Thanks to Brian Daniels for supplying the image.

RTR O Gauge locomotives.

In response to strong demand from the O gauge community, we are developing a model of the popular BR Class 56 heavy freight diesel, introduced in 1976. The Heljan model will be based on the later Doncaster and Crewe-built locomotives (56070-135), allowing a wide range of the most requested liveries to be offered.

These are un-numbered allowing the customer to easily complete the locomotive with a number of his own choice.

Expected release date for this loco is 2020.

Heljan have now released the final stage CAD images for the Class 56 which we are showing here and a final list of the liveries are being produced is being prepared for announcement at Warley show.

Provision has been made for a smoke unit inside the body, with the speaker space below inside the fuel tank/battery box area.


Heljan Class 56

Ready to run, the new Class 56.
Features Include
• Highly detailed model in 1:43.5. (O Scale)
• Two rotating roof fans and provision for smoke unit.
• Highly detailed cab interior complete with internal brace detail.
• Two powerful 5 pole motors with flywheels.
• Optional customer fit cabside air-conditioning grille and 'grid' below bufferbeam.
• Finely detailed bogies with authentic main frame shape
• Two cab door handrail options.
• Etched diamond pattern see-through grilles.
• LED head, tail and cab lights.
• Screwlink coupling.
• Optional NRN aerial on cab roof.
• DCC friendly PCB with screw terminals.
• Heavyweight model, weighing approximately 3.5 kg.


List Price
Our Price
HJ5600 BR Blue with full yellow ends
HJ5601 BR Blue Large Logo with full yellow ends
HJ5602 Railfreight Large Logo Grey
HJ5603 Railfreight 'Red Stripe' grey
HJ5604 Railfreight Triple Grey Sector Livery (unbranded)
HJ5605 Railfreight Coal Sector grey
HJ5606 Railfreight Construction Sector Grey
HJ5607 Loadhaul Black / Orange

As always we 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 weather. In regard to the Large Logo variants there is an additional £10.00 charge for numbering due to the size and cost of these transfers. We can also name locos as well at an additional £25.00 charge.

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