third coaches, a 5-compartment third and a composite coach with 3 first and 1 third class compartments. Three further sets were transferred in 1925 formed from newer and longer Billinton design 4-wheel coaches. The ex-Brighton 4-wheel coaches were mostly used during the peak holiday season, as newer bogie coaches were becoming available for year-round service. All were withdrawn from service on the island in 1931.

These carriages were constructed between 1870 and 1890 totalling more than 1,500 for local and main line sets. The sets consisted of between eight and eleven coaches each 26ft long on a 15ft wheelbase and were originally close coupled with a bar but later some modified main line coaches were fitted with short buffers and amalgamated into the suburban sets, only the brake ends had long buffers. Braking initially was only available through the guards hand brake, but later all coaches were fitted with Westinghouse air brakes. Lighting was originally by oil lamps, however many coaches were later converted to gas lighting, and from 1881 some sets were fitted with electric lighting with a dynamo in the brake coach.

The oil lit varnished mahogany liveried coaches in the first production run as listed here. Later on Dapol will be offering different liveries, and details including gas and electric lighting and Westinghouse brakes. As a minimum a modeller will require one of the All third Brakes to operate a train of these coaches. On the suburban range of these coaches the interconnection between coaches will be provided by a prototypical draw bar, only the outer most end of the brake will be fitted with a standard coupling to connect the coaches to the locomotive.

Main line versions of the coach will be fitted with standard three link couplings and short buffers at both ends of each coach. All Brake 3rd coaches will have the prototypical longer buffers at the brake end of the coach.

Features:

The specifications for the coaches include::

  • Diecast compenstated Chassis
  • Injection moulded body and detail parts
  • Sprung metal buffers (note differences betwen suburban "close coupled" and mainline variants)
  • Sprung couplings (note differences betwen suburban "close coupled" and mainline variants)
  • LIght Bar and DCC fitted options

  • Different brake and light fitting to suit era (Oil lit to start with and later versions will cover both gas lit and electric lit options)
  • Expertly applied livery
  • Two lengths of close coupling bar will be offered with these coaches - A short coupling bar to be used with buffer free coaches and Billington (the successor engineer to Stroudey) conversion to buffers on one coach. A long coupling bar with be offered for converted main line coaches with buffers on both coaches. All close coupled coaches will be able to negotiate R2 curves.

LBSC 4 wheel Suburban Brake Third - oil lit

Ref.
Description and location
RRP
Our Price
7P-020-001
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #917
£110.00
£93.50
7P-020-001L
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #917 - fitted with light bar
£135.00
£114.75
7P-020-001D
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #917 - DCC and light bar fitted
£165.00
£140.25
7P-020-002
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #918
£110.00
£93.50
7P-020-002L
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #918 - fitted with light bar
£135.00
£114.75
7P-020-002D
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #918 - DCC and light bar fitted
£165.00
£140.25

LBSC 4 wheel Suburban Third - oil lit

Ref.
Description and location
RRP
Our Price
7P-020-100
LBSC Mahogany Third #861
£110.00
£93.50
7P-020-100L
LBSC Mahogany Third #861 - fitted with light bar
£135.00
£114.75
7P-020-100D
LBSC Mahogany Third #861 - DCC and light bar fitted
£165.00
£140.25

LBSC 4 wheel Suburban Second - oil lit

Ref.
Description and location
RRP
Our Price
7P-020-200
LBSC Mahogany Second #507
£110.00
£93.50
7P-020-200L
LBSC Mahogany Second #507 - fitted with light bar
£135.00
£114.75
7P-020-200D
LBSC Mahogany Second #507 - DCC and light bar fitted
£165.00
£140.25

LBSC 4 wheel Suburban Composite - oil lit

Ref.
Description and location
RRP
Our Price
7P-020-300
LBSC Mahogany Composite #404
£110.00
£93.50
7P-020-300L
LBSC Mahogany Composite #404 - fitted with light bar
£135.00
£114.75
7P-020-300D
LBSC Mahogany Composte #404 - DCC and light bar fitted
£165.00
£140.25

LBSC 4 wheel Suburban First - oil lit

Ref.
Description and location
RRP
Our Price
7P-020-400
LBSC Mahogany First Class #707
£110.00
£93.50
7P-020-400L
LBSC Mahogany First Class #707 - fitted with light bar
£135.00
£114.75
7P-020-400D
LBSC Mahogany First Class #707 - DCC and light bar fitted
£165.00
£140.25

Test Sample images of the mainline version of the Brake Third coach with Gas lit fittings.

 

LBSC 4 wheel Mainline Brake Third - oil lit

Ref.
Description and location
RRP
Our Price
7P-020-500
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #1031
£110.00
£93.50
7P-020-500L
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #1031 - fitted with light bar
£135.00
£114.75
7P-020-500D
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #1031 - DCC and light bar fitted
£165.00
£140.25
7P-020-501
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #1032
£110.00
£93.50
7P-020-501L
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #1032 - fitted with light bar
£135.00
£114.75
7P-020-501D
LBSC Mahogany Brake Third #1032 - DCC and light bar fitted
£165.00
£140.25

Test sample images of the mainline version of the All Third coach with Gas lit fittings.

LBSC 4 wheel Mainline Third - oil lit

Ref.
Description and location
RRP
Our Price
7P-020-600
LBSC Mahogany Third #811
£110.00
£93.50
7P-020-600L
LBSC Mahogany Third #811 - fitted with light bar
£135.00
£114.75
7P-020-600D
LBSC Mahogany Third #811 - DCC and light bar fitted
£165.00
£140.25

Test sample images of the mainline version of the Composite coach with Gas lit fittings.

LBSC 4 wheel Mainline Composite - oil lit

Ref.
Description and location
RRP
Our Price
7P-020-800
LBSC Mahogany Composite #301
£110.00
£93.50
7P-020-800L
LBSC Mahogany Composite #301 - fitted with light bar
£135.00
£114.75
7P-020-800D
LBSC Mahogany Composte #301 - DCC and light bar fitted
£165.00
£140.25

LBSC 4 wheel Mainline Second - oil lit

Ref.
Description and location
RRP
Our Price
7P-020-900
LBSC Mahogany Second Class #456
£110.00
£93.50
7P-020-900L
LBSC Mahogany Second Class #456 - fitted with light bar
£135.00
£114.75
7P-020-900D
LBSC Mahogany Second Class #456 - DCC and light bar fitted
£165.00
£140.25
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