Brush up on a Class 92 from Revolution!

92039 at Whifflet. Photo courtesy Tom Smith

92039 at Whifflet. Photo courtesy Tom Smith

Revolution Trains are offering the powerful Class 92 electric locomotive as our next model.

This project has been in development for some time and we have secured the cooperation of Brush Traction, who have already supplied us with complete drawings and other assistance. The Class 92 is a logical follow on from our Pendolino, class 321 and has even hauled our TEA tank wagons.

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The model will be made by Rapido with DCC Sound and DC options. Features will include poseable pantographs, switchable lights and customer-fit bufferbeam details and valance.  We are also studying the possibility of adding a couple of other groundbreaking features to this model; these will be revealed in due course if they are achievable.

Brush have advised us there will be some very minor alterations made to those locomotives being used by Caledonian Sleeper variant, and where appropriate these will be incorporated into the model.

92018 in Caledonian Sleeper livery. Photo courtesy Tom Smith

92018 in Caledonian Sleeper livery. Photo courtesy Tom Smith

We have obtained all the necessary livery permissions and are working with DB Cargo, GBRf and Caledonian Sleeper to produce accurately painted and finished models.

 

Photo courtesy Tom Smith

92029 at Coatbridge. Photo courtesy Tom Smith

These are the liveries we are offering:

92003 “Beethoven” in original Railfreight grey. This locomotive hauled the very last train before British Rail was privatised, leaving Dollands Moor just before midnight on November 1st 1997.

 

92001 in EWS Maroon. This locomotive was the first to be repainted into EWS maroon in 1998 and carried small English, Welsh and Scottish flags on the cab side.

 

92036 “Bertolt Brecht” in EWS branded grey. This locomotive is still in service and recently upgraded to operate on HS1.

 

92009 “Marco Polo” in DB red. This locomotive was the first painted into DB red, in 2009, and was named in 2011.

 

92032 “IMechE Railway Division” in GBRf blue. GBRf repainted this locomotive into their striking livery in 2011.

 

92018 in Caledonian Sleeper teal. This locomotive hauled the inaugural train of the new Caledonian Sleeper service.

 

Working with Brush Traction, and having delivered our first products within 18 months of starting development, we believe we are in the best position to offer a high quality model in a realistic timeframe.

We will be opening this model for pre-ordering very soon.  We are also investigating a staggered payment system, following feedback from our supporters, and will give more details of this in due course.

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