Revolution Trains announced two new crowdfunded models at The International N Gauge Show at Leamington Spa. The first is a 35t class B tanker. It’s a wagon some may remember from the old 00 gauge Airfix Kit from way back when, but has never been made before in N.
The prototypes were introduced in 1955 remaining in service until the 1980s, making them suitable for both the steam/diesel transition era and the blue diesel era. The traditional short wheelbase tanks which disappeared rapidlly in the 1960s and the 1960s 45t Monobloc tanks that replaced them have both been available in N gauge for years, but neither is really suitable for both steam and diesel layouts in the way these 35 tonners are.
The model will be available in a number of liveries, including Esso as illustrated above.
The second model complements their already-announced Tiphook container flat. It’s a 40′ Hi-Cube container, one of the most common on container traffic from the ports, and will be available in the liveries of six different shipping lines.
Both models will be crowdfunded, and will only go ahead if Revolution Trains receive sufficient expressions of interest.