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4mm scale mass-produced ready to run EMUs - Bachmann 4Cep

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Bachmann 4 Cep 7105 - click to view larger picture

Annouced in July 2006 and first appearing in November 2009 Bachmann's first Southern EMU model has been well worth the wait. This is a finely detailed and accurate model indeed.

The first version to appear was 31-425 representing unit 7105, the lowest numbered "production" Cep (phase 1/1957 equipment) in early form - BR(S) green livery, no yellow warning panel, whistle above the driver's window, large numeral headcode, double white blank rear blind and the notoriously rough riding Mk3/Mk4 bogies.

In late 2010 31-425A appeared as unit 7141, but other than renumbering the specification identical to the earlier version.

Bachmann 4 Cep 7105 - click to view larger picture
Bachmann 4 Cep 7105 - click to view larger picture

Bachmann 4 Cep 7126 late green - click to view a larger picture

Following soon after were 31-426, unit 7126, BR(S) green with small yellow warning panel, 1st class yellow cantrail stripe, roof mounted two tone horns, small numeral headcode, double red blank rear blind and the notoriously rough riding Mk3/Mk4 bogies .....

In late 2010 31-426A appeared as unit 7128, but other than renumbering the specification identical to the earlier version.

Bachmann 4 Cep 7126 late green - click to view a larger picture
Bachmann 4 Cep 7126 late green - click to view a larger picture

Bachmann 4Cep 7113 blue & grey - click to view a larger picture

..... and 31-427 BR, unit 7113, Blue and Grey, still with the notoriously rough riding Mk3/Mk4 bogies the unit retained until refurbishment.

 

 

Bachmann 4Cep 7113 blue & grey - click to view a larger picture

Bachmann 4Cep 7119 plain blue  - click to view a larger picture Released in February 2010 was 31-427Z, unit 7119, BR Blue (limited edition from Modelzone).