Duke of Gloucester
E/31 BR Class 8P 4-6-2
With working external Caprotti valve. Only 150 examples to be made.
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 post 56 as preserved Duke of Gloucester (brass numbers)
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”