O Gauge Class 17 25/08/2020


The first factory decorated sample OF Heljan's Class 17 Clayton locomotive has arrived with Heljan.

As always, they have identified a few small areas that require improvement before production starts, so this model should not be regarded as final. However, they are confident that any outstanding issues will be quickly rectified, paving the way for all four versions to be released in the final quarter of 2020.

Like the real locos, these models have twin motors, plus all-wheel drive, plug-and-play DCC capability using the ESU LokSound L decoder, LED lighting, sprung buffers and couplings and provision for the installation of an ESU smoke unit. Four versions are in preparation, covering the short, but eventful career of BR's 'standard' Type 1 diesel-electric.

  • 1750 BR green (small yellow panels) unnumbered
  • 1751 BR green (full yellow ends) unnumbered
  • 1752 BR Blue (full yellow ends) unnumbered
  • 1753 BR green D8607 (small yellow panels) WEATHERED

All are available to pre-order today