Class 45/1 in colour
A hand-decorated early sample of Heljan's new 'OO' gauge model of the ETH equipped Class 45/1 has been shown by the manufacturer. Heljan states that the sample, finished as 45133, has incorrect parts for the identity and is not indicative of the final detail combination of any specific model.
The Heljan Class 45/1 is the first dedicated ready-to-run model of the Electric Train Heat (ETH) equipped locomotives, but the manufacturer is also releasing model of the Class 45/0 for 'OO'. Heljan has also confirmed that livery artwork has now been approved and following tooling modifications decoration samples will be produced.
The first batch of releases will model D31 in BR green (Cat No. 45100), D57 in BR green with small yellow warning panels (45101), 64 Coldstream Guardsman in BR blue (45104), 45003 in BR blue with sealed beam ends (45300), 45033 Sirius in BR blue with sealed beam ends and Tinsley painted names (45304), 45133 in BR blue (45402), 45106 in Tinsley Railtour green with a high-intensity headlight (45501) and 45118 in BR blue with a high-intensity headlight (45502). Further versions are being produced as limited editions for Kernow Model Rail Centre, TMC, Rails of Sheffield and Olivia's Trains.