Hornby R30195 OO RailRoad Plus Network Rail Class 960 Bo-Bo 901002 Iris 2 Era 8 Locomotive

Product Code: HOR-R30195
Barcode: 5063129019457

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Constructed in Birmingham, the Class 101 DMU was one of the longest lasting DMUs to ever see service in the UK. 527 of the class would be built across many orders from BR between 1956 and 1960. The first units would enter BR service in 1956 in the BR green livery.

Class 101 units at the height of their use could be seen in all corners of the UK, at the onset of privatisation in the 1990s the units would appear in all manner of colourful liveries such as the Network South East colours and First North Western. Throughout their life, Class 101 units would occasionally appear as a three car sets where demand dictated.

Beginning life as the BR Class 101 unit 50338 On its entry into departmental service the unit would be reclassified as a class 960 and renumbered 901002, it would also gain the name Iris 2 which would be displayed in place of a destination on its destination boards.

Iris 2 functioned as a lab for Network Rail undertaking tests around the UK. As Iris 2, the DMU appeared in a Serco Railtrack livery, Network Rail livery and a unique grey Lab 19 livery. Iris 2 is currently preserved on the Barry Tourist Railway in a BR Green livery.


  • Item Length - Without Packaging (cm): 26.5
  • Item Height - Without Packaging (cm): 5
  • Item Width - Without Packaging (cm): 3.5
  • Item Weight - Without Packaging: 0.45
  • Item Scale: 1:76 Scale 00 Gauge
  • Finish: Painted
  • Colour: Yellow
  • Gauge: OO
  • DCC Status: DCC Ready 8 pin socket
  • Operator: Network Rail
  • Designer: Metro-Cammell
  • Wheel Configuration: Bo-Bo
  • Livery: Network Rail Yellow
  • Minimum Curve (mm): Radius 2
  • Motor: 3 Pole
  • Number of Parts: 1
  • Buffer Type: Separate Plastic Buffers
  • Coupling Type: Fixed Tension Lock