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RevolutioN Trains announce Limited Edition O gauge Class 37 #37405. This is being done in association with Heljan and the model will be sold exclusively through RevolutioN gauge. This will be the only DRS Class 37/4.
 

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Revolution Trains is teaming up with Heljan to offer its first 0 gauge/1:43 scale model – a limited run of 37405 in the stylish Direct Rail Services “Compass” livery.

 

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Photo courtesy Neil Downing
 

The Heljan model is highly detailed, digital and sound-ready, and features a 5-pole motor on each bogie, NEM couplers, rotating roof fan, directional head, tail and headcode lighting and detailed cab interiors.  The livery has been extensively researched and the model will be painted and printed to artwork generated by Revolution.

 

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This release builds on the launch of Heljan’s successful and award-winning Class 37/4 locomotive and offers Revolution a chance to assess demand in the O-gauge market.  If successful, Revolution will examine options for upscaling other models to the “senior scale.”
 

This release is not crowdfunded but is being backed by an angel investor to offer DRS fans and 0-gauge enthusiasts a much sought-after livery.  The DRS “Compass” livery is being produced exclusively for Revolution by Heljan under licence from DRS and numbers are limited.
 

Originally numbered D6982, the locomotive was built at English Electric’s Vulcan Foundry and entered service in 1965.  Two decades later it became one of a number of Class 37s rebuilt and fitted with electric train heating at Crewe Works and was renumbered 37405.  Following privatisation it was sold by EWS to Direct Rail Services in 2011, overhauled at Barrow Hill and re-entered service in 2013. Today, 37405 remains in the DRS operational fleet (XHAC – Kingmoor 37/4), retaining its iconic ‘Compass’ livery. The locomotive has worked a variety of trains including passenger, charter, test trains, empty stock moves and nuclear flasks, across the UK.

 

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Photo courtesy Rob Sandford

 

Revolution Trains would like to thank Direct Rail Services for their assistance in producing this model.

 

Artwork has been approved and the model is available to pre-order now for £599 including postage. Payment can be in full now or in two installments of 50% each.

Delivery is expected in December 2020/January 2021.
 

 

 

More details in the link below:-

http://www.revolutiontrains.com/o-la-la-revolution-offers-0-gauge-class-37/

 

Order yours here:

https://www.revolutiontrains.com/product/o-gauge-Heljan-37-4-drs-compass-livery-37405/

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O-la-la! Class 37 in 0-gauge from Revolution!

 

 

Revolution Trains is teaming up with Heljan to offer its first 0 gauge/1:43 scale model – a limited run of 37405 in the stylish Direct Rail Services “Compass” livery.

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Photo courtesy Neil Downing

 

The Heljan model is highly detailed, digital and sound-ready, and features a 5-pole motor on each bogie, NEM couplers, rotating roof fan, directional head, tail and headcode lighting and detailed cab interiors.  The livery has been extensively researched and the model will be painted and printed to artwork generated by Revolution.

This release builds on the launch of Heljan’s successful and award-winning Class 37/4 locomotive and offers Revolution a chance to assess demand in the O-gauge market.  If successful, Revolution will examine options for upscaling other models to the “senior scale.”

Heljan-37405-2048x361.jpg

 

This release is not crowdfunded but is being backed by an angel investor to offer DRS fans and 0-gauge enthusiasts a much sought-after livery.  The DRS “Compass” livery is being produced exclusively for Revolution by Heljan under licence from DRS and numbers are limited.

 

Originally numbered D6982, the locomotive was built at English Electric’s Vulcan Foundry and entered service in 1965.  Two decades later it became one of a number of Class 37s rebuilt and fitted with electric train heating at Crewe Works and was renumbered 37405.  Following privatisation it was sold by EWS to Direct Rail Services in 2011, overhauled at Barrow Hill and re-entered service in 2013. Today, 37405 remains in the DRS operational fleet (XHAC – Kingmoor 37/4), retaining its iconic ‘Compass’ livery. The locomotive has worked a variety of trains including passenger, charter, test trains, empty stock moves and nuclear flasks, across the UK.

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Photo courtesy Rob Sandford

 

Revolution Trains would like to thank Direct Rail Services for their assistance in producing this model.

 

Artwork has been approved and the model is available to pre-order now for £599 including postage. Payment can be in full now or in two installments of 50% each.

 

Delivery is expected in December 2020/January 2021.

 

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1 hour ago, 159220 said:

The Heljan model is highly detailed, digital and sound-ready, and features ..... NEM couplers, .....

NEM couplers??!!?? Since when did any O Scale loco have those??? :scratchhead: :sarcastichand:

 

Interesting initiative, though. :yes:

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I'm intrigued by this term angel investor. I'm guessing that it means that a wealthy individual has provided the finances to produce the model so as to minimise the financial risk to Revolution. It's funny because I've often fantasized about commissioning some models from companies like Revolution, Rapido etc. if I ever won a large amount on the lottery, but I guess that someone has done it for real! 

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7 hours ago, montyburns56 said:

I'm intrigued by this term angel investor.

 

Hi there,

 

Put another way, it’s crowdfunded by a crowd of one!

 

cheers

 

Ben A.

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All I can say is thank God RevolutioN have done the research on the livery and doing the artwork for painting & printing.

I will seriously consider purchasing this model to have as a shelf queen if funds allow when it is released...a very good announcement :good:

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Hi, 

 

Just thinking outside the box here and I'm not an O Gauge modeller but... 

 

... Surely a nice O Gauge Inspection Saloon to go with this would be a great idea??? 

 

Kindest Regards, 

 

Shed. 

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Would there be a link to this model carrying full DRS livery, and the Heljan standard model not?

 

Perhaps the crowd funder has secured the rights to produce the scheme in O, or Heljan have signed upto a no “competition” for X months or years? 
 

No drama either way, just curious - if the funder could see their way to another 37/4 in EWS then that would be great.

 

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Yes the link is that Heljan were not doing a 37 in full DRS livery so we asked Heljan and DRS if we could - both agreed and DRS gave us exclusive permission. 
 

cheers Mike

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No (in stock just means available to order), if you look in the description (or project overview table) you can see the expected delivery date of Dec 2020-Jan 2021 ie when the main batch of Heljan 37/4s arrive.

 

Cheers Mike

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