E/31 British Railways Class 8P 4-6-2 ‘Duke of Gloucester’
E/31A BR lined green pre 56 Duke of Gloucester
E/31B BR lined green post 56 Duke of Gloucester
E/31C BR lined green as preserved Duke of Gloucester (brass numbers etc)
Only 150 examples to be made. Availability first quarter of 2019
Price £825 inc VAT
The Cardan shafts revolve as part of the Caprotti valve gear simulation. This is a unique feature and the only gauge 0 commercial model of the ‘Duke of Gloucester’ to display this function.
A quote from a visitor to the Severn Valley Railway over the weekend (13/15th Oct.)
"It was good to see old friends again.
Len Mills brought the prototype ACE Trains 'Duke of Gloucester' and by attaching a nine volt battery cell was able to show the Caprotti valve gear in motion. Wonderful. A 'piece de resistance.' It drew a round of applause from the onlookers. Now you don't hear that very often ….."