Revolution Trains has now received painted samples of all three versions of its forthcoming VEA van, produced in association with Sonic Models.
Of the 550 built, the vast majority were outshopped in the popular BR Railfreight red/grey livery.
There were numerous variations in the positions of TOPS panels and maintenance labels, and in their use for MoD explosives or munitions many received diamond warning panels – their presence (and the traces where they were torn off) are a distinctive feature.
Revolution and Sonic are offering 5 different versions of this livery, each reproduced from photographs on Paul Bartlett’s excellent site – see here
Also available will be the attractive dark grey and yellow colours of Railfreight Distribution (RfD) with small RfD squadron marking and Carlisle Currock depot sticker.
Because significantly fewer VEAs appeared in these colours we will only be offering three different numbers.
BR Maroon was applied to the first 50 VEAs and while this sample was shown previously at the N Gauge International Show, here it is again:
Weathered versions are also planned, and the masters for these are now being prepared. Once all liveries are approved production will begin, and details of where and how you can order these models will appear.