The Class 320 and Class 321 EMU project has reached the CAD stage however at this time we do not have the minimum number of orders required to proceed to tooling.
If you’re interested in one or more of these useful units – ideal in London Midland or Silverlink colours for running alongside your Revolution Trains Pendolinos or Class 92s – please order now. To make it easier we are offering the option of ordering the 320/321 with a deposit option.
If we have not reached the minimum required for toooling by March 31st we will reassess the viability of the project, and if we decide to cancel it all monies paid so far will be refunded.
Introduced between 1989 and 1990, the 4-car Class 321 units operate on fast suburban services in Northern England and on WCML, ECML and GE services from London. The 3-car Class 320s are to virtually the same design and are in service in Scotland.
The Class 320 and 321 family is arguably the archetypal Mk3 based multiple unit. Examples have seen service in large areas of England and Scotland and in numerous liveries. We are also considering the similar 2-car Class 456, however this would require a little additional tooling to make an accurate model.
Scotland’s Class 320 units have standard class seating only. They have carried Strathclyde original orange/black, Stratchlyde carmine and cream and Scotrail colours.
Introduced initially in Network South East colours, the Class 321 units have carried numerous liveries including Silverlink, Great Eastern, London Midland, Northern and Abellio. Some are now operating in Scotland with Scotrail.
According to interest already expressed we know we will be producing the Class 321 in London Midland, Network South East and First colours, and the Class 320 in Scotrail “Saltire” colours.
3D CADs are now complete and approved, but we need more orders to turn these superb drawings into solid models.
We are hoping to be able to offer other liveries too such as Silverlink and Strathclyde PTE orange black depending on order levels.
Producing this model will also make certain areas – such as the southern stretch of the WCML or suburban lines out of Glasgow – a realistic proposition for N Gauge modellers for the first time.
The model will be produced by Rapido. Our model will feature working lights, close coupling, detailed interior, realistic pantograph and be available with optional DCC Sound and produced with the co-operation of Eversholt Rail, who own the units.
Class 320 (three-car) unit: £180 (DC) and £275 (DCC Sound)
Class 321 (four-car) unit: £205 (DC) and £300 (DCC Sound)
Thanks to everyone who has supported this project so far, we are still very keen to get it off the ground.