.'Abergavenny' was a large 4-6-2 tank engine
built by the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway, coming
out in late 1910. 'Abergavenny' was a one-off and the last
locomotive designed by Douglas Earle Marsh at a time when large
tank engines were being tried on a number of railways.
This large locomotive would have been attractive to model
locomotive manufacturers because of the room it provided for the
mechanism and the little known firm of C. Butcher & Co., of
Franklin Road, Watford produced this one in Gauge 2. This is the
known Gauge 2 model by Butcher's known to survive.
The loco came up in very poor condition at the SAS auction
before Christmas 2019.