Revolution Trains is offering the family of STVA twin- and quad- wagon single deck car carriers as its next modern wagon in N.
These wagons are in use with STVA and are used for new vehicle transportation between factories, car terminals and sea ports.
CAD work is already underway on the first variant, with others due for completion soon.
Revolution is offering three distinct variants – the open twin-wagons, the open twins fitted with side stakes, and twin and quad sets with canvas side covers and roofs.
These vehicles often run in mixed rakes, with all three types present in the same train.
In July Revolution Trains was invited to Eastleigh to photograph and measure these wagons, and we would like to extend our gratitude to both STVA and Arlington Fleet Services.
Amazingly, these wagons were built in the 1950s and 1960s for use in France as single units; however during the 1990s they were reconfigured as twins, cut down to suit the British loading gauge and brought to the UK for service where they remain.
STVA have also provided numerous drawings and technical data to ensure our model is up to our usual standards of finesse and detail.
We are expecting to open the order book for these models soon, with delivery Q3/4 2019.
As ever, we can only proceed beyond the CAD stages if enough people pre-order, but with a dearth of car transporter models available to those depicting present day operation, and yet automotive traffic being such an important traffic, we hope these models will be popular.