Hornby shows BR ‘2MT’ sample

 

Hornby has revealed the first full engineering sample of its BR ‘2MT’ 2-6-0 for ‘OO’ gauge.

The all-new ready-to-run steam locomotive was announced in Hornby’s 2020 catalogue (HM152) and will feature a die-cast boiler and chassis for the locomotive together with injection moulded parts for the cab and tender. It will also have an 8-pin DCC decoder socket and space for a 28mm round speaker.

At the same time, Hornby has also shown the livery artwork for the ‘2MT’ confirming the idenities as 78047 in BR lined black with late crests (Cat No. R3836), 78010 in BR lined black with early crests (R3838) and 78000 in BR green with late crests (R3839).

Prices are set at £179.99 per locomotive with release expected in winter 2020/2021.

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