14 Oct Brush Class 92

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GB Railfreight/Europorte Channel Class 92 No. 92032 Stabled at interhubGB launch @ Russell Group rail freight terminal, Barking, East London, March 23rd, 2011.

GB Railfreight/Europorte-liveried Class 92

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Revolution Trains is proud to announce its first N Scale locomotive model in partnership with Rapido Trains Inc., the powerful Brush Class 92 dual-voltage electric locomotive. This project has been in development for some time and we have secured the cooperation of locomotive builder Brush Traction, who have already supplied us with complete drawings and other assistance.

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The Class 92 is a logical follow-on from the Virgin Class 390 Pendolino, BREL Class 320/321 EMU and has even hauled Revolution’s recently released VTG TEA tank wagons.

These locomotives were originally built by Brush Traction for Channel Tunnel freight and sleeper trains in the early 1990s, and while some of the traffic did not materialise, in the years since they have proved to be stalwart performers on intermodal, steel and general freight traffic both in Britain and abroad.

EWS-branded No. 92005 Mozart at the head of steel wagons on the East Coast Main Line near Peterborough.

EWS-branded No. 92005 Mozart at the head of steel wagons on the East Coast Main Line near Peterborough.

EWS maroon/gold No. 92031 on railtour duties at Harwich Town.

EWS maroon/gold No. 92031 on railtour duties at Harwich Town.

Some have recently been introduced onto Caledonian sleeper services. Brush have advised us on minor alterations being made to the class for this and where appropriate these will be incorporated into the model.

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Caledonian Sleeper No. 92018. Photo courtesy Tom Smith

We have in place permissions and licences from all major operators and we are proposing models in original Railfreight, EWS, grey with EWS branding, DB Cargo red, GBRf and Caledonian sleeper. Details about the specific loco identities, and why they have been selected, are our website. Images are shown below, but these are illustrative artwork only and not to scale.

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The model will feature an injection moulded body with, where appropriate, etched components, detailed poseable pantographs, working switchable lights, flywheel drive, DCC Sound and DC options and some exciting and new additional features that will be revealed in due course.

UPDATE 31 MAY 2016 – FIRST SAMPLE

Tooling of this model has got to the stage where we can produce the first samples and these were due to arrive with Revolution Trains in early June 2017. This sample is made up of the very first parts out of the tooling and there are sure to be a few corrections required. A couple of teaser images are reproduced below but these will be replaced by higher quality versions when we get hold of the sample ourselves.

First pre-production sample – if you see any errors drop Revolution or Rapido a line!

First pre-production sample – if you see any errors drop Revolution or Rapido a line!

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Visit Revolution’s RMWeb thread on the Class 92 for more details.

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