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I must admit that I don't know enough about EMU's so have never voted in any poll of this type.

I do know that there are a lot of kit companies out there who can satisfy the requirements of those desperate for a specific EMU model but of course kit building can be a slighty alarming thought for many hobbyists and ready built kits can put things beyond an affordable price bracket.

To me it seems that Hornby (or whoever) should develop a generic chassis and a range of generic modular body parts that enables them to offer a reasonable representation of an EMU at a reasonable price and give Hornby (or whoever) the flexibility to do smallish production runs of a number of different EMU classes.

Is this sort of thing possible or is it pie in the sky?

Correct me if I am wrong but an EMU body basically has 2 sides, 2 ends, and a roof. Thats 5 modular parts plus glazing which could be used to create a 3 or 4 car unit. The model would not be perfect but could certainly be 80% right.

Whilst this sort of thing may not be acceptable in todays market at least it permits something to be offered in ready to run form when at the moment there is nothing offered.

Now I do speak with little knowledge of this subject and I am simply putting something in the pot for discussion. I have no desire to upset anybody. There may be several classes where this modular arrangement may be possible and if so which are they?

Happy modelling
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