Bachmann 31-171

L&YR Class 5 Tank 1042 L&YR Lined Black

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 2 (1875 to 1922) Pre-grouping

Manufacturer description

L&YR 2-4-2 Class 5 Tank 1042 L&YR Lined Black

Built: 1889 – 1910

Built for: L&YR (absorbed by the LMS)

Designed by: Sir John A. F. Aspinall

Duties: passenger

Wheels: 2-4-2T

Highlights

• Our model depicts the short-bunker variant

• Fully detailed and decorated cab interior

• Electrical pick-up from all axles

• Sprung buffers

History

The Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Class 5 was a class of steam engine designed by Sir John Aspinall. No. 1008 was the first locomotive to be completed at the company’s works in Horwich near Bolton and is the only British standard gauge 2-4-2 tank engine preserved.

Between 1889 and 1911, 330 locomotives of this design were produced by the L&YR for use with passenger trains over steeply graded tracks. The locomotives were fitted with a special type of water scoop (unusual in a tank engine), which operated in both directions and allowed them to pick up water from water troughs between the lines without stopping. The design was progressively enlarged throughout the construction period on the same 24ft 4ins total wheelbase to give the engines greater fuel and water capacity.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Bachmann
Range:
Branchline
Product Code:
31-171
RRP:
£129.95
Release date:
2019

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 6 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Lined Black
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Running number
1042

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway Class 5
Operator
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
2-4-2
Designer
John Aspinall
Built
1889-1910
Total produced
330

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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