Heljan have shared updates and images on their forth-coming British Rail Class 25 'Rat' in 00 and Class 56 'Grid' in 0.
First up we take a look at the eagerly anticipated British Rail Class 56 in 0. This first engineering prototype of the model has been expertly painted by Brian Daniels in classic BR large logo blue livery, and certainly captures the look of these imposing machines.
Heljan state there are still a number of refinements and corrections to be made before the model enters production, but it's hoped the model will be ready for delivery early-2021.
Currently eight versions are in pipeline, covering the BR, Sectorisation and Trainload Freight periods;
#5600 BR blue unnumbered
#5601 BR large logo blue unnumbered
#5602 Railfreight large logo grey unnumbered
#5603 Railfreight Red Stripe unnumbered
#5604 Railfreight three tone grey unbranded
#5605 Railfreight Coal Sector grey 56101 Mutual Improvement WEATHERED
#5606 Railfreight Construction Sector grey 56110 Croft
#5607 Loadhaul black/orange unnumbered
As well as the 56, Heljan have also shared images of their first factory-decorated sample of the British Rail Class 25 in 00. Refinements over previous EPs including the removal of bolt heads from the windscreen frames and tail light surrounds. Finished in iconic BR green 'Two Tone' Green, this sample is one of 12 versions currently planned, with a planned release for late 2020.
As always we look forward to taking a closer look at both models when they become available, in the mean time we'll keep you up to date on all the latest developments on both models has they head towards production.