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RevolutioN News - Our First Steam Locomotive - 56XX
« on: November 24, 2018, 09:07:54 AM »
Revolution’s first steam locomotive is 56XX!



Revolution Trains is offering the attractive GWR/BR(W) 56XX 0-6-2 tank engine as its first steam locomotive.

This model is being produced in conjunction with new entrant Sonic Models, and will feature high levels of detailing and a smooth reliable running.

Though the engineer behind the model has a track record of producing highly regarded steam locomotive models in N, the 56XX has been selected in part because it does not feature complex outside valve gear.



200 of the attractive 56XX locomotives were built at Swindon (with a small number built in the North East due to capacity issues) and designer C B Collett borrowed heavily from the proven south Wales valleys engines inherited by the GWR.

The locomotives were reliable and sturdy and while originally intended for traffic in south Wales they rapidly saw service across the GWR, and subsequently the western region of British Railways, from the South West to the Midlands.

All were withdrawn by the end of 1965, and nine are now preserved.

The models will be available in GWR green, BR green and BR black, and will feature coreless motors, NEM 6 pin decoder socket, NEM couplers, original or later style driving wheel balance weights, Swindon or Armstrong (NE) safety valves, detailed cab interior and accessory detal pack.

The models are expected to retail at approx £90, with delivery expected Q4 2019.

CAD for this model has now been approved and an image is attached. Like the VEA van produced by Sonic models, this product is not being crowdfunded but sold via retailers in the traditional way.

For more information see www.revolutiontrains.com

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Re: RevolutioN News - Our First Steam Locomotive - 56XX
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2018, 09:14:38 AM »
AWESOME!

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Re: RevolutioN News - Our First Steam Locomotive - 56XX
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2018, 09:16:15 AM »
Awesome. The decision not to include fancy outside gear was a good one.  :thumbsup:

Brilliant!  :beers:
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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2018, 09:21:20 AM »
A great price as well I think.

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Re: RevolutioN News - Our First Steam Locomotive - 56XX
« Reply #4 on: November 24, 2018, 09:23:00 AM »
An excellent choice of locomotive.

Best wishes to RevolutioN for every success with this model.

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Re: RevolutioN News - Our First Steam Locomotive - 56XX
« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2018, 09:28:12 AM »
Interesting choice and glad it is not another crowdfunder as work is dieing on its a$$.
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Re: RevolutioN News - Our First Steam Locomotive - 56XX
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2018, 09:31:42 AM »
Morning all.

No less than 5 mins ago I was having a conversation saying that the Farish 8F is about the only loco currently on my 'must have list...... I'll take at least 2 please!

Excellent choice and a gap that's been missing for some time. Looks like Wenlock will be getting a new loco!

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Re: RevolutioN News - Our First Steam Locomotive - 56XX
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2018, 09:42:03 AM »
This is a loco I would love to get, I think I may have to now revolutioN trains are doing it
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« Reply #8 on: November 24, 2018, 09:47:40 AM »
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Anyone got a second job going spare. Think I'm gonna need it. Midsummer will be well suited to a couple. Let's hope they are in for its appearance at Warley next year!

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Re: RevolutioN News - Our First Steam Locomotive - 56XX
« Reply #9 on: November 24, 2018, 09:52:43 AM »
Wouldn’t know one if it ran me over, but an exciting prospect as Revolution continue to transition to a real competitor of the ‘big boys’. Fantastic pricing too given there are retail overheads in there.

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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2018, 09:57:07 AM »
My initial reaction was one of utter surprise, not something I would have expected them to produce.

After a bit of a shock very pleased at their choice and would really like one of them.

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Re: RevolutioN News - Our First Steam Locomotive - 56XX
« Reply #11 on: November 24, 2018, 09:59:26 AM »
It's great that Revolution are having a go at a kettle, and I hope it goes well.

But...

...I'm starting to feel ignored, why is no one doing any small LMS locos? Everything coming out these days seems to be GWR, because there's SUCH a shortage of GWR locos.

So to surmise...

Very pleased with Revolution for this project.

A bit miffed with all manufacturers that LMS seems to be being ignored.

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« Reply #12 on: November 24, 2018, 10:01:42 AM »
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Absolutely awesome that the announcement comes to the N Gauge Forum first.

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Re: RevolutioN News - Our First Steam Locomotive - 56XX
« Reply #13 on: November 24, 2018, 10:33:09 AM »
Excellent news and a welcome poke in eye to those at Barwell who don’t get around to shrinking so much of their 4mm catalogue.

Now, about that Class 85. And that S&DJR 7F. Derby Lightweight. This might take a while...

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Re: RevolutioN News - Our First Steam Locomotive - 56XX
« Reply #14 on: November 24, 2018, 10:34:12 AM »
Great news; I feared a class 90!!

Good luck with the project,

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