Class 73

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FIRST REVIEW: Heljan’s ‘O’ gauge Class 73

For the second month in a row, Heljan has delivered a brand-new ‘O’ gauge ready-to-run locomotive, and this striking model of the Southern Region Class 73 electro-diesel could be its best yet. MIKE WILD explains why with video of a sample running on Britain's Biggest Model Railway.

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BR’s Class 73 electro-diesel

Despite its considerable third-rail electrified system the Southern Region had a needed a unique and special type of locomotive. EVAN GREEN-HUGHES looks back at the history of the Class 73.

VIDEO: Introducing the Heljan Class 73

The latest all-new ‘O’ gauge model to arrive from Heljan is the Class 73 electro-diesel. MIKE WILD meets Heljan’s BEN JONES at Britain’s Biggest Model Railway to discover what this new release has to offer.


Heljan has received the first Engineering Prototype (EP) of its forthcoming newly-tooled 'O' gauge BR Class 73 Electro-Diesel (ED) for evaluation by the development team.

Gaugemaster completes Pullman ED hat-trick

Gaugemaster has commissioned Heljan to produce an exclusive ‘O’ gauge model of the forthcoming Class 73 Electro-Diesel (ED) in Pullman livery for its expanding Gaugemaster Collection.

Heljan ‘O’ gauge ED CADS revealed

Heljan has revealed progress on its forthcoming Class 73/1 Electro-Diesel (ED) with release of the latest CAD drawings for this new ‘O’ gauge project.

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