The first ‘Super’ Sentinel waggon
was produced (No. 5001). The
Super Sentinel was lighter in
weight than the Standard and
was cheaper to buy, due to more
efficient manufacturing techniques.
It also had a patented differential built into the engine crankshaft but retained the two-cylinder double-acting engine.
Sentinel produces its first railway locomotive (No. 5156) using Super-Sentinel engine mounted vertically and waggon boiler with chain drive to axles.
Sentinel build prototype Super Tractor (No.5044), designed to tow trailers.
The first articulated 6-wheeled Super Sentinel was designed and manufactured (No 5020). Twenty more were built subsequently.
Sentinel introduced a service
vehicle, the 32-seater
single-decker bus, of which only
four were made. It was believed
Sentinel’s own bus (No 5102)
was later converted back to
Direct ploughing tractor introduced (No 5457) of which only five were made.
A two-speed tractor was introduced for trailer towing. (No 6168) Some 34 of these were built over next three years.
First 200 hp double-engined shunting loco built.
The Sentinel-Roadless tractor introduced with tracked rear end for grip but solid rubber wheels at the front for steering.
(No 5794) Only 18 built over a period of 12 months.
The first Double Geared (DG) waggon was introduced (DG6 No 7162). Overall the DG6 sold nearly double to that of the DG4.
The ‘Rhino’ Tractor was built specifically designed for direct ploughing (No 6985) of which only eight were built.
First Sentinel-Cammell railcar with six-cylinder single-acting engine built (No 7275) and shaft drive to the front bogie.
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