🤩 Bargain Heljan OO Class 25 Locomotives

Posted by Jack Morgan on

Take advantage of a major saving available across the range of OO gauge Class 25 diesel locomotives from Heljan! We have now reduced these models by up to 35% off the original RRP - so bring home one of these detailed diesels for a low price while stocks last.

Up to 35% Off - While Stocks Last!

Product Features:

Highly detailed model with many separate parts including handrails, pipework, under frame relief, tanks, etched grilles and much more

Digital & Sound capable - 21-pin socket

Accessory pack with buffer beam parts, step/grille plates, snowploughs and couplings

Heavy diecast metal chassis

5-pole motor with twin flywheels, all-wheel drive and pickups

Independent LED directional lights

Enhanced cab decoration in new batch

Accurate tooling variations and minor detail differences

NEM tension lock couplings

Prototype Information

The Class 25 (aka the Sulzer Type 2) were a class of diesel locomotives produced for British Rail. The initial batch of Class 24 locomotives were deemed to be lacking in top speed, so the Class 25s were given uprated engines and charge air cooling which allowed them to beat the 75mph top speed of the 24s. Although primarily designed for freight work, a number of the class were fitted with boilers for heating passenger trains. Throughout the 1970s the class could be seen across much of the network (aside from the Eastern & Southern regions), which led to them being nicknamed "Rats". There were a number of variations present amongst class members, with the initial 25/0 type followed on by the 25/1 (which featured different traction motors and other modifications), 25/2 (which featured restyled bodywork and a different initial livery) and the 25/3 (the final batch of locomotives). Some of the class were converted into mobile generators for train heating in the 1980s, which were in turn scrapped by 1994.

Image via Steve Jones

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