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Bratchell Models update

In future Bratchell Models will be concentrating on producing ready-liveried kits ready to assemble (RTA) or assembled ready to motorise (RTM). However, anyone wanting an unliveried kit are advised to contact them. Current Southern Region productions are 319011 in Southern livery, 319372 in First Capital Connect "Urban Lines" livery and 455909 in Network SouthEast livery. The complex liveries are produced to an impressive high standard and represent very good value for money over their previous unliveried kits.

Following an advance order programme for existing customers it appears Bratchell will be proceeding with new tooling for a Class 455/8 model. This will initially be available in Network SouthEast and Southern liveries, the latter representing a unit prior to refurbishment.

In all cases these models require Southern Electric specific details such as underfloor electrical equipment, pickup apparatus and cab end MU jumper cables to be separately obtained by the purchaser.