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New coronavirus derails model trains…

Revolution Trains, like nearly all other model railway manufacturers, sources its models from China, where production has been significantly disrupted by the outbreak of new coronavirus.

The impact has been exacerbated by its timing; taking hold during the Chinese New Year festivities when millions of factory workers return home to celebrate with their families.

Travel bans and curfews imposed by the authorities to combat the spread of the virus mean those workers have been unable to travel back to the factories.

The holidays should have ended on February 4th, but the Chinese government has ordered the factories to remain closed for at least another week, and this is likely to cause a slight delay to some projects.

At this time we do not know when production and development work will resume fully.