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Re: Revolution Offering Mk5 coaches (with Accurascale)
« Reply #90 on: June 30, 2019, 01:13:07 PM »
thanks to ben / mike, david in york, graham

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Re: Revolution Offering Mk5 coaches (with Accurascale)
« Reply #91 on: June 30, 2019, 01:13:53 PM »
I've been looking for variation of locos pulling these and found this notice: https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/06/26-caledonian-sleeper-highlander-services-delayed.html

So we will see only later in the year what motive power / livery variants may appear outside of the current test runs. So far class 92 in GBRF and Caledonian livery. For delivery moves I've found class 66 with hoppers for brake force and class 37 with Rail Adventure cargowaggon and flats have been used.

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Re: Revolution Offering Mk5 coaches (with Accurascale)
« Reply #92 on: June 30, 2019, 01:15:59 PM »
I've been looking for variation of locos pulling these and found this notice: https://www.railnews.co.uk/news/2019/06/26-caledonian-sleeper-highlander-services-delayed.html

Other than stock moves, it's only going to be 92s and 73/9s as no other locos are fitted with the required equipment to interface with the train management system on the stock.

The coaches don't have standard drawgear and are fitted with Dellner couplings. Therefore even stock moves will need barriers / adapters with most other locos, apart from the few which are fitted with Dellners specifically for stock moves (some of the 57/3s, some of ROG's 37s).
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Re: Revolution Offering Mk5 coaches (with Accurascale)
« Reply #93 on: June 30, 2019, 03:40:15 PM »
So to do the Highlander from Euston to Edinburgh you need all 4 sets, but this includes the 2 coaches added at Edinburgh to the Fort William portion.

I'm assuming that the Lowlander will be offered as 2 x 8 coach book sets?

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Re: Revolution Offering Mk5 coaches (with Accurascale)
« Reply #94 on: June 30, 2019, 04:33:34 PM »
I saw the consist pages and see the different sets, but will each coach be lettered in any way (underneath or included in the livery printing) so we can easily and correctly Marshall the consists?
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Re: Revolution Offering Mk5 coaches (with Accurascale)
« Reply #95 on: June 30, 2019, 04:41:46 PM »
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]


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Re: Revolution Offering Mk5 coaches (with Accurascale)
« Reply #96 on: June 30, 2019, 05:56:04 PM »
Each coach will be appropriately lettered and with the correct destination for the pack.

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Re: Revolution Offering Mk5 coaches (with Accurascale)
« Reply #97 on: August 08, 2019, 08:36:34 PM »

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

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Re: Revolution Offering Mk5 coaches (with Accurascale)
« Reply #98 on: January 24, 2020, 11:20:49 PM »

Hello all,

Itís 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.

Itís 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.



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Re: Revolution Offering Mk5 coaches (with Accurascale)
« Reply #99 on: January 26, 2020, 07:18:30 AM »
Thanks for the update, Ben.
I'm very much looking forward to them.

Best,
Michael

 

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