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Colourful hi-cubes

Revolution has received painted samples of the forthcoming 40’hi-cube containers being produced in a joint venture with C-Rail Intermodal.

The 40′ hi-cube is the world’s most common container, but previously unavailable in British N 1:148 scale.  Modern container trains feature a characteristic “stepping” in height between the standard height and hi-cubes; now modellers can recreate this distinctive feature.

They are also designed to fit perfectly onto the KFA container flat that Revolution are producing with Rapido Trains of Canada; this model is almost ready to go into production.

KFA with Maersk Sealand 20′ standard height box, and Maersk 40′ hi-cube, at Whittlesey, Cambs.
Revolution Trains/Rapido KFA sample loaded with Farish 20′ standard container and our new Maersk 40′ hi cube.


In all we are offering 6 different liveries:



Hamburg Sud
Note fine end printing and details


As can be seen the painting and printing is very fine, with the lettering on the ends legible and the locking bars neatly picked out in silver for added finesse.

Combining the Revolution/C-Rail Intermodal 40′ hi-cubes with standard height 20′ and 40′ containers from Farish and Dapol allows those enthusiasts who care to recreate realistic and accurate intermodal trains.

UASC container on KFA wagon.


The 40′ hi-cubes make an ideal accompaniment for the Project Railway Honour Class 66418 “Patriot” also available now from Revolution Trains, with proceeds going to ABF The Soldier’s Charity.

66418 “Patriot” on Leeds-Felixtowe intermodal at Soham.

Pre-order yours now for £6.50 each.  For these models we are not producing models to order, but we and C-Rail have simply produced a set number of each, and when they are gone they are gone.