Dapol is upgrading its ‘N’ gauge London Midland and Scottish Railway (LMS) Ivatt 2-6-2T with a new chassis.
Currenty at the Engineering Prototype stage, the new chassis for the ‘N’ gauge 2-6-2T features a three-pole motor, die-cast chassis and die-cast wheels with keyed axles to prevent quartering slippage. The chassis has also been designed so the onboard PCB can be replaced with a Digital Command Control (DCC) ‘wired’ decoder, if required, utilising four solder points on the model.
Seven new colour schemes are planned by Dapol, with models due to appear as 1207 in LMS plain black (Cat No. 2S-015-005), 41227 in British Railways lined black (2S-015-006), 41208 in BR lined black with early crests (2S-015-007), 41236 in BR lined black with late crests (2S-015-008), 41204 in BR lined black with late crests (2S-015-009), 41319 in BR lined black with late crests (2S-015-010) and 41241 in Keighley and Worth Valley Railway (KWVR) lined maroon (2S-015-011).
Priced at £110 DCC friendly and £148 DCC fitted, release is expected during the third quarter of 2023.
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