Announced as part of Bachmann's Winter British Railway Announcements we are delighted to bring you this SOUND FITTED LB/SCR H2 Atlantic No. 422 in LB/SCR Umber livery. This era 2 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 vacuum pipes, Screw-link couplings, route indicator discs and cab doors. This SOUND FITTED model features realistic braking sounds, drain cocks and whistles, whilst a function for normal or heavy load has also been included, see full details of the sound functions below.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. 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. It was at this time that they were all given names highlighting geographical features along the south coast. Between 1935 and 1937 the locomotives were altered to suit the composite loading gauge; further alterations came in 1938 when Oliver Bulleid increased the H2 boiler pressure to match that of the H1s at 200lb per square inch.One member of the Class was withdrawn in 1949, but the remainder continued in regular use until 1956 a.. This item is in the category "Collectables\Model Railroads & Trains\Railroads & Trains\Locomotives". The seller is "gaugemaster_controls" and is located in this country: GB. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.