LSWR B4 0-4-0T #90 'Caen' (Brown) - Pre Order

LSWR B4 0-4-0T #90 'Caen' (Brown) - Pre Order

Pre Order: 10% off CAD RRP   Canadian RRP: $349.99 estimate   UK RRP: £232.88

Dapol's Expected Release - Q3 2022


Prototype History 

In 1890, Adams ordered 20 powerful four-coupled tank engines from Nine Elms Works, the design being preferred to six-coupled because of the many poorly laid out goods yards and the sharply curved Cattewater and Sutton Harbour lines at Plymouth. When the South Western gained control of Southampton docks in 1892 Adams transferred two engines there which had their cab front and back sheets cut away to aid visibility and were named JERSEY and GUERNSEY. Over the next few years twelve more were transferred to the docks, including two of the five built by Drummond. All 25 engines were taken into British Railways stock in January 1948; however fourteen were withdrawn over the next two years, leaving just eleven survivors, distributed to Eastleigh, Plymouth, Bournemouth and Ashford. The last two representatives were stationed at Winchester in October 1963, a month short of their seventieth birthday. Happily two have been preserved.