Touch­down for TPE Mk 5s

Model Rail (UK) - - OPENING THE BOX -

Transpen­nine Ex­press un­veiled its new Mk 5a coaches at Ve­lim test track in the Czech Repub­lic in April… and now the first set has ar­rived in the UK. TPE has or­dered 13 Mk 5a sets, and each one com­prises a Trailer First (num­bers 11501-11513), two Trailer Stan­dards (1270112739) and a Driv­ing Trailer Stan­dard (12801-12814). The sets are fixed and trac­tion will be pro­vided by 14 Class 68s (68019-32). Mk 5 Cale­do­nian Sleep­ers, also built by CAF in Spain, are in the UK and un­der­go­ing test­ing. TPE

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