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I’ve always liked bubble cars (let’s be honest, who doesn’t?) and i recently stumbled across a cheap Lima class 121 so Brettell Road will get a class 122 to play with.  Here it is ready for paint.

The roof has had the grooves filled (not sure why lima did this when the retooled the 117 as the roof was the only bit of that model they got right ) with new vents from MJT.  The cab domes are spares from the DC Kits 304 kit with my own etched fronts.  The exhausts are spares from Dapol (with thanks to Geoff of Western Thunder for pointing out they were available as spares.) and the headcode boxes are microstrip.  Buffers are from 51L and the bogies are Hornby class 110 as per most of my DMU’s. Buffer steps are my own etch and the underframe had has some strategic holes drilled in it to open it up a bit.

4 Responses

  1. Jay

    Great work on the bubble car.
    Could you advise me on where I can get the detailing parts so I can do the same to some of my lima 1st gen bubble cars..?

    Many thanks

    06/07/2018 at 3:47 pm

  2. Mervyn

    Looking great, I have one released by Hornby that I’ve detailed and it runs very smoothly on the Hornby bogies. Be great to see yours painted and weathered.

    07/07/2018 at 8:15 am

  3. jim s-w

    Hi jay. Unfortunately the only bits currently available are the MJT bits and the wizard buffers. Peters spares do the Hornby 110 bogies.

    07/07/2018 at 8:42 am

  4. Jay Moore

    HI Jim.
    Thankyou for the reply…
    I’ll get hold of Peters Spares for the bogie frames and maybe have a go at making the jumper cables and pipes..
    A project for the winter perhaps…

    Thanks again…


    09/07/2018 at 9:43 pm

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