The Mk 1 at 70:
'OO' gauge EMUs
The Southern Region's fleet of BR era Electric Multiple Units drew on the Mk 1 carriage design to create suburban and long distance electric trains with a familiar family appearance. MIKE WILD surveys the options for ready-to-run EMUs in the current market.
Above: The Bachmann 4-CEP is an ideal addition to a 'OO' gauge Southern Region electric roster. A pair of 4-CEPs rush through Twelve Trees Junction between ballast and oil trains.
Southern Region Electric Multiple Units were once a rarity amongst ready-to-run models for 'OO' gauge, but over the past decade a continual influx has arrived on the shelves of retailers including a significant number of Mk 1 based units.