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Car carriers dazzle!

Revolution Trains has received decorated samples of its forthcoming IPA car carriers in N.

Produced with kind permission of operator STVA, we are offering flat, staked and covered twin sets in original and revised liveries covering their service from the early 1990s to the present day.

N-IPA-101A IPA flat twin in original livery
N-IPA-111A flat twin in revised livery
N-IPA-121A twin with stakes in original livery
N-IPA-131A twin with stakes in revised livery. (Model shown with Oxford Diecast Ford Transit vans available separately.)
N-IPA-141A covered twin in revised livery

As th image above shows these wagons can be loaded with appropriate models from Oxford Diecast or other manufacturers.

We are also offering the models in prototypical covered quad sets in both original and revised liveries.

N-IPA-251A covered quad set in original livery

The models are still available to order here in all versions.

Each type is available in two different numbers. As can be seen from this massively enlarged image virtually all the numbers and letters are legible.

The models feature our usual high levels of detail with NEM couplers, photo-etched footsteps, wire handrails, lots of separately fitted underframe details and a diecast deck to ensure the models are heavy enough to run well.

In what is becoming a tradition, Revolution will be attending the International N Gauge show at the Warwickshire Exhibition centre on September 14th and 15th and these samples will be on display.

On first inspection we are very happy with the look of these models, but of course we will check them carefully against the livery diagrams and photographs and notify the factory of any corrections.

These wagons can be seen running together in mixed formations, though the covered versions also operate on their own in block trains typically carrying high-value vehicles from car plants to ports.

66172 with a mixed rake featuring flats, flats with stakes and covered variants on a Dagenham-Mossend service. Photo Colin Brooks.
92010 on Garston-Dagenham train at Northampton. Photo: Trevor Plackett.
66118 on Halewood-Southampton train in 2012. Photo: Shaunnie0.

Immediately after the show we will be closing the order book for the HOA hoppers which are ready for production; we anticipate the car carriers will follow them around 6-8 weeks later in an effort to give our valued customers a little breathing space!