Graham Farish may be the smallest of Bachmann Europe’s railway brands in terms of physical scale, but the range is growing massively in terms of the number of models that are being released over the next few months. The 2023 Summer British Railway Announcements from a few weeks ago contained more than 100 new items for N scale from Graham Farish alone.
Among these items are the return of the LMS Ivatt 2MT 2-6-0 tender locomotive to the range. All of these new Ivatt 2MT models have been upgraded when compared to previous releases and share the following features:
- Accessory Pack
- NEM Coupling Pockets
- Powerful Coreless Motor
- Loco-drive Mechanism
- Tender Pick-ups
- Speaker Fitted
- Equipped with a Next18 DCC Decoder Socket – Recommend Decoder item No. 36-567A
All of these models come in both a standard version and a SOUND FITTED version. The SOUND FITTED models are pre-fitted with a Zimo MS590N18 Sound Decoder that has been programmed with an exclusive sound project containing over 25 functions.
The SOUND FITTED models are also suitable for use on most analogue (DC) controlled layouts, where normal load running and acceleration sounds will play appropriately when power is applied, along with many other automatic and randomised sounds.
372-627A(SF) – LMS Ivatt 2MT 6418 LMS Black
The first of our new Ivatt 2MT models is 372-627A, which carries the number 6418 and is decorated in the original unlined black livery that these locomotives wore when they were first built for the London, Midland & Scottish Railway. The SOUND FITTED version of this model will be available under product code 372-627ASF.
372-630(SF) – LMS Ivatt 2MT 46521 BR Lined Green (Early Emblem)
The next model is 372-630, which has the running number of 46521. The locomotive is decorated in the lined green passenger livery of British Railways and carries the early BR emblem. The SOUND FITTED version will be released under product code 372-630SF. This locomotive has been preserved and can currently be seen at the Great Central Railway.
372-626B(SF) – LMS Ivatt 2MT 46474 BR Lined Black (Early Emblem)
The next model is 372-626B, which also wears the early BR emblem but is instead decorated in BR’s lined black livery. The running number carried by this locomotive is 46474. The SOUND FITTED version will be available as product code 372-626BSF.
372-628A – LMS Ivatt 2MT 46447 BR Lined Black (Late Crest)
Our final new 2MT 2-6-0 model is 372-628A, which has the running number of 46447. As with the previous model, this locomotive is again decorated in BR lined black but with the British Railways late crest. The SOUND FITTED version will be released under product code 372-628SF. This locomotive has been preserved and can currently be seen at the East Somerset Railway.
These models are due to arrive at retailers in a few months’ time, so head to the Bachmann Europe website where you can find the latest release information. Once you’ve selected your models, get in touch with your nearest retailer to pre-order yours!
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