Class 45

Heljan Class 45 ZIMO sound installation guide for OO gauge. Feature Premium

Earth moving sound for the Heljan ‘Peak’

MIKE WILD

First released a year ago, Heljan’s new ‘OO’ Class 45 can be upgraded to feature a powerful Earth Mover speaker with digital sound. MIKE WILD explains how.

MIKE WILD
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FIRST REVIEW: Heljan all-new Class 45 debuts

Mike Wild.

The latest ‘OO’ gauge arrival from Heljan is its Class 45 1Co-Co1 diesel-electric. MIKE WILD finds out what is in store with this new release.

Mike Wild.
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REALITY CHECK: ‘Peaks’ in preservation

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

The Class 45 ‘Peak’ diesel has always been one of the most popular of the early modernisation-era designs. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES finds out how the surviving ‘Peaks’ have fared in preservation.

EVAN GREEN-HUGHES

All-new ‘N’ gauge ‘Peak’

MARK CHIVERS

Rapido Trains UK is to produce a series of all-new ‘N’ gauge Class 44, 45 and 46 1Co-Co1 diesel locomotives.

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan reveals revised 7mm 'Peak' and all-new SR CCT/PMV

MARK CHIVERS

Heljan has revealed a series of new ‘O’ gauge models ahead of this weekend’s Guildex 2022 ‘O’ gauge model railway exhibition in Stafford.

MARK CHIVERS

UPDATED: ‘Peak’ production progresses

Heljan has confirmed that its forthcoming all-new ‘OO’ gauge Class 45 1Co-Co1 diesel project has entered production, with models expected to arrive during the autumn.

HM174 Westhill Wagon Works scrap Class 45 'Peak' cabs Review Premium

Accessory review: Westhill 3D printed scrap cabs

West Hill Wagon Works’ growing range of 3D printed detailing parts and accessories is bolstered with a series of redundant diesel locomotive parts. Our review samples included two packs containing detailed scrap BR ‘Peak’ cabs and a pack of scrap BR Class 08/09/13 radiator housings

VIDEO: Bachmann Class 45 with ZIMO digital sound

In the latest issue of Hornby Magazine - HM167, May 2021 - we show how to install sound and stay alive into the popular Bachmann Class 45 1Co-Co1 for 'OO' gauge. In this video Mike Wild demonstrates the completed model on Topley Dale.

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‘Peak’ practice

The Bachmann Class 45 is a simple locomotive for a sound installation project, as MIKE WILD shows in this guide using a ZIMO sound decoder.

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The BR Sulzer Class 45

For many years the Class 45 was the backbone of the Midland Region, and one of the most recognisable designs of the early diesel period. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES delves into the history of this solid but old-fashioned workhorse.