Heljan Mk. 2s now closer to production

23 April 2024
Factory decorated O gauge Mk. 2 coaches samples finally arrive for the long-awaited start of production on these BR-era passenger vehicles.

The pictures illustrate pre-production samples, subject to change and improvement before production gets underway. For example, none of the samples have decorated interiors yet - these will be shown on later samples. Various other areas for improvement have already been identified and will be addressed before the models are approved for production.

28 models will be produced in 14 classic liveries, covering five types of vehicle - Brake Second Open (BSO), Brake Second Open with Micro-Buffet (BSOT), Brake First Corridor (BFK), First Corridor (FK) and Tourist Second Open (TSO). For the full list, see the Heljan 2024 catalogue or Heljan stockist. 

Liveries will include BR Blue/Grey, Network SouthEast, ScotRail, Provincial Trans-Pennine, Regional Railways, ScotRail 'Hebridean' Green/Cream, RTC Red/Blue, West Coast Railways maroon, Network Rail Yellow and DRS Blue. In response to public demand, two FK vehicles will be produced in BR Southern Region Green and (exclusively for Tower Models) BR Lined Maroon.

Standard features 

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  • Detachable magnetic roof
  • Detailed interiors for all versions
  • Separately fitted seats, tables and luggage racks
  • Sprung Buffers
  • Fully functional drophead buckeye couplers
  • Light Bar Ready
  • Customer-fit gangway & underframe parts to finish vehicles as vacuum-braked Mk2z or air-braked Mk2a
  • Detailed decoration appropriate to vehicle/livery - including authentic period window destination labels on NSE, Trans-Pennine and ScotRail vehicles. 

Priced at £299.00, advance orders for the new models are already very strong, and some liveries are expected to sell out before delivery.

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