Heljan OO Class 25 Samples 16/09/2020

Having teased you with their first factory-decorated OO gauge Class 25 sample a few weeks ago, Heljan have shared more to whet your appetite. All are close to being signed off - subject to a few minor improvements - and plan to deliver them to us final quarter of this year.

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Heljan statement:

It's been a longer process than we'd hoped for and we understand the frustration when eagerly awaited models are delayed. We are frustrated too! However, we believe that these superb Derby Sulzer Type 2s will be worth the wait. No fewer than 12 versions are being prepared for general release, plus an exclusive edition for TMC (see their website for details), covering the entire BR career of the late-bodied Class 25 variant. Standard features include LED lighting, 21-pin DCC interface, provision for DCC sound, all-wheel pickup and drive, authentic early and revised exhaust designs, fine bogie, underframe and body detail, etched mesh grilles and sprung buffers. The model represents the final development of the 478 Derby/Sulzer Type 2s, which started with Class 24 in the late-1950s. Our model will cover the D5238-99 and D7500-D7677 batches, built by Derby Works and Beyer, Peacock of Manchester between December 1963 and April 1967 and used by BR until the late-1980s.


  • 2530 – BR two-tone green D7645 with small yellow panels
  • 2531 – BR two-tone green D5244 with small yellow panels - WEATHERED
  • 2532 – BR two-tone green D7550 with full yellow ends and BR blue data panel
  • 2533 – BR early blue D7661 with small yellow panels
  • 2534 – BR rail blue D7667 with full yellow ends (twin double arrows – 1,000th loco built at Derby Works)
  • 2535 – BR rail blue 25252 (LMR) with full yellow ends (single, central double arrows) and headcode panel still in place
  • 2536 – BR rail blue 25155 (WR) with full yellow ends (single, central double arrows) and headcode panel still in place- WEATHERED
  • 2537 – BR Rail Blue 25093 (ScR/LMR) with bodyside numbers (single, centrally placed double arrows) and ‘domino’ headcodes
  • 2538 – BR 25912 Tamworth Castle ‘Ice Cream Van’ livery with silver roof
  • 2539 – BR Special two-tone green D7672 Tamworth Castle
  • 2540 – BR blue/grey ETHEL1 ADB97250
  • 2541 – InterCity ETHEL3 ADB97252