Revolution Trains’ next ‘OO’ gauge ready-to-run project is the IPA ‘twin’ car carrier in both flat deck and covered formats.
Built in the 1950s and 1960s, the wagons were originally designed for use in France as double-deck vehicles. Following the opening of the Channel Tunnel rail link, many had the top deck removed to allow them to fit within the British loading gauge, appearing on automotive traffic to/from mainland Europe and across the UK, which they continue to this day.
Revolution’s new ‘OO’ gauge model will reflect the prototype differences incorporated over the years while in service, covering plain twin sets, plain twin sets with side stakes (which enabled protective sheets to be mounted) and quad sets with side covers and roofs. Colour schemes and running numbers have yet to be finalised.
The IPA is currently at the design stage, the order book will be opened shortly once prices have been confirmed. Production will be subject to sufficient orders being received.
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