Bachmann BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 Class Model Review

Closely related to Ivatt’s 4MT 2-6-0, the BR Standard 4MT 2-6-0 class was a useful locomotive used in most regions, with the exception of the west.  115 were produced, 17 of them with a larger BR1B tender for the Southern region.  The model reviewed here is catalogue reference 32-952.  Without further ado, here’s the locoyard…

Bachmann BR Standard 4MT 4-6-0 Class Model Review

BR Standard classes are popular model prototypes, so much so that in the 2013 MREmag and RMweb Poll, the two most wished for classes of 00 scale steam locomotive were standard classes (the 2MT and 3MT 2-6-0’s).  But even with that said, it was a surprise to many when Hornby announced it was going to…

Clash of the Titans! Bachmann versus Hornby 9F models

Certain prototypes capture the hearts and minds of many enthusiasts and the BR standard 9F is certainly one of them.  The 9F was a unique standard class that unlike it’s cousins, gave British steam a locomotive type that was new.  And it’s also regarded as one of the best performing types too, as discussed in…