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N Gauge BOB/WC Update

N Gauge Battle of Britain / West County Update

We are delighted to be able to share the latest N Gauge Battle of Britain / West Country project developments with you. these include CAD and artwork images.

CAD work is now complete


The Southern Region West Country and Battle of Britain classes with their 4-6-2 wheel arrangement were also known as Light Pacifics or informally as Spam Cans due to their unorthodox appearance. The class was designed by Oliver Bulleid and developed to be cheaper and easier to build using much of the innovations developed during wartime.

The Battle of Britain Class and its sister, the Merchant Navy Class were the first to use welded steel in the manufacture of many key components, which reduced weight and building time. In all 110 were built between 1945 and 1950 and continued into service until the end of the steam era on the Southern Region in 1967. Due to some initial design limitations,  fifty of the class were rebuilt during the late 1950s, after which they resembled the rebuilt Merchant Navy Class. Twenty of the class survive into preservation.  

Dapol will initially  be modelling the as originally built locomotive, the rebuilt variant will follow in a later run.    

Our first Next Generation Steam model, with entirely re-designed chassis and electronics. This model will also incorporate our new locomotive mounted motor offering excellent slow running and exceptional pulling power with reliability and robustness.   


  • Powerful New Coreless Locomotive mounted motor 
  • Electrical pick up from all locomotive driving wheels and tender wheels 
  • Die-cast chassis and locomotive body, injection moulded tender body 
  • Partial chassis compensation for smooth running and to aid electrical pick up 
  • Stainless steel running gear 
  • Standard NEM fitting N Gauge couplers 
  • Detailed body and fittings 
  • Printed name plates 
  • Accessory bag with etched nameplates and detailed buffer beam fittings   

Proposed Liveries

2S-034-001          Battle of Britain ‘Fighter Command’ 21C164 SR Malachite Green

2S-034-002          Battle of Britain ‘Spitfire’ 34066 BR Green Late Crest

2S-034-003          Battle of Britain ‘66 Squadron’ 34110 BR Green Early Crest

2S-034-004          West Country ‘Okehampton’ 21C113 SR Malachite Green

2S-034-005          West Country ‘Watersmeet’ 34030 BR Green Late Crest

2S-034-006          West Country ‘Exeter’ 34001 BR Green Early Crest

2S-034-007          Battle of Britain  ‘Winston Churchill ’ 34051 BR Green Late Crest

2S-034-008          Battle of Britain  ‘92 Squadron’ 34081 SR Malachite Green "British Railways"

Recommended Retail Price

DCC Ready


DCC Fitted


Sound Fitted


Project Update

CAD work has come to an end and the project has now entered the tooling phase. we look forward to being able to provide you news about the 1st shots/EP's later this year or early next year. Artworks have been prepared and the design team are currently reviewing these before they are passed onto the factory. we expect to see these models some time in Q4 2024

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