Hornby has received factory decorated samples of its all-new 'OO' gauge model of the BR '2MT' 2-6-0 in BR lined black and BR green liveries. Release is expected in Spring 2021. The BR '2MT' was announced in Hornby's 2020 catalogue and will cost £179.99 with three versions planned for release initially.
The decorated samples are subject to revisions before production including blackening of parts of the valve gear, but they show the latest progress.
Three locomotives chosen for the first batch are 78047 in BR lined black with late crests (Cat No. R3836), 78010 in BR lined black with early crests (R3838) and 78000 in BR unlined green with late crests (R3839). All will have an 8-pin decoder socket in the tender, a five-pole motor and suitability to operate on a minimum of second radius curves.
Above: 78047 in BR lined black with late crests (Cat No. R3836).
Above: 78010 in BR lined black with early crests (Cat No. R3838).
Above: 78000 in BR green with late crests (Cat No. R3839).
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