Locomotives

Heljan 'O' Gauge centre headcode Class 40.

Heljan have announced a new O gauge diesel with the English Electric Type 4/Class 40. Back by popular demand, but this time as the centre headcode variant, as seen on the last 55 members of the class (D345-399).

We are taking advance orders for these now, which should become available in the latter half of 2020.

Design and tooling work was completed recently and the first running samples will be delivered to the UK for testing in early-November. Five liveries will be available from mid-2020, covering the entire BR career of the class. The models will feature a ‘DCC Friendly’ chassis, LED lighting, a heavy duty chassis with twin motors and flywheels and fine detail specific to these later-built EE Type 4s.

As and when we get more information I will update the website.

 

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Description
List Price
Our Price
HJ4060 BR centre headcode Class 40, all green un-numbered
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HJ4061 BR centre headcode Class 40, green with small yellow warning panels, un-numbered.
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HJ4062 BR centre headcode Class 40, green with full yellow ends, un-numbered.
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HJ4063 BR Blue centre headcode Class 40 with full yellow ends, un-numbered
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HJ4064 BR Blue centre headcode Class 40 with full yellow ends, numbered 40115 fitted with domino headcodes
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Here are the colour layout images that we have received so far:

HJ4060

HJ4061

HJ4062

HJ4063

HJ4064

 

LOCOMOTIVE SPECIFICATION.

RTR O Gauge locomotives.
Heljan Class 40

Ready to run.

Features Include
• Highly detailed model in 1:43.5. (O Scale)
• Rotating roof fans.
• Highly detailed cab interior.
• Two powerful 5 pole motors.
• DCC "friendly"
• LED lights
• Screwlink coupling
• Headcode indicators
• Directional changing lights.
• designed with sound installation in mind.
• Heavyweight model, weighing 4.0kg.

All versions will be un-numbered allowing the customer to easily complete the locomotive with a number of his own choice.

Fully finished Limited Edition Class 40 heavily weathered

Weathered examples of some of the first version of the Class 40's produced several years ago now but a good idea of the naming, numbering and weather service that we offer.

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 £65.00 to number and weathered to the customers requirements.

We also will be offering a sound fitting service, once we know more about how DCC "friendly" the loco is we will announce a price for this service.

Fully finished Limited Edition Class 40 heavily weathered

Class 40 names

I have created a list of all the Class 40's which were officially named in service. Those highlighted in red have all been preserved whereas the other were all scrapped in the early 80's. Please note there is also 2 that were named once in preservation.

Note that none of the centre headcode class 40's were named and this is just shown for reference.

Loco Number
Name
Shipping Line from which the name is derived.
Date named
D210
"Empress of Britain"
Canadian Pacific Steamships
May 1960
D211
"Mauretania"
Cunard Line
Sept 1960
D212
"Aureol"
Elder Dempster Lines
Sept 1960
D213
"Andania"
Cunard Line
June 1962
D214
"Antonia"
Cunard Line
May 1961
D215
"Aquitania"
Cunard Line
May 1962
D216
"Campania"
Cunard Line
May 1962
D217
"Carinthia"
Cunard Line
May 1962
D218
"Carmania"
Cunard Line
July 1961
D219
"Caronia"
Cunard Line
June 1962
D220
"Franconia"
Cunard Line
Feb 1963
D221
"Ivernia"
Cunard Line
March 1961
D222
"Laconia"
Cunard Line
Oct 1962
D223
"Lancastria"
Cunard Line
May 1961
D224
"Luconia"
Cunard Line
August 1962
D225
"Lusitania"
Cunard Line
March 1961
D227
"Parthia"
Cunard Line
June 1962
D228
"Samaria"
Cunard Line
Sept 1962
D229
"Saxonia"
Cunard Line
March 1963
D230
"Scythia"
Cunard Line
April 1961
D231
"Sylvania"
Cunard Line
May 1962
D232
"Empress of Canada"
Canadian Pacific Steamships
March 1961
D233
"Empress of England"
Canadian Pacific Steamships
Sept 1961
D234
"Accra"
Elder Dempster Lines
May 1962
D235
"Apapa"
Elder Dempster Lines
May 1962
D306
"Atlantic Conveyor"
Named in preservation
August 1984
40145
"East Lancs Railway"
Named in preservation
20th anniversory of ELR

 

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