Bachmann 32-285A

Class 101 2-Car DMU BR Green (Roundel)

Manufacturer catalogue image

Prototype Era
Era 5 (1957 to 1966) British Railways Late Crest

Manufacturer description

Highlights:

History

The British Rail Classes 101 diesel multiple units were built by Metro-Cammell at Washwood Heath in Birmingham, England from 1956 to 1959, following construction of a series of prototype units. These classes proved to be some of the most successful and longest-lived of BR's First Generation DMUs, second in longevity only to the Class 121, with the final five units being withdrawn on 24 December 2003. The oldest set was, by then, just over 47 years old.

Class 101 DMUs were used across much of the British Rail network (with the notable exception of the Southern Region - apart from some inter-regional workings across the North Downs line to Redhill). Notable services included:

East of Scotland (to/from Edinburgh Waverley)

South Glasgow

West Midlands

Teesside

Tyneside

West Yorkshire

Cardiff

Thames Valley

Greater Manchester

Catalogue listing

Brand:
Bachmann
Range:
Branchline
Product Code:
32-285A
GTIN:
803393058463
RRP:
£269.95
Release date:
2019

Model details

DCC status
DCC Ready 21 pin socket
Finish
Pristine
Livery
Green
Minimum radius curve
2nd Radius (438mm)
Features
Directional lighting
Interior lighting

Prototype information

Locomotive class*
British Rail Class 101
Operator
British Railways
Motive power
Diesel Multiple Unit
Max speed
70 mph
Built
1956-1960
Total produced
527

* Class names often change over the lifespan of a locomotive, so this is not necessarily the class name used by the operator in the period modelled.

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