Hornby R3981

BR, Standard 2MT, 2-6-0, 78054 - Era 5

Manufacturer catalogue image

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

Manufacturer description
Designed by R. A. Riddles and derived from Ivatt's LMS 2MT 2-6-0 locomotive design, itself a variation of Ivatt's Class 2 2-6-2T, the BR Standard Class 2 was the smallest of the BR standards and featured changes to the LMS design such as smaller cabs so that they could be used across the network where loading gauges were less generous. Darlington works was responsible for building the entire fleet of 65 engines and for a time construction of the LMS and BR designs overlapped. Like the LMS predecessor the BR design had a tender cab to enhance crew protection and visibility when running tender-first.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3981
RRP:
£188.99
Release date:
2021

Model details

Colour
Black
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Lined Black with Late Crest
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Running number
78054

Prototype information

Introduced
1955
Locomotive class*
British Railways Standard 2
Operator
BR
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
2-6-0
Designer
Riddles
Ordered by
British Railways
Built
December 1955
Built by
British Railways
Built at
Darlington
Total produced
65
Length of service
10 years
Withdrawn
December 1965

* 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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