Bachmann 31-982

BR Standard 3MT Tank 82018 BR Lined Black (Late Crest)

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 5 (1957 to 1966) British Railways Late Crest

Manufacturer description

BR Standard 3MT Tank 82018 BR Lined Black (Late Crest) (Weathered)

History

The BR Standard Class 3 2-6-2T was a class of steam locomotive designed by Robert Riddles for British Railways. It was essentially a hybrid design, the chassis being closely based on and sharing a number of parts with the LMS Ivatt Class 4, and having a boiler derived from a GWR No.2 boiler as fitted to the GWR Large Prairie 2-6-2T and 5600 Class 0-6-2T tank engines.

From new, they were based on the Western Region, Southern Region, North Eastern Region and London Midland Region. The class had a short life as most of the work that they had been built for soon disappeared with the branch lines and the introduction of DMU services on shorter routes.

When delivered new the class all carried BR lined MT black livery. From 1957 onwards, those members of the class based on the Western Region started to receive lined green livery. From the early 1960s, some Western Region class members also received unlined green livery as an economy measure. Those class members allocated to other regions retained lined black livery until withdrawal.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Bachmann
Range:
Branchline
Product Code:
31-982
RRP:
£179.95
Release date:
2019

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Weathered
Livery
Lined Black with Late Crest
Minimum radius curve
1st Radius (371mm)
Running number
82018

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
British Railways Standard 3 Tank
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
2-6-2T
Designer
Robert Riddles
Built
1952-1955
Total produced
45

* 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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