Ready to Run Locomotives
.The Y1/Y3 Sentinel was based on the road going lorry. Whilst not having the greatest turn of speed (Approximately 36mph top speed) these small locomotives proved capable of pulling a constant draw weight and were considered ideal for shunting in yards and providing motive power on smaller branch lines. These quirky little locomotive were used by all of the big four but it was the LNER that used and ordered the greatest number. Many Y1's and Y3's were produced and continued to provide service until their phased withdrawal during the 1940's and 1950's. Seven survided into the 1960's in departmental stock, only two survived into preservation.
Y1 / Y3 Sentinel History
The LNER Class Y1 was a class of 0-4-0 geared steam locomotives originally built by Sentinel Wagon Works for the London and North Eastern Railway and introduced in 1925. They passed into British Railways ownership in 1948 and were numbered 68130-68153 but 68134 was withdrawn almost immediately and may not have carried its BR number.
The LNER Class Y3 was a class of 0-4-0 geared steam locomotives originally built by Sentinel Wagon Works for the London and North Eastern Railway and introduced in 1927. They passed into ownership in 1948 and were numbered 68154-68185. At least one was based at Immingham in 1950.
This long lived little loco was seen in LNER, LMS, GWR and BR service and later on some ended up in private ownership.
The superheated vertical water-tube boiler and the engine were similar to those used in Sentinel steam wagons. There were variations within the class as regards boiler size and fuel capacity. The engines had poppet valves and reversing was by sliding camshaft. The advantage of the water-tube boiler was that steam could be raised much more quickly than with a conventional fire-tube boiler.
The Dapol O gauge Y1 / Y3 will have the following features:
As a breakdown of the costs for our overseas customers the cost of the basic version of the Y1 / Y3 is as follows::
Outside of EU:
1 x Y1/Y3 £148.75
1 x Y1/Y3 £148.75
Latest update on these as to release date is now around June / July 2019 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:
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.