Heljan’s Class 58 for ‘O’ gauge

The 1983-introduced heavy freight Class 58 is the perfect follow-up to Heljan’s popular Class 56 for ‘O’ gauge. MIKE WILD takes a detailed look at Mainline blue 58021 while we catch up with Heljan's Ben Jones to see a sample in action on Britain's Biggest Model Railway.

THE CLASS 58 diesel-electrics were a break from longstanding locomotive design and a big step in development on their introduction in 1983. The modular body gave quick access to the main components in a bid to reduce downtime for maintenance and overhauls and provide increased availability and reliability.

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