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Old 10-09-2018, 04:11 PM   #1
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Just in case you missed out first time round, 6 Heljan Westerns are now back in the shops

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I had a Heljan Western but really didn’t like it. Not sure why but it just didn’t seem right to me, I think lack of detail especially around the bogies was one fault. Never did run very well which is strange because all my other Heljan diesels, 12 in total, run beautifully.
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I had a Heljan Western but really didnít like it. Not sure why but it just didnít seem right to me, I think lack of detail especially around the bogies was one fault. Never did run very well which is strange because all my other Heljan diesels, 12 in total, run beautifully.
O or OO?

I wasn't totally happy with the running of the OO ones, they needed an aweful lot of power to get them to move and then set off at about 40mph.

I havent tried this one yet but my other 3 run perfectly.
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OO. Maybe mine was a Friday afternoon model. I have some Dapol versions now. Very nice.
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My only criticism of these and other Heljan RTR diesels is the roof fans, too noisey, too fast.
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Iíve never noticed working fans. Seem to remember reading somewhere that it is best to disconnect them. I did on one of my diesels, donít think it was Heljan.
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Beware the gears have a habit of splitting, at last brass ones are now obtainable.
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never liked them and certainly would not consider buying one, that goes for the Warships as well. Each to their own of course but they ain't attractive
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I think they are very handsome.
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