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Dapol announce new production runs of Class 56's and Grampus wagons in N Gauge.

Contributed by: Graham Muspratt

9 Jun 2021 00:00am

Dapol have announced new production runs in N Gauge of Class 56 diesel locomotives and Grampus Wagons.

The British Rail Class 56 is a type of Co-Co locomotive designed for heavy freight work and was introduced between 1976 and 1983. In all 135 Class 56s were built, the first 30 by Electroputere in Romania but due to poor quality of construction the remainder were built by BREL at their Doncaster and Crewe works. The Class 56 was considered to be a successful locomotive and had a long service life. However performance and maintenance costs savings made from the deployment of the newly imported Class 66 resulted in most of the fleet of Class 56s being decommissioned or sold on by 2006. Several Class 56s are currently preserved and some class 56s are still in service today with private rail companies hauling freight and for the occasional special service.
The models feature etched grills, separately applied handrails, 5 pole super creep motor, all wheel drive and pick up and directional lighting.
Ten new versions are proposed, including DCC Fitted versions:
2D-004-010 Class 56 56302 (ex 56124 Crewe built) Fastline
2D-004-010D Class 56 56302 (ex 56124 Crewe built) Fastline DCC Fitted
2D-004-011 Class 56 56131 (Crewe Built) Large Logo Blue
2D-004-011 Class 56 56131 (Crewe Built) Large Logo Blue DCC Fitted
2D-004-012 Class 56 56029 Transrail (Romanian Built)
2D-004-012 Class 56 56029 Transrail (Romanian Built) DCC Fitted
2D-004-013 Class 56 56059 EWS (Doncaster Built)
2D-004-013 Class 56 56059 EWS (Doncaster Built) DCC Fitted
2D-004-014 Class 56 56303 (ex 56125 Crewe Built) DCR
2D-004-014 Class 56 56303 (ex 56125 Crewe Built) DCR DCC Fitted
You can pre-order the Dapol Class 56 locomotives here>>>



The Grampus wagon was the principal open wagon used by BR from the 1950s until the early 1980s. Their design incorporating three drop down sides and removable end planks made them very versatile enabling them to carry everything from ballast to signal posts. Many thousands were manufactured covering several design patterns and could be seen singularly or in blocks across all regions of BR.
Seven new versions are proposed:
2F-060-014 Grampus BR Black DB984292
2F-060-015 Grampus BR Black DB985834
2F-060-016 Grampus Olive Green DB984363
2F-060-017 Grampus Indian red DB985730
2F-060-018 Grampus Engineers Grey/Yellow 'Dutch' DB990518
2F-060-019 Grampus Engineers Grey/Yellow 'Dutch' DB991673
2F-060-020 Grampus Engineers Grey/Yellow 'Dutch' DB991471
You can pre-order the Dapol Grampus wagons here>>>


All Due Q4 2021 / Q1 2022

Note images for illustrative purposes only.
Subject to alteration.
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