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It was in the early thirties, after the Paris and suburban trams had been removed from service, that the first buses of the „TN“ series were built. The progress that had been made by the automobile industry, especially in the field of tyres, made it possible to design buses which could seat fifty people or more. The buses of the „TN“ series were equipped with 4-cylinder engines of 58 HP (TN.4) and 6-cylinder engines of 94 HP (TN.6 family). The TN.4A was used on short and medium runs in flat areas, whilst the more powerful TN.6 was used on the long suburban runs and on the very hilly lines such as Montmartre, Ménilmontant and Belleville. The TN.6A and the TN.6C were identical in appearance, the only discernable difference being in the wheels, which had rims with solid centres on the TN.6A, whilst the TN.6C had removable rims, called „artillery rims“. The enormous flexibility of use of the TN.6C was legendary among drivers. During the war, these buses were equipped with a coal-burning gas generating system, either Imber or Gohin--Panhard. After the war, the main modification made on the TN.6s was the enclosing of the driver‘s cab, so as to allow him a minimum of comfort during the winter months. Replacement of the „TN“ buses was begun in 1960, and the lastone was withdrawn in 1969, thirty eight years after the first one was put into service.


Because it's important to us!

At Heller, we are constantly working to produce our products as sustainable as possible. In recent years, we have therefore taken many measures to increase resource efficiency as much as possible.

Recycled plastic

Since 2023, we have been producing all Heller model kits with recycled plastic. This gives existing plastic a new life in a great kit while maintaining the same quality.

No bags and film

Instead of packing our sprues in plastic bags, we use tissue paper to transport all components in a clean, protected and environmentally friendly way. Thanks to our seal closure, we do not need shrink film. This also significantly increases the recyclability of our packaging.

Oldies but Goldies

We are proud of our large archive of injection moulds. That is why we rework, repair and improve existing moulds instead of throwing them away. Great models are preserved and at the same time a lot of energy and material is saved. That's why we proudly display the year of manufacture of our moulds and the year of the last general overhaul clearly on every product box.

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