‘Hoover’ sound


The Class 50s had a distinctive and impressive soundtrack which can be replicated in model form with high-quality digital sound files. MIKE WILD picks the Heljan ‘O’ gauge Class 50 to show how this main line diesel can be equipped with realistic sound.

Class 50 sound

Above: Named and numbered, our sound fitted Class 50 stands on shed at Seven Mill Depot awaiting its next duty.

THE CLASS 50S EARNT a huge enthusiast following in their final years of service. Their distinctive exhaust sound made them thrilling to ride behind as they powered through the countryside on expresses from London to the West on routes like the famous Waterloo-Exeter run.

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