Revolution Trains Announce K-type Pullmans
Revolution Trains has revealed its next range of N gauge coaches will be the much requested all steel ‘K-type’ Pullman coaches. The K-type Pullmans were the first all steel construction Pullmans in the UK.
Metropolitan Cammell built 29 Pullman cars of 5 different body types: Kitchen 1sts and 3rds, Parlour 1sts and 3rds and Parlour Brake 3rds – Revolution will offer all 5 body types in train packs to allow prototypical formations to be assembled.
A further 4 cars (81-84) were built in 1931 for the Bournemouth Belle – these will be included if feasible from the tooling.
Some of the K-types were used by the GWR on Ocean-Liner and Torquay Pullman services from 1929, but perhaps the more famous use was by the LNER and then BR in services such as the Queen of Scots, Tees-Tyne Pullman, Yorkshire Pullman and Master Cutler. By the mid-late 1960s some of the K-types were being used with other Pullman types (particularly the brakes) but unfortunately some were disposed of for scrap. A few of the K-types continue to see service in the Venice Simplon Orient Express (VSOE) and a number survive to this day in preservation.
Revolution's model will feature the same high levels of detail their Mark 5 coaches and include interior lighting and working table lamps. The order book for the k-type pullmans is expected to open late Q4 2021 – Q1 2022.
For more information visit the Revolution Trains Website