The first engineering samples of Heljan's next new O gauge diesel locomotive; the much-requested BRCW Type 2/Class 27 are expected to arrive in the UK for review shortly. These exciting new models have been developed in parallel with the new BRCW Type 2/Class 26, with which they share many common components.

This previously unannounced all-new model has been designed to offer a wide range of detail variations including boiler-fitted and non-boilered locomotives, two different designs of bogie footsteps, boiler roof grilles or plates, air tanks in the cab roof for dual-braked locos, sandbox/sandpipe variations and original or modified battery boxes.

Other detail options will include three-piece miniature snowploughs and bufferbeam pipes/hoses appropriate for each version. As per the full size ‘27s’, one engine room window per side has been designed to be removable for extra ventilation.

Standard features will include sprung buffers, wire handrails, fine etched metal grilles, separately fitted windscreen wipers, sandpipes, bogie and bufferbeam details.

The new Heljan O gauge Class 27 will feature our proven high-performance twin motor/flywheel chassis with all-wheel drive and pick-up, separately switchable cab, tail and engine room lights, an ESU XL pin decoder interface and provision for DCC sound and smoke. Like the new Heljan Class 26, these models will have ‘plug-and-play’ DCC and sound capability using ESU’s LokSound 5 XL high-power pin decoder (Ref. No. 58515, not included). The workshop are offering a DCC fitting service for these at only £260.00 given it is plug-and-play.

Eight versions have been selected, covering a broad cross-section of BR green and blue era liveries from the early-1960s through to the late-1980s. Suggested Retail Price will be £649.00 for DCC Ready models.(Tower Model price £551.65)

These are now in stock and available for immediet despatch

The three later examples of the blue there has been a slight omission. These later examples should of had the outer sandboxes on the bogies but not the inner sandboxes as these had been removed in latter days. The test samples were like this but on the production models they have all been omitted. Heljan are aware of this and are producing a pack of 4 sandboxes which simply slot into place. This will be sorted out after Chinese New Year. We have started a list of our customers who have taken delivery of one of the effected liveries (HJ2773, HJ2774 and HJ2777) and will despatch these off to those who have requested them once they come into stock.

As always will will also offer our usual service of numbering the locomotives in our own workshop for an additional £25.00 or an additional £75.00 to number and weather. We will also be offering our sound fitting service for these and the workshop has confirmed a price of £260.00 for the ESU v5 XL chip taking into account the fact the locomotive is DCC ready.

RTR O Gauge locomotives.


Heljan Class 27

Ready to run, the new Class 27
Features Include
• Highly detailed model in 1:43.5. (O Scale)
• Rotating roof fans.
• Highly detailed cab interior.
• Two powerful 5 pole motors.
• NEM pocket for couplings.
• Metal handrails.
• Screwlink coupling.
• Directional changing light.
• designed with plug and play sound installation in mind.
• Heavyweight model, weighing approximately 3.0 kg.

List Price
Our Price
HJ2770 BR green with small yellow panel- un-numbered
HJ2771 BR green with full yellow ends #5370 factory weathered
HJ2772 BR green with full yellow end (cream lining) - un-numbered
HJ2773 BR Blue with full yellow ends (non-boilered) un-numbered
HJ2774 BR Blue with full yellow ends (boiler fitted) un-numbered
HJ2775 BR two tone green with small yellow panel #D5382
HJ2776 BR early blue with small yellow panels #D5389
HJ2777 BR blue with full yellow ends with highland stags #27032 factory weathered

As always will will also offer our usual service of numbering the locomotives in our own workshop for an additional £25.00 or an additional £75.00 to number and weather.

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