Ready to Run Locomotives

The 14xx was a GWR tank locomotive designed for branch line passenger and freight work. Although the design is attributed to Collett, much of the actual locomotive was derived from the earlier 19th century George Armstrong designed 517 Class. Entering service in 1932, in all 75 were built and ran well into the 1960s with 4 surviving into preservation. An autocoach was often combined with a 14XX on many branch line operations. The driving cab on the autocoach meant that the locomotive could be controlled from there and negated the requirement to run the locomotive round at the end of the journey. This format was known as a push-pull train. The Dapol 14xx & autocoach will complement each other very nicely of any GWR based layout.

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GWR / BR 48xx/58xx/14xx Autotank History

The 48xx Class was designed as a more modern version of the 517 Class, which were by then beginning to show their relative age. The first locomotive, No 4800, was built by Swindon Works and entered service in 1932, with a further seventy-four engines of this type following up to 1936. During this period, Swindon also built twenty 5800 Class engines, which were broadly similar but which were not fitted with autotrain equipment or the Swindon top feed as later fitted to a number of 4800 class engines.

The 4800 Class locomotives retained their original numbers until the GWR decided to experimentally convert twelve 2800 Class 2-8-0s for oil-firing. It was decided that the converted engines would be reclassified as the 4800 Class and so the 75 tank locomotives already carrying this designation were reclassified as the 1400 Class with running numbers 1400-1474. The engines did not revert to their original classification after the experiment ended in 1948.

The 1400 Class was designed to work with the GWR design of autocoach, a specialist coach designed for push-pull working and which could also be used with engines of other classes such as the 517's, the GWR 5400 Class, the GWR 6400 Class and the older GWR 2021 Class. This lack of auto gear was the cause of earlier scrapping of the 5800 Class as there was no work for them. The last, no. 5815, was withdrawn from Swindon shed in April 1961.

The auto-fitted locos fared little better; scrapping commenced in 1956 and all were withdrawn by early 1965. Nos. 1442 and 1450 were withdrawn from Exmouth Junction shed in May 1965. By the early 1960s several had been 'in store' (parked in an out-of-the-way siding with a tarpaulin over the chimney) for some time, being occasionally steamed to replace failed diesels.

The Dapol O gauge 48xx / 58xx / 14xx will have the following features:

  • Die-cast running plate
  • Fully compensated die-cast chassis
  • Die-cast and profiled wheels
  • High level of separately applied detail
  • Flickering fire light effect
  • Removable cab roof for ease of posing your locomotive crew
  • Sprung metal buffers and articulated screw coupling
  • Dapol’s proven motor and gearbox offering exceptional smooth performance and slow running capabilities
  • DCC Ready, incorporating Dapol’s new ‘Quick-fit’ DCC and speaker design
  • Un-numbered versions of each livery will be available so that you can model your local locomotive

As a breakdown of the costs for our overseas customers the cost of the 48xx / 58xx / 14xx excluding sound) is as follows::

Outside of EU:

1 x 48xx / 58xx / 14xx £191.25
Less VAT @ 20% £31.87
Sub Total £159.38
Air Mail £26.50
Grand Total £185.88

Inside EU:

1 x 48xx / 58xx / 14xx £191.25
Air Mail £14.50
Grand Total £205.75

These locos are expected either late 2018 and we are taking advance orders for them now. Demand is expected to be very high for these and advance ordering is highly recommended to avoid any potential disappointment when they sell out!

For ease I have separated them out into the basic types that will be available:

48xx Liveries.

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7S-006-001
Class 48xx "Great Western" worded GWR green numbered 4800 Autofitted
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-001D
Class 48xx "Great Western" worded GWR green numbered 4800 Autofitted DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-001S
Class 48xx "Great Western" worded GWR green numbered 4800 Autofitted DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-001U
Class 48xx "Great Western" worded GWR green un-numbered Autofitted
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-001UD
Class 48xx "Great Western" worded GWR green un-numbered Autofitted DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-001US
Class 48xx "Great Western" worded GWR green un-numbered Autofitted DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-002
Class 48xx shirtbutton GWR green numbered 4871
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-002D
Class 48xx shirtbutton GWR green numbered 4871 DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-002S
Class 48xx shirtbutton GWR green numbered numbered 4871 DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-002U
Class 48xx shirtbutton GWR green un-numbered
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-002UD
Class 48xx shirtbutton GWR green un-numbered DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-002US
Class 48xx shirtbutton GWR green un-numbered DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00

14xx Liveries.

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7S-006-020
Class 14xx "GWR" worded GWR green numbered 1432 Autofitted
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-020D
Class 14xx "GWR" worded GWR green numbered 4800 Autofitted DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-020S
Class 14xx "GWR" worded GWR green numbered 4800 Autofitted DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-020U
Class 14xx "GWR" worded GWR green un-numbered Autofitted
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-020UD
Class 14xx "GWR" worded GWR green un-numbered Autofitted DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-020US
Class 14xx "GWR" worded GWR green un-numbered Autofitted DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-021
Class 14xx BR early crest black auto fitted with topfeed numbered 1405
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-021D
Class 14xx BR early crest black auto fitted with topfeed numbered 1405 DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-021S
Class 14xx BR early crest black auto fitted with topfeed numbered 1405 DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-021U
Class 14xx BR early crest black auto fitted with topfeed un-numbered
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-021UD
Class 14xx BR early crest black auto fitted with topfeed un-numbered DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-021US
Class 14xx BR early crest black auto fitted with topfeed un-numbered DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-022
Class 14xx BR early crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed numbered 1444 Autofitted
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-022D
Class 14xx BR early crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed numbered 1444 Autofitted DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-022S
Class 14xx BR early crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed numbered 1444 Autofitted DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-022U
Class 14xx BR early crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed un-numbered Autofitted
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-022UD
Class 14xx BR early crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed un-numbered Autofitted DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-022US
Class 14xx BR early crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed un-numbered Autofitted DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-023
Class 14xx BR late crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed numbered 1426 Autofitted
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-023D
Class 14xx BR late crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed numbered 1426 Autofitted DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-023S
Class 14xx BR late crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed numbered 1426 Autofitted DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-023U
Class 14xx BR late crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed un-numbered Autofitted
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-023UD
Class 14xx BR late crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed un-numbered Autofitted DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-023US
Class 14xx BR late crest lined green auto fitted with topfeed un-numbered Autofitted DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00

58xx Liveries.

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7S-006-050
Class 58xx "Great Western" worded GWR green numbered 5811
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-050D
Class 58xx "Great Western" worded GWR green numbered 5811 DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-050S
Class 58xx "Great Western" worded GWR green numbered 5811 DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-050U
Class 58xx "Great Western" worded GWR green un-numbered
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-050UD
Class 58xx "Great Western" worded GWR green un-numbered DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-050US
Class 58xx "Great Western" worded GWR green un-numbered DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-051
Class 58xx shirtbutton GWR green numbered 5809
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-051D
Class 58xx shirtbutton GWR green numbered 5809 DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-051S
Class 58xx shirtbutton GWR green numbered 5809 DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-051U
Class 58xx shirtbutton GWR green un-numbered
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-051UD
Class 58xx shirtbutton GWR green un-numbered DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-051US
Class 58xx shirtbutton GWR green un-numbered DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-052
Class 58xx BR early crest black numbered 5819
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-052D
Class 58xx BR early crest black numbered 5819 DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-052S
Class 58xx BR early crest black numbered 5819 DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
7S-006-052U
Class 58xx BR early crest black un-numbered
£225.00
£191.25
7S-006-052UD
Class 58xx BR early crest black un-numbered DCC fitted
£250.00
£212.50
7S-006-052US
Class 58xx BR early crest black un-numbered DCC and sound fitted
£400.00
£345.00
Note the prices shown here are the provisional prices set by Dapol for the 2018 production run. They are only provisional and may be subject to change dependant upon any unexpected price rises from the factory in China or any major fluctuation in the exchange rates. If there is a change in this cost we would update the website immediately.

WE ARE AWARE THAT SOME OF OUR "COMPETITORS" ARE UNDER CUTTING OUR PRICE BY A POUND OR TWO. WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT MANY OF THEM ARE CHARGING POSTAGE COSTS FROM £4.00 TO £6.50.

WE ARE SUPPLYING ALL ORDERS OVER £150.00 POST FREE TO UK MAINLAND ADDRESSES.

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