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Revolution Trains is asking for expressions of interest in a new N gauge model of the pioneering Class 89 electric locomotive 89001.

Built by Brush Traction in 1986, the locomotive has had something of a chequered history – operating for periods on the ECML for both BR (when it was named Avocet) and GNER, but also laid up for extended intervals due to failures.

89001 at Barrow Hill in 2011. Image courtesy Les Chatfield used under Creative Commons Licence.

It is now owned by the AC Locomotive Group and the possibility of a return to mainline use has bot been ruled out.

89001 at Doncaster in 2003. Image courtesy Phillip Scott used under Creative Commons Licence.

In service, 89001 was primarily partnered with Mk3 coaches in BR blue-grey, Inter-City or GNER blue liveries, all of which have been released fairly recently.

If it goes ahead this model will be produced by Accurascale, using research generated for a similar 4mm model, and would be expected to retail at roughly £175.

An expression of interest does not mean a firm commitment to buy, but does give us an indication of whether there is sufficient demand for this model for us to proceed.