3MT 2-6-2T Ready to Run Locomotive

The BR Standard Class 3 2-6-2T was a class of steam locomotive designed by Robert Riddles for British Railways. It was essentially a hybrid design, the chassis being closely based on and sharing a number of parts with the LMS Ivatt Class 4, and having a boiler derived from a GWR No.2 boiler as fitted to the GWR Large Prairie 2-6-2T and 5600 Class 0-6-2T tank engines.
The design and construction took place at the ex-GWR Swindon Works, along with the 2-6-0 tender engine version of the class and a number other BR Standard Classes, The chassis design used a number of LMS-designed components including Brake Hanger Brackets, Flexible Stretcher Brackets and Reversing Shaft Brackets.
In to service, they were based on the Western, Southern, North Eastern and London Midland Region. The class had a short life as most of the work that they had been built for soon disappeared along side the branch lines and the introduction of DMU services on shorter routes. The shortest lived was 82043, only 8 years 8 months old at withdrawal, the longest lived was 82019, two months short of its fifteenth birthday. The class's design life span however, was intended for 40 years.
None of the locomotives survived into preservation. The 82045 Steam Locomotive Trust are in the process of constructing a new locomotive from the ground up which is progressing well, and have been most helpful supplying photographs of these versatile engines.

BR 3MT 2-6-2

Features of the 3MT will include:
  • Die cast metal body and chassis
  • Die cast wheels which are tapered from the rim inwards on both sides as per the prototype, with steel tyres
  • Brake shoes in ABS plastic
  • 5 pole skew wound precision motor
  • Sprung centre driving wheel and pony trucks
  • Die cast pivoted coupling and connecting rods, plated then blackened
  • Fully working prototypical Walschaerts valve gear
  • Easily removeable cab roof (for adding a crew) by means of small magnets
  • Working cab doors
  • Wire handrails with stanchions in metal
  • Sprung metal buffers and screw link couplings
  • Full back head detail with reversing wheel in ABS
  • Flickering firebox glow

Estimated release date from Dapol for these is summer 2023. The DCC fitting will follow on shortly after the launch of the analogue version with the sound fitted version probably about a month after that.

We are taking advance orders for these now for despatch as soon as they become available. We do not charge any form of deposit and always call before making despatch. We will also be offering our custom weathering service as usual with the customer's choice of degree of weathering from light through to heavy weathering.

NEW BR 3MT 2-6-2T LIVERIES :

Ref.
Description
R.R.P.
Our Price
LHTS8201
BR 3MT Lined Black Late Crest #82010

£575.00

£488.75
LHTS8201D
BR 3MT Lined Black Late Crest #82010 DCC Fitted
£605.00
£514.25
LHTS8201S
BR 3MT Lined Black Late Crest #82010 DCC Sound Fitted
£685.00
£582.25
LHTS8201U
BR 3MT Lined Black Late Crest un-numbered

£575.00

£488.75
LHTS8201UD
BR 3MT Lined Black Late Crest un-numbered DCC Fitted
£605.00
£514.25
LHTS8201US
BR 3MT Lined Black Late Crest un-numbered DCC Sound Fitted
£685.00
£582.25
LHTS8202
BR 3MT Lined Black Early Crest #82029

£575.00

£488.75
LHTS8202D
BR 3MT Lined Black Early Crest #82029 DCC Fitted
£605.00
£514.25
LHTS8202S
BR 3MT Lined Black Early Crest #82029 DCC Sound Fitted
£685.00
£582.25
LHTS8202U
BR 3MT Lined Black Early Crest un-numbered

£575.00

£488.75
LHTS8202UD
BR 3MT Lined Black Early Crest un-numbered DCC Fitted
£605.00
£514.25
LHTS8202US
BR 3MT Lined Black Early Crest un-numbered DCC Sound Fitted
£685.00
£582.25
LHTS8203
BR 3MT Lined Black Late Crest #82027

£575.00

£488.75
LHTS8203D
BR 3MT Lined Black Late Crest #82027 DCC Fitted
£605.00
£514.25
LHTS8203S
BR 3MT Lined Black Late Crest #82027 DCC Sound Fitted
£685.00
£582.25
LHTS8204
BR 3MT Lined Black Early Crest #82019

£575.00

£488.75
LHTS8204D
BR 3MT Lined Black Early Crest #82019 DCC Fitted
£605.00
£514.25
LHTS8204S
BR 3MT Lined Black Early Crest #82019 DCC Sound Fitted
£685.00
£582.25
LHTS8205
BR 3MT Green Early Crest #82007

£575.00

£488.75
LHTS8205D
BR 3MT Green Early Crest #82007 DCC Fitted
£605.00
£514.25
LHTS8205S
BR 3MT Green Early Crest #82007 DCC Sound Fitted
£685.00
£582.25
LHTS8206
BR 3MT Lined Green Early Crest #82003

£575.00

£488.75
LHTS8206D
BR 3MT Lined Green Early Crest #82003 DCC Fitted
£605.00
£514.25
LHTS8206S
BR 3MT Lined Green Early Crest #82003 DCC Sound Fitted
£685.00
£582.25
LHTS8207
BR 3MT Green Late Crest #82020

£575.00

£488.75
LHTS8207D
BR 3MT Green Late Crest #82020 DCC Fitted
£605.00
£514.25
LHTS8207S
BR 3MT Green Late Crest #82020 DCC Sound Fitted
£685.00
£582.25
LHTS8208
BR 3MTLined Green Late Crest #82030

£575.00

£488.75
LHTS8208D
BR 3MT Lined Green Late Crest #82030 DCC Fitted
£605.00
£514.25
LHTS8208S
BR 3MT Lined Green Late Crest #82030 DCC Sound Fitted
£685.00
£582.25
LHTS8208U
BR 3MTLined Green Late Crest un-numbered

£575.00

£488.75
LHTS8208UD
BR 3MT Lined Green Late Crest un-numbered DCC Fitted
£605.00
£514.25
LHTS8208US
BR 3MT Lined Green Late Crest un-numbered DCC Sound Fitted
£685.00
£582.25

We also offer a weathering service on any of the the above locos at an addtional £40.00 per loco with the customer's choice of weathering from light all of weathering, light body with medium chassis and roof weathering through medium and even heavy weathering. As and when we get images of test samples I will update the website with them.

WE ARE AWARE THAT SOME OF OUR "COMPETITORS" ARE UNDER CUTTING OUR PRICE BY A MATTER OF PENCE. WE SHOULD POINT OUT THAT MANY OF THEM ARE CHARGING POSTAGE COSTS FROM £4.00 TO £6.50 AND NEITHER WILL WE INCREASE THE PRICE DAYS BEFORE LAUNCH BASED ON THE FACT THAT THEY ARE ALMOST SOLD OUT. WE WILL ONLY INCREASE THE PRICE BASED ON AN INCREASE FROM THE MANUFACTURER.

WE ARE SUPPLYING ALL ORDERS OVER £150.00 POST FREE TO UK MAINLAND ADDRESSES.

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