BR 2-6-4 Tank 80xxx

Price: £2200 inc. VAT |

UPDATED 20/10/2020
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from £120.00 inc. VAT

6BR 80xxx 4MT. Only 60 models

Please note this project will be made along with the 82xxx. It will be available from Masterpiece Models. See LATEST NEWS

All existing reservations and payments are noted on our production spreadsheet.

New reservations will be available shortly on the Masterpiece Models website. 

We plan to make this with the 82xxx at the same time.

A link will be added here when the page is ready.

Page updated 20/10/2020

scale 7 available

Total price £2200 inc VAT for reservation holders.


This will also continue our policy of making and large and small locomotives and the 4MTT would be perfect for those with limited space. ESU V5 decoders & ESU stay alive powerpacks.


On the decision to build the BR standard series of locomotives, a series of class four tank engines were ordered, based on the ex-LMS Fairburn 2-6-4T with some modifications. The lineage of the class could, therefore, be tracked through the LMS/BR Class 4 2-6-4T locomotives back to the Fowler design of 1927.

Design work was done at Brighton, the overall programme being overseen by R.A. Riddles. The principal modifications to the Fairburn design involved the reduction of their envelope to enable them to fit into the L1 loading gauge. To do this, the tanks and cab were made more curved than the Fairburn design, the Fairburn having a straight-sided tank. The biggest mechanical change was a reduction in cylinder size, also to reduce cross-section, and a corresponding increase in boiler pressure to compensate. Other visible changes included the re-introduction of plating ahead of the cylinders.

130 of the class of 155 were built at Brighton, 15 (80000–80009, 80054–80058) at Derby Works and 10 (80106–80115) at Doncaster Works between 1951 and 1956. The first to emerge was 80010 from Brighton in 1951. Fifteen that were due to be constructed in 1957 were cancelled, due to impending dieselisation, and the last five would have been, too, had they not been at an advanced stage of construction when the order came to cancel them.

No significant modifications were made to the design. The tank vent was found to restrict the driver's vision and was moved further forward from 80059 onwards. Initially built with fluted coupling rods, these caused problems on other classes and, from 80079, plain section coupling rods were substituted. (source Wikipedia)


Built between 1951-56. 130 at Brighton including 80105 the remainder at Derby and Doncaster.

Product Details

  • Carefully researched and designed using over 100 original works drawings and the latest 3D CAD design packages
  • Hand made in brass with all construction carried out  by SMT of S.Korea allowing the very best of quality control
  • Baked cellulose painting for a hard wearing finish
  • Fully detailed cab interior with brass and copper pipes. The cab fittings and pipes are not painted or plated
  • High level of fine detail with variations covered such as return cranks etc
  • Punched rivet detail made with CAD-designed jigs
  • Fully enclosed Gearboxes designed specifically for the project paired with high-quality coreless motors
  • Ball bearings and springing to all axles
  • Working reversing on the valve gear
  • inside frame detail
  • All models are factory fitted with DCC sound (using ESU V5 decoders & Cliff Williams speakers) and can also be run on DC (no sound) by the simple use of a blanking plug
  • Limited warranty to cover repairs as a result of normal usage, following our handling and running guidelines to the original owner.
  • The DCC decoders are configured with default settings on delivery if you let us know the DCC address you wish we can make all the settings including the address default, so if you have a problem then change CV8 to 8 will reset it entirely to the Lee Marsh Model Co Settings

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