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It’s Twins for Kernow!

Kernow Model Rail Centre is teaming up with Revolution Trains to offer the long-lived Cargowaggon “twin” ferryvans in 4mm scale/00 gauge. This is in response to the large numbers of 4mm enthusiasts requesting this model following development of its N gauge counterpart, and represents the first fully joint venture between Revolution Trains and a major retailer.


As ever the models will feature high levels of detail and a version will be offered with a battery-operated flashing red tail lamp.

Chris Trerise, of Kernow Model Rail Centre, said: “Over the years Kernow has forged a reputation for listening to modellers and offering what they want – from the Beattie Well Tank to the iconic Bulleid diesel. Revolution Trains has been doing something similar in N, so teaming up seemed like a logical step. As these wagons have been much used in Cornwall for transporting both bagged clay and electrical components, they fit in nicely with our existing items.”

Mike Hale of Revolution Trains said: “In some ways it is surprising this wagon has not been offered in 00 before as it has been so widespread in service and lasted so long. We are looking forward to working with Kernow on this and other projects in the future,” he added.

Ben Ando from Revolution Trains said: “These wagons are suitable for the BR Blue period right through sectorisation to the post-privatisation era, and whether in a block train or in ones or twos we believe they will be a great addition to the wagon roster for many Kernow customers.”

The models will feature NEM couplers on kinematic mounts, RP25 profile wheels and high levels of detail including separately fitted brake parts and handrails.

The Prototype

You can see fuller details of the prototype here.

They feature large full height sliding doors, to allow easy access for loading, and are cleared for British, Continental and Channel Tunnel use. The first 100 were built in 1986, with further builds of 50 each in 1989 and 1991 and
nearly the entire fleet remains in service. Due to their flexibility the wagons have been used to carry mineral water, newsprint, bagged clay or cement, whisky, cider, petfood and numerous other goods to and from destinations as widespread as Cornwall, the Highlands, North and South Wales and destinations in Southern France and Germany.

They can operate in blocks, or in smaller numbers in mixed “Enterprise” trains. The wagons were delivered in unpainted aluminium with mid-blue solebars and ends. Most carry the words “Cargo Waggon” across the pair, in blue on a yellow background, though three received “Perrier” branding which they still carry today.

Cargowaggon was later absorbed into GE Rail Services, which has since been acquired by Touax, and the models are being produced with the co-operation of Touax and will be manufactured in China.

The models

Photo shows N gauge model prototype

The models will be produced in the following liveries:
Original Cargowaggon without tail lamp (4 running numbers) – £99.99 each
Original Cargowaggon with tail lamp (1 running number) – £104.99 each
Revised Cargowaggon with yellow lashing loops and warning signs without tail lamp (4 running numbers) – £99.99 each
Revised Cargowaggon with yellow lashing loops and warning signs with tail lamp (1 running number) – £104.99 each

The above prices will apply once the models are delivered. A discount of £10 per model is applied when paying in advance. A further discount is available if buying a pack of 4 wagons.

CAD work is complete and the model is expected go into production in mid 2019.

To order and for more information see: www.kernowmodelrailcentre.com/pg/162/IZA-Cargowaggon

Pendolino postings…and the tale of the missing screws!

We’ve now processed approximately 90%+ of the orders (as of 23 May 2018) – over 900 Pendolinos sent out!

We’ve been working through missing payments/order queries and we’ve now sent at least one email to everyone in the order book. If you have not received your Pendolino order or seen an email from us please check your emails / spam box!  If still nothing then please drop us an email.

Next steps

Missing/incomplete/incorrect orders: if you have already contacted us about a missing/incomplete/incorrect order then we’re working through them and will resolve them as quickly as possible – no need to contact us again.

Spares and repairs: if you spot a missing or broken part, or you have a problem with your Pendolino then please contact us using the details in the instruction manual – that helps us make sure that we get your email and forward it to the correct place.  We’ve received a large shipment of spares and these have now been passed on to Rapido’s servicing agent.  Again if you’ve already been in touch with us we are starting to pass your queries through to Simon who will be in touch shortly.

Updates:

23 May: all order queries emailed to all people with missing details/balances etc.

9 May: We have contacted everyone who had missed shipping off their order(s).

30 April:  All orders with no issues processed.

We’re still getting quite a few follow up emails (replying slows us down sending them out) – so we’ve tried to be proactive in answering the most common questions:

 

P&P refunds for collections: we are still processing refunds for P&P where appropriate – you should get £10/set over the next week.

DC controllers: the manual says that if you have an old DC controller please check with us first.  The best advice we can give is check the voltage output of the track supply – if it is less than 15V you should be fine! We haven’t tested the Pendolino with every possible controller out there but we have noticed that some controllers sold as suitable for N output more than 15V at maximum speed so please check!

DCC sound decoders: the DCC sound fitted sets should have stickers on warning you not to run your DCC sound decoder-fitted Pendolinos on controllers outputting more than 15V, if you do you may well blow the sound decoder!

Finally as the post title alludes to – we noticed that the light bars are missing the required screws to fit them.  Rapido’s factory realised that they still had a big bag of screws sat on the workbench, so they are sending them over to us.  We will send them out to customers who have already received their light bars and are currently wondering how to fit them – you don’t need to contact us!

Sturgeon declares Revolution in Scotland!

We are pleased to announce a new project – the Sturgeon engineers wagon – our second model for transition era N gauge modellers.  Over 900 Sturgeons were built from 1952 to 1960 by Head Wrightson and BR.

Class ‘5’ heading towards Litherland in August ’67.

Sturgeons were based on an earlier LNER design adapted for BR’s engineering department as bogie rail, sleeper and ballast carriers.  Most had 7 dropside doors but these and the ends were removable and many wagons had them taken off to carry 60′ track panels.  In later years some were fitted with airbrakes and recoded “Tench”.  These versatile and rugged wagons lasted in mainline service until 2003, with some in use within depots beyond 2010.

Sturgeon at Coatbridge, Tom Smith

Revolution Trains is keen to support the transition era modeller following the success of our Class B tankers which are due in the UK shortly, and the Sturgeon is an attractive and distinctive wagon which ran across the UK for over 50 years.

In service Sturgeons would be seen in all manner of departmental trains alongside Salmon track carriers and Dogfish, Sealion, Seacow or Grampus ballast wagons.  Some were even fitted with cranes.

40194 Preston 1984 – Roger Sutcliffe

Our model of the Sturgeon will be from the Sturgeon A batch which made up the most common variants of Sturgeon, many of which were later converted into air-braked “Tench” wagons.  We are delighted to be able to offer versions with and without the side doors.

Sturgeon A, black with dropside doors, single and triple packs. Era 4, 5, 6, 7

Sturgeon A, black with dropside doors, single and triple packs. Era 4, 5, 6, 7

Sturgeon A, black with no doors and removable ends, single and triple packs. Era 4, 5, 6, 7

Sturgeon A, black with no doors and removable ends, single and triple packs. Era 4, 5, 6, 7

Sturgeon A, Indian/Gulf Red with no doors and removable ends, single pack. Era 5, 6

Sturgeon A, Indian/Gulf Red with no doors and removable ends, single pack. Era 5, 6

Sturgeon A, Engineers Olive Green with side doors, single and triple pack. Era 6, 7, 8

Sturgeon A, Engineers Olive Green with dropside doors, single and triple pack. Era 6, 7, 8

YBP Sturgeon, departmental yellow with no doors and removable ends, single pack. Era 7, 8, 9

YBP Sturgeon, departmental yellow with no doors and removable ends, single pack. Era 7, 8, 9

YPA Tench, departmental Civil Engineers "Dutch" grey/yellow with side doors, single and triple pack. Era 7, 8, 9

YPA Tench, departmental Civil Engineers “Dutch” grey/yellow with side doors, single and triple pack. Era 7, 8, 9

The models will feature NEM couplers, a diecast chassis unit to add weight and our usual high levels of detail and finish.  Our model will be available in a variety of liveries: black, Indian red, olive green, departmental yellow and “Dutch” grey/yellow.  Variants with and without side doors will be available along with a variety of single and triple packs.

As ever our models will only go into production if we receive sufficient orders and the models will be produced to pre-orders with our early backers receiving the lowest price.  We are finalising the model research and expect the model to cost in the region of £28-£30 per model.

Class B 35T tanks deliveries – the good, the bad and the balances!

The good news is that the first batch of our forthcoming Class B tanks is due to leave the factory in the next few days, unfortunately this batch will only be the attractive Mobil Charringtons Class B tanks and the bad news is that the remaining liveries narrowly missed completion before the factory scales down for Chinese New Year (16 February).  The main batch will follow in March – April (we’re waiting for final confirmation from the factory).

Class B Mobil Charrington tanks

Pre-production sample of the Mobil Charringtons Class B tank

We have decided to airfreight in the first batch of Class B tanks and subject to them arriving and clearing customs in time then they will be available for collection from Model Rail Scotland in Glasgow on 23-25 February.

The split delivery gives us a few challenges in terms of delivery:

  • if you wish to collect from Glasgow then no action is necessary (you don’t need to tell us and we will refund any P&P charges after you have collected them)
  • if you placed an order only for the Mobil Charringtons livery then no action is necessary – we will send them out once we are back from Model Rail Scotland
  • if you placed an order for a mixture of Class B liveries then you can:
    • either wait for the main batch to be delivered and we will send them all out together – no action necessary
    • or if you are desperate to get them as they arrive we can send them out after Model Rail Scotland but we will have to charge you a small additional P&P fee (as we will have to send two parcels – first and main batches) – if you would like us to do this then please get in contact with us after we have confirmed on our website that they have arrived

If you paid in full no action is required, but if you paid a deposit then we will generate invoices for the balance payments which are due now – please check your account if you do not receive an email. The balance payments will generate a new invoice (with a new invoice number) for each line of your deposit invoice and unfortunately not a combined invoice – this is a pain for you and us but outside our control.  Please note: on testing the balance payments invoices we noticed an error with the software – this has been notified to the software developers but at the present time we are unable to send out invoices for balances.  Customers collecting at MR Scotland will be able to pay any balance at the show, we will then make a decision after MR Scotland about how to proceed for other balances.

Pendolino plus!

The response to our surprise announcement of the additional Pendolino sets – 390132 City of Birmingham – has been fantastic (it was a surprise to us as well when Rapido told us!). Over half have sold since I sent out the email early this morning.

390132 City of Birmingham driving car

390132 City of Birmingham driving car

Apologies to anyone struggling to place an order – we know that there is an issue with the Bad Gateway error, but ultimately it requires us to rebuild the site on a better host – the server has been struggling to cope with the traffic.

As noted elsewhere and on our website – we expect to have a very limited number of spare sets of the “normal” ie previously announced names/numbers/liveries though they won’t go on sale until we have sent out all the existing orders and we know exactly what we have left. It is highly unlikely that we will have many or any 5 car sets (or 2 car extension sets) as these were the least popular by far.

If you didn’t see our newsletter it is reproduced below:

With the Pendolinos having shipped from the factory* we would like to let you in on a secret – Rapido have produced a small number of spare sets. We know that some of you already know that there will be some spare standard releases, but what you don’t know is that Rapido have also produced a small number as the 11-car 390132 “City of Birmingham” in the revised Virgin livery with plain grey doors.  This particular prototype received the plain doors towards the end of 2016.

This model will be available in either DC (£365) or DCC-sound (£460) and is being offered first via newsletter to existing Revolution customers.

Anyone who has also ordered a Revolution Trains Class 92, Pendolino or Class 320/321 will receive an £10 discount, and this discount will be applied to any customer ordering a Class 390 as well as a 92 or 320/321 at the same time.  Please mention in the order notes if you have already purchased a Class 92, Class 320/321 or Pendolino – the discount will take the form of a £10 refund once we’ve checked your previous order.

Pendolino packaging

Pendolino packaging – just before they left the factory

* we will post the tracking details as soon as we have them on our website!

If anyone would like the link here it is: https://www.revolutiontrains.com/product/390132_pendolino/

Time to the get the shrink ray out for….an APT-E

Revolution Trains announced the opening of expressions of interest in an N gauge model of the iconic APT-E at the International N Gauge Show (TINGS). Since Rapido Trains Inc produced their award-winning OO gauge model for the NRM we have been regularly asked if we would consider asking the NRM and Rapido if we could produce a model in N gauge.

OO model by NRM/Rapido Trains Inc

We are delighted that we have an outline agreement with the NRM and Rapido to produce the APT-E in N gauge. This in turn would result in a substantial donation to the NRM.

The Advanced Passenger Train – Experimental, or APT-E, was designed to be a test bed for new ideas. It incorporated lightweight construction, high power/weight ratio, good aerodynamics, improved brake systems and an innovative tilt system that would allow high speed operation on existing curves while maintaining both safety and customer comfort. The train consisted of four units – two power cars and two intermediate cars. The power cars each contained five British Leyland turbines originally developed for use in long distance trucks. These turbines were originally rated at 300 bhp each, later increased to 350 bhp each. The turbines drove an alternator which provided power for two traction motors. One of the intermediate cars was fitted with a passenger compartment, the other was stuffed full of instrumentation and electrical gear to allow the travelling engineers to monitor the various systems on the train. A diesel generator fitted in both of the power cars provided accessory power to provide all of the electrical power needed for these instruments.

The APT-E was tested extensively between June 1972 and April 1976 logging nearly 23,600 miles. On 10 August 1975, the APT-E achieved the British railway speed record of 152.3 MPH during trials on the Great Western Main Line. This record still stands for non-electrified rail travel in the UK.

Exact specifications and price will not be available until we start the serious design work, though we expect both the specification and price to be similar to the OO gauge model (price £225).

At this stage we are not asking for any money, just expressions of interest to establish whether there is sufficient demand to make the model.  If you are interested please complete our expression of interest form on our website at revolutiontrains.com/apt-e.

Class 92 installments glitch

It has come to our attention that some of you may have received invoices for the 3rd installment of the Class 92 project.

Pleas don’t worry too much about any invoices for 3rd installments I think there has been a glitch with a recent software update (but difficult to check from a small tablet on the other side of the world).

Obviously if you pay the 3rd invoice no harm will come to your order (though I can’t vouch for your bank account!).

Apologies for any inconvenience. We will let people know deadlines for paying various installments as we know that some of you have yet to receive invoices for second installments!

Mike

Class 92 payment installments & Project Railway Honour 66s

Those of you who paid a deposit for our Class 92 models will start to receive an invoice for the second installments – NOT EVERYONE WILL RECEIVE THEIR INVOICE AT THE SAME TIME, so please do not worry if you have not received your invoice yet!  The second and third installments are timed to coincide with tooling and production but are triggered a number of months after you paid your original deposit (we will let the website process invoices automatically for a period and then manually trigger any more recent orders). This is completely irrelevant if you paid in full! To pay your invoice please log in to your account and there should be a link associated with the invoice giving you the payment options.

In other news the Project Railway Honour Class 66 Patriot models have arrived from Dapol.

Project Railway Honour class 66 pre-production sample

Pre-production sample, not the final model!

The shipment was delayed in transit and unfortunately Gareth has been posted away from his normal base.  As a result Revolution Trains will process the despatch of the models. The models will be packaged with their certificates and posted out as quickly as possible, given the constraint that this work will have to fit around “proper” jobs. Please do not email us asking us when your model will arrive – the answer will be as soon as possible (and slows down the despatch process).

Alternatively if you wish to collect your model from us at DEMU’s Showcase exhibition on 3/4 June 2017 then please let us know – just drop us an email.

There are still a limited number of limited edition models available for purchase – you can buy them through our website here or if we have any left they will be available for sale from the Revolution Trains stand at DEMU’s Showcase exhibition in Burton.

Project Railway Honour: Patriot & York show

Revolution Trains have been delighted to support Project Railway Honour and we are pleased to report that Dapol have completed production of the models of 66418 Patriot. Below are a couple of photos of the completed production model.

If you have pre-ordered one of the models then we will send it out to you as soon as we receive the models after the Easter weekend, alternatively if you are coming along to York (and we have received the models before we leave!) then you will be able to collect your model at the show.

UPDATE: we had hoped to receive the models just prior to Easter but the shipment was delayed in transit and unfortunately Gareth has been posted away from his normal base.  As a result Revolution Trains will process the despatch of the models.  The models are now in the UK (3 May 2017) and we will post an update as soon as we are ready to start sending them out to people.  Please do not ask us to give you an update when you will receive your model – that will only slow down the despatch process! Alternatively you can collect your model at DEMU’s Showcase exhibition on 3/4 June 2017 at Burton.

Revolution and Project Railway Honour will be at the York Model Railway Show over the Easter weekend.  We will have news on our projects and hopefully the first sample of our 35T class B tank wagon.

You can see us on the mezzanine at Stand 97 – if you come to the show please come along and say hello.

 

 

See us on stand 34 at The International N Gauge Show (TINGS) 2016

Please come along to our stand 34 at the International N Gauge Show (TINGS) this weekend (10 and 11 September) to see and hear about our latest product developments (production samples of the TEA tank wagons and the final development sample of the Pendolino) along with a couple of new announcements.

We’ve focussed our energy recently on finishing development and production for our earlier projects so our announcements are not perhaps the major announcement that we have been holding back on until we had started to deliver products to our customers.  Nevertheless we continue to work on new ideas so that we have a rolling development cycle and we think that our two new announcements will have widespread appeal to modellers (and we will have an exciting announcement at Warley)!

Non EU overseas orders and maintenance

The first part of the maintenance work on our site is complete and it should now be possible for our non-European friends to place orders correctly and have VAT removed. The ordering process automatically removes VAT when you confirm your shipping destination.

For any customer if you notice any problem with the amount (particularly tax) that you are being charged please let us know ASAP.

Website maintenance and early bird deadline

We have to take the website offline to perform some essential maintenance and to add a bit of functionality. As a result the site will be unavailable from 8pm on 28 July 2016. If the upgrades go smoothly then the site may be unavailable for only a very short period, but we won’t know that until we take the site offline!

If it is not possible to complete all the work this evening then the site will be taken offline on Sunday evening (31 July 2016).

So that we don’t impact anyone hoping to place an order at our early bird prices for the KFA container flat, class 320/321 or 4mm/OO TEA tank wagon we will extend the early bird deadline by a week to 7 August 2016.

Pendolino set name/number choices v2!

There are three four potential groups you might fall into – the process will differ slightly depending on which applies to you:

– Paid in full (and not selected your set)
– Paid in full and selected your set (or picked the 5-car or Poppy set) – no further action required
– Paid deposit before 1 February 2015 (our Kickstarter/Earlybird period)
– Paid deposit after 1 February 2015

Please check carefully which group applies to you as if you pick the wrong one you will cause yourself more work (and us!) and it may delay your order. We know the process might appear complicated, but it is much simpler than it looks.

Paid in full but not selected a set
Please login to your account on our website – check your order and make a note of your order number.
If you have already placed an order and paid in full then you can make your set selection here.

We would be grateful if you could pick your set(s) as soon as possible (but no later than 8 July 2016). Does not apply to 5-car sets of the Poppy Pendolino.

Paid a deposit (in the EU)
Please login to your account on our website then:
1. check your order and make a note of your order number.
2. This is where it starts to get a little complicated – make a note of what you ordered (and paid).
3. Check whether you paid any Postage & Packing – if you did not P&P with your deposit then you will need to add it when you pay your balance (P&P is a separate part in the shop links below).
4. The next step depends on when you paid your deposit:
a.If you paid your deposit before 1 February 2015 then you were eligible for our Kickstarter/Earlybird price – please go to our webshop here and pick the right balance(s) to match your deposit.
b.If you paid your deposit after 1 February 2015 – please go to our webshop here and pick the right balance(s) to match your deposit.
The item and amount should be the same as your original order for your deposit.
5. When you select the correct balance to pay then you will be asked to select your name/number choice(s). This is not applicable if you ordered a 5-car set or the Poppy Pendolino.
6. Please include the order number for your deposit in the notes of your balance order so that we can match the two orders together.
7. If you want to place any upgrades (for lightbars, DCC sound, or to upgrade from 9 to 11 cars) or to add shipping you can do so at the same time.
8. Relax and have a cold drink!

DEADLINE FOR BALANCES: 8 JULY 2016 

(NB it may be possible for us to extend this deadline slightly but we will not know until we receive the final sample for approval – we do not want to have to delay production!).
(NB 2 if you are outside the EU but still in Europe we will be in touch if you need to pay a balance. If you are outside Europe then Rapido will be in touch!)

PS we know this is far from an ideal system (it isn’t for us either) but please remember that we do this in our very limited spare time, that this was our first project and that we have improved our systems.

Pendolino name/number choices

For people who have paid in full only – you can select your set name/number(s) here (it isn’t pretty!): https://www.revolutiontrains.com/pendolino-set-number-and-name-choice/

Please only use this form if you paid in full and please only select a 9-car name if you purchased a 9-car set or an 11-car name if you purchased an 11-car set. If you don’t then it causes you and me more admin and it may delay your order.

If you ordered a Poppy Pendolino you don’t have to do anything further as there is no choice of name/number!

If you paid a deposit then once we have set up the mechanism to pay off your balance you will be able to select your set name/number(s) as part of that process!

2016 deadline day results – class 320/321/456 and class 21/29 projects

As promised we have been totting up the results and initial results are as follows:

Class 320/321/456 project: the levels of interest in this project are very promising and we are 99% certain that the project can begin design.  The only area that we are still finalising is the cost for the units – until we have a confirmed price we will not open orders. As soon as we have a price we will open orders for the 320/321 with a deposit option and with incentives for people who back us early.

Ordering for the 320 and 321 will ask for livery choices.  There will definitely be 321/4s in NSE and London Midland livery (possibly two numbers for each livery).  After that livery choices become more complicated as there is no overwhelming favourites so we will narrow down some of the livery choices and ask people to specify a second choice if they pick one of the non-guaranteed liveries – we will include both an undecorated option and a white primed option. Where we have listed livery A or livery B we have to make a decision as to which livery to offer as none of the livery choices were clear winners so we will try to narrow things down slightly. We will almost certainly have to drop certain liveries (including the attractive One livery!) as there was insufficient interest.  The non-guaranteed liveries are not set in stone yet so please don’t send us lots of emails complaining that we haven’t included your personal favourite!

Guaranteed liveries: NSE and London Midland

Non-guaranteed liveries: Great Eastern; Silverlink County; WYPTE Metro or Northern; First; one of the 320 liveries: Strathclyde PTE orange, SPT Carmine/Cream or Scotrail

Liveries likely to be dropped (to be confirmed): One; Abellio, National Express

We haven’t forgotten the 456 – the news on this was more mixed. Whilst there was interest in a 456 there was insufficient interest (by a reasonably convincing margin) to justify tooling the differences between a 321 and 456 (most notably the window differences in the 456 driving car that had a toilet (later removed but no window put in)). Please leave that with us for the time being as we consider the options.  It may be that we come back to people who expressed interest in a 456 to ask their views on various options.

Class 21/29 project

Unfortunately the results of the 21/29 project were not so promising with neither the class 21 or class 29 getting sufficient support to justify production as things stand.  To be frank both locos were significantly below production minimums.  Even in the situation where we only produced one of the classes (and customers had agreed to swap their interest to that class (it would have been a class 29 as it was approximately 50% more popular than a 21) we would still have been significantly below the minimum production run.

We will continue discussions with Dapol to encourage them to produce this missing loco and we will let our supporters if there is any progress.

Closing for TEA – last chance and combining orders

Thank you to all of our customers who have placed orders for TEA bogie tank wagons. The response has been fantastic.  We are aware that at times some of you have struggled to place an order on our website – if you have already contacted us we will sort your order out early next week, if you haven’t contacted us but still wish to place an order please contact us immediately as we are working through the orders and finalising the production run early this week (1-7 February).

For those of you that have placed multiple orders we will dispatch the orders in the same package and refund you any excess post and packing charges that we can.  Please give us a few days to process P&P refunds as we have hundreds of orders to process and check!

First samples of the TEA tanks!

We are delighted to have received the first samples from the tooling.  There are a few minor tweaks that we need to make but we are pretty pleased and hope that people will like it!

Rapido have done a great job with all the detail variations and the finesse of the details (both etched and moulded – I am particularly impressed with the panel lines on the tank barrel).

Ben has put together a short video on the TEA samples and some of the work that has gone into getting us to this point. We hope you enjoy it.  Please don’t forget that you can still order your TEAs from our webshop here.

Non-EU orders – TEA fuel tank wagon

We have been looking for a solution to our e-shop’s inability to take non-EU orders, or more specifically so that it deducts VAT correctly for non-EU orders.

Despite the system in theory being capable of adding VAT only to EU orders at the moment we seem to have a choice of VAT or no VAT for all orders! So customers from the EU should continue to use our online shop, but customers from outside the EU should use this “manual” order form and follow the instructions for payment.

Apologies for any inconvenience this causes!

More Pendolino CAD images

A couple more images from the CAD. The bogies are pretty much there now. The dampers are separate parts to allow the bogie frames to be correctly recessed…

390_bogie
The PTF and PTSRMB vehicles have now had the pantographs added. These are plastic mouldings, and poseable, rather than sprung, since we felt that more people operate their models without contact wires than with!! We’d like to thank Brecknell Willis who sent us excellent drawings of the real thing to help us get this right. There are still a couple of mods to the collector needed – the ends should be less angular – but we think we are definitely getting there.

390_pantograph

TEA – first CAD!

We’ve received the first CAD files of our 2mm/N TEA wagons (please click on the images for larger images):

TEA_16-07-15_c

The complete wagon

Some details:

Etched walkways and lid covers

Etched walkways and lid covers

Underframe pipework

Underframe pipework

You can still express your interest in these tank wagons here.

If you get a "Bad Gateway" error when paying by card please check your account to see if the order has been processed (do not re-submit the card payment otherwise you might be charged twice!). Dismiss