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On taking up office at Brighton, in 1870, William Stroudley surveyed the legacy of both existing and planned locos bequeathed to him by his predecessor John Chester Craven. It was basically a muddle of at best disjointed classes, and at worst individually designed locos on the one-engine-per-line principle. In other words, very few were alike in all respects.

This pair of small locos was the result of a cancelled order, and his own work at the drawing board to produce what is now recognisable as the fore-runner of the soon-to-come D class 0-4-2 tanks, outshopped from Brighton in December 1871.

They were not noted for their performance, and, after spending their early days on London suburban trains, based at New Cross, they were sent further afield in 1873 - as far as Horsham, Brighton and Lewes.

No 21 remained to the west in Horham, whilst 18 was sent east to serve in the Lewes, Polegate and Hailsham area. In the photo above, 467 is standing in Horsham roundhouse shed, at some time during its final spell in the Horsham area.

As usual, chassis is in Nickel Sliver, Body in brass. Etched Number plates will be supplied with the kit, so please state the loco number you require from the list above. Wheels, couplings, motor and gearing arrangement are left to the builder.

Suggested Motor: Mashima 1420.     Suggested gearbox: High Level Roadrunner+ 50:1

Wheels: Plain 12 spoke 3’ 8” (Gibson 4844C) trailing, and 16 spoke 5’ 0” (Gibson 4860E) drivers, crank in line with spokes look likely to fulfil the need.

Latest Kit:

Stroudley’s 0-4-2T nos 18 & 21: Price 4mm £75 - 7mm £90

Specifications were thus:

Cylinders:     16” x 20”

Boiler diameter:  3’ 11”

Boiler length:     9’ 9”

Firebox :           4’ 8”

Coupled wheels: 5’ 0”

Trailing wheels:  3’ 8”

Wheelbase: 7’ 0” + 7’ 0”

Numbered originally 18 and 21, they underwent renumbering as follows:

18 1871 > 262  May 1875 > 373 July 1881

21 1871 > 265 July 1875 > 467 October 1881

Scrapping occurred:

18 (as 373) in May 1886: 21 (as 467) in August 1888

21: August 1888