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The Ex Craven Singles: The 1864 Robert Stephenson Singles & 1865-6 Brighton Replacements, as rebuilt by Stroudley

Background

In 1863 Craven was authorised by the Locomotive Committee to order a number of engines and tenders from Robert Stephenson & Co.  The original order of 6 was increased 12, and delivery took place during 1864.  The locomotives were numbered 194 - 205.

They were typical Craven designs in that they had double frames, outside bearings, overhung springing, open splashers and raised fireboxes.  The largest steam dome of any Brighton locomotive was mounted centrally on the boiler, at 2ft 3ins in diameter and 3ft 4ins tall.

In 1865, 4 were sold to the Egyptian Government Railways, numbers 194/6/7 and 202.  Their replacements were constructed by Brighton Works in 1865 and 1866.  The first two, 194/6, were broadly similar to the originals but without such a large dome.  The later two, 197 and 202 differed in wheel dimensions, wheelbase, boiler diameter, and boiler and firebox length. This is important to bear in mind when it comes to the choice of locomotive to model, as the kit does not cater for them.

Stroudley’s Rebuilding - Part 1

During 1871 and 1872, Stroudley rebuilt 3 of the Stephenson series as follows: -





Number 203 ‘Sussex’ was unique, and is available as a separate kit here.

Numbers 198/205 and 204 became part of the ‘Belgravia’ Class, also available as a kit here.

Date Rebuilt

Original Number

New Number

New Name

Type

1871

203

203

Sussex

2-2-2

1872

198

205

Kensington

2-4-0

1872

204

204

Westminster

2-4-0

Stroudley’s Rebuilding - Part 2

The remaining singles were modified between 1870 and 1872 as follows: the reversing lever was moved from the right to left hand side, the splashers were closed, larger sandboxes were fitted, the hand rails were raised, the dome safety valves were removed (though not always in practice), and the injectors were replaced by pumps.  22 spoke driving wheels replaced the earlier 20 spoke variety. This is the condition modelled in the Ex Craven Single kit, available here.

At the same time they were painted in Improved Engine Green, and given names except for 202. Most were renumbered, some more than once. The table below contains their renumbering and renaming history to allow your model to be accurate.

Original Number

Built by

Date Modified

Original Name

Renum-

bered

Renum-

bered

Renum-

bered

Renamed

Renum-

bered

Renamed

Renum-

bered

With-drawn

194

Brighton

11/1871

Glynde







06/1888 to 484

06/1892

195

Stephenson

08/1870

Portsmouth





11/1887 to 486



01/1893

196

Brighton

02/1871

Pevensey







05/1888 to 485

10/1890

197*

Brighton

06/1871

Solent


12/1876 to 266

10/1881 to 484





04/1886

199

Stephenson

04/1870

Paris




09/1883 to Newport

11/1887 to 489



06/1892

200

Stephenson

01/1871

Dieppe





11/1887 to 490



04/1896

201

Stephenson

11/1872

Cavendish

11/1872 to 111

02/1877 to 197



11/1887 to 487

12/1887 to Chichester


03/1893

202*

Brighton

07/1872


07/1872 to 112

02/1877 to 354






08/1885

205

Stephenson

06/1872

Drayton

06/1872 to 198




11/1887 to 488



05/1894

*These 2 locomotives are not catered for in the kit.

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