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OO Gauge Hawthorn Leslie Production Sample

OO Gauge Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 Production Samples

Dapol is delighted to be able to share images of its latest Hawthorn Leslie production samples with you


Hawthorn Leslie and Company was formed by the merger of the shipbuilder A. Leslie and Company in Hebburn with the locomotive works of R. and W. Hawthorn at St.Peter’s in Newcastle upon Tyne in 1886. The company manufactured locomotives to order for main line companies and later had a number of standard designs including 0-4-0 saddle tanks and fireless locomotives. 

 In 1937 Robert Stephenson of Darlington amalgamated with the locomotive works at Forth Banks to form Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns Ltd. By this time Hawthorn Leslie had built 2,783 locomotives. 

 The newly formed Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns became a subsidiary of the Vulcan Foundry in 1943 and Hawthorn’s 137-year connection with Forth Banks ended. 

 The Dapol model is based on the 0-4-0 saddle tanks built between 1899 and 1924. They were produced in large numbers and continued in a variety of industrial uses (included Iron works, collieries and power stations) until the early to mid 1970’s. Over 10 locomotives have made it into various states of preservation.


  • Finely moulded body with many separately added fine details
  • DCC ready with NEXT-18 socket included—accessed via the lift off dicast saddle tanks
  • DCC fitted models available
  • Cast wheels with fine relief and appropriate colouring
  • Die-cast compensated chassis and all wheel pick up 
  • NEM pockets as standard
  • Powerful 5 pole skew wound motor
  • Accessory bag with spares and other optional detail              

Latest Decorated Samples

4S-024-001 Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 Green Lines Yellow 'Asbestos' 4

4S-024-002 Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 Black Lined Red 'Henry'

4S-024-003 Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 Maroon Lined Straw 'Invincible'

4S-024-004 Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 Blue Lined Yellow Port of London Authority 36

4S-024-005 Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 Blue Lines Straw NCB

4S-024-006 Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 Green 'Faraday'

4S-024-007 Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 'Spider' Black Park Colliery

4S-024-008 Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 Yellow Chevrons Newcastle Electric Supply 13

4S-024-009 Hawthorn Leslie 0-4-0 Maroon 'Wallaby' Australian Iron & Steel Co.

Recommended Retail Price

DCC Ready


DCC Fitted


DCC Sound


Project Update

These models have shipped and are expected to be in shops at the end of June 2024

Pre-Order at your preferred Dapol stockist today 

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