Class 08 Ready to Run Locomotive

The British Rail Class 08 diesel-electric shunter is the most numerous of all British locomotive classes. In all 996 were produced between 1953 and 1962 at the BR works at Crewe, Darlington and Doncaster. The Class 08 became the standard BR Shunter and was a very common sight at stations and freight yards until the 1990s. However, as the nature of the British Railways changed with fixed rakes of wagons and the introduction of multiple units, the requirements for shunting diminished and many Class 08 were either scrapped or sold overseas, including 15 to Australia and 5 to Liberia. The Class 08s role as a shunter has been continued onto the heritage railways and over 60 have survived into preservation, making it the most numerous class of preserved locomotive.


Production run three of this O Gauge work horse will see the introduction of next stage of the prototypes development with the introduction of Aluminium cab doors, short hinges on access panel doors, new exhauster boxes and new lighting configuration.

Projected release date for these is hopefully before Christmas and we are taking advance orders for these now for despatch as soon as they become available

CLASS 08 DIESEL SHUNTER

A 5 pole motor allied to a flywheel and a DCC interface makes this DCC sound compatible locomotive a ‘must have’ for those starting out in O gauge or simply like little shunting locomotives. The Class 08 also features sprung buffers, sprung coupling hook and 3 link chain, internally painted cab detail, and directional lighting correct for the livery depicted.

The Dapol O gauge Class 08 will have the following features:

  • Sprung metal buffers
  • Die cast Running plate for extra quality and weight
  • Independently controlled running and cab lights
  • Sprung metal coupling hook and screw coupling
  • Etched plates where applicable
  • Finely moulded body with many separately added fine details
  • DCC ready with a 21 pin socket
  • DCC and sound fitted models available
  • Cast profiled wheels with fine relief and appropriate colouring
  • Heavy diecast chassis and all wheel pick up
  • Powerful 5 pole skew wound motor with refined slow running control

As a breakdown of the costs for our overseas customers the cost of the Class 08 (excluding sound) is as follows::

Outside of EU:

1 x Class 08 £191.25
Less VAT @ 20% £31.87
Sub Total £159.38
Air Mail £26.50
Grand Total £185.88

Inside EU:

1 x Class 08 £191.25
Air Mail £14.50
Grand Total £205.75

In regard to the sound fitted Class 08's Dapol have not included the details of the sound functions in with the loco. Here though is a copy of those instructions though DAPOL CLASS 08 instruction sheet

PROPOSED NEW CLASS 08'S LIVERIES :

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
7D-008-013
Class 08 BR Blue 08717 Inverness

£225.00

£191.25
7D-008-013D
Class 08 BR Blue 08717 Inverness DCC & Sound equipped
£400.00
£345.00
7D-008-013U
Class 08 BR Blue un-numbered

£225.00

£191.25
7D-008-013UD
Class 08 BR Blue un-numbered DCC & Sound equipped
£400.00
£345.00
7D-008-014
Class 08 Intercity 09795 Swansea

£225.00

£191.25
7D-008-014D
Class 08 Intercity 09795 Swansea DCC & Sound equipped
£400.00
£345.00
7D-008-014U
Class 08 Intercity un-numbered

£225.00

£191.25
7D-008-014UD
Class 08 Intercity un-numbered DCC & Sound equipped
£400.00
£345.00
7D-008-015
Class 08 Railfreight Triple Grey 08740 Stratford

£225.00

£191.25
7D-008-015D
Class 08 Railfreight Triple Grey 08740 Stratford DCC & Sound equipped
£400.00
£345.00
7D-008-015U
Class 08 Railfreight Triple Grey un-numbered

£225.00

£191.25
7D-008-015UD
Class 08 Railfreight Triple Grey un-numbered DCC & Sound equipped
£400.00
£345.00
7D-008-016
Class 08 Freightliner 08891

£225.00

£191.25
7D-008-016D
Class 08 Freightliner 08891 DCC & Sound equipped
£400.00
£345.00
7D-008-016U
Class 08 Freightliner un-numbered

£225.00

£191.25
7D-008-016UD
Class 08 Freightliner un-numbered DCC & Sound equipped
£400.00
£345.00
7D-008-017
Class 08 EWS 08709

£225.00

£191.25
7D-008-017D
Class 08 EWS 08709 DCC & Sound equipped
£400.00
£345.00
7D-008-017U
Class 08 EWS un-numbered

£225.00

£191.25
7D-008-017UD
Class 08 EWS un-numbered DCC & Sound equipped
£400.00
£345.00

We also offer a weathering service on any of the the above locos at an addtional £25.00 per loco with the customer's choice of weathering from light all of weathering, light body with medium chassis and roof weathering through medium and even heavy weathering.

WE ARE AWARE THAT SOME OF OUR "COMPETITORS" ARE UNDER CUTTING OUR PRICE BY A MATTER OF PENCE. WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT MANY OF THEM ARE CHARGING POSTAGE COSTS FROM £4.00 TO £6.50 AND NEITHER WILL WE INCREASE THE PRICE DAYS BEFORE LAUNCH BASED ON THE FACT THAT THEY ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT. WE WILL ONLY INCREASE THE PRICE BASED ON AN INCREASE FROM THE MANUFACTURER.

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

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