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4mm scale mass-produced ready to run EMUs - Early Models

Below are illustrations of 4mm scale EMUs  produced ready-to-run by major manufacturers. Details of how to contact manufacturers and suppliers can be found in our modelling contacts section.

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Trix Twin pre-war "Southern" EMU
Trix Twin Southern Electric unit - click to view larger picture

Produced for the then burgeoning Trix Twin system this model was also known as the "Portsmouth" . We have been unable to establish further details other than it was introduced between 1937 and 1939. It clearly is not an accurate model of a 4Cor unit, whereas other contemporary models in the Trix Twin range appear to be a better resemblance to the prototype on which they were based.

photograph © Trix Twin Railway Collectors' Association


Hugar pre-war "Southern" EMU
Hugar pre-war Southern EMU sets

Hugar models were produced by Hugh Gardner on a cottage industry basis, most of which were wooden scenic items such as goods sheds, signal boxes and stations. Not much is known about this model train resembling Pul/Pan/Cit stock other than it is made of metal and wood.
photograph © Ian Wholey

Regret a larger picture is not available of this model.