Hornby R30193 Chiltern Railways Class 121 Bubble Car Single Car DMU

Original price was: £96.99.Current price is: £87.29.

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OO Gauge HornbyR30193 Chiltern Railways Class 121 Bubble Car Single Car DMU Brand new item direct from our new Yorkshire model railway shop.  

Tech SpecsItem Scale 1:76 Scale 00 GaugeDCC Status DCC Ready 8 pin socket (It is NOT DCCfitted)Operator Chiltern RailwaysLivery BlueMinimum Curve (mm) Radius 2 Product InfoThe British Rail Class 121 is a single-car double-endeddiesel multiple unit. 16 driving motor vehicles were built from 1960, numbered55020–55035. These were supplemented by ten single-ended trailer vehicles,numbered 56280–56289 (later renumbered 54280–54289). They have a top speed of70 mph with slam-doors and vacuum brakes. The driving motor vehicles werenicknamed "Bubble Cars" by some enthusiasts (a nickname endorsed andmade official by final passenger service operator Chiltern Railways).The Class 121 vehicles were introduced in 1960 for use onthe Western Region of British Rail. They were used on various lightly usedbranch lines in Cornwall including the Looe branch, the branch lines off themain line in the Thames Valley including the Greenford Branch Line, theBridport branch line (closed 1975), and the Severn Beach line in Bristol. In1978 all of the units were still allocated to Western Region depots. The Class121 is Britain’s longest serving DMU, operating in passenger service for 57years until 2017.121020 is quite well known as the longest serving example ofthe class, surviving in Chiltern Railways ownership until 2017 when it wasfinally withdrawn after nearly 60 years in revenue earning service. Unit 121020can now be found at the Bodmin and Wenford Railway.This Railroad model features a simplified running mechanismincluding a three pole motor and more of a direct drive to the motor, as suchit is an ideal starter model. The model has an 8 pin DCC socket for those whowhich to run the model on a digital layout and a more robust body is theperfect way to avoid damage to the model as a beginner. 

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