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OO Gauge PDS JHA Hoppers

OO Gauge PDS JHA Hopper - First Shot Evaluation

Dapol is delighted to be able to share images of it's DPS JHA hopper first shots


Built by Powell and Duffryn Standard, these high capacity wagons were originally bought by ARC and wore the distinctive ARC livery but have since changed to wearing Hanson’s livery. They have on occasion also been seen sporting plain grey to hide graffiti  

The fleet is noticeable for its use of distinctive inside bearing TF1 low track force bogies. There are a few variants of the hopper. The outer hoppers are numbered 17xxx and the inner hoppers are numbered 19xxx. Only the most distal end of the outer hoppers are fitted with buffers, all wagons are fitted with buckeye couplings


  • Inner and outer versions of the hopper will be produced               

      a. Inner wagons without buffers and buckeye couplings                                                                                                                                                          b. Outer wagons with Lamp, Sprung Buffers and Standard OO model coupling with NEM pocket at one end, other end                       without buffers and fitted with buckeye couplings.

  • Diecast chassis 
  • Profiled wheels  
  • Sprung Buffers on outer most wagon endClose coupling mechanism fitted to both types, capable of operating on minimum of 438mm radius 
  • Working rear lamp on outer most end of the train (DC directional, 6 pin DCC socket for control of flashing lamp) 
  • The models will be finished with high level of detail, which will include many separately added details 
  • Designed from works drawings   

Latest First Shot Samples

The images below are are of hand assembled first shots and are shown for illustration only. Our design team is working with the factory to make the necessary improvements.

End Hopper - EP

End hoppers have buffers at the outer most end only - one end has a traditional tension lock coupling to couple up to your locomotive of choice and the other is fitted with a close coupling mechanism.

Side Elevation

Non-buffer End

Middle Hopper - EP

Middle hoppers  have no buffers at wither end and are coupled up with a close coupling mechanism at both ends

Side Elevation

Alternate End

Proposed Liveries

  • 4F-081-001          P & D JHA (end hopper) ARC Olive & Grey 17912 
  • 4F-081-002          P & D JHA (end hopper) ARC Olive & Grey 17918 
  • 4F-081-003          P & D JHA (end hopper) Hanson Blue & Grey 17913 
  • 4F-081-004          P & D JHA (end hopper) Hansen Blue & Grey 17922
  • 4F-081-101          P & D JHA (middle hopper) ARC Olive & Grey 19823 
  • 4F-081-102          P & D JHA (middle hopper) ARC Olive & Grey 19841 
  • 4F-081-103          P & D JHA (middle hopper) ARC Olive & Grey 19853 
  • 4F-081-104          P & D JHA (middle hopper) Hanson Blue & Grey 19802 
  • 4F-081-105          P & D JHA (middle hopper) Hanson Blue & Grey 19811 
  • 4F-081-106          P & D JHA (middle hopper) Hanson Blue & Grey 19833

Bogie & Underframe Detail

Recommended Retail Price

End Hoppers


Middle Hoppers


Project Update

The design team are currently reviewing the 1st shot/EP samples and preparing any necessary feedback for the factory. Artwork to be prepared soon and we will provide images of this when it is available. We currently estimate these models will be available in shops Q2 2024.

Pre-Order at your preferred Dapol stockist today 

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