Dapol have produced this 4S-018-010 B4 0-4-0T Tank Locomotive in Sussex Yellow Livery in for the steam locomotives range.
Converting this model over to DCC control is very straightforward with a 6-Pin DCC Socket fitted.
Other highlights included on this model are: -
- Powerful 5 pole skew wound motor
- NEM pockets as standard
- Die-cast chassis and all wheel pick up
- Cast wheels with fine relief and appropriate colouring
- Finely moulded body with many separately added fine details
In 1890 William Adams ordered 20 powerful four- coupled tank engines from Nine Elms Works. The design was preferred to the six-coupled version because of the many poorly laid out goods yards and the sharply curved Cattewater and Sutton Harbour lines at Plymouth. When the South Western Railway gained control of Southampton docks in 1892, Adams transferred two engines there which had their cab front and back sheets cut away to aid visibility and they were named Jersey and Guernsey. Over the next few years twelve more were transferred to the docks, including two of the five built by Drummond, with all 25 engines being taken into B.R. stock in January 1948. Fourteen were subsequently withdrawn over the following year leaving just eleven survivors which were distributed to Eastleigh, Plymouth, Bournemouth and Ashford. The last two representatives stationed at Winchester were withdrawn in October 1963, a month short of their seventieth birthday and, happily, both have been preserved.
William Adams designed the LSWR B4 and it was built by Nine Elms Works between 1890-1908. The LSWR B4 locomotives were mainly employed for dock shunter work. .