After the phenomenal response to Heljan’s first release of O gauge Class 50s in late-2019, the company has received many requests to produce more models in the most popular liveries.
With all versions long since sold out at the warehouse and the most sought-after liveries snapped up quickly by ‘50’ fans, Heljan are delighted to unveil a second batch of these cult classic English Electric Type 4s.
In response to feedback from customers, Heljan are producing further quantities of the refurbished BR blue and standard large logo blue locomotives (with grey roof), but they are also adding the much-requested large logo variation with a black roof, as applied to some of the most popular members of the class in the 1980s. Completing a trio of large logo ‘Vacs’ will be fully numbered, named and weathered 50036 Victorious in final condition with red bufferbeams and NSE flashes.
Heljan will also fill a gap in the Network SouthEast story with a model in the early light blue variant of revised NSE livery. They will also cater for the departmental scene with a fully numbered, named and heavily weathered model of DCWA pool stalwart 50019 Ramillies in ‘Laira blue’ with grey roof and cabside numbers.
Finally, following the success of their GB Railfreight ‘50’, Heljan’s friends at KMS Railtech have commissioned a rerun of 50049 Defiance in its current livery and, for the first time, GBRf 50007 Hercules in its current split identity guise (numbered on one side as 50014 Warspite). For further information on these two exclusive editions, please see www.kmsrailtech.co.uk.
All models will have the same technical specification as the first batch of Class 50s and suggested retail price (SRP) has been held at £699.00 for pristine locomotives (factory weathered models £729.00). Delivery is expected in mid-2021. All versions are being produced in limited quantities so early ordering is recommended to avoid disappointment. Contact your local Heljan stockists now to reserve yours!
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