Revolution Offering Mk5 coaches

Started by njee20, February 11, 2019, 01:37:25 PM

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crewearpley40

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Two good questions re stock formations and lettering / numbering. . .


please stand me correct


Each of the Highland & Lowland departures from Euston is formed of two of these sets with the seated & lounge cars at the London end. The Lowland sleeper is split into two at Carstairs. The Highland splits at Edinburgh, with a whole set going to Inverness (this was because the maintenance was done there- a ninth complete 8-car set would be getting worked on there). The other set would be split, with the seated+lounge and 3-4 sleepers going to Aberdeen. 3-2 sleepers go to Fort William with a seated & lounge car added on.


The typical formation of the new trains in service will be the same to the current formation:

Highlander Formation
4-6 coaches - Edinburgh to Fort William
4-6 coaches - Edinburgh to Aberdeen
7-8 coaches - Edinburgh to Inverness

16 coaches - London Euston to Edinburgh (Full Portion)

Lowlander Formation
8 coaches - Carstairs to Edinburgh
8 coaches - Carstairs to Glasgow Central

16 coaches - London Euston to Carstairs (Full Portion)

unsure WHAT THE INDIVIDUAL coach number letters will be

at present :

http://www.scot-rail.co.uk/page/Caledonian+Sleepers]



red_death

Each coach will be appropriately lettered and with the correct destination for the pack.

Cheers Mike



Ben A


Hello all,

No news doesn't mean nothing has been happening.

Accurascale have pretty much completed the CAD for the TPE Mk5 versions - here is the Driving Trailer:



This will form the basis for both their 4mm and our N models.  Interiors are still to be added, and once we have those and the CADs for the remaining cars we can check them and proceed to tooling.

The Caledonian Sleeper CADs are not too far away either.  Their Mk5s are slightly wider, and therefore shorter, to fit the same kinematic envelope. 

Cheers

Ben A.



Ben A


Hello all,

It's taken a little longer than anticipated but Accurascale say the CADs for the Caledonian Sleeper Mk5s are complete and the models are about to start, or have just started, tooling.



CADs for the TPE versions were approved some time ago, but all are going into tooling at the same time.

It's now Chinese New Year but we are hoping to have another progress report soon.

For more information, including images of both sides of each individual car, see the news page of the Revolution website here: www.revolutiontrains.com/news

Cheers

Ben A.



mika

Thanks for the update, Ben.
I'm very much looking forward to them.

Best,
Michael

Ben A


Hello all,

We've received EP1 samples of the Caledonian Sleeper Mk5 and TPE Mk5a vehicles for checking and assessment.

Left to right:  Caledonian Sleeper Seated, Club and Accessible Sleeper cars.


TPE Mk5a DT and T-200 trailer car.


There are a few niggles to feedback, but broadly speaking I am very happy with them.  I am pleased with how free running the inside-bearing bogies are; this is because each axle has two small steel bearing rings to enable the wheels to pick up power while minimising drag.

The models have full interiors and saloon lighting as standard; the saloon lighting is controlled by reed switches so a simple magnet will turn them on and off.

For more pictures and information see our news page here: http://www.revolutiontrains.com/news/

The next stage will be to received decorated samples, which should be in around 8 weeks or so, with the pre-order book closing some time soon after that.

cheers

Ben A.



jpendle

Check out my layout thread.

Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

And my Automation Thread

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=52597.msg687934#msg687934

Graham

the 92 in Caledonian is waiting on shed for its full rake.
the 68 in TPE is waiting for its coaches.

bring them on.

Red Onion

These look incredible, really looking forward to them!

CaleyDave

Quote from: Ben A on June 22, 2021, 01:14:20 PM

Hello all,

We've received EP1 samples of the Caledonian Sleeper Mk5 and TPE Mk5a vehicles for checking and assessment.

Left to right:  Caledonian Sleeper Seated, Club and Accessible Sleeper cars.


TPE Mk5a DT and T-200 trailer car.


There are a few niggles to feedback, but broadly speaking I am very happy with them.  I am pleased with how free running the inside-bearing bogies are; this is because each axle has two small steel bearing rings to enable the wheels to pick up power while minimising drag.

The models have full interiors and saloon lighting as standard; the saloon lighting is controlled by reed switches so a simple magnet will turn them on and off.

For more pictures and information see our news page here: http://www.revolutiontrains.com/news/

The next stage will be to received decorated samples, which should be in around 8 weeks or so, with the pre-order book closing some time soon after that.

cheers

Ben A.

Hello,
I see from the pictures that the Caledonian Sleeper coaches feature Scharfenberg Couplers.

If these are working Scharfenberg, Has any thought been given to if spare Scharfenberg Couplers be available?
I ask thinking about 1 or 2 extra so we could fit them to our Class 92's if we wish.
(No doubt someone will have a use for packs of them for projects)

Many thanks,
CaleyDave

AdrianC

I have a question @Ben A , @red_death.

Having seen the pictures of the decorated sleeper samples (look brilliant by the way  :thumbsup:), I notice they have the destination windows populated with text, which also looks great, but what is the intended text for the 6-car set which is Aberdeen(winter)/Fort William(summer), and the 4-car set the other way round? I would imagine it's Aberdeen on the 6-car and Fort William on the other, but just what to be sure before I place an order.

Many thanks
Adrian
If it moves and shouldn't, duct tape. It it doesn't move and should, WD40...

Ben A


Hello all,

We are examining the options for supplying the Scharfenberg couplers as spare parts.

The destination blinds on the Caledonian Sleeper Highlander packs are:

Pack 1:  Aberdeen on the grille side, London Euston on the other.

Pack 2:  London Euston on the grille side, Fort William on the other.

Pack 3:  London Euston on the grille side, Inverness on the other.

Pack 4:  Inverness on the grille side, London Euston on the other.

cheers

Ben A.



AdrianC

Quote from: Ben A on November 11, 2021, 08:00:22 PM

Hello all,

We are examining the options for supplying the Scharfenberg couplers as spare parts.

The destination blinds on the Caledonian Sleeper Highlander packs are:

Pack 1:  Aberdeen on the grille side, London Euston on the other.

Pack 2:  London Euston on the grille side, Fort William on the other.

Pack 3:  London Euston on the grille side, Inverness on the other.

Pack 4:  Inverness on the grille side, London Euston on the other.

cheers

Ben A.

@Ben A , many thanks, appreciate the response  :thumbsup:
If it moves and shouldn't, duct tape. It it doesn't move and should, WD40...

jpendle

Quote from: Ben A on November 11, 2021, 08:00:22 PM

Hello all,

We are examining the options for supplying the Scharfenberg couplers as spare parts.

The destination blinds on the Caledonian Sleeper Highlander packs are:

Pack 1:  Aberdeen on the grille side, London Euston on the other.

Pack 2:  London Euston on the grille side, Fort William on the other.

Pack 3:  London Euston on the grille side, Inverness on the other.

Pack 4:  Inverness on the grille side, London Euston on the other.

cheers

Ben A.

So they don't know if they are coming or going  :D

John P
Check out my layout thread.

Contemporary NW (Wigan Wallgate and North Western)

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39501.msg476247#msg476247

And my Automation Thread

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=52597.msg687934#msg687934

Snowwolflair

Quote from: jpendle on November 11, 2021, 09:12:43 PM
Quote from: Ben A on November 11, 2021, 08:00:22 PM

Hello all,

We are examining the options for supplying the Scharfenberg couplers as spare parts.

The destination blinds on the Caledonian Sleeper Highlander packs are:

Pack 1:  Aberdeen on the grille side, London Euston on the other.

Pack 2:  London Euston on the grille side, Fort William on the other.

Pack 3:  London Euston on the grille side, Inverness on the other.

Pack 4:  Inverness on the grille side, London Euston on the other.

cheers

Ben A.

So they don't know if they are coming or going  :D

John P

I know the feeling  :D

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