Hornby R3982

BR, Standard 2MT, 2-6-0, 78006 - Era 5

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Prototype Eras
Era 3 (1923 to 1947) The Big Four (LNER, LMS, GWR and SR)
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.

78006 was one of the first batch of the 2MT standard design built by British Railways. The locomotives in this batch were built for the Western Region at Darlington who had experience building the LMS Ivatt 2-6-0s. The locomotive was initially assigned to the Oswestry depot for work in mid-Wales where the enclosed cab design proved a huge advantage. From 1962 the locomotive was based in Gloucester where it remained until withdrawal in December 1965.

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Hornby
Product Code:
R3982
GTIN:
5055286690655
RRP:
£228.99
Catalogue:
2021 Range
Release date:
July 2023

Model details

Colour
Green
DCC status
DCC Ready 8 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Gauge
OO
Livery
Lined Green with Late Crest
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Motor
5 Pole Skew wound
Power pickup
Driving wheels and tender wheels
Coupling
NEM / Tension lock
Running number
78006

Prototype information

Introduced
1952
Locomotive class*
British Railways Standard 2
Operator
BR
Motive power
Steam
Wheel arrangement
2-6-0
Designer
Riddles
Ordered by
British Railways
Built
March 1953
Built by
British Railways
Built at
Darlington
Total produced
65
Length of service
12 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Withdrawn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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