Dapol Stroudley Coaches

Ideal coaches for the Terriers.
Current state : Engineering prototype / tooling test shot Summer 2020. Release planned winter 2020/21.
The first run of these Stroudely coaches from Dapol represent the oil lit varnished mahogany liveried coaches. Later batches will be produced with gas and electric lighting fittings and Westinghouse air train brakes.
In most cases you will need 2 brake third coaches, as these are the only coaches with full buffers for coupling to a locomotive on their outer (van) ends. Additional coaches can be coupled between them to make up a suitable length of train using the bar couplings.

Detailed ready-to-run model of the LB&SCR 26ft length 4 wheel main line suburban coaches built in the Stroudley era and placed in service with the famous A1 class Terrier 0-6-0 tank engines.
This model of 3-compartment third class brake end coach number 917 is finished in varnished mahogany livery with oil lighting fittings and full buffers at the outer (van) end only.

£93.50
MRP £110.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 108404)

Detailed ready-to-run model of the LB&SCR 26ft length 4 wheel main line suburban coaches built in the Stroudley era and placed in service with the famous A1 class Terrier 0-6-0 tank engines.
This model of 3 compartment third class brake end coach number 918 is finished in varnished mahogany livery with oil lighting fittings and full buffers at the outer (van) end only.

£93.50
MRP £110.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 108403)

Detailed ready-to-run model of the LB&SCR 26ft length 4 wheel main line suburban coaches built in the Stroudley era and placed in service with the famous A1 class Terrier 0-6-0 tank engines.
This model of 5 compartment all-third class coach number 861 finished in varnished mahogany livery with oil lighting fittings and fixed bar couplings only.
Note, this coach has bar couplings only for coupling between two brake end coaches.

£93.50
MRP £110.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 104649)

Detailed ready-to-run model of the LB&SCR 26ft length 4 wheel main line suburban coaches built in the Stroudley era and placed in service with the famous A1 class Terrier 0-6-0 tank engines.
This model of 5 compartment second class coach number 507 finished in varnished mahogany livery with oil lighting fittings and fixed bar couplings only.
Note, this coach has bar couplings only for coupling between two brake end coaches.

£93.50
MRP £110.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 108400)

Detailed ready-to-run model of the LB&SCR 26ft length 4 wheel main line suburban coaches built in the Stroudley era and placed in service with the famous A1 class Terrier 0-6-0 tank engines.
This model of 4 compartment first / second class composite coach number 404 finished in varnished mahogany livery with oil lighting fittings and fixed bar couplings only.
Note, this coach has bar couplings only for coupling between two brake end coaches.

£93.50
MRP £110.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 108402)

Detailed ready-to-run model of the LB&SCR 26ft length 4 wheel main line suburban coaches built in the Stroudley era and placed in service with the famous A1 class Terrier 0-6-0 tank engines.
This model of 4 compartment first class coach number 707 finished in varnished mahogany livery with oil lighting fittings and fixed bar couplings only.
Note, this coach has bar couplings only for coupling between two brake end coaches.

£93.50
MRP £110.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 108398)

Detailed ready-to-run model of the LB&SCR 26ft length 4 wheel main line suburban coaches built in the Stroudley era and placed in service with the famous A1 class Terrier 0-6-0 tank engines.
This model of 3-compartment third class brake end coach number 1031 is finished in varnished mahogany livery with oil lighting fittings and full buffers at the outer (van) end only.

£93.50
MRP £110.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 112465)

Detailed ready-to-run model of the LB&SCR 26ft length 4 wheel main line suburban coaches built in the Stroudley era and placed in service with the famous A1 class Terrier 0-6-0 tank engines.
This model of 3-compartment third class brake end coach number 1032 is finished in varnished mahogany livery with oil lighting fittings and full buffers at the outer (van) end only.

£93.50
MRP £110.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 112466)

Detailed ready-to-run model of the LB&SCR 26ft length 4 wheel main line suburban coaches built in the Stroudley era and placed in service with the famous A1 class Terrier 0-6-0 tank engines.
This model of 5 compartment all-third class coach number 811 finished in varnished mahogany livery with oil lighting fittings and fixed bar couplings only.
Note, this coach has bar couplings only for coupling between two brake end coaches.

£93.50
MRP £110.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 108397)
Detailed ready-to-run model of the LB&SCR 26ft length 4 wheel main line suburban coaches built in the Stroudley era and placed in service with the famous A1 class Terrier 0-6-0 tank engines.
This model of 4 compartment first / second class composite coach number 301 finished in varnished mahogany livery with oil lighting fittings and fixed bar couplings only.
Note, this coach has bar couplings only for coupling between two brake end coaches.
£93.50
MRP £110.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 108401)

Detailed ready-to-run model of the LB&SCR 26ft length 4 wheel main line suburban coaches built in the Stroudley era and placed in service with the famous A1 class Terrier 0-6-0 tank engines.
This model of 4 compartment first class coach number 572 finished in varnished mahogany livery with oil lighting fittings and fixed bar couplings only.
Note, this coach has bar couplings only for coupling between two brake end coaches.

£93.50
MRP £110.00

Will be ordered - delivery as soon as possible.
(Product Ref 108399)
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The London, Brighton & South Coast Railway, LB&SCR, consrtucted more than 1,500 of these 4 wheeled carriages between 1870 and 1890 for local and main line suburban servces, often headed up by one of the Stroudley A1 class 'Terrier' 0-6-0 tank engines. The coaches were all a standard 26 feet length on a 15 feet wheelbase chassis with compartment sizes and fittings comensurate with the class of passengers to be accomodated. These were formed into close-coupled sets of between eight and eleven coaches with an appropriate mix of first, second and third class seating accomodartion, in all cases with a brake third coach at the outer ends, as these were the only coaches equipped with standard buffers and couplings. Within the set the coaches were close coupled, originally with semi-permanent bar couplings, though later some of the main line services coaches were fitted with short side buffers to improve shock cushioning between coaches.

A number of changes were made to the coaches over their working lives.
Initially the only brakes avaialble were the hand brakes in guards vans of the brake third coaches, but later all coaches on the LB&SCR were fitted with the Westinghouse automatic air brake, placing the brakes on every coach under the control of the engine driver. (ref. Regulation of Railways act 1889).
Lighting was originally by oil lamps, however many coaches were converted to brighter gas lighting, and from 1881 some sets were fitted with electric lighting, dynamos and batteries being fitted in the brake coaches.

Several 12-coach sets were still available for service at the grouping in 1923 and received new Southern Railway numbers, though the combined fleets of the amalgamated companies quickly rendered these elderly 4-wheel coaches redundant. However the Isle of Wight had a need for extra coaches for additional seasonal service and in 1924 two 4-coach sets were created from the surviving stock of Stroudley coaches. These sets were formed with two 3-compartment brake thirds, a 5-compartment third and a composite coach with 3 first and 1 third class compartments. Three further sets were transferred in 1925 formed from newer and longer Billinton design 4-wheel coaches. On the Isle of Wight the ex-Brighton 4-wheel coaches were mostly used during the peak holiday season, and as additonla bogie coaches became available all were withdrawn from service on the island after the summer of 1931.

As the major railway companies introduced bogie coaches second-hand 4-wheel coaches were purchased by many independent, light railway and large industrial companies, often it being cheaper to buy a serviceable ex-mainline coach than to repair an existing vehicle. Some coaches like these survived into the 1950s as workmens or miners coaches, with a few to be found in British Railways engineers yards as mess and riding vans, brake thirds being most commonly adopted by the engineering departments as these coaches already had a hand brake.
These are sure to be useful for many small layouts and are ideal for 'freelance' layouts.

Suggested train formations
2 coaches - Brake third - Brake third
3 coaches - Brake third - Composite - Brake third
4 coaches - Brake third - Third - Composite - Brake third

Dapol have provided for 2 sets to be formed, one of 5 coaches and one of 6 coaches.

5 coaches - Brake third - Third - Composite - Second - Brake third
6 coaches - Brake third - Third - Composite - First - Second - Brake third

Individual coaches from the production can be combined to form longer fixed-formation trains

7 coaches - Brake third - Third - Third - Composite - First - Second - Brake third
8 coaches - Brake third - Third - Third - Composite - First - Composite - Second - Brake third
9 coaches - Brake third - Third - Third - Composite - First - Composite - Second - Second - Brake third

However  modellers may find forming 2 sets from the lists of 3 to 6 coach sets above and using the extra brake third coaches will provide more interesting operating opportunities by allowing the dividing and combining trains.