‘OO’ Class 320/321 EMUs for Revolution

Revolution Trains is to produce all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 320 and 321 25kV AC Electric Multiple Units (EMU).

Built at British Rail Engineering Ltd’s York Works in the late 1980s/early 1990s, these Mk 3-derived trains appeared in three-car (Class 320) and four-car (Class 321) formations. The Class 321s were used on East Anglia workings from London Liverpool Street, outer suburban West Coast Main Line operations between London Euston and Birmingham New Street and some areas of Yorkshire. The Class 320s were destined for Central Scotland for use on Strathclyde routes.

New class 320 for 'OO' gauge from Revolution Trains.
New class 320 for 'OO' gauge from Revolution Trains.

Most recently, two Class 321/4s were modified for use with Varamis Rail’s high-speed parcels service between Birmingham International and Mossend in Scotland. Revolution Trains also has permission to produce this version.

Revealed at Model Rail Scotland in Glasgow in late February, Revolution Trains’ all-new ‘OO' gauge models will be available in Class 320 and 321 forms – the latter will reflect the Class 321/4 sub-class. Identities and liveries are still to be confirmed.

Revolution Trains has announced a new Class 320 for 'OO' gauge.
Revolution Trains has announced a new Class 320 for 'OO' gauge.

Each three- and four-car model will feature a 21-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, directional lighting, interior illumination, 14-pin power connectors between vehicles and motorised pantograph on DCC. They will be available DCC ready and DCC sound-fitted.

Prices are estimated around £300 for three-car units and £350 for four-car sets, with DCC sound-fitted examples priced around £400 and £450 respectively. A release date is yet to be confirmed.

• Visit www.revolutiontrains.com for more details.