321 countdown on!

EP1 samples of our long-awaited Class 320/321 units are nearly ready!

The factory has sent us these shots of the first mouldings that are now being assembled, and we are hopeful that samples will be with us for the International N Gauge show in just over two weeks time.

The images show the four different bodyshells (DTSO, TSOL, PMSO and DTCO) that between them enable us to offer the 321/4 and 320 units.

Once we have received the working samples and assessed them we will be in a position to prepare livery diagrams ready for production.

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Class 320 in Scotrail Saltire livery. Photo: Tom Smith

At the moment confirmed versions include Network South East 321 (2 different numbers), London Midland 321 (2 different numbers) and Scotrail 320.

Other liveries, including Silverlink and Strathclyde PTE, are close so if you wish to see these versions produced now is the time to order.

The Class 320/321 units have proved our most challenging models to date and have taken far longer than anticipated so we are delighted to be able to report progress.

But we have been determined to see this model into production because humdrum units like the 320 and 321, while not as glamorous as the Pendolino or Caledonian Sleeper trains, are a vital part of the “complete picture.”

Their arrival offers N gauge modellers the opportunity to accurately model important commuter routes from London to the Midlands, East of England and East Anglia as well as suburban services around Glasgow.

We’d like to thank all our suppportes for their patience – the wait is nearly over!

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