Central of New Jersey 4-8-0 class K-1S – as built by Brooks Works
- manufactured 1990 in Korea by D&D and imported by Precision Scale Models ( # 16050 )
Data from the 1899 Brooks catalogue.
Builder info from B. Rumary, 25 Kingscombe, Gurney Slade, Radstock, BA3 4TH, ENGLAND and Jeremy Lambert as supplied by Allen Stanley in March 2004.
Works #3167-3181, produced in March 1899, 3331-3320 in October 1899, 3540-3554 in May 1900, 3820 in April 1901, 3957-3966 in September 1901.
Original 426-429 were later renumbered 441-444.
Original 441-444 were renumbered 451-454
Original 451-454 were renumbered 466-469
Original 466 was renumbered 480.
Original 467-469 were renumbered 477-479.
This camelback featured a wide Wooten firebox (123" long by 97" wide) for burning fine anthracite coal. Rumary-Lambert indicate that the first 15 later received 20" x 32" cylinders, but none of the other batches have the same comment.
The design was delivered with slide valves driven by inside Stephenson gear; drive was on the second coupled axle.
As rare in American service as was the Twelve-wheeler, the 4-8-0s in this large stud obviously suited the CNJ's hilly profile and anthracite fuel quite well. Later photographs indicate that this class was rebuilt with 11" piston valves and Baker valve gear and almost all of the class was superheated. (See Locobase 6724). About half were scrapped before World War II, while the other half served into the late 1940s.