Announced as part of our Winter British Railway Announcements we are delighted to bring you our new LB&SCR H2 Atlantic No. 32425 ‘Trevose Head’ in BR Lined Black (Early Emblem) livery.

This era 4 model incorporates a wealth of fine detailing, accurately capturing the features of the H2 Class Atlantic and is supplied with an accessory pack which includes etched nameplates, vacuum pipes, Screw-link couplings, route indicator discs and cab doors. The model is also ready to accept a speaker and has a 21 Pin DCC Decoder socket for those wishing to equip their model for use on DCC.

Also available with SOUND FITTED (Item No. 31-921SF).

 

MODEL FEATURES:

  • Bachmann Branchline OO Scale
  • Era 4
  • Pristine BR Lined Black (Early Emblem) livery
  • Accessory Pack – including ‘Trevose Head’ etched nameplates
  • NEM Coupling Pockets
  • Tender Pickups
  • Equipped with a 21 Pin DCC Decoder Socket – recommended Decoder 36-557
  • Speaker Ready
  • Length 260mm (over couplings)

 

LB&SCR H2 HISTORY 

In 1911 the LB&SCR's operations were under strain as 150 locomotives and tenders were awaiting works repairs. Acting superintendent Lawson Billinton was instructed to allow unlimited overtime at Brighton Works to ensure as many as possible were ready for the summer, he was also granted the authority to construct more 4-4-2 'Atlantic' locomotives to help ease the strain on operations. Refining the design of D. E. Marsh's H1 Atlantic, six H2 Atlantics were ordered from Brighton Works on 4th April 1911 and with a much-needed quick turnaround they entered into traffic between June 1911 and January 1912, numbered 421 - 426. 

Initially classified as H1/s, the 's' denoted the incorporation of a Schmidt Superheater into the design of the internal boiler layout. Other changes to the H1 design included an increase in the size of the cylinders and the use of 10-inch piston valves, while the smoke box was carried on a separate saddle. The most significant change was the reduction in boiler pressure from 200lb to 170lb per square inch, the intention was to lower boiler maintenance but not to reduce performance, however, the reduction did impact their speed.

Once in service, they shared duties with the H1s on London-Brighton express trains including the Pullman services ‘The Brighton Limited’ and ‘The S