🚆 50% OFF Heljan O Gauge Class 58s

Posted by Jack Morgan on

This heavy freight behemoth can now be yours for half off the original RRP! Six variations of the Heljan O Gauge Class 58 are discounted in this promotion, charting the full history of this inimitable class in Railfreight, Mainline and EWS colours.

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Product Features

Highly detailed model with many separately fitted parts including handrails, wipers, pipework, etched metal grilles, buffer beam parts and much more

Digital & Sound capability - ESU XL socket with space for a speaker

Provision for a smoke unit

Dual 5-pole motors with flywheels powering each bogie - all-wheel drive and pickups

Sprung metal buffers and couplings

Working directional and interior lighting

Prototype Information

Designed with one eye on the export market, the 50 Class 58s were the last diesel locomotives built by British Rail. For much of their life, they were employed on intensive diagrams ferrying coal between Midlands collieries and power stations alongside the Class 56s.

Image by Steve Jones

From the mid-1990s, their range of duties expanded and they were largely focused in the south-east of England for Mainline and later EWS. Replaced by Class 66s in the late-1990s and early-2000s, many were exported to France, Spain and, briefly, the Netherlands.

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