Additional traction tyres are available separately item No. 379-423, along with the ModelMaker N Scale Loco Crankpin Box Spanner item No. MM027 - an essential part of any N scale tool kit. MODEL FEATURES: Graham Farish N Scale Era 4 Pristine BR Lined Black (Early Emblem) livery Running No.46474 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 Length 112mm IVATT 2MT HISTORY Designed by H. With construction commencing in 1946, just twenty examples were built by the LMS and the remaining 108 were outshopped by British Railways following Nationalisation in 1948. The construction programme was completed in 1952 and these Mixed Traffic locomotives would go on to operate on all the BR regions, with the exception of the Southern. Light axle loadings allowed the Ivatt 2MTs to be used on most routes including branch lines, where their almost enclosed cabs made them ideal for working tender first when no turning facilities existed.
The design provided the basis for the BR Standard Class 2MT 2-6-0, and the two are very similar in appearance, with the Standard version having only a modified cab and tender profile to allow unrestricted route availability across the British network. The Mogul's versatility and its relatively modern design however ensured that many examples were still in traffic until the mid-1960s, but by 1967 all had been withdrawn. Thankfully, seven Ivatt 2MT have been preserved and the type is an ideal source of motive power for many of the trains running on heritage railways today.