Added April 2023
E1 No 109 ‘Strasbourg’
E1 No 100 ‘Calvados’
E1 No 135 ‘Foligno’
E2 no 102
The E1 0-6-0T Stroudley engines were very successful, and long-lived, with a few lasting until the 1960’s. When the boilers were life-expired, they were replaced by Billinton designs and later by Marsh boilers between 1907 and 1911. The Marsh boilers were characterised by the large plain dome, and modified Ramsbottom safety valves. The photo below left, shows Calvados with its original Stroudley boiler, hauling a passenger train, whilst the photo below right shows no 153 with the Marsh boiler, with condensing pipes and clacks.
The model represents Calvados in its later guise - Marsh boiler, and lined black livery. It was built in 1988 in just three weeks, when we were short of a goods engine when exhibiting Pulborough At Brighton Model World.
The chassis is pretty much identical to Strasbourg, fully compensated, with Portescap motor and gearbox, and split axle pick-up, albeit with iron brake shoes rather than wooden.
On the left, Calvados on Brighton Road, and the right on Plumpton Green.