O Gauge Heljan class 50, 50008 Thunderer

O Gauge Heljan class 50, 50008 Thunderer

SKU: 50008LL1990

Heljan class 50008 Thunderer.

Large Logo Blue.


This loco has been reworked from a Hattons Limited Edition with all printed details removed. 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 1989 to the end of summer 1990 whilst it was a DWCA locomotive and before its celebrity repaint. 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.

  • Technical Specifications

    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.

  • Etched nameplates

    50008 Thunderer

  • Weathering

    Traffic weathering and unkempt.

  • Period

    Circa 1989/ 1990