O-gauge models of the unreliable but unusual 117-strong centre-cab Type 1 Class 17 ‘Clayton’ Bo-Bo diesel-electric locomotives are the latest to be added to Heljan’s fast-growing large-scale range.
Despite the lack of success of the full-sized Paxman-powered locomotives in service, Heljan’s OO-scale model of the type proved popular with modellers, and the O-gauge models will feature twin power bogies, provision for the simple fitting of an ESU digital sound decoder and smoke unit alongside realistic lighting effects. Etched details will give it a fine appearance, and the large centre cab will be fitted out with flush glazing and interior details.
One of the four Class 17 models to be listed in Heljan’s new 2019 catalogue will be finished with factory-applied weathering as No. D8607, and the remaining three will be decorated in BR green livery with a small yellow panel, BR green with a full yellow panel and BR blue in pristine condition.
In common with many Heljan O-gauge releases, the choice of number will be left to the modeller. The prototype model is expected to arrive early in 2019, with release anticipated towards the end of the year.
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