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Company Profile

Modelmakers to the World since 1957

Founded in 1957, we are a Danish model railway company based in Søndersø, not far from Odense, the home city of Hans Christian Andersen. 

 

Originally specialising in scenic products, kits and accessories for model railways, we moved into ready-to-run HO scale models in the 1990s and have since diversified into British outline OO, O and narrow gauge models. We have also produced RTR models for many other European countries and over the years have been a key supplier to famous model railway names such as Maerklin and Walthers.  
As a family firm now in its third generation, we have a small but dedicated and experienced team operating from our office in Søndersø, supported by our consultants in the UK who assist with product development, research and design.  


Since our first British OO gauge models were announced in 2000, we have released a wide selection of OO, OO9 and O gauge models. British outline products now form a large part of our business. We offer an impressive range of high-quality locomotives and rolling stock in OO and O gauge, mainly focused around diesel and electric era subjects, but complemented by a growing range of steam era models in OO, O and narrow gauge. 


Since March 2020, we have been working in close co-operation with Gaugemaster, our UK agent for trade sales, distribution and spares, but we also have excellent relationships with all the major UK model railway retailers. In recent years we have expanded our business into producing exclusive RTR models for major retailers and magazines.


Product development is constantly evolving and we are able to respond quickly to changing market conditions and requests from our customers. With a steady flow of exciting new products always in development we have something to suit all interests, whether they are Danish or British, steam or diesel, OO or O gauge. 

Team HELJAN

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Managing Director

Kim Nannestad

E-Mail: heljan@heljan.dk

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UK Representative

Ben Jones

E-Mail: heljan@heljan.dk

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UK Distributor/Spares Agent

Gaugemaster 

Telephone: 01903 884488

Website: www.gaugemasterretail.com