Hatton’s Model Railways has revealed that it is working on an ‘N’ gauge model of the highly sought after LMS Beyer, Garratt 2-6-0+0-6-2 for release in 2020.
These imposing articulated locomotives were designed to replace double heading on coal trains between the Midland coalfields and London while saving on the costs of fuel, crews and maintenance. In total 33 were built for the LMS by Beyer, Peacock in Manchester with the first entering service in 1927. The last was withdrawn in 1958 after introduction of the BR ‘9F’ 2-10-0s.
Hatton’s new ‘N’ gauge model will cost £199 and is to incorporate a five-pole motor, Next18 Digital Command Control decoder socket, a die-cast chassis, detailed cab and NEM coupling pockets. It will only model locomotives after conversion to feature rocking bunkers with a choice of LMS, British Railways and BR early crest black liveries planned.
Eight versions are planned for release modelling 4994 and 7983 in LMS black (Cat Nos. H2-BG-001 and H2-BG-002), 47967 in British Railways lettered black (H2-BG-003), 47972 in BR black with LMS lettering and block-style numbers (H2-BG-004), 47995 in BR black with cab side numbers and plain tanks (H2-BG-005) plus 47996, 47981 and 47992 in BR black with early crests (H2-BG-006, H2-BG-007 and H2-BG-008).
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