25 August 2020
Said to be 'on-track' for release later this year, images break cover of the manufacturer's Bo-Bo model of the 'Clayton' Type 1 diesel-electric.
Heljan has provided an update on the development of its O gauge Class 17 'Clayton'. Recently receiving its first factory decorated sample for review, the manufacturer hasn't wasted any time in posting images of this, online.
Ben Jones of Heljan commented "As always, we have identified a few small areas that require improvement before production starts, so this model should not be regarded as final. However, we are confident that any outstanding issues will be quickly rectified, paving the way for all four versions to be released in the final quarter of 2020."
As per the real locomotives, Heljan's models will feature all-wheel drive. Twin motors, plug-and-play DCC capability using the ESU LokSound L decoder, LED lighting, sprung buffers and couplings and provision for the installation of an ESU smoke unit will also feature.
Four versions of the models are in preparation, covering the short, but eventful career of BR's 'standard' Type 1 diesel-electric, these being:
- (1750) BR green (small yellow panels) unnumbered
- (1751) BR green (full yellow ends) unnumbered
- (1752) BR Blue (full yellow ends) unnumbered
- (1753) BR green D8607 (small yellow panels) weathered
For further information, current pricing and availability, visit the Heljan website, or see your local Heljan stockist.