Across the Pennines with Revolution!

Revolution Trains is proposing Mk5 coaches for N gauge in Trans Pennine Express liveries.

Trans Pennine Express Mk5a “Nova 3” set at Keckwick. Photo courtesy Dave Harris.

The Mk5 vehicles are the first new loco-hauled coaching stock (LHCS) to be introduced in Britain since the production of Mk4s vehicles for British Rail’s East Coast Inter-City 225 trains three decades ago.

Trans Pennine Express is introducing them between Middlesbrough, Scarborough, Manchester and Liverpool in fixed rakes of five in push-pull mode with Class 68 locomotives, so ours will complement the highly regarded Dapol model.

The vehicles are owned by Beacon Rail and we would like to thank them and TPE for their cooperation in enabling us to produce these models.

 

TPE Driving Trailer

All models will feature detailed interiors, switchable coach interior lighting as standard and where appropriate directional head and tail lights. We are also looking at other exciting features though these are currently still at the design stage.

TPE Trailer First with outer buffers

The TPE models will be sold in complete train packs of 5 vehicles, again in attractive book sets.

TPE formation comprising DT-TS (with bike rack)-TS-TS-TF-Class 68

As ever, these models can only proceed if enough people pre-order, and we will be opening the order books in due course.

This project marks our second collaborative venture with highly-regarded Dublin based manufacturers Accurascale.

They are producing the models in 4mm scale, and we are sharing much of the research and development to offer modellers the highest possible quality while keeping overheads down as low as we can.

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