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 second quarter of 2019
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 ….."