British Railway Modelling (BRM)
1938 TUBE STOCK ANNOUNCED FOR N GAUGE
Revolution Trains is to introduce the first RTR underground trains in N gauge with its forthcoming model of the distinctive 1938 stock.
Over 1100 cars of 1938 stock were built, and additional cars were built or converted during the
1950s to supplement the original batch. The 1938 stock was primarily designed for tube lines on the Bakerloo, Northern, Piccadilly and Central lines, though it was also used on the East London sub-surface line during the 1970s. Despite being deep tube stock, it regularly ran above ground, particularly at the northern ends of the Northern and Bakerloo lines alongside sub-surface and main line stock. The final units were withdrawn from service by London Underground (LU) in 1988 following 50 years of service with a four-car set is preserved by London Underground.
Despite the long service on LU lines in 1988, 10 pairs of 1938 stock were sold to BR for future use on the Isle of Wight (IoW). This saw the units slightly modified for use on the IoW, where they saw a further 30+ years of service, with the final sets withdrawn in January 2021.
Several sets have been preserved and Revolution Trains hopes to support the preservation efforts with sales of its models. It plans to offer sets in original LT red, Network SouthEast and Island liveries.
Revolution's model is undergoing final CAD corrections and once complete, it will accept orders, expected to be later this year. Models are said to feature detailed bodyshells, separate flush-glazing and moulded interiors with working head, tail and saloon lighting.