The Danish manufacturer has released first images of its long-awaited O gauge Class 47, which replaces the first version launched more than a decade ago.
This first sample is far from being the finished article, with a number of improvements set to be made before production starts (not least the radio aerial, which has been mangled on this sample).
The model shown is Version 3b, a later locomotive with HI headlight, ETH equipment and with the boiler tanks removed. Version 2 will cover the 1960s/70s locomotive with glazed headcode panels and steam heating boilers, meanwhile Version 3a is a later no-heat variant with headlights.
Details of the types and liveries due for release are shown below. Heljan expects to release these models in late-2020.
Version 2 – 1960s/70s
4850: BR two-tone green (small yellow panel)
4851: BR two-tone green (full yellow end)
4852: BR blue (full yellow end)
Version 3 – 1980s/90s
4860: BR blue (full yellow end)
4861: BR large logo blue
4862: Railfreight ‘Red Stripe’ grey
4863: Railfreight sector three-tone grey
4864: BR engineers grey/yellow
4865: BR Parcels Sector red/grey
4866: InterCity Executive
4867: Network SouthEast