Heljan has shown factory decorated samples for its forthcoming 4mm scale narrow gauge model of the Lynton & Barnstaple Baldwin 2-4-2T Lyn, plans for which were first announced in our January 2019 issue, whilst first tooling samples were illustrated in our January 2020 issue.
Set to be an ideal companion to the manufacturer’s L&B Manning Wardle 2-6-2T models – and the Peco range of L&B rolling stock – five versions are due for release: ref.9980 undecorated black (un-named), ref.9981 L&BR dark green (pre-1906), ref.9982 L&BR dark green (1906-22), ref.9983 SR dark green E762 (1923-29), ref.9984 SR Maunsell green E762 (1929-32), ref.9985 SR Maunsell green E762 (1932-35).
Heljan has worked with members of the revived Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (which operates a replica of the Baldwin 2-4-2T) to create the livery artwork that is appropriate to each period of the locomotive’s career (except ref.9980, which targeted at freelance modellers).
Standard features include a working LED headlamp, six-pin DCC decoder interface, detachable couplers, etched metal cowcatchers, and numerous parts specific to period and livery, including coal rails, chimneys, smokebox doors, water tank filler hatches, whistles and safety valves.
It should be noted that the pre-production models shown are not the final approved versions and are subject to correction/modification before production starts. Delivery is planned for later in 2020.