DAPOL BOLSTERS ROLLING STOCK RANGE
Dapol has unveiled four new items of rolling stock in three different scales. New in ‘O’ are the ‘Bogie Bolster E’ and the YCV ‘Turbot’. BR built 1,200 ‘Bolster Es’ between 1961/62 and their bogies gave them a higher payload than their four-wheel contemporaries. With the decline in their regular traffic, BR fitted hundreds of ‘Bogie Bolster Es’ with dropside bodies in the early 1980s for ballast and spoil duties. These rebuilt wagons became ‘Turbots’ (YCV on TOPS). Dapol promises that both new models will sport such features as posable bolsters and stanchions, separate counterbalance springs and door arms and working Instanter couplings, as well as pin-point axles, metal wheels and sprung buffers. Having hinted at a ‘OO’ gauge ‘Bogie Bolster E’ at the 2017 Warley National Model Railway Show, Dapol has now confirmed prices and guises for its new model. This model will also feature an impressive spec list, including working Instanter couplings. Last but not least is a new variant to its extensive range of ‘N’ gauge Mk 3 coaches: the sleeper. The new coach should match the high standards set by the rest of the Mk 3 range and will be launched in five liveries.