Heljan finalises new Class 33/2 liveries

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Heljan has finalised the livery artwork for its forthcoming ‘OO’ gauge Class 33/2 Bo-Bo diesels, including the new ‘as-built’ examples of the 'Hastings Gauge' Type 3s.

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Eleven new models are planned in total, including five featuring new tooling to accurately reflect the ‘Slim Jims’ with original silencer/exhaust roof arrangement for the first time, finished as D6586 in BR green (Cat No. 3375), D6591 in BR green with small yellow panels (3376), D6590 in BR blue with full yellow ends (3377), D6596 in BR green with full yellow ends (3378) and D6594 in weathered BR green (3379).

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The remaining models utilise existing tooling and will appear as 33201 in BR General grey (3325), BR blue with orange cantrail stripe and high-intensity headlights (3338), 33204 in BR Railfreight Construction (3385), 33211 in faded/weathered BR blue (3386), 33203 in BR Railfreight Distribution colours (3387) and 33208 in BR grey and yellow (railtour) with high-intensity headlights (3388).

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Heljan’s ‘OO’ Class 33/2s feature a heavy die-cast chassis, five-pole motor, all-wheel drive and pick-up, new 21-pin Digital Command Control (DCC) decoder socket, illuminated marker lights and headcode panels.

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Prices range from £179.99 for pristine models to £199.95 for weathered examples. Release is anticipated during the first quarter of 2023.

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Visit Heljan for more information.