A new Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 locomotive has been added to the Bachmann Brassworks range of O gauge locomotives and has now been distributed to dealers by Bachmann Europe Plc.
128 Ivatt 2MT Class 2-6-0 locomotives were built between December 1946 and September 1952. Entering service with the London, Midland & Scottish Railway, construction continued under British Railways after Nationalisation in 1948. Light axle loadings allowed them to be used on branch line passenger and freight duties and their almost enclosed cabs made them ideal for working tender first when no turning facilities existed. The Class could be found at work on all but the Southern Region of British Railways. The introduction of diesel multiple units and branch line closures resulted in the class being withdrawn between 1961 and 1967, a year before the end of steam on British Railways. Seven locomotives have survived to work on heritage railways.
The new Bachmann Brassworks Ivatt 2MT locomotive is available in either brass finish (BW075) or in factory painted unlined black livery (BW076). A further version in unlined green livery (BW077) will be released later. The recommended retail price of the brass locomotive is £1019.95 with the pre-painted version at £1057.00. Further details are available from Bachmann dealers.
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