It is that long since I sold my model I forgot and of course it occurred
to me that I was wrong after hitting the send button. Of course the EM1
would have been a "better" model to have produced since they lasted much
longer than the EM2's.
Some of the pre group locos have been quite good sellers over the years,
partly though because many used common and wrong standard parts.
Trix did an EM1, not sure if it was to their intermediate H0 -00 scale
of 3.8mm to the foot that they used sometimes. If powered through the
overhead it meant using the Trix twin system you could actually have
independent control of 3 Locos without seperate electrical sections.
Small quantities of HO ones are produced as a kit which needs
finishing with other parts.
also features on the British HO societies web page for some details
in English. Fairly expensive but if you were a Dutch modeler at
least you get the right scale.
Once when I was visiting the Netherlands I popped into a Model Railway
tent at a larger exhibition and saw a Dutch EM2 in HO modeled by the
firm of Philotrain. This firm makes extremely high quality brass
models in short runs. The EM2 when it was available worked out at
something between £250 ,£350 .
I believe it was the latter (3.8mm:1ft) but it was a very crude die-cast
model with an indifferent drive, although still sought after.
I think an updated EM1 with decent drive would sell, although with only
three potential liveries (black, green & blue) it would have variety
limitations, but I suspect those that were interested (self included) would
buy in multiples.