New model reviews: Bachmann Ivatt Class 2MT Tank

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The rugged character of this popular class has been well captured with the model and the new chassis provides smooth, slow speed control needed for branchline work and shunting duties.

The popular Bachmann OO gauge Ivatt Class 2MT 2-6-2T tank locomotive is treated to a new chassis and drive mechanism. Nigel Burkin looks at the revamped model of this popular locomotive.

Bachmann has made further progress with its programme of upgrading split-frame chassis models by reissuing the popular Ivatt 2MT 2-6-2T tank locomotive with a completely new chassis and mechanism with advanced electronics. At 155mm in length, the Ivatt 2MT tank locomotive model is the perfect size mixed traffic steam locomotive model for modellers seeking power for small and compact layouts, so this new development will be welcomed.

Designed by George Ivatt, the full-size locomotive replaced a mixed bag of life-expired tank engines owned by the LMS. A total of 130 locomotives classified as 2P by the LMS and latterly 2MT by BR were built between 1946 and 1952 at Crewe and Derby works – the first 10 assembled by the LMS and the remainder by BR after Nationalisation. Numbered 41200-41329, the locomotives remained in traffic until the start of withdrawals in 1962, a process that spanned five years until 1967 when the last eight locomotives were taken out of service.

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