The English Electric Class 20 has been a continuous part of the main line scene since 1957. MIKE WILD shows how to give the class a realistic finish using methods to suit ‘OO’ and ‘O’ gauge using the Heljan 7mm scale model.

THE sound of the English Electric Type 1, later Class 20, is as distinctive as its appearance. These single-cab 1,000hp locomotives have been a familiar sight on the British railway network since the first entered service in 1957. Even as recently as 2019 they were regularly active on the main line while several are still registered to operate on Network Rail metals with Locomotive Services Limited and Harry Needle Railroad Company.

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