Heljan produce a model of the British Rail Class 50 locomotive in O gauge. A new batch is now in stock, covering popular liveries such as BR blue & large logo blue and BR 'Laira' blue.
Heljan's Class 50 features:
4021 - BR large logo with grey roof - unnumbered - £594.15
4029 - BR large logo with black roof - unnumbered - £594.15
4032 - Revised Network SouthEast light blue - unnumbered - £594.15
4033 - 50019 "Ramillies" in BR departmental 'Laira' blue - weathered - £619.65
Expected: Q1 2022
4030 - 50036 'Victorious' in BR large logo blue - weathered - £619.65
4034 - 50008 'Thunderer' in Hanson & Hall grey - £594.15
4037 - 50046 'Ajax' in BR large logo blue with black roof - £594.15
4038 - 50032 'Courageous' in original Network SouthEast light blue - weathered - £619.65
4039 - 50033 'Glorious' in revised Network SouthEast light blue - £594.15
50008 and 50015 at Laira Depot in September 1991. © Carl Looker
A total of fifty Class 50 locomotives were produced in the mid-1960s. The locomotives were initially employed on the non-electrified section of the West Coast Main Line between Crewe and Scotland, hauling express passenger trains at speeds of up to 100mph. Following full electrification of the line, the locos found work on the Great Western Mainline and later they moved once again to services from London to the West and South West. They were withdrawn by the end of 1994 but in recent years, two have been pressed back into service with GBRf. The class were nicknamed "Hoovers" because of the distinctive sound made by the dynamic braking resistor cooling fans (which were removed at refurbishment).
(Information provided by Wikipedia)
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