Revolution Trains has received its first painted samples of its new ‘N’ gauge Sturgeon engineering wagon.
Hundreds of these wagons were constructed from the mid 1950s and they lasted in service for more than five decades; a small number remained on TOPS in the early 2000s.
Originally supplied with seven demountable drop-side doors, in service these were often discarded meaning that many Sturgeons ran as open wagons. In later years some were fitted with airbrakes and recoded ‘Tench’.
Revolution is offering both types, and models will be supplied with end details, including two types of end flap, for the modeller to customise their wagon.
The model will have a plastic deck with checker-plate detailing and a large metal weight beneath. The open underframe racks are represented, and air brake details are fitted where appropriate.
The model is being offered with optional end details and vehicles with and without side doors covering BR black, Gulf red, olive green and Dutch grey and yellow colour schemes. The order book for these crowd-funded models closes on May 31 2019 and prices start from £35 for a single wagon. Visit www.revolutiontrains.com for orders.