DMU, EMU and light rail equpment

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by Longwalkwe, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. Longwalkwe

    Longwalkwe New Member

    I'm looking at building a layout based around contemporary DMU, light rail or EMU vehicles. Does anyone make equipment of this type for a reasonable price? I've seen some very nice Talent and Desiro models from Brawa and Piko, but $190-$300+ per trainset is steep.
  2. green_elite_cab

    green_elite_cab Keep It Moving!

    for American prototypes, there are NJDOT Arrow Is ( discontinued), SEPTA Silverliner IIIs, (IHP) and Metroliners (Bachmann) available, as far as EMUs go. they are all still pretty expensive,and the first 2 need to be assembled, and some i don't think come with pantographs.

    The metroliner dummies are cheap, but powered cars are next to impossible to find, that is, unless you want to build alot of money one ebay for one. in the end you would get the power car for cheaper than the other EMUs, but you already probably paid more than it the powered metroliner costs.
    I know IHP makes the NJT hudson bergen light rail vehicle.

    IHP's site is here:

    IHC (yes, the companies get confuseing) makes a san francisco municipal railway light rail vehicle.

    i thought i saw a DMU that was going to be made, but i can't remember where.
  3. Longwalkwe

    Longwalkwe New Member

    I took a look at IHP's HBLR vehicle. Very nice, but $330 USD undecorated. :eek:

    The best deal I've found so far is Brawa's two unit Talent, which goes for $195 USD, DC ready to run. Still a bit steep given that it's little more than a decent locomotive with a coach attached.

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