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  • Writer's pictureBen Jones

Decorated Deltics!

More than 40 years since they were retired by BR, the magnificent Deltics still have the power and the presence to inspire legions of passionate fans. You'll soon be able to re-create that feeling on your O gauge layout with our outstanding new Class 55s which depict the final years of the class and preserved main line machines.

No fewer than 10 liveries will be available covering standard BR blue machines, Finsbury Park's famous 'racehorses' with white cab windows, retro BR green D9000 and 55002 'KOYLI' and 'railtour specials' (see full list below).

But there's far more to these new models than just a lick of paint. We've redesigned the model from the ground up, reshaped and improved the body, added new details and upgraded the chassis to our latest 'plug and play' DCC specification. New interior details and switchable lighting features are also part of the upgrade. Standard equipment now includes... * Heavy duty twin motor/flywheel drive * Plug and Play XL DCC interface * Provision for 2x large speakers * Switchable headcode, HI headlight, cab and tail lights * Provision for DCC controlled smoke unit * Period specific details according to loco and livery * Choice of BR 1976-82 or post-preservation main line locos * Finely detailed grilles, bogies and fuel tanks * Glazed or plated headcode panels * Cast or fabricated bogies

O Gauge Class 55 (2023 Edition)

#5520: BR Blue 55007 Pinza

#5521: BR Blue unnumbered

#5522: BR Blue 55015 Tulyar (white cabs)

#5523: BR Blue unnumbered (white cabs)

#5524: BR Green 55002 King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (full yellow ends)

#5525: BR Railtour Blue 55022/D9000 Royal Scots Grey

#5526: BR Blue 55011 The Royal Northumberland Fusiliers WEATHERED

Preserved Main Line Class 55s with HI headlight

#5530: BR Green D9000 Royal Scots Grey (small yellow panel)

#5531: BR Blue 55019 Royal Highland Fusilier

#5532: BR Blue unnumbered (white cabs)

All versions will be made in limited quantities and we expect demand to be very strong for some liveries, so early ordering is recommended. Delivery is expected in Q3 2023. See our 2023 catalogue or for full details of what's coming. Samples will also be on show at the Modern Image O Gauge (MIOG) show at Crewe Heritage Centre this weekend if you want a closer look. PLEASE NOTE - These photos show the first factory decorated samples. As always, a few improvements/modifications have been identified and these will be made before production starts. So, if you want a Deltic that really captures the power and the majesty of these legendary machines, contact your local HELJAN stockist today to reserve yours! #Deltic #ogauge #heljan


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