Heljan OO Gauge Class 25/3 - Available Now
Heljan Class 25/3
Heljan produce a OO gauge model of the Class 25/3 locomotive. Heljan's model represents the final development of the Derby/ Sulzer Type 2, covering 25/3s built between Dec 1963 and April 1967 as well as the 'ETHEL' train-heating units that were converted from the locomotives as a short-term solution in the 1980s. Several models are available now with a new batch expected to be released during February 2022.
Heljan's Class 25/3 features:
- Highly detailed model with separately fitted parts
- Heljan high-performance chassis
- All-wheel drive
- All-wheel pick-ups
- Illuminated headcode and directional LED lights
- Digital and Sound capability - 21-pin socket
- Weathered versions available
- Accurate tooling variations - including early and revised exhaust designs
- Etched mesh grilles
- Sprung buffers
The ETHEL train heating units are supplied un-motorised but complete with electronics and pick-ups for digital and sound users. Please note that the second batch (2543 to 2549 & 2570) will feature enhanced cab decoration, independent tail lights, pre-fitted wiring for a speaker and extra accessory pack parts. The cab light feature will be ommitted on these models.
Expected: February 2022
Livery artwork shown. Stay tuned for further updates as we receive them from Heljan.
25258 near Walsall in September 1978. © Steve Jones
The /3 variation denoted the final batch of Class 25s that were constructed by BR's Derby Works in the mid-1960s. The Class 25s were developed from the Class 24 and were provided with more power to enable them to hit 90mph. Although primarily designed for freight work, some were fitted with boilers for heating passenger trains and could be seen across most of the network on a variety of services. Three 25/3 locos were converted for use as mobile generators for train heating in cases where the hauling locomotive could not provide it. Named ETHEL units (Electric Train Heating Ex-Locomotives), they were used from 1983 but were all scrapped by 1994.
|39,000 lbf (Max)|
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