We have recently received a huge shipment of bargain items in both OO and O gauge from Heljan! All of the items are brand new and are available at huge discounts off the RRP - in some cases over half price. There's plenty to explore, with popular locomotives, units, wagons and coaches available across multiple scales.
The range of stock currently available can be explored below, use the contents list or scroll down the page to see them all!
The Class O2 locomotives were designed by Nigel Gresley for freight work and were built by the GNR. Further examples were constructed by the LNER from 1924; totaling 67 built. There were four subclasses, two of which have been modelled by Heljan; the LNER Class O2/3 and O2/4. The locomotives were of a three-cylinder design and served across LNER territory; primarily hauling coal and iron ore trains. All 67 were scrapped by the end of 1963.
The Heljan models showcase Class O2/3 and O2/4 locomotives in both LNER and British Railways guises. They feature a number of separately fitted handrails and other details. They come digital ready, with a 21-pin socket and sound fitting is also possible.
Eight variations are available to order for the bargain price of £89:
The Class 05 was a class of 69 0-6-0 diesel-mechanical shunters built by the Hunslet Engine Company from 1955 to 1961 for use on the Eastern and Scottish regions of British Railways. Despite being given the Class no. 05, they never received TOPS classifications, apart from D2554, which received the number 05001 when at work on the Island Line on the Isle of Wight. The rest of the class were all withdrawn by the end of 1968 and replaced with the Class 03 and 04 locomotives. Four Class 05s are current in preservation.
The Heljan model features a number of separately fitted detailing parts and a detailed cab with the distinctive large windows. The locomotives are digital ready with a 6-pin socket and are also capable of being sound fitted.
Eight variations are available for the bargain price of £69:
The Metropolitan Railway placed an order with Metropolitan-Vickers to build twenty locomotives utilising some equipment recovered from their original fleet. The locomotives were constructed between 1922 - 1923, featured four 300hp motors and had a top speed of 65mph. They were used for suburban passenger services and all carried nameplates for real or fictitious people who had a connection to the area served by the metropolitan. All but two were scrapped and you can still see "Sarah Siddons" performing at heritage events to this day.
The Heljan model is available in a number of Metropolitan and London Transport liveries, including preservation ones still used today. The model has working lights and a wealth of exterior separately fitted details. The locomotives are digital ready with a 21-pin socket and are capable of being sound fitted.
Seven variations are available to order for the bargain price of £74:
Park Royal Vehicles built five diesel railbuses for British Railways, during a drastic period where extreme cost saving was required to try and keep many rural branch lines in operation. Three of the vehicles were delivered to the Bedford region with the remaining two heading to Scotland. The Railbuses featured a single AEC 150hp motor and could seat up to 50 people. They were constructed in a "body on chassis" fashion - with substantially separate power underframe and body unit portions coming together to form a near finished unit. All 5 were scrapped.
In this promotion, we've got three variations of the railcar available in BR green-era liveries. The model features full interior detailing, separately fitted parts on the exterior, working lights, headcodes and destination blinds. The model is Digital ready with a 21-pin socket.
Three variations are available to order for the bargain price of £69:
Similarly to the Park Royal Railbuses, AC Cars (famous for producing the Cobra sports car) were commissioned to produce five vehicles for use on rural branch lines threatened with closure due to rising costs. The vehicles were powered by the same AEC 150hp engine and operated in Scotland and in the Western Region of British Railways. The AC Cars models seated 46 people and unlike the Park Royal railbuses, two made their way into preservation.
One version of the Heljan model is available on promotion, showcasing the railbus in BR light green livery with speed whiskers. The model features a detailed interior with separate external fittings, working lights and destination blinds. The model is digital ready with a 21-pin socket.
Get your AC Railbus for just £69:
The Class 128 Diesel Parcels Unit was introduced by British Rail in 1959. A total of 10 were built by Gloucester Railway Carriage and Wagon Company, each with two 230hp engines. There was no passenger accommodation on the units, featuring special parcel racks and bike storage at each end. The class survived until 1991 when the last was scrapped, none have been preserved.
Three variants of the Heljan model are available showcasing BR blue and Royal Mail liveries. The model features a variety of separate exterior detail and working lighting. The 128 is Digital ready with a 21-pin socket and is capable of being fitted with sound.
Three variants are available at the bargain price of £59:
228 Class 20, (aka the English Electric Type 1), diesel-electric locomotives were built at Vulcan Foundry and Robert Stephenson and Hawthorns between 1957 and 1968. The locos featured a relatively basic design, with a 1000hp engine enabling them to work light mixed freight trains. Unusually, the locos have just a single cab - which caused severe visibility problems. Due to this, the locomotives were commonly paired together at the nose, with their cabs at opposite ends. The majority have now been withdrawn but some remain in service with Direct Rail Services and other smaller industrial operators.
The Heljan O Gauge models available in this sale show the 20s in BR green and BR blue guises. The locomotives feature separately fitted details such as handrails and buffer beam equipment. They are supplied unnumbered - meaning you may number them as you wish with your own transfers. Appropriate transfers for these locos can be found, HERE.
Five variants are available from £340:
The Mk1 was the family designation given to the first standardised design of coaches built by British Railways. Following nationalisation, BR had been building coaches to designs of the "Big Four", and the Mark 1 was their attempt at creating a standard class of carriage for use across all lines that incorporated the best features of previous stock. A huge variety of Mk1s were built and the design was the basis for a number of Diesel and Electric Multiple Units.
Eight variations are available from £180:
The Class B tank wagons were built in response to the need for faster, higher capacity wagons to cater for the growth of petroleum traffic following the British Railways modernisation plan in 1955. Hundreds of the wagons were built and were used for storing petroleum, chemicals and molasses.
Three variations are available at the bargain price of £39:
The VAA/ VBA vans were built between 1969 and 1978 and were BR's first general-purpose air-braked vans. They were used across the network on fast freight services, including later BR "Speedlink" services. The majority of the fleet have now been scrapped or been modified for other uses.
Four Variations are available for the bargain price of £39:
The OAA wagons were built in the 70s by BR for use on ABN and later "Speedlink" services. They featured steel ends with wooden dropside doors. They were used nationwide but many were transferred to departmental use due to a decline in general merchandise traffic. Later in their lives, the OBAs were heavily modified and converted for other duties.
Five variations are available for the bargain price of £39:
The "Catfish" and "Dogfish" wagons were BR's standard small ballast hopper wagons. Almost 2000 of the wagons were built and fitted with vaccuum brakes from new. Many of the class lasted into the 1990s, with some lasting all the way until 2006. The wagons could be found working across the country.
Four variations are available for the bargain price of £44:
A batch of 80 bogie wagons were constructed in 1977 for cross-channel freight services by Cargowaggon. They were amongst the first "big" wagons seen in the UK. They can still be seen operating to this day.
Eight variations are available for the bargain price of £89: