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Class B tanker – first samples received

Revolution Trains has received first samples of the forthcoming Class B tanker in N.

There is still work to be done on the components but for first EP mouldings we are very happy.

The models will have photo-etched catwalks and ladders for added finesse, as well as lots of separately fitted detail parts and a realistically “skeletal” chassis, with much of the brake gear visible below the barrel as on the real thing.

The owners plates – oval for Esso, round for Regent – have not been fitted as they are livery specific, though they have been supplied for checking.  The Regent version has very fine “bolts” around the edge.

The next step is to fit couplers and test the running characteristics of the models.  The NEM pockets, which are in “kinematic” body-mounted fixings, along with some of the brake gear, are moulded in black ABS plastic for strength.


We have also posted a short video of the samples on our Facebook page here:

We will be shortly finalising the livery diagrams, and once painted samples have been supplied and approved we will be ready to move to production.

The order book will close at this time, and as ever we will only produce enough models to fulfil orders, so please don’t miss out.

If you aren’t ready to commit you can still register without obligation and receive newsletters with reminders of impending order deadlines.