Hel­jan gets Heavy

Model Rail (UK) - - Opening The Box -

Hel­jan’s ‘O’ gauge range con­tin­ues to grow with an­other heavy­weight – the Class 56. The Dan­ish com­pany is to pro­duce the Br-built ver­sion (56070-135) with fine de­tail, twin mo­tors, LED lights, see-through grilles and sprung buf­fers. Hel­jan is also to in­clude easy DCC con­ver­sion and sound in­stal­la­tion, as well as pro­vi­sion for a smoke unit. Eight liver­ies are planned: BR blue, ‘Large Logo’ blue, Rail­freight ‘Large logo’, Rail­freight ‘Red Stripe’, Rail­freight ‘triple grey’ un­branded, Rail­freight Coal Sec­tor, Rail­freight Con­struc­tion Sec­tor, and Load­haul. The ‘56’ is due to ar­rive in 2020. Prices have yet to be con­firmed.

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