LBSCR Model Railways
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Radial tanks.
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Terriers.
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G.
I2 & I3.
Gladstone.
D1.
E4 0-6-2 Tanks
Nos 468 and 566
Added March 2020

E3 no 165 ex ‘Blatchington’
E4 no 566 ex ‘Durrington’
E4 no 468 ‘Midhurst’
E4X no 478 ex ‘Newick’
E5 no 584 ‘Lordington’
E6 no 410 ‘Chilgrove’

Following William Stroudley’s experiments with modifications to his 0-6-0 tanks in the form of his E1R ‘West Brighton’, his successor Robert Billinton developed a series of 0-6-2 tanks, starting with the goods E3’s. He followed this with the E4 mixed traffic (5ft wheels), E5 passenger tanks (5ft 6” wheels), and finally E6 heavy goods (4ft 6” wheels). Many of the E4, E5 and E6 classes were reboilered with I1 or I2 boilers. Those with the larger I2 boiler had the suffix ‘X’ added as in ‘E4X’.

‘Newick’ was one of just four E4’s reboilered with the I2 boiler, shown here in its later years.


The photo (right) shows my model almost complete, with just the steps to add to the body, and brakes to add to the chassis, as shown at the recent Brighton Circle meeting.