Revolution Trains will have its usual stand at the International N Gauge Show again this year, with exciting progress on forthcoming models and some new announcements too.
Pride of place goes to the EP1 sample of the long-awaited Class 321 EMU. This model has taken far longer than we would have liked but now tooling is complete we expect to move quickly through testing and be able to go into production within the next few months.
The image above illustrates the differences between the two outer cars. The DTCO (Driving Trailer Composite Open) on the left has one narrow and one standard window in the end compartment, while the DTSO (Driving Trailer Standard Open) has two mid sized windows.
The pantograph is a poseable plastic moulding with photo-etched head. The model will feature working head and tail lights, illuminated destination blinds and switchable interior lighting as standard. The couplers are designed to send both power and DCC signals through the train, meaning only a single DCC chip is required.
We are also offering the similar Class 320 3-car units models for Scotrail as these can be producing using the vehicles we have – a pair of DTSOs sandwiching a PMSO (Pantograph Motor Standard Open.)
After the show we will be finalising the livery choices and producing the painting diagrams for the factory so they can prepare decorated samples.
You can order a Revolution 320 or 321 here.
Also on display will be painted samples of all six Sonic Models 56xx GWR/BR 0-6-2 steam locomotives.
As well as being beautifully detailed works of art they have undergone extensive testing to ensure their performance matches their looks. The models feature pick-ups on all three driving wheels plus the sprung trailing bogie – a first for British N.
Sonic Models has been founded by a former Graham Farish engineer who is looking to produce models under his own brand direct to the British market.
So far the BR Black version has proved to be the most popular, but versions are being offered in BR Green, lined and unlined, GWR green and Great Western green. For the full list of options and to order all Sonic models see here.
At the show you’ll also be able to pick up a free, full colour A4 pamphlet detailing all our current projects. This also includes three new proposed N gauge models in the early stages of development being unveiled at the show, or check back here at around 10am on Saturday for news.
We will also have on sale our new Bulk containers, small numbers of older containers and a very limited supply of returned or cancelled Class B tankers and IZA Cargowaggon twins.
You’ll find us on Stand 16 – just turn right at the entrance and look for the crowd…
See you at the show!