As the UK begins to emerge from the lockdown necessitated by the onslaught of the coronavirus, we wanted to update everyone on its impact on Revolution’s scheduling and model delivery.
Progress on previously announced models such as the Class 128 parcels car, Class 313/4 PEP units and IWA vans/timber carriers has proceeded largely unaffected, as this can be carried out at home.
In production at the moment are the Class 92 electric locomotives and IPA car carriers; this was delayed by the lockdown in China at the start of the year but is now fully resumed and we are expecting the models shortly.
For obvious reasons, our plans to research and develop new models have been disrupted as we have been able to travel to conduct research trips, meet with TOCs and so on.
However, while our programme has been delayed slightly, we will have some exciting new projects in both N and 00 to announce very soon.
We had intended to announce these at the DEMU Showcase exhibition, which we attend every year, but as this is no longer possible they will be unveiled in our third Facebook Live, coming soon.
The two we have hosted so far have proved very popular with well over 3000 views so far!
For those ordering models we have in stock, postal services have also been disrupted and this is likely to continue for some time.
If you are expecting a delivery, please don’t panic if your model seems to be taking a long time.
All our models are tracked, so if after 14 days you have not received your items then please contact us and we will investigate.
Our understanding is that the delays are caused by a combination of reduced post office opening times and of social distancing in warehouses meaning there are fewer people to sort parcels.