Heljan New OO Announcements

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In response to customer demand, Heljan have announced new production runs of four popular OO gauge models. Currently in preparation for 2022 release – the Waggon & Maschinenbau diesel railbus, Class 07, Class 14 and Class 17.


W&M Diesel Railbus

Last produced in 2012, these German-built vehicles were the first and most popular of our family of lightweight BR diesel railbuses. Almost a decade after their last appearance, they are long overdue a fresh look and will feature small improvements to bring them up to current standards. LEDs will replace the previous grain-of-wheat bulbs, but the 21-pin DCC decoder interface has been retained. Improved decoration will also set these models apart from their predecessors. Seven versions are in preparation



Class 07

This hugely popular little Ruston & Hornsby 0-6-0DE has been the subject of two previous production runs since 2018, but demand continues to be strong for BR, industrial and preserved versions. This new batch includes representatives of all three sectors, plus a British Army green locomotive inspired by the similar Ruston-built locomotives used on internal railways such as the Bicester Military Railway. Please note V1 models are vacuum braked 'as built' locomotives. V2 models feature high-level air pipes and compressor compartments. Eight versions are in preparation




Class 14

Another model that has been out of production for a few years is the ever- popular Class 14 0-6-0DH. Again, demand continues to be strong for BR, industrial and preserved liveries on these cult locomotives, which are probably now more popular than at any previous time in their varied career. Seven versions are in preparation, including a superb Western Region ballast train pack with four 'Dogfish' hoppers.



Class 17

The popularity of 'Clayton' Type 1s in model form continues to defy the reality of the ill-fated prototype locomotives. After the last batch sold through quickly in 2019, customers have been demanding more of these attractive centre-cab diesels in OO. Six new versions are in preparation covering all the major BR livery variants, plus a bang up-to-date new model of sole survivor D8568 in its current BR blue livery with small yellow warning panels. Finally, there's a 'what if' livery that will no doubt create some strong opinions! Six versions are in preparation


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