O Gauge Heljan class 50, 50024 Vanguard
Heljan class 50024 Vanguard.
Large Logo Blue.
This loco has been reworked from a Heljan class 50 and resprayed. The cabs have been resprayed in warning yellow with the black window surrounds repainted black (as these differ from the original Heljan release) and all new transfers applied, these are supplied from Fox Transfers, and Railtec. The loco has been weathered as it was in the period 1985 until 1987 when Old Oak Common repainted her in revised NSE livery. It comes with protoneo etched nameplates. The weathering involves stripping the loco, performing the modifications to the livery, then the first stages of weathering go on. This is then coated with a light matt varnish, another blending coat of weathering using powders, dry brush and wash techniques are applied. This is then has air brush weathering applied with a final coat of protective varnish sprayed on. The loco is the reassembled, reglazed and finished with patches of oil textures to the parts which would have oil on them (Coil springs, around axle boxes and fuel tank filler leaks).
This Locomotive comes boxed and mounted on a wooden plinth.
UK postage is Free, via DPD two day delivery service.
Twin Motors, A1A-A1A drive.
LED directional lighting, Headcode boxes, high intensity headlights and tail-lights.
Working Fan, which has been heavily weathered.
All transfers changed, numbers, data panels, electrication flashes, double arrows, departmental cabside flashes and no.2 end NSE flashes.
Traffic weathering and unkempt.
Circa 1985 to 1987