Revolution Trains N Gauge Class 59
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Revolution Trains N Gauge Class 59 locomotives are now available to pre-order from Rails!
There are 18 versions available to order both DCC ready and DCC Sound fitted.
The Class 59s were true pioneers for the British rail network as the first of a new-breed of locomotive designed and built in North America. Based on EMD’s SD40-2 but adapted to the British loading gauge the 59s ushered in a new era of locomotive design when they arrived in 1986.
Model features and specifications
All of our 59 models will feature the following standard features:
Next generation heavy, diecast chassis with smooth running, low friction and low geared design (weight 105g+)
Highly detailed injection moulded body with photo-etched and wire details and separate plastic parts
Lift off, easy-access central body section (as per the prototype!) to allow access to the decoder socket and switches
Prototype body detail variations eg headlight differences, NRN pod locations, cab handrail recesses, cab door handles, roof hatches, exhausts, and accurate chassis variation including variations in cooler pipes, lashing loops and fire extinguishers
Separate (not solid) angled struts connecting body to chassis to allow distinctive see-through appearance of prototype
Buffer beam detailing: one end super-detailed with solid air dam, air pipes and cosmetic coupler all fitted. Alternative solid air dam supplied for coupler end, and open air dam for those wishing to couple at both ends
Working accurate headlights including working marker lights. Lights switchable using easy to access microswitches or with DCC
New Next 28 (ESU E24) decoder socket – to give increased, accurate lighting functionality
Fine wheels to NMRA RP25 standards
Body-mounted, kinematic close couplers with NEM coupler sockets
The model will feature unique features not seen on a British N gauge model before.
The models will start production in early April and are expected to be delivered to the UK in Q3/Q4 2023.