Heljan reveals O gauge Class 24

25 November 2023
The third announcement for the manufacturer at Warley show is the arrival of the Class 24/0 and 24/1s.

According to Heljan, in recent years it has received more customer requests for an ‘O’ gauge Class 24 than anything else. 

The ‘skinhead’ Class 24/0s will arrive first, in six BR-era liveries, with five Class 24/1s to follow in 2025. The first engineering prototypes were on display at the Warley NEC show on November 25/26 2023 and will also be on display at Model Rail Scotland in Glasgow on February 23-25 2024. 

These new models feature all-new body toolings with authentic variations between the different sub-types, bespoke bogie and underframe parts and detailed cab interiors.

Variations include bodies with original skirts or skirts removed, Scottish Region tablet catcher equipment, different roof panel and fuel/water tank arrangements, original or revised sandboxes and twin car style headlights fitted to Class 24/1s based at Inverness in the 1970s.

Other features include drilled-out wheels and bogie equalising beams, etched grilles, separately fitted handrails and pipe runs, separate headcode discs, etched metal step covers and boiler grille cover plates. 

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The new models cost £649.00 (£669.00 weathered) and also feature a plug-and-play DCC decoder interface (ESU Loksound XL decoder required), powered roof fan, six separately switchable light functions and our renowned heavy-duty twin motor/flywheel chassis. 

Class 24/0 Models 

  • 2450: BR Green Unnumbered
  • 2451: BR Green Unnumbered (Small Yellow Panels) 
  • 2452: BR Two-Tone Green Unnumbered (Small Yellow Panels) 
  • 2453: BR Blue Unnumbered (Full Yellow Ends) 
  • 2454: BR Green 24090 (Full Yellow Ends) WEATHERED
  • 2455: BR Railway Technical Centre 97201 Experiment 

Class 24/1 Models 

  • 2470: BR Green Unnumbered
  • 2471: BR Green Unnumbered NER (Small Yellow Panels) 
  • 2472: BR Green Unnumbered ScR (Small Yellow Panels)
  • 2473: BR Blue Unnumbered LMR (Full Yellow Ends) 
  • 2474: BR Blue Unnumbered ScR (Full Yellow Ends) TWIN HEADLIGHTS

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