Class 47 578 'Respected' Rail Express Systems By Gaugemaster Collection | Code: GM4240206 | OO Gauge

  • Class 47 578 'Respected' Rail Express Systems
RRP: £229.95 -15% £195.50 Availability: Forthcoming release - pre order
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Product information

Product code GM4240206
Manufacturer Gaugemaster Collection
Product category Diesel/Electric Loco ,
Product scale OO Gauge

Product description

In response to customer demand, HELJAN is now working on an all-new Class 47 in ‘OO’ Scale. The model will build on the research and design work undertaken for their new ‘O’ Scale Class 47, which is currently at the tooling stage.

While Heljan's older model remains a firm favourite with ‘OO’ Scale diesel era modellers, the tooling is no longer fit for production and in the years since it was first released, technology for features such as DCC sound and lighting has moved on rapidly. Their new ‘47’ will make the most of these features with LED lighting, controllable lighting features and ample provision for DCC sound using the latest decoders.

With several sub-classes and myriad detail variations across the class over a career of almost 60 years (and counting), Heljan's models will reflect the complex history of the Class 47 with a wide range of authentic differences according period, livery, sub-class and individual locomotives.

They plan to release models in phases over the coming years, starting with Class 47/0s for the BR green and BR blue eras and Class 47/0s, 47/3s and 47/4s for the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. Future releases will cover other popular versions including the ScotRail Class 47/7s, refurbished Railfreight Distribution and Rail express systems (Res) locomotives with cutaway bufferbeam cowling and more contemporary machines depicting locomotives still in main line service.

We are pleased to be commissioning a number of limited edition locomotives under our GM Collection range of commissions, for release in batches of two variants at a time over future Heljan production runs.


  • Sprung Buffers
  • Exterior Detail
  • Interior Detail
  • Beautifully Painted Body
  • 21 Pin DCC Ready
  • Cast Profiled Wheels with Appropriate Colouring
  • All Wheel Pick-ups

Limited run of each. DUE in stock in 2021.