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Dapol announce new N Gauge Class 87

Dapol have announced they are to produce a brand new N Gauge Class 87 electric locomotive. The Dapol design team are finalising the CAD before the project will move to the tooling room. Dapol are hoping to have finished models in stores by Q3 2024.

dapol n gauge class 87

The model will feature the following specifications:


  • Finely detailed body & roof with many extra fitted detail items

  • 5 pole Super Creep motor with incredible controllable slow running speed

  • All wheel drive and pick up

  • Finely detailed (posable/non functional) High-Speed and Cross-Arm pantographs (as appropriate)

  • Accessory bag with optional fitted parts


The Class 87 will make use of the existing Class 86 mechanicals, so is not a 'next generation chassis', however Dapol have not ruled out adding additional features like pre fitted speaker at a later date.


dapol n gauge class 87

dapol n gauge class 87

dapol n gauge class 87

Dapol will also be tooling several different cab end variations to allow them to produce models across the service life of the locomotives

dapol n gauge class 87

Eight liveries are planned for initial release and the images below are of the provisional artworks and are shown for illustration only - they are subject to change and or correction where necessary.



dapol n gauge class 87
2D-087-001 Class 87 Hal'o'the Wynd 87031 BR Blue

dapol n gauge class 87
2D-087-002 Class 87 Iron Duke 87017 Intercity Swallow rains

dapol n gauge class 87
2D-087-003 Class 87 Robert Burns 87035 Virgin Trains

dapol n gauge class 87
2D-087-004 Class 87 87022 DRS

dapol n gauge class 87
2D-087-005 Class 87 Stephenson 87101 BR Blue

dapol n gauge class 87
2D-087-006 Class 87 Royal Sovereign 87002 Caledonian Sleeper

dapol n gauge class 87
dapol n gauge class 87
2D-087-007 Class 87 Twin Pack City of Glasgow 87006 Coeur de Lyon 87012


RRP is £155.00 for DCC ready versions and £190.00 for DCC fitted.


The Twin pack for 87006 and 87012 has an RRP of £300.00 for DCC ready and £370.00 for DCC fitted.


For more information visit the Dapol website

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