Heljan OO BR Brush Type 4 Prototype 1200 Falcon Blue Weathered Limited Edition (53041)
The release of Heljan's Falcon model presents the
locomotive in its' last years of service from the historic Newport locomotive shed. The BR
corporate blue livery is very realistically weathered and carries the 'white elephant' logo
on one side. This sticker was applied by a depot wag following the loss of one of the
Falcon plates. The sticker was not removed after a replacement plate had been fitted and
Falcon ran for some time with the elephant's feet sticking out below the plate! Etched
nameplates are supplied with the model, so you can recreate this if you wish.
A very popular model on its' first release, the heavy
Heljan chassis and motor drive provides excellent haulage capacity and smooth running
performance. The bodyshell replicates the original locomotive as accurately as is possible,
having been researched from surviving information at Brush. A very high level of detailing
has been incorporated, with excellent grille detail and separately fitted
The BR blue livery weathered badly, especially in the
atmosphere created by the coal and steel industries of South Wales. Most western
region enthsiasts remember Falcon and indeed many other WR locos in this sort of
Remember! Antics price includes mainland UK delivery for your model of
The locomotive was maintained in service by a few fitters at Ebbw Vale shed, combining experience in the maintenance of the engines from Westerns and electrical systems from class 37s and 47s. Sadly the contract terms for the sale of Falcon agreed between Brush and BR required the scrapping of the locomotive once it became surplus to BRs requirements and, despite approaches from preservation groups, the locomotive was cut up.
The combined skills of Ebbw Junction's fitters kept Falcon flying despite it's one-off combination of Maybach engines (as used in the Westerns) and electric power transmission (as used on Ebbw Junctions' 37s).
Website: 2 Available from shops: Cardiff: 1, Gloucester: 1, Plymouth: 1, Sheffield: 1, Stroud: 1 ( explain)
(Prod Ref #70368)
MRP: £129.00 Antics Price: £109.50