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  • Writer's pictureBen Jones

OO 'Peaks' Due Soon!

Updated: Sep 29, 2022

We're delighted to report that our superb new OO gauge Class 45s are due to reach UK shops in the next 10-14 days.

+++++ UPDATE SEPTEMBER 29TH++++++++
All versions of the new OO gauge Class 45 are now sold out at the warehouse! Check with your local HELJAN retailer for availability and reserve yours now!

These hotly-anticipated models feature a a huge range of detail options covering different variants of this popular BR/Sulzer Type 4, outstanding running qualities and authentic lighting functions. Attention to detail variations is such that models can almost be tailored down to individual locomotives, rather than the one-size-fits-all approach of the past. This includes the first accurately-detailed depiction of the ETH-fitted Class 45/1 sub-class (pictured above), five nose-end arrangements (with more planned) and much more, including...

  • - Steam heat, boiler isolated and ETH variants with accurate roof and bodyside details

  • Split-centre, sealed beam and sealed beam with HI headlight nose ends (plus early split headcode variant available exclusively from TMC

  • Vacuum or dual-braked options

  • Extensive bogie and underframe detail, including optional inner end sandboxes

  • Bodyside grille/plate arrangement tailored to individual locomotives

  • Accurate No2 end roof design for steam heat or ETH locomotives

  • Fine etched boiler step and grille covers

  • ETH equipment on bufferbeams (Class 45/1)

  • Etched boiler tank filler hatch covers

  • Super-fine pipework and under-body detail

  • Fine etched metal wipers

  • Highly detailed and decorated cab interiors

And the good news doesn't end there. Our new Class 45s also enjoy the following features...

  • DCC Ready with 21-pin decoder interface

  • Separately controlled cab lighting with magnetic 'wand' device suitable for DC and DCC use

  • Separately controlled LED tail lights

  • Directional LED headcode panel, marker light and HI headlights

  • Plenty of internal space for DCC sound and a speaker

  • Six-axle drive with 'floating' internal bogie units for smooth riding and heavy haulage power

  • Central 5-pole motor with flywheels

  • Sprung Buffers

  • NEM couplers

  • Pack of optional detail parts

  • Comprehensive User Manual

Priced at £189.00 each (Weathered editions £199.00), these new models represent excellent value for money and look set to be very popular with 'Peak' fans, transition era and BR blue era modellers alike. Several retailer exclusives will also be available from TMC, Kernow Model Rail Centre and Olivia's Trains. See their websites for more information. Models for general release through HELJAN stockists are as follows.

#45100 BR green D31

#45101 BR green D57 with small yellow panels (see above)

#45104 BR blue 64 Coldstream Guardsman (full yellow ends) - see below

#45300 BR blue 45003 (sealed beam ends)

#45304 BR blue 45033 'Sirius' (sealed beam ends/Tinsley unofficial names) WEATHERED

#45402 BR blue 45133 (sealed beam ends)

#45501 BR 'railtour' green 45106 with sealed beam ends, Tinsley diamond plaques and HI headlight

#45502 BR blue 45118 (sealed beam ends, orange cantrail stripes and HI headlight)

Contact your local HELJAN stockist and order yours now to avoid disappointment!


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