A new locomotive and its an electric!
DANISH READY-TO-RUN manufacturer Heljan has unveiled details of its next 4mm scale/’OO’ gauge locomotive release, the BR Class 86 25kV ac electric, which has been added to the firms already busy 2009-10 new release programme. Initial releases will be based on the type in its later life, with an RRP of around £110.00.
Regarding the Brush ‘Kestrel’ project, the Danes have stated the following:
You will be aware the current global economic crisis has put pressure on both raw material cost and exchange rates.
We have looked at the ‘KESTREL’ project and for it to remain viable (due to the limited numbers) we will have to increase the retail price to £119.95.
It is not a decision we have taken lightly and hope you understand the reasons behind it.
Heljan has also extended its range of scenic accessories to include working UK street lights. Samples can be seen on the forthcoming Warley Show on November 22nd & 23rd.