Building diagrams 1-4 and instructions downloadable here, now!
As personally built by Eric Gates of Barrow Guerney
Displayed by kind permission
Craven / Stephenson
- as rebuilt by Stroudley.
This seems to be one of the few groups of locos that Craven had built (most by Stephenson’s
and a couple at Brighton) that can really be considered a true class, with most locos
basically similar in overall form, if not in details.
They were originally constructed as 12 singles from Robert Stephenson’s in 1864,
two of which were sold to Egypt, and then these in turn were replaced by products
from Brighton works.
Their numbers were as follows:-
194 - 205 - of which Stroudley rebuilt nos.198 as 2-4-0 No.205 Kensington, and 204
became 2-4-0 no 204 Westminster - both of the Belgravia class.
No 203 was rebuilt into the unique single 203 “Sussex”. These three rebuilds are
available as kits - see Belgravia and Sussex pages.