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New N Gauge Class 68 Liveries Announced

New N Gauge Class 68 Liveries Announced

Dapol are delighted to announce a new production run of N Gauge Class 68’s at the 2022 London Festival of Railway Modelling. This series of models will include a brand new livery. 


Prototype Background

The Class 68 is a brand new diesel-electric Bo-Bo locomotive commissioned by DRS for intermodal and passenger use. The design is based on the Vossloh Eurolight, with 4 axles and a 3800HP diesel engine and is to be built at the Vossloh plant in Spain. Initially, DRS initially ordered ­ fifteen locomotives with the ­ first to be operational early in 2014. The locomotive is capable of 100mph and has a state of the art adhesion control system which ensures high utilisation of available traction power. Further Locomotives have now been added to the UK fleet bringing the total to 34 currently in service. Stadler are now assembling the Class 68, alongside the Class 88 .

New DRS powering a greener Britain NTS Livery Class 68 68006



The Class 68 is our first ‘Next Generation’ Diesel model, with entirely re-designed chassis and electronics. This model reproduces all the detail and functionality of our OO gauge model (other than Halo-lights) and incorporates our new iron cored 5 pole motor offering excellent slow running and exceptional pulling power with reliability and robustness.

Dapol’s N Gauge Class 68 models features:

  • Smooth running 5 pole next generation motor
  • All wheel pickup All wheel drive via re-worked ‘smooth drive’ low maintenance mechanism
  • Die-cast chassis
  • DCC Sound ready Next-18 decoder socket (recommended 6 function decoder)
  • Independent directional front/rear main lighting control
  • Independent directional front/rear cab lighting control
  • Main lamp and cab lighting override switches for DC users (independent front/rear control)
  • Removable self-centring close coupling mechanism with NEM pockets
  • Standard NEM fitting N Gauge couplers
  • RP 25 wheels
  • Detailed body and fittings
  • Printed name plates
  • Accessory bag with etched nameplates and detailed buffer beam fittings
  • Clip-fit body for easy DCC fitting

Previously produced N Gauge Class 68 Models shown for illustraion only


Proposed Models & RRP

Dapol are proposing to produce a total of five Class 68 locomotives in this production run.  These are listed below:


  • 2D-022-012                 Class 68 Fearless 68016 DRS Compass
  • 2D-022-013                 Class 68 Vigilant 68018 DRS Compass
  • 2D-022-014                 Class 68 Splendid 68027 Transpennine Express
  • 2D-022-015                 Class 68 Felix 68031 Transpennine Express
  • 2D-022-016                 Class 68 Pride of the North 68006 New DRS/NTS Green

The recomended retail price of these models is

DCC Ready: £150.00     DCC Fitted: £182.00     DCC Sound Fitted: £270.00


Artwork is currently in development, we look forward to sharing images of this with you when it is availiable. We expect to see models in the shops Q2 2023. 


Pre-Order At Your Preferred Dapol Stockist from Monday 21st March


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