22 August 2022
"New samples due soon", comments the manufacturer on the reveal of colourful liveries for its locomotive, due for release mid-2023.
Heljan has shared livery artwork for its forthcoming 0-4-0 BR/Yorkshire Class 02 diesel shunters for OO gauge. Fans of compact shunters will welcome the news, which highlights that the project is progressing.
A welcome addition in its update statement was that it is "awaiting the next set of pre-production samples, which will feature various improvements over the initial samples received at the end of 2021."
(2841) BR green with wasp stripes and yellow bufferbeam, as D2864.
(2847) Industrial yellow as AY1061.
The artwork has now been approved, allowing prospective buyers to better visualise how the liveries will appear on production models. Five liveries are to be produced in the first batch, with an exclusive edition for the Gaugemaster Collection.
(GM4240401) Redland khaki Class 02 Diane to be offered as an exclusive to the Gaugemaster Collection.
(2850) Industrial plain green Sam minus weathering to be applied to final model.
The models depict a colourful collection of BR and industrial liveries, as follows:
- (2840) BR green with wasp stripes, red bufferbeam as D2861
- (2841) BR green with wasp stripes, yellow bufferbeam as D2864
- (2844) BR green as 02004 (no BR logo) weathered
- (2847) Industrial yellow AY1061
- (2850) Industrial plain green Sam weathered
- (GM4240401) Redland khaki Class 02 Diane Gaugemaster Collection
Standard features on the OO gauge Class 02s include independently switchable marker lights and cab lights, a Next18 DCC decoder interface, cab interior detail, NEM couplers, provision for DCC sound, metal couplings and fine detail throughout.
(2844) BR green as 02004 (no BR logo), minus weathering applied to final model.
Suggested RRP on models is £149, with an additional £10 for weathered editions. See your preferred Heljan stockist and the Gaugemaster website for further details.