We are delighted to share Dapol's news regarding a 4mm/00 scale 2874

and are extremely grateful that they have kindly agreed to make a donation for each 2874 purchased  

Thank You Dapol


The announcement photo 

Neil & Richard from Dapol with Mike Solloway and David Holmes representing the 2874 Trust 

Dapol's stand and 2874 promotion at The May 2023 GWSR Steam Gala 

Richard Webster ( Dapol ) explaining to two interested people about the 2874 and other modles in the Dapol range 


OO Gauge 28xx / 2884 2-8-0

British Model Railway Manufacturer, Dapol is delighted to be able to announce the launch of their brand new OO Gauge 28xx / 2884 model range. The model has been launched at the Cotswold Festival of Steam on the Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway. We are excited to announce that as well as producing a range of general release models (that you can pre-order through your preferred Dapol Stockist) we will also be producing a Dapol exclusive model of 2874 with a financial donation being made to The 2874 Trust for each completed sale of this model. 

2874 Dapol Exclusive Model

Dapol in conjunction with The 2874 Trust are producing a model of 2874 which will be available exclusively through Dapol. At this time we are deposit free expressions of interest for DCC Ready, DCC Fitted and DCC Sound Fitted versions of this model. You can make your interest known by filling in the attached PDF from and either e-mailing it or posting it back to Dapol. We will contact you for payment when the models arrive. Dapol will make a financial contribution to The 2874 Trust for each completed order.

The model of 2874 will have the following characteristics: Great Western Railway Green, with "Great Western" lettered on the Churchward 3500 gallon tender, original style chimney and safety valve bonnet, port hole windows in the top of the spectacle plate and inside steam pipes. .

Model Features

General Specification  

Many original GA drawings were used in the development of these accurate and authentic models.

Building on the many developments from the Dapol Mogul and Manor Class models including Dapol's award winning slide in PCB in the boiler for tool free DCC fitting and sugar cube speaker enclosure (for sound models) and conductive drawbar providing tender wheel pick-up and connections for high bass speaker.  

The locomotive will have all of the usual refinements that are expected to be found on all Dapol models including: 

A diecast compensated chassis 

Detailed cab interior 

The front pony truck is also sprung and operates on a cam so the model will negotiate R2 curves with ease

Churchward top feed boiler  

Original and later Boiler support/motion bracket

Churchward vertical drop & curved drop Footplates 

Churchward (tapered) & Collet (Straight) sprung buffers 

Smoke boxes with inside or outside steam pipes GWR & BR smoke box doors (with separately added number plate)


Technical Specification   

A slide in PCB offers simple ‘tool-free’ installation of a NEXT-18 DCC decoder and a ’no-solder’ speaker connection. 

This board slides through the smoke box door and connects directly to the locomotive mother board. 

The tender to locomotive drawbar includes reliable electrical connections moulded within the close-coupling push-fit coupling. This eliminates wired plugs and unreliable wiper style connections. 

The locomotive and tender have electrical pick-up on all driving and tender wheels  

An optional base reflex speaker can be fitted into the tender. An audio frequency filter is integrated within the main locomotive PCB to ensure each speaker reproduces within it’s ideal frequency range* 

Firebox glow (synchronised with sound*) 

Dapol’s proven slow speed mechanism and high torque motor 

Enhance your driving experience with our feature RealDrive* * Factory fitted models only

Proposed Liveries

4S-009-008        OO Gauge 28xx / 2884 2874 Great Western Green  ( with a kind donation from Dapol, for each model sold to the 2874 Trust)

4S-009-001          OO Gauge 28xx / 2884 2831 Lined Great Western Green

4S-009-002          OO Gauge 28xx / 2884 2804 Great Western Green 

4S-009-003          OO Gauge 28xx / 2884 2854 Great Western Green

4S-009-004          OO Gauge 28xx / 2884 2884 Shirt Button Green 

4S-009-005          OO Gauge 28xx / 2884 3819 GWR Green 

4S-009-006          OO Gauge 28xx / 2884 3802 BR Early Emblem Black 

4S-009-007          OO Gauge 28xx / 2884  2851 BR Late Crest Black 


DCC Ready. £189.99

DCC  Fitted £224.99

DCC  with sound £299.99

4S-009-008 -OO Gauge 228xx / 2884 2874 Great Western Green is exclusively available from Dapol,

all other models are available to pre-order from your preferred Dapol stockist      

Click the link to register your interest 


or scan the QR code which will take you to the form

 On android you should be able to fill it in on line anI Phone you may need to download it 


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