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Author Topic: Suggestion for RevolutioN Trains: Class 800 and 801 IEPs  (Read 336 times)

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Offline Karhedron

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Suggestion for RevolutioN Trains: Class 800 and 801 IEPs
« on: June 22, 2017, 03:51:53 pm »
Here's a suggestion for RevolutioN to follow on from their ground-breaking Pendolino. How about the new Class 800 and 801 trains (formerly known as the IEP) just entering testing on the GWML and ECML respectively? Once they enter fleet service they will be seen from Aberdeen to Penzance and will be delivered in GWR green and Viring red and white for starters. Here are some features that make them promising as a modelling proposition:

  • Geographically widespread: They will be used on both the GWML and ECML as well as their spur routes.
  • They are being built as 5 and 9-car sets which would suit modellers who have modest layouts as well as larger mainline ones.
  • They are being produced in both Electro-diesel and electric-only formats so would suit modellers who don't want to string up catenary.
  • Common bodyshell meaning that both EMU and DEMU variants can be accomodated with underfloor engine variations.
  • 2 distinctive liveries at launch.





@Ben A and @red_death death what do you think? Could this idea have mileage?
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Suggestion for RevolutioN Trains: Class 800 and 801 IEPs
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2017, 04:52:05 pm »

Hi Matt,

These are gorgeous looking trains IMO and I would love to do them but as you probably know Hornby are producing them in 00 and I suspect a more realistic prospect - at least in the shorter term - is that they consider producing them in their Arnold brand as a follow up to the Brighton Belle.

So far Hornby seem to have shown little appetite to produce any more in British N, but it may be worth lobbying them.

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Suggestion for RevolutioN Trains: Class 800 and 801 IEPs
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2017, 05:44:30 pm »
Here's a suggestion for RevolutioN to follow on from their ground-breaking Pendolino. How about the new Class 800 and 801 trains (formerly known as the IEP) just entering testing on the GWML and ECML respectively? Once they enter fleet service they will be seen from Aberdeen to Penzance and will be delivered in GWR green and Viring red and white for starters. Here are some features that make them promising as a modelling proposition:

  • Geographically widespread: They will be used on both the GWML and ECML as well as their spur routes.
  • They are being built as 5 and 9-car sets which would suit modellers who have modest layouts as well as larger mainline ones.
  • They are being produced in both Electro-diesel and electric-only formats so would suit modellers who don't want to string up catenary.
  • Common bodyshell meaning that both EMU and DEMU variants can be accomodated with underfloor engine variations.
  • 2 distinctive liveries at launch.
And not forgetting the Class 802 variant (Electro Diesel with longer range fuel tanks than the Cl 800) which also brings Hull Trains  (from mid 2018) and Transpenine (2019) into the frame as well as extending the GWR geographic range into the West Country...

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Re: Suggestion for RevolutioN Trains: Class 800 and 801 IEPs
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2017, 12:19:32 am »
I already want some of these!

(Personally, I doubt Hornby will do more in N).

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