Heljan have revealed that they are to produce a new batch of their popular Class 40 locomotive in O gauge. This new batch will focus on the centre headcode variant of the class, which has not been produced in O gauge before. A total of five variations will be produced covering both BR green and BR blue liveries. We are expecting the models to arrive by Q2 2021.
The models will feature:
Expected: April to June 2021
The images below show decorated samples which may not fully represent the final models.
4060 - Unnumbered in BR green with centre headcode panel - £466.65
4061 - Unnumbered in BR green with small yellow panels and centre headcode panel - £466.65
4062 - Unnumbered in BR green with full yellow ends and centre headcode panel - £466.65
4063 - Unnumbered in BR blue with centre headcode panel - £466.65
4064 - 40155 in BR blue with centre headcode panel - £466.65
40159 near Chesterfield. © Phil Sangwell
A fleet of 200 Class 40 locomotives were produced in the late-1950s and early-1960s for British Rail. The class were for a time, the pride of the early diesel fleet and saw great success in service. Despite this, by the time the last examples entered service, they were already being replaced on top-link services. The class saw use across most areas of the UK, although only very rarely in the Western and Southern regions. By the mid-1970s the class were mostly used on services in the North of England. The 40s were withdrawn by the end of 1985 and seven were preserved.
(Information provided by Wikipedia)
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