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


Price £825

Pre-production photos



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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 ….."


click here to see the Caprotti valve gear in motion