A series of images of the manufacturer's forthcoming Class 25 for OO gauge have circulated online – time for a closer look?
Heljan has posted images of its first factory-decorated OO gauge Class 25 sample. Depicting BR green D7647 'as delivered' it is one of 12 versions covering the entire BR career of this popular and versatile BR/Sulzer Type 2 locomotive. The manufacturer anticipates the models will be released later this year.
Ben Jones, UK representative for Heljan said "Due to circumstances beyond our control it's been far too long since our last update on the OO gauge Class 25 project. However, we can at last report some positive progress with the arrival of the first factory decorated sample. We can report that this sample features refinements over previous EPs, including the removal of bolt heads from the windscreen frames and tail light surrounds."
Heljan is pushing to complete the models as soon as possible and hopes to deliver them to UK retailers in the final quarter of 2020. The model photographed is a pre-production sample and is subject to modification and correction before production begins.
#2530 BR two-tone green D7647 (small yellow panels) - NOTE CHANGE OF LOCOMOTIVE NUMBER
#2531 BR two-tone green D5244 (small yellow panels) WEATHERED
#2532 BR two-tone green D7550 (full yellow ends)
#2533 BR early blue D7661 (small yellow panels)
#2534 BR blue D7667 (full yellow ends)
#2535 BR blue 25252 (LMR)
#2536 BR blue 25155 (WR) WEATHERED
#2537 BR blue 25093 (ScR/LMR)
#2538 BR 'Ice Cream Van' livery 25912 Tamworth Castle
#2539 BR Railtour two-tone green D7672 Tamworth Castle
#2540 BR blue/grey 97250 'ETHEL 1'
#2541 InterCity 97252 'ETHEL 3'
A further model is being produced exclusively for TMC, depicting 25102 in mid-1970s BR two-tone green with full yellow ends. Contact TMC
for more details, and see your local Heljan stockist or see the Heljan facebook page
for regular updates on these models.