Heljan are producing an all-new OO gauge model of the Class 25/3. Heljan is representing 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. We expect these models to arrive during February 2021.
Heljan's Class 25/3 will feature:
The ETHEL train heating units will be deliveried un-motorised but complete with electronics and pick-ups for digital and sound users.
Expected: February 2021
The images below showcase Heljan's factory decorated samples, or livery artwork where a sample has not been shown yet. There are still some minor improvements to be made prior to full production.
2530 - D7647 in BR two-tone green with small yellow panels - £152.96
2531 - D5244 in BR two-tone green with small yellow panels - weathered - £161.46
2532 - D7550 in BR two-tone green with full yellow ends - £152.96
2533 - D7661 in BR blue with small yellow panels - £152.96
2534 - D7667 in BR blue with full yellow ends - 1,000th Diesel Loco Built at Derby Works - £152.96
2535 - 25252 in BR blue with single central double arrows and headcode blinds - £152.96
2536 - 25155 in BR blue with single central double arrows and headcode blinds - weathered - £161.46
2537 - 25093 in BR blue with single central double arrows and 'domino' headcodes - £152.96
2538 - 25912 "Tamworth Castle" in BR blue with extended yellow ends - £152.96
2539 - D7672 "Tamworth Castle" in BR two-tone green - 1990s railtour condition - £152.96
Expected: February 2021
The images below showcase Heljan's factory decorated samples. There are still some minor improvements to be made prior to full production.
2540 - ETHEL train heating unit ADB97250 in BR blue and grey - £152.96
2541 - ETHEL train heating unit ADB97252 in Intercity livery - £152.96
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.
(Information provided by Wikipedia)
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