British Railways' standard diesel heavy shunting locomotive was developed from late 1930s locomotives tested by the 'big four' companies. The 350/400bhp engine provides power for 2 traction motors geared down to drive the outer axles, coupled with side rods and giving massive torque. An 08 will haul almost anything at a maximum speed of 15mph! Over 1,000 were built in through the 1950s, eliminating steam shunting engines with new 'push-to-start' one-man operated diesels. In addition to shunting duties 08s were used on local goods and freight-only branch lines, just like the steam engines they replaced, but their limited speed has eliminated many of these scenic adventures (there were still a few in the 80s!) and the loss of the parcels/mail business eliminated 'station pilot' roles in the 90s. The small remaining fleet of 08s is kept busy today at depots, yards and heritage railways across Britain, still essential for making up trains, moving wagons for loading and shunting electric units to non-electrified sheds for servicing.
The well researched Dapol model features a powerful 5-pole motor with flywheel driving through a gear system designed for smooth slow speed running. The highly detailed bodyshell can be produced to replicate early batches of 08s (external hinge strapping, wood cab doors) and the later builds (internal hinges, steel cab doors) and allow for other common variations in footplate boxes etc. The cab features opening cab doors and interior detailing with control desk, brake stand and internal cable trunking.


Dapol BR Class 08 Shunter D3043 Green Late Crest

Representing the end of the steam era this model is painted in the BR locomotive plain green livery without the high-visibility yellow ends applied later.
£189.00
MRP £199.95you save £10.95
Website: 2
Available from shops: Plymouth: 1
(Product Ref #59706)
Dapol BR Class 08 Shunter D3043 Green Late Crest DCC & Sound

Representing the end of the steam era this model is painted in the BR locomotive plain green livery without the high-visibility yellow ends applied later.
DCC and Sound equipped model.
£345.00
MRP £410.70you save £65.70
Website: 1
(Product Ref #96152)
Dapol BR Class 08 Shunter 13282 Green Early Emblem DCC & Sound

Carrying the initial 13000 series number this green liveried 08 would have shared shed space with BR steam locomotives through the 1950s.
DCC and Sound equipped model.
£345.00
MRP £410.70you save £65.70
Available from shops: Coventry: 1
(Product Ref #96153)

Dapol BR Class 08 Shunter D3045 Blue with Wasp Stripes
The corporate blue livery was introduced in the late 1960s, locomotives retained their D series numbers until TOPS numbers were created in 1973. Yellow wasp-striped ends were added to increase the visual impact of the shunting engines.

£189.00
MRP £199.95you save £10.95
Website: 1
(Product Ref #2947)

Dapol BR Class 08 Shunter D3045 Blue with Wasp Stripes DCC & Sound
The corporate blue livery was introduced in the late 1960s, locomotives retained their D series numbers until TOPS numbers were created in 1973. Yellow wasp-striped ends were added to increase the visual impact of the shunting engines.
DCC and Sound equipped model.

£345.00
MRP £410.70you save £65.70
Website: 2
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #96154)

Dapol BR Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter Blue with Wasp Stripes UnNumbered
Painting the wasp stripes is a really difficult job, with these un-numbered models the factory has done the hard work!

Numbering transfer sheets are now available from the Modelmasters range.

£189.00
MRP £199.95you save £10.95
Website: 2
Available from shops: Gloucester: 2
(Product Ref #99804)
Dapol O gauge BR Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter Green with Wasp Stripes UnNumbered
Painting the wasp stripes is a really difficult job, with these un-numbered models the factory has done the hard work!
Numbering transfer sheets are now available from the Modelmasters range.
£189.00
MRP £199.95you save £10.95
Website: 2
Available from shops: Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #99805)
Dapol O gauge BR Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter 13003 Black Livery
The first batches of BR standard shunters were delivered in the standard locomotive black livery of the steam era. 13003 (later D3003) is finished in this livery with the early lion over wheel emblem.
A good choice for mixed steam and diesel locomotive fleets.
£189.00
MRP £225.00you save £36.00
Website: 2
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Coventry: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #1690)

Dapol O Gauge BR Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter Black UnNumbered

The first BR standard shunters up to 13336 (1957) were delivered in the standard locomotive black livery of the steam era.
This unnumbered model makes it easy to replicate your choice of locomotive using numbering transfer decals, eg. Modelmasters sheet 7031.

£189.00
MRP £225.00you save £36.00
Website: 4
(Product Ref #99806)

Dapol O Gauge BR Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter D3305 Green Early Emblem with Wasp Stripes
The familiar green livery with wasp stripe ends and early lion over wheel emblems.

£189.00
MRP £225.00you save £36.00
Website: 2
(Product Ref #101346)
Dapol O gauge BR Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter UnNumbered Green Early Emblem with Wasp Stripes

Painting the wasp stripes is a really difficult job, with these un-numbered models the factory has done the hard work!
Numbering transfer sheets are now available from the Modelmasters range.

£189.00
MRP £225.00you save £36.00
Website: 2
(Product Ref #101350)
Dapol O Gauge BR Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter D3002 Green Late Crest with Wasp Stripes
The early black painted 08s were repainted green at overhaul, by which time the later lion holding wheel crest was in use. D3002 was sold into industrial service in 1972 and is now preserved at the Plym Valley Railway.

£189.00
MRP £225.00you save £36.00
Website: 2
(Product Ref #101351)
Dapol O Gauge BR Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter Green Unnumbered Late Crest with Wasp Stripes
The early 08s were painted into green at overhaul, complete with wasp stripes and lion holding wheel crest. Some 08s lasted in green until the late 1970s. The wasp stripes have been factory painted and numbering transfers are available from the Modelmasters range to finish the loco as your choice of 08.
£189.00
MRP £225.00you save £36.00
Website: 2
(Product Ref #101353)
Dapol O gauge 7D-008-010 BR D3316 Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter Blue with Wasp Stripes No Ladder

Dapol have produced a very finely detailed model of the British Railways standard heavy shunting engine, best known as class 08, but often referred to by railwaymen as '350s' from the original 350bhp engine rating. Developed from locomotives ordered by the big four railway companies in the late 1930s and through the 40s British Railways picked the most reliable equipment for their standard heavy diesel shunter. 996 locomotives were built between 1952 and 1962, replacing steam traction in yards and depots, with several hundred still at work on the national rail network, heritage railways and in industrial service.

The Dapol model is driven by a powerful 5-pole motor with a flywheel smoothing out the drive through a gear system designed to provide realistic smooth, slow speed running suitable for shunting work. Extensive research into the design variations within almost a thousand locomotives built by five different works over ten years has produced a highly detailed bodyshell replicating the first batches of 08s built with external hinge strapping on the bonnet side doors. The tooling is designed to allow for other common variations, with models available with one or two exhauster boxes at the front of the footplate and to replicate locomotives in early condition with radiator access ladders and later service when the ladders were removed. The cab has not been forgotten, with opening cab doors revealing interior detailing, control desk, brake stand and cable trunking.

BR class 08 shunter D3316 painted in BR blue livery with warning yellow and black wasp stripe ends. No ladders.
DCC Ready with a 21-pin decoder connection and space provided for a speaker easily accessible under a 'clip in' bonnet roof section (5 or more decoder function outputs required). Equipped with sprung buffers, sprung coupling hook and 3 link chain coupling. Fitted with directional lighting including red/white shunting lamps.

£189.00
MRP £225.00you save £36.00
Website: 2
(Product Ref #101355)
Dapol O gauge 7D-008-010U UnNumbered BR Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter Blue with Wasp Stripes No Ladders

Dapol have produced a very finely detailed model of the British Railways standard heavy shunting engine, best known as class 08, but often referred to by railwaymen as '350s' from the original 350bhp engine rating. Developed from locomotives ordered by the big four railway companies in the late 1930s and through the 40s British Railways picked the most reliable equipment for their standard heavy diesel shunter. 996 locomotives were built between 1952 and 1962, replacing steam traction in yards and depots, with several hundred still at work on the national rail network, heritage railways and in industrial service.

The Dapol model is driven by a powerful 5-pole motor with a flywheel smoothing out the drive through a gear system designed to provide realistic smooth, slow speed running suitable for shunting work. Extensive research into the design variations within almost a thousand locomotives built by five different works over ten years has produced a highly detailed bodyshell replicating the first batches of 08s built with external hinge strapping on the bonnet side doors. The tooling is designed to allow for other common variations, with models available with one or two exhauster boxes at the front of the footplate and to replicate locomotives in early condition with radiator access ladders and later service when the ladders were removed. The cab has not been forgotten, with opening cab doors revealing interior detailing, control desk, brake stand and cable trunking.

UnNumbered BR class 08 shunter in blue livery with warning yellow and black wasp stripe ends. No ladders. Suitable for D3xxx or TOPS numbering.
DCC Ready with a 21-pin decoder connection and space provided for a speaker easily accessible under a 'clip in' bonnet roof section (5 or more decoder function outputs required). Equipped with sprung buffers, sprung coupling hook and 3 link chain coupling. Fitted with directional lighting including red/white shunting lamps.

£189.00
MRP £225.00you save £36.00
Website: 1
(Product Ref #101357)
Dapol O gauge 7D-008-011 BR 08173 Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter Blue with Wasp Stripes No Ladder

Dapol have produced a very finely detailed model of the British Railways standard heavy shunting engine, best known as class 08, but often referred to by railwaymen as '350s' from the original 350bhp engine rating. Developed from locomotives ordered by the big four railway companies in the late 1930s and through the 40s British Railways picked the most reliable equipment for their standard heavy diesel shunter. 996 locomotives were built between 1952 and 1962, replacing steam traction in yards and depots, with several hundred still at work on the national rail network, heritage railways and in industrial service.

The Dapol model is driven by a powerful 5-pole motor with a flywheel smoothing out the drive through a gear system designed to provide realistic smooth, slow speed running suitable for shunting work. Extensive research into the design variations within almost a thousand locomotives built by five different works over ten years has produced a highly detailed bodyshell replicating the first batches of 08s built with external hinge strapping on the bonnet side doors. The tooling is designed to allow for other common variations, with models available with one or two exhauster boxes at the front of the footplate and to replicate locomotives in early condition with radiator access ladders and later service when the ladders were removed. The cab has not been forgotten, with opening cab doors revealing interior detailing, control desk, brake stand and cable trunking.

08173 painted in BR blue livery with warning yellow and black wasp stripe ends.
DCC Ready with a 21-pin decoder connection and space provided for a speaker easily accessible under a 'clip in' bonnet roof section (5 or more decoder function outputs required). Equipped with sprung buffers, sprung coupling hook and 3 link chain coupling. Fitted with directional lighting including red/white shunting lamps.

£189.00
MRP £225.00you save £36.00
Website: 3
Available from shops: Bristol: 1, Cardiff: 1, Coventry: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Stroud: 1
(Product Ref #99147)
Dapol O gauge 7D-008-011U UnNumbered BR Class 08 0-6-0 350bhp Diesel Shunter Blue with Wasp Stripes No Ladders

Dapol have produced a very finely detailed model of the British Railways standard heavy shunting engine, best known as class 08, but often referred to by railwaymen as '350s' from the original 350bhp engine rating. Developed from locomotives ordered by the big four railway companies in the late 1930s and through the 40s British Railways picked the most reliable equipment for their standard heavy diesel shunter. 996 locomotives were built between 1952 and 1962, replacing steam traction in yards and depots, with several hundred still at work on the national rail network, heritage railways and in industrial service.

The Dapol model is driven by a powerful 5-pole motor with a flywheel smoothing out the drive through a gear system designed to provide realistic smooth, slow speed running suitable for shunting work. Extensive research into the design variations within almost a thousand locomotives built by five different works over ten years has produced a highly detailed bodyshell replicating the first batches of 08s built with external hinge strapping on the bonnet side doors. The tooling is designed to allow for other common variations, with models available with one or two exhauster boxes at the front of the footplate and to replicate locomotives in early condition with radiator access ladders and later service when the ladders were removed. The cab has not been forgotten, with opening cab doors revealing interior detailing, control desk, brake stand and cable trunking.

UnNumbered BR class 08 shunter in blue livery with warning yellow and black wasp stripe ends. No ladders. Suitable for D3xxx or TOPS numbering.
DCC Ready with a 21-pin decoder connection and space provided for a speaker easily accessible under a 'clip in' bonnet roof section (5 or more decoder function outputs required). Equipped with sprung buffers, sprung coupling hook and 3 link chain coupling. Fitted with directional lighting including red/white shunting lamps.

£189.00
MRP £225.00you save £36.00
Website: 2
(Product Ref #101354)
ESU O Loksound 4 Locomotive Sound Decoder 21-pin for Dapol O Gauge Class 08 Shunter 55471
South West Digital ESU Loksound 4 21-pin Locomotive Sound Decoder for BR Class 08 Shunters
Supplied with low-profile rectangular bass speaker.
Decoder set up for Dapol O gauge class 08 diesel shunters.
Note : The lighting wiring of the Dapol 08 model has been arranged around the Zimo decoders and not all lighting options can be activated by the function controls of other decoders. This ESU decoder is being programmed  to illuminate the white and red shunting marker lamps which would normally be displayed by a shunting engine to warn staff that the locomotive may move off in either direction. The top lamp is directionally controlled and the cab light can be controlled.
£105.00
Pre-Order (Website:0)
(Product Ref #100492)
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