Decorated samples of BRCW Class 104 DMUs arrive

06 October 2023
Heljan has announced the arrival of the first factory-decorated samples of the OO gauge BRCW Class 104 DMUs.

As always, these are only initial pre-production deco samples subject to modification and improvement (some with missing parts), but they offer a teaser of how these hotly anticipated models will look. So far, Heljan has received two BR Green sets and a BR Blue 'Blackpool' 3-car set, but the other samples are expected to follow soon. 

According to Heljan, the '104s' are among the most complex models the model maker has ever developed, with a huge range of detail variations to cab ends, roofs, interiors, body details and more. 

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  • Illuminated headcode panel and destination blinds
  • Separately switchable headlamps, cab lights and tail lights
  • Separately passenger saloon lights
  • Factory-fitted speakers in all DMBS and DMCL cars
  • 16/24-wheel pick-up
  • 21-pin DCC decoder interface in DMBS car
  • Through wiring between all cars hidden in gangways
  • Strong magnetic couplings within each set
  • Thin body shells with fine flush glazing 
  • 2x types of sprung buffers
  • LMR or ER cab footsteps
  • LMR or ER van doors 
  • Extensive underframe/engine detail
  • Fully detailed interiors with First/Second Class seating 
  • Easy-to-remove bodies with retaining magnets 
  • Etched metal bogie swing links, lamp irons and water pipes
  • Separately fitted roof vents (or blanking plates) 
  • 2-car ER Power-Trailer or NSE Power Twin options

In response to demand, Heljan has already increased the production quantities once and some liveries are close to being sold out again before they've even left the factory! Contact your local stockist before they're all gone! 

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