08 August 2022
The new version of the popular locomotive will arrive early 2023, with no fewer than 11 liveries offered.
Responding to strong demand from its customers and retailers, Heljan has confirmed that the OO gauge Class 33/2 will be available in limited quantities and is available to pre-order now.
The manufacturer explained, “Over the last couple of years, we've focused on the standard Class 33/0 versions, but now it's time for the 'Slim Jim' variant to come back into the limelight.”
The most popular liveries, reruns of long-sold-out editions, and a previously unreleased 'as built' variant with the original exhaust/silencer arrangement on the roof will be available for general release - the latter version is an all-new body tooling.
Standard features include illuminated headcode panels and marker lights, a 21-pin DCC decoder interface, NEM couplings, all-wheel pick-up and all-axle drive and a heavy die-cast chassis that promises excellent performance and haulage power.
Livery artwork is now approved, and preparation of factory decorated samples will commence shortly.
The 11 new models are as follows...
As built' BRCW ‘Hastings Gauge’ Type 3 3375: BR Green D6586
3376: BR Green D6591 (small yellow panels)
3377: BR Blue D6590 (full yellow ends)
3378: BR Green D6596 (full yellow ends)
3379: BR Green D6594 WEATHERED
BR Class 33/2 3325: BR General Grey 33201
3338: BR Blue 33202 (orange cantrail line)*
3385: Railfreight Construction 33204
3386: BR Blue 33211 FADED/WEATHERED
3387: Railfreight Distribution 33203
3388: BR Railtour Grey/Yellow 33208*
*Locomotives with HI headlights
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