Review – Bachmann Standard 3MT Tank

Class: Standard 3MT Tank (2-6-2)

Use: Mixed Traffic

Region: Southern, Western, North East, London Midland

Era: 1952-1968

Preserved examples: None – although the 82045 Locomotive Trust is building a new version.

Blog Post Entry: Model of the Week

Manufacturer: Bachmann

Motor: 3 pole Loco-drive

Power: Heavyweight

DCC options: 8 pin dcc ready

Locoyard Review

Detailing:

4.5/5

Excellent, cab details, opening smokebox door and roof almost to standards achieved by Hornby

Outline/Looks: 4.5/5

The shape is excellent, only let down slightly by the dome not being flush with the boiler as per prototype

Finish/Decoration:

4.5/5

Excellent colour and lining, only let down is boiler split line being visible.

Running Qualities:

4.5/5

Excellent, smooth and quiet

Relative Power:

5/5

More relative power than prototype

Specification:

4.5/5

Cab details, DCC Ready, no sound options yet

Value:

5/5

You get a top spec model, a fantastic performer and looker for very little money.


Overall Locoyardometer Score: 4.6 
Brilliant – if you can find use for it, get it!

Detailometer 4.5, Outlineometer 4.5, Finishometer 4.5, Motorometer 4.5, Powerometer 5, Specometer 4.5, Valueometer 5, Locoyardometer 4.6

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2 thoughts on “Review – Bachmann Standard 3MT Tank

  1. Thank you for this most helpful review of a locomotive missing from my collection but now, not for long! Best wishes, Peter.

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