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New O Gauge J94 Announced At The Guild O Gauge 2022 Kettering Show

O Gauge Riddles (Austerity) J94 0-6-0 Locomotive 

Dapol are delighted to announce the launch of the all new O Gauge Riddles (Austerity) J94 at this years Gauge O Guild 2022 Kettering show.

CAD shown for illustration only

Prototype Background

In 1942 Robert A. Riddles designed the J94 Austerity 0-6-0 to meet the Country’s shunting needs. The first locomotive was built in 1943 with an eventual 377 being built.


After the war the military kept 90 for their railway system. 75 were sold to the LNER being classified as J94 some with modified coal bunker and extra steps, with others sold for industrial use. Between 1948 and 1964 77 new Austerity locomotives were built for the NCB, which continued in use into the 1970’s with a total of 70 entering preservation.


Former NCB 11 Repulse quietly simmering away at the Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway – shown for illustration only


The highly detailed O Gauge J94 model that Dapol will be produing will have the following features:

  • Firebox glow 
  • Five pole skew wound motor with flywheel vertically mounted in the firebox
  • Slide in PCB accessed through the hinged smokebox door
  • DCC Ready with 21 pin DCC decoder socket
  • Plunger pick-ups from all six driving wheels  
  • Diecast chassis, footplate and coupling rods Sprung centre driving wheel to improve electrical pick up
  • One piece diecast saddle tank 
  • Diecast driving wheels with turned metal plated tyres 
  • Fully working inside motion – including connecting rods with pistons and valve eccentrics
  • Sprung buffers and 3-link couplings 
  • Two cab and bunker variations 
  • Full cab details 
  • Cab roof removable secured by two magnets 
  • Two separate chimney versions 
  • Scale metal handrails 
  • Opening/posable cab doors


CAD shown for illustration only


Fully detailed Underframe and working internal motion

Proposed Models & RRP

Dapol are proposing to produce a total of ten J94 0-6-0 locomotives in the first production run.  These are listed below:


  • 7S-094-001                 J94/Austerity  LNER Black 8006
  • 7S-094-002                 J94/Austerity  BR Black British Railways 68023
  • 7S-094-003                 J94/Austerity  BR Black Early Crest 68030
  • 7S-094-004                 J94/Austerity  BR Black Late Crest 68012
  • 7S-094-005                 J94/Austerity WD Black 75061
  • 7S-094-006                 J94/Austerity Wemyss WPR Lined Brown No 15
  • 7S-094-007                 J94/Austerity NCB Lined Green Whiston
  • 7S-094-008                 J94/Austerity United Steel Lined Red No 22
  • 7S-094-009                 J94/Austerity Mech Navvies Red 71525
  • 7S-094-010                 J94/Austerity LMR Lined Blue Errol Lonsdale 196

The recommended retail price of these models is

DCC Ready – £250.00     DCC Fitted – £285.00     DCC Sound Fitted – £380.00

CAD shown for illustration only


CAD design is now complete. The project has just moved to the tooling room and we expect to see first shots during the summer of 2022. Artworks are being prepared and we will bring you more news as this project develops.


Pre-Order At Your Preferred Dapol Stockist

from Monday 7th March 2022!


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