The Sonic Models/Revolution Trains 56XX steam locomotive is now in tooling with EP1 samples expected soon. To whet the appetite, here are a couple of images showing the variations that are being catered for.
When built the locomotives had short safety valve covers and original style balance weights.
Later, the locomotives were fitted with revised wheels and a longer safety valve cover. The tooling has been designed to cater for both types.
Once the EP1 sample has been thoroughly tested then liveries will be confirmed and deco samples prepared; once these are approved the model will be ready for production.
These models are not crowdfunded and are not expected to be available for order from Revolution Trains but instead from our selected partner retailers.