BR’s standard 25kV AC electric locomotive of the 1960s to 1980s was developed using experience gained with the earlier ‘AL1’ to ‘AL5’ classes.
Deployed on many duties from 100mph express passenger trains to fast freight, parcels and mail traffic, many ’86s’ remain in use today both in the UK and overseas.
Heljan’s new model looks back at the as-built ‘AL6’ machines and Class 86/0s of the 1965-80 period and features a number of improvements over Heljan’s previous Class 86s.
- 21 pin DCC interface
- Working lights
- NEM couplings
- Sprung buffers
|BUILT BY||BR Doncaster Works/Vulcan Foundry|
|NUMBER SERIES||E3100 -99 , 86001-048|
|SERVICE CAREER||1965 onwards|
|REGION||London Midland / Scottish|
|STATUS IN 2018||Active/preserved (86259, 86101, 86401)|