Rail­cars in ‘O’ & ‘OO’

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Hel­jan is to pro­duce the GWR ‘ra­zor edge’ rail­car in both ‘O’ and ‘OO’ gauges. The GWR built a num­ber of dif­fer­ent rail­cars be­tween 1934 and 1942; Hel­jan has cho­sen Nos. 19-33, which fea­tured a dis­tinc­tive an­gu­lar body built at Swin­don Works in 1940/41 with 9.25-litre AEC en­gines. Hel­jan’s ‘O’ gauge model will boast fine de­tail, dis­creet mech­a­nism, ex­ter­nal and in­te­rior lights, sprung buf­fers and easy DCC con­ver­sion. Six liver­ies are planned – two in GWR chocolate and cream, two in BR crim­son and cream and two in BR green. Prices have yet to be con­firmed. The ‘OO’ gauge ver­sion should con­sign Hornby’s old Lima model to the ar­chives. Hel­jan prom­ises a sim­i­lar spec­i­fi­ca­tion and choice of liver­ies to the ‘O’ gauge model as de­vel­op­ment work will fol­low the larger model. Delivery dates and prices have yet to be con­firmed.

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