Q: What liveries is the model available in?
A: The Class 121 is available in the following liveries:
Q: Can you fit a Digital or Sound Decoder to this model?
A: The Class 121 is DCC ready and requires a 21-pin decoder, however factory fitted models are also available.
Alternatively, we provide DCC and sound fitting services for the model.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The Bubblecars retail for £123.25 for a standard model, and £145 for a DCC fitted version, however some variations are currently available at bargain prices from as low as £89.
Q: Does the model have lights?
A: Each Class 121 has independently controllable directional lights as well as cab and passenger compartment lighting.
Q: What features does the model have?
A: Each model has the following features:
5-Pole super creep motor
Full underframe detailing
Detailed cab and interior
All wheel pickups
Detailing pack including buffer beam pipework and spare parts
Each model also features accurate exhaust pipes, windows, buffers and headcode boxes
Q: What is the mimimum curve radius for this locomotive?
A: The Class 121 is capable of running on radius 2 curves or larger.
Q: What rolling stock can I run with this model?
A: Class 121 units would primarily have run on their own, but would occasionally have doubled up to run in pairs, or ran with another multiple unit such as a Class 101 or 108.
Q: Where and when would the Class 121 have run?
A: The Class 121 were built in 1960-61 and saw use until withdrawal in 2017. BR originally ran these through the Western Region, and the class saw use throughout rural branch lines around Bristol, London and the south of England.
12 of the original 16 Bubblecars have been preserved and now run on heritage lines.
Q: Where can I find out more about this model?
A: Visit our product announcement page or watch our product showcase video to find out more.