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post 26 Jun 2011, 13:13
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Hi all,

With Bachmann's rerelease of their Ivatt 2mt tank (31-457 and the like), but is it still with the split chassie question.gif



Assuming that it is, I was woundering if any of you know if it is possable without to much modification to fit the body onto the Standard 3mt tank chassie that has DCC provisions (31-976A and the like)



This is of course assuming that the wheels are the same size question.gif

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Ian


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post 26 Jun 2011, 20:00
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Still split chassis = doubt the 3MT chassis would fit.
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post 26 Jun 2011, 21:31
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The class 3 tank has larger wheels (5'3" instead of 5' nominal diameter) and being that bit bigger all around will probably make it an awkward job to achieve a good fit for its' chassis under the class 2 tank.

But, what will fit without a doubt is the chassis from Bachmann's model of the Ivatt class 2 2-6-0. Will require DIY to add the trailing pony truck, but otherwise the chassis is right, the LMS class 2 tender and tank locos had the same chassis apart from the trailing pony truck. I just took a quick look on Hattons site, and they have a version of the class 2 2-6-0 cheaper than any BR std 3MTT too...

All that said the split chassis mechanisms are awkward rather then difficult to modify for DCC control.
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post 27 Jun 2011, 20:35
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QUOTE (34C @ 26 Jun 2011, 21:31) *
The class 3 tank has larger wheels (5'3" instead of 5' nominal diameter) and being that bit bigger all around will probably make it an awkward job to achieve a good fit for its' chassis under the class 2 tank.

But, what will fit without a doubt is the chassis from Bachmann's model of the Ivatt class 2 2-6-0. Will require DIY to add the trailing pony truck, but otherwise the chassis is right, the LMS class 2 tender and tank locos had the same chassis apart from the trailing pony truck. I just took a quick look on Hattons site, and they have a version of the class 2 2-6-0 cheaper than any BR std 3MTT too...

All that said the split chassis mechanisms are awkward rather then difficult to modify for DCC control.


Well done 34C, I never even thought about the Ivatt tender loco clap.gif

Many thanks

Thanks also to you to butler-henderson

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post 30 Jun 2011, 22:59
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I have a Bachmann Ivatt 2-6-2T which is cut and shut model made from a Bachmann Ivatt class 2 2-6-0 and the rear part of the 2-6-T. So it has the better detailed fotoplate and boiler and better chassis of the 2-6-0.
This is an expensive way of making a decent Ivatt tank - a sort one for the price of 2.

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