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Heljan progress report - November 2018

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A rerun of class 27 diesels  in 4mm has been mentioned elsewhere on this site, does anyone have any details?

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It certainly hasn't been abandoned, just put on hold until the final sales of the present stock has been achieved. It was discussed briefly over the weekend at the Warley show along with the other lengthy queue of Heljan models in the progression line. The positive aspect of this is that most of the tooling is complete for the earlier version with just some 'tweeking' required to the GN cab and tender when the time comes.

That’s very good news. I’m pleased with the ones I’ve got but a better paint (or unpainted) finish would be welcome.

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That’s very good news. I’m pleased with the ones I’ve got but a better paint (or unpainted) finish would be welcome.

Weatheing turns them into exceptional models.

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WWeatheing turns them into exceptional models.

 

The trouble is, I don’t like weathering. Everything is spotless in my fantasy world.

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The trouble is, I don’t like weathering. Everything is spotless in my fantasy world.

I am not alone !!! :O

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A rerun of class 27 diesels in 4mm has been mentioned elsewhere on this site, does anyone have any details?

According to the new 2019 Heljan catalog:

All Blue, sealed doors, drop light cab windows:

 

2715: 27104

2716: 27030 Eastfield logo

2717: tbc Haymarket logo

2718: 27029 highland stag logo

 

Sealed door, sliding cab windows, tablet catchers:

 

2730: BR Green 27001 weathered

2731: BR Green D5369 (SYp)

2732: BR Blue 5357

 

 

Also of note is 3 further class 17’s D8502 GSYP, 8546 GFYE, D8534 Blue

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Also of note is 3 further class 17’s D8502 GSYP, 8546 GFYE, D8534 Blue

 

Oh crikey, not more...  That would make the two dozen I reckon....  I need help for this Bo-Bo addiction.

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Oh crikey, not more... That would make the two dozen I reckon.... I need help for this Bo-Bo addiction.

Anyone modelling a Scottish shed needs at least 20...

14 on the scrap line, 2 dragging another failed pair on a freight with another pair banking it.

 

Plus a 24 to sort it all out,

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Under the picture of the Class 60 it says check the Railway Press for details of new versions!?! Surely a misprint or caption under the wrong picture?

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According to the new 2019 Heljan catalog:

All Blue, sealed doors, drop light cab windows:

2715: 27104

2716: 27030 Eastfield logo

2717: tbc Haymarket logo

2718: 27029 highland stag logo

Sealed door, sliding cab windows, tablet catchers:

2730: BR Green 27001 weathered

2731: BR Green D5369 (SYp)

2732: BR Blue 5357

Also of note is 3 further class 17’s D8502 GSYP, 8546 GFYE, D8534 Blue

Thanks, to date all their blue with full yellow end 27s had drop light cab Windows and a thin bead across the sealed door. My memories from the mid 80s were mostly of sliding Windows with no beading across the door. The Heljan version of drop Windows and beading was less common in the mid 80s. While the changing of the windows is relatively straightforward if you can source their 26 glazing, the removal of the beading is a pain and needs a repaint.

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