O Gauge FK MK2 Coaches 05/06/2020
O GAUGE MK2 UPDATE
EXTRA VERSION AND NEW LIVERIES ADDED TO RELEASE PROGRAMME!
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Heljan have annouced the Mk2/Mk2a First Corridor (FK) variant and new livery options added to this exciting new family of O gauge passenger coaches for 2021 release.
The all-First Class vehicles will join the Tourist Second Open (TSO), Brake Second Open (BSO) and Brake First Corridor (BFK) announced in late-2019, allowing O gauge modellers to create a wider and more representative range of BR Mk2/Mk2a trains.
Design work for all four variants is now complete and tooling is underway with the first engineering samples expected in the UK for review in the autumn. All four models feature superb interior and exterior detail and innovative design, allowing modellers to customise their vehicles to suit their exact requirements. Customer-fit underframe parts and end gangway doors will enable the models to be completed as vacuum-braked Mk2 or air-braked Mk2a vehicles (instruction sheets will provide guidance on which parts are required for each type, where to fit them and which liveries they carried). To make further interior detailing/painting easier, the models will feature removable roofs secured in place with magnets.
Installing interior lighting will also be extremely simple thanks to our new battery-powered LED lighting bar (sold separately), which will simply drop into the locating slots provided on the interior unit. Featuring a built-in motion sensor, the lights switch on when any movement is detected and remain illuminated for two minutes when your train is stationary.
Using standard coin batteries, these lighting bars provide an economical ‘fit-and-forget’ solution without the extra expense of DCC decoders or the additional weight and friction that can cause issues with some lighting/pick-up systems.
Other standard features on the new HELJAN Mk2/Mk2a coaches include highly detailed interiors with separate seats, luggage racks, tables and guards van/office details, a wealth of separate roof, end and underframe detail and our superb new B4 bogies.
First releases are expected in 2021, with a Suggested Retail Price (SRP) of £279.00 each. The separate lighting bars will be available to HELJAN UK retailers shortly with an SRP of £29.99 per pack. In response to feedback, we have also made alterations to our production plan and added several new liveries to those already announced. Please note that some item numbers have changed, replacing those shown in the HELJAN 2020 UK catalogue.
Mk2/Mk2a TOURIST SECOND OPEN (TSO)
- 2400 BR blue/grey unbranded
- 2401 ScotRail
- 2402 Network SouthEast light blue
- 2403 Network SouthEast dark blue
- 2404 Hebridean green/cream
- 2405 Provincial Trans-Pennine
- 2406 Regional Railways
- 2407 West Coast Maroon
Mk2/Mk2a BRAKE SECOND OPEN (BSO)
- 2410 BR blue/grey unbranded
- 2411 Network SouthEast light blue
- 2412 Network SouthEast dark blue
- 2413 Hebridean green/cream
- 2414 Provincial Trans-Pennine
- 2415 BR blue/grey with Micro-Buffet BSO(T)
- 2416 DRS blue Escort Coach
Mk2/Mk2a BRAKE FIRST CORRIDOR (BFK)
- 2420 BR blue/grey unbranded
- 2421 Network SouthEast light blue
- 2422 Network SouthEast dark blue
- 2423 Regional Railways
- 2424 InterCity Executive
- 2425 Network Rail yellow
Mk2/Mk2a FIRST CORRIDOR (FK)
- 2430 BR blue/grey unbranded
- 2431 Network SouthEast light blue
- 2432 Network SouthEast dark blue
- 2433 Provincial Trans-Pennine
- 2434 ScotRail
- 2435 RTC red/blue Test Car 6
- 2436 BR(S) green