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  • Writer's pictureBen Jones

'Western' Returner

Back by Public Demand! New batch of O gauge Class 52 'Westerns' is now in production. Six attractive liveries including two BR Blue options, BR Maroon, Desert Sand and as-preserved D1015 in early-2000s main line railtour condition.

Almost 50 years after they were retired by BR, the popularity of the Class 52 'Westerns' shows no sign of diminishing. To meet continuing demand, our hugely popular O gauge model is back for a third time featuring six popular liveries spanning five decades.

Combining stunning looks with a heavy duty specification, our 'Wizzo' has everything you need to re-create those far off days when these stylish machines were the Western Region's flagship diesel-hydraulics. Features include...

- Heavy duty twin motor/flywheel drive system

- Directional LED lighting

- Sprung buffers/couplings

- Super-fine body and bogie detail

- Factory fitted bufferbeam details

- High-quality construction

- Detailed cab interior

- Factory Weathered/Faded BR Blue option (see below)

NEW LIVERIES FOR 2023! BR Class 52 ‘Western’

5291: BR Blue Unnumbered (full yellow ends)

5292: BR Maroon D1001 Western Pathfinder (yellow bufferbeams)

5293: BR Green D1038 Western Sovereign (small yellow panel)

5294: BR Blue D1031 Western Rifleman (full yellow ends) WEATHERED

5295: BR Golden Ochre D1015 Western Champion (early-2000s livery)

5296: BR Desert Sand D1000 Western Enterprise (small yellow panels)

Suggested Retail Price (SRP) is £659.00 each (£679.00 factory weathered). Expected to arrive in UK stockists in June, this new batch of 'Westerns' has been produced in strictly limited quantities and is likely to sell out quickly. Contact your local HELJAN stockist to secure yours now!


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