KR Models has received the latest Engineering Prototype (EP) sample of its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Bulleid 4-DD four-car double-deck Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) for assessment.
Built in the late 1940s at BR Southern Region’s Lancing and Eastleigh Works, two experimental four-car EMUs were completed for trials on South Eastern Division passenger workings. Due to loading gauge issues, the units were restricted to services on the Dartford route to/from Charing Cross.
This latest four-car sample has had several revisions incorporated and has also received an application of green paint. Further amendments are expected before progressing to the next stage.
Four colour schemes are planned in BR plain green, BR green with small yellow warning panels, BR green with full yellow ends and BR blue with full yellow ends.
KR Models’ all-new ‘OO’ gauge 4-DD units will feature two motorised power cars per four car set, interior illumination, close couplings, metal buffers and will be offered in Digital Command Control (DCC) ready, DCC fitted and DCC sound-fitted forms.
Priced at £375 DCC ready, £405 DCC fitted and £475 DCC sound-fitted, release remains on schedule for 2024.
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