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Class 117 DMU at Winchombe in July 2015. © Rob Hodgkins
Heljan are producing a range of both 2 and 3-car Class 117 diesel multiple units in O gauge. A total of seven models are currently planned, covering a range of liveries including BR blue, blue & grey, BR green and Network SouthEast. We are expecting to receive these into stock during 2020. The models promise a high specification, as is to be expected from Heljan and will include:
Heljan recently showcased the first sample for the Class 117
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1173 - 2-car DMU in BR blue and grey - £620 EST
1174 - 2-car DMU in Network SouthEast livery - £620 EST
1175 - 3-car DMU in BR green with speed whiskers - £880 EST
1176 - 3-car DMU in BR green with small yellow warning panels - £880 EST
1177 - 3-car DMU in BR blue - £880 EST
1178 - 3-car DMU in BR blue and grey - £880 EST
1179 - 3-car DMU in Network SouthEast livery - £880 EST
Class 117 DMU L421 at Didcot in May 1989. © Murgatroyd49
(Information provided by Wikipedia)
The Class 117 DMUs were produced by Pressed Steel in the late 1950s/ early 60s and were based on the similar Class 121 "Bubble Car". They were originally intended for use on suburban services out of London Paddington where they spent several decades. During the 1980s, some moved to Birmingham and Scotland prior to the introduction of newer rolling stock. Like other first generation multiple units, the Class 117s had a long lifespan, with the final units bowing out in 2000. Due to their longevity, many can still be seen at heritage lines across the UK.
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