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Revolution Trains - VEAs
« on: September 08, 2018, 09:00:31 AM »
VEA

Revolution Trains is working with new manufacturer Sonic Models to produce the VEA van as a ready-to-run wagon in N gauge.

However, unlike Revolution’s other crowd-funded models, the VEA is being produced entirely independently and will be sold conventionally through model railway retailers.

In the late 1970s British Rail identified an ongoing need for short wheelbase vans for use in MoD depots with tight curves.  Long wheelbase airbraked vans were not suitable, so between 1978 and 1983 more than 500 Vanwides were given airbrakes and coded VEA.

The wagons lasted in service until the mid 1990s and were used across the network for military supplies, explosives and ordnance, being particularly associated with Speedlink services.

The Revolution Trains/Sonic Models VEA will feature high levels of detailing including a chassis with the correct air brake equipment, kinematic NEM couplers and fine metal door handles.

5 different numbers are being offered in original BR Maroon (which looks more like brown), 5 in BR Railfreight Red/Grey and 3 in RfD yellow/grey.  Weathered models are also proposed.

Sonic Models is a new Chinese company looking to produce models for the British market.  A new locomotive is to be announced shortly.

Samples have already been received for approval, and the models are expected to be delivered to the UK sometime early in 2019.  We expect to have painted samples at TINGS, so will add photos of these asap.

Cheers,
Ben






« Last Edit: August 18, 2019, 10:06:38 PM by Ben A »

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2018, 09:42:45 AM »
good choice i will probably buy some if the painted samples look good


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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2018, 10:24:14 AM »
As far as liveries go it's quoted elsewhere on the net that the 1978 batch of 50 conversions were painted freight brown.  Perhaps some more research is required?

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2018, 10:50:11 AM »
Yes please!

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2018, 11:01:36 AM »
Guys

Amazing I am just starting a winter project which will need some VEAs

Dave

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2018, 11:42:57 AM »
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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2018, 01:02:02 PM »
A very welcome model.  Looking forward to it.

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2018, 01:03:22 PM »
£19.50 each according to the announcement on another forum.

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #8 on: September 08, 2018, 03:24:33 PM »
Looks like AndyY on RMWeb has posted the press release thats going in the next copy of BRM - which does indeed suggest the £19.50 price
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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2018, 04:14:43 PM »
Good news but hopefully a vacuum-braked Vanwide version will follow.

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #10 on: September 08, 2018, 06:47:15 PM »

Hello all,

The first 50 were painted a colour described officially as BR Railfreight maroon but that looks like brown.

No plans at the moment to do a vanwide as there is an NGS kit for this, however we may review this in the future.

Cheers

Ben A.



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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #11 on: September 08, 2018, 07:21:05 PM »
At long last :claphappy:

I'll buy a few in Railfreight red/grey  :thumbsup:
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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #12 on: September 08, 2018, 09:37:27 PM »
Yaaaaaassss !

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #13 on: September 08, 2018, 10:08:11 PM »
The sample photos look really good 👍

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Re: Revolution Trains - VEA's
« Reply #14 on: September 09, 2018, 01:13:02 AM »
This is definitely interesting to me. If I had known about this and the class 128 while I was at the N gauge show to-day, I might have stopped at the RevolutioN stand rather than pass it by.

 

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