There is one slight error on all of the triple grey liveries with a light grey patch above the overhead warning flash next to the door, on the production models this area will be dark grey. The coal sector livery has not been shown as they have not yet had a weathered example of this, when we get images of this one we will update this webpage.

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. The cab door handrails are also separate as there are two patterns that were fitted and the custome rhas the option two fit either pattern

The Class 56 production run has now been completed and these are now on their way to Denmark. Heljan expect to receive them towards the end of March. We are taking advance orders for these now for despatrch as soon as they become available and advance ordering is highly recommmended as we expect these to sell out fast.

Provision has been made for a smoke unit inside the body, with the speaker space below inside the fuel tank/battery box area. As shown they will be coming with the aerials fitted.


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 56101 "Mutual Improvement" factory weathered
HJ5606 Railfreight Construction Sector Grey 56110 "Croft"
HJ5607 Loadhaul Black / Orange

BR large logo blue 56099 'Tinsley embellishments'


BR Blue with full yellow ends numbered 56071


Tower Models Limited Edition Transrail Livery - un-numbered **LIMITED EDITION OF 75**


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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