Dreamy sleepers…

CAD work has been completed on the forthcoming N gauge Caledonian Sleeper Mk5 coaches being produced by Revolution Trains in association with Accurascale.

The Mk5s line up

The coaches are now in squadron service with Caledonian Sleeper, on both Lowlander trains from London to Glasgow and Edinburgh and Highlander trains from London to Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William.

92023 leads the Lowlander train. Photo courtesy Nigel Gibbs.

There are four different types of vehicle in the fleet, and our models will replicate each.

Mk5 standard sleeper

Each train leaving Euston comprises 16 vehicles, in two 8-car sets. Standard sleepers form the majority of the fleet, with 9 in each 16-car service.

Mk5 accessible sleeper

There are three accessible sleepers in the rake – two in one half-set and one in the other.

Mk5 club car
Mk5 seated car

There are also two club cars, with distinctive wi-if dome, and two seated cars in every train.

Undersides of the Mk5s

As ever, Revolution and Accurascale have not skimped on the underframes and these will feature numerous separate parts. We understand tooling has started and we are looking forward to reporting on progress following the Chinese New Year shutdown.

Caledonian Sleeper has registered its own tartan to reflect the proud heritage of these iconic trains. It includes the red and white colours of St George to acknowledge the importance of both Scotland and England.

Revolution is offering the Caledonian Sleeper Mk5s in multi-packs configured to allow complete, accurate formations to be recreated of the full train, or the “split” portions that run within Scotland to their final destinations.

The TPE Mk5 CADs are already approved, and will go to tooling at the same time.

You can order all versions here at our great early bird price.

Revolution Trains would like to thank Caledonian Sleeper, Serco, Scottish Ministers and Beacon Rail for their kind assistance in producing these models.

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