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4mm scale mass produced ready-to-run Diesel Electric Multiple Units - Kernow 2H

Below are illustrations of 4mm scale DEMUs 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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Kernow/Bachmann  31-235Z (was K2007) ... 1115
Kernow/Bachmann 31-235Z - click for a larger picture

The Kernow Model Rail Centre originally commissioned Dapol to produce this model for them and a full size "Thumper" was laser scanned. However, design and production was subsequently switched to Bachmann and benefited from their experience designing and producing the 4Cep and 2EPB models. Being very long in gestation this model has nevertheless been well worth the wait because it is very good indeed. The design of this model has been done to allow early and late versions to be produced and this is amptly illustrated by comparing this (with grilles) and the one below (with louvres).

 

Kernow/Bachmann 31-235Z - click for a larger picture
The first version to be produced was unit 1115 portrayed in mid-green period (air horns, yellow 1st class stripe, mesh grille over cooler group and experimental orange "V" on its DMBSO's cab front) and was released in February 2013.

 

Kernow/Bachmann 31-236Z (was K2003) ... 1108
Kernow/Bachmann 31-236Z - click for a larger picture

Following quickly in early March 2013 was an earlier version, unit 1108 with whistle, plain green cab front and louvres over its cooler group.

Kernow/Bachmann 31-236Z - click for a larger picture

 

Kernow/Bachmann 31-237Z (was K2002) ... 205012
Kernow 31-237Z 205012 - click for a larger picture The final release in 2013 jumped as far ahead as you can go in these units' time span, being in the Connex livery the class were withdrawn in. Connex, both the colour scheme and the company, were not to many's taste, however the fading yellow lines and grey livery is reproduced very well.
Kernow 31-237Z 205012 - click for a larger picture

 

Kernow/Bachmann 31-236X (consolidated from K2004 1121 and K2006 1119) ... 1121
 Bachmann 31-236X 1121 - click for a larger picture

The second batch did not emerge until late August/ early September 2015, and then with a 40% rise in price.

Kernow calculated there was insufficient demand for two different BR(S) green with small yellow warning panel versions, so all orders for this livery were combined into a single issue - unit 1121 with a new product code of 31-236X

 Bachmann 31-236X 1121 - click for a larger picture

 

Kernow Bachmann 31-238Z (was K2005 as 1120) ... 1122
Bachmann 31-238Z - click for a  larger picture The long awaited BR Blue version was in the second batch. A BR blue & grey version will not be appearing as there is no evidence that 2Hs ran, except in exceptional conditions, in this livery.
Bachmann 31-238Z - click for a  larger picture

 

Kernow/Bachmann 31-239Z (was K2001 as 202025) ... 205001
Bachmann 31-239Z 205001 - click for a larger picture The only other TOPS numbered unit is in de-branded late Network SouthEast livery, and very smart it looks too!
Bachmann 31-239Z 205001 - click for a larger picture