Heljan upscales Class 17 for 'O'
It may have been one of the least successful 1960s era diesel locomotives, but the Clayton Type 1s continue to be exceptionally popular in model form. MIKE WILD reviews Heljan’s all-new and eagerly awaited Class 17 for ‘O’ gauge.
WHEN BR PLACED the first order for 88 twin-engine centre cab Bo-Bo diesels with Clayton in 1961, little did the board realise just how much of a disaster these locomotives would be. In total, 117 were built between 1962 and 1965, with the final 29 completed by Beyer, Peacock in Manchester.