Heljan has received the first engineering sample of its new ‘O’ gauge Class 50 for inspection. The manufacturer has stated that a number of areas have already been identified for improvement ahead of the model’s release.
Priced at £699, six versions will be available through Heljan’s retailer network covering refurbished locomotives as well as two limited editions for 50008 Thunderer in Laira blue and 50015 in ‘Dutch’ grey and yellow for Hatton’s Model Railways. The main production models will cover unnumbered BR rail blue (Cat No. 4020), unnumbered BR large logo blue (4021), unnumbered original Network SouthEast (4022), unnumbered revised Network SouthEast (4023), 50007 Sir Edward Elgar in GW150 lined green (4024) and 50149 Defiance in Railfreight general colours (4025).
The Heljan Class 50 samples will also be on display at the Severn Valley Railway’s Class 50 Golden Jubilee Gala on October 4-6. Visit www.svr.co.uk for more information.
A release date for the ‘O’ gauge Class 50 is to be confirmed.
Visit www.heljan.dk for more information.