Analogue Users: Normal-load running sounds, acceleration steam chuff sounds and any other automatic and randomised sounds can be enjoyed when using this model on analogue control (DC) straight from the box! Pristine BR Lined Green (Early Emblem) livery.
SOUND FITTED - Fitted with a Zimo MS590N18 Sound Decoder - See below for the function list. F1 - Sound On / Sound Off. F3 - Cylinder Drain Cocks. F4 - Single Whistle (Speed Related).
F9 - Flange Squeal (Speed Related). F11 - Handbrake (locomotive will not move with the handbrake applied).F12 - Water Tank Filling. F14 - Light Engine Mode. F15 - Fade All Sounds. F16 - Guard's Whistle. F17 - Automatic Wagon Buffering. F19 - Pinned Brakes (F18 must be On). F21 - Short'Toot Toot' Whistle.
F22 - Long Duration Whistle. F23 - Short Duration Whistle. F24 -'Clear from the Guard. F25 -'Going under Charlie. F26 - Guard to Driver Instructions.
A selection of different instructions can be selected via CV changes. 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modern design however ensured that many examples were still in traffic until the mid-1960s, but by 1967 all had been withdrawn.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.