Rails of Sheffield, Dapol and the National Railway Museum have announced plans to produce and market the diminutive Stroudley ‘Terriers’ of the London Brighton & South Coast Railway in OO gauge – and they will appear in a choice of no fewer than seven initial liveries!
The original A1 tank engine, built at Brighton Locomotive Works, appeared in 1872, and 50 had been completed by 1880.
The first A1X rebuild, with a Marsh boiler and extended smokebox, emerged in 1911.
The ‘Terriers’ were among the most long-lived of British steam locomotives, the last one to remain in service on the Hampshire branch line connecting Havant with Hayling Island under British Railways not being decommissioned until November 1963.
Ten ‘Terriers’ survive in preservation.
Of the seven different OO-gauge versions, six will be sold exclusively via Rails of Sheffield and Dapol direct, and the seventh will be a National Railway Museum exclusive from locomotionmodels.com.
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