Trade Heljan Telford 2018 news

Discussion in 'Resources' started by PMP, 1 September 2018.

  1. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    This morning there's a very interesting press release from Heljan at the 2018 Telford O gauge show. Good news for 7mm modellers with the popular GWR AEC Railcar and BR Class 56 Diesels being announced below, but for the 4mm modellers amongst us there news of the AEC Railcar being covered in OO gauge too!


    Support for British Gauge O modelling continues with an all-new Great Western Railway AEC Railcar, BR Class 56 heavy freight diesel and fully re-tooled BR Class 33 diesel offering new variants of this popular BRCW Type 3.

    GWR AEC Railcar

    To complement the growing selection of HELJAN GWR/Western Region steam locomotives, we’re working on the first ever ready-to-run Gauge O model of the classic GWR AEC ‘razor edge’ railcar (Nos. 19-33). The perfect single vehicle branch line train for steam and transition era GWR/WR layouts, these pioneering vehicles were the predecessors of modern railcars and DMUs and retain a cult following decades later. The specification of the O gauge model will include:

    Fine detail inside and out, discreet mechanism, LED lighting functions, Sprung buffers and couplings. Designed for easy DCC and sound installation, and interior lighting


    1900: GWR chocolate/cream (white roof and monogram)

    1901: GWR chocolate/cream (dark grey roof and GWR coat of arms)

    1902: BR crimson/cream (dark grey roof)

    1903: BR crimson/cream (white cab roofs)

    1904: BR green with speed whiskers (white cab roofs)

    1905: BR green with speed whiskers (grey roof)

    As well as the Gauge O model, we are working on an all-new version of the same railcar for OO gauge, further details of which will be announced at a later date. However, we expect it to have a similar specification and choice of liveries to its larger sister.

    BR Class 56 Co-Co diesel

    In response to strong demand from the O gauge community, we are

    developing a model of the popular BR Class 56 heavy freight diesel, introduced in 1976. The HELJAN model will be based on the later Doncaster and Crewe-built locomotives (56070-135), allowing a wide range of the most requested liveries to be offered. Specification will include:

    • Fine detail, Twin motors for heavy haulage, LED lighting functions,

    See-through grilles, Sprung buffers and couplings, Designed for easy DCC and sound installation, Provision for smoke unit.

    Expected Release in 2020.


    5600: BR Blue

    5601: BR Large Logo blue

    5602: Railfreight large logo grey

    5603: Railfreight ‘Red Stripe’ grey

    5604: Railfreight sector three-tone grey (unbranded)

    5605: Railfreight Coal sector grey

    5606: Railfreight Construction Sector Grey

    5607: Loadhaul Black/Orange

    BRCW Type/Class 33 Bo-Bo diesel (Version 2/3)

    Look out in 2019 for TEN new editions of our popular Gauge O Class 33, featuring updated and modified tooling to create both 1960s to 1980s and late BR/early privatisation era versions with high-intensity headlights and cab radio roof pods.

    Expected Release: Early-2019. SRP: £549.00 each

    VERSION 2: 1960s to 1980s

    3393: Original BR green

    3394: BR Green with small yellow warning panels

    3395: BR Green with full yellow ends

    3396: BR Blue with full yellow ends

    VERSION 3: Late-1980s to 2000s

    3400: BR Blue with full yellow ends

    3401: BR Civil Engineers 'Dutch' grey/yellow

    3402: EWS red/gold 33030

    3403: Network SouthEast 33035

    3404: DRS blue unnumbered

    3405: Railfreight Construction sector grey
    Last edited: 2 September 2018
  2. 43179

    43179 Western Thunderer

    think those last two belong in the class 56 livery column - theres never been a loadhaul 33 (they're ugly enough as it is without that... :) )
    PMP likes this.
  3. PMP

    PMP Western Thunderer

    thanks, :)