‘Brighton Blues’ 33014 & 33062

A twin pack of Class 33/0s in later condition, with modified roof panel fittings, in the increasingly popular BR corporate blue livery.

DURING THE MID-1980s, there was a regular passenger working between Brighton and the West Country diagrammed for a 3,100hp ‘Crompton’ lash-up. We’ve combined Nos. 33014 & 33062 in British Rail blue and, to avoid potential jealousy, locos come from each of the depots responsible for maintaining the type at the time – Eastleigh and Hither Green.

Of course, these machines are suitable for a whole host of other workings covering the 1974 to 1985 period and are further adaptable by the application of later orange warning stripes. This period saw action away from their home region, taking in West and North Wales as well as the Cardiff-Crewe run, replacing Class 25s. As an added bonus we are throwing in a few complimentary early nameplates for those keen on renumbering.


Full model specification (Pack 33C)

  • Remastered bodyshell depicting modified roof layout
  • Authentic roof cross-section taken from measurements
  • Accurately positioned cab front and side windows
  • Improved detail inc. vents and marker light lens twists
  • Etched metal bodyside radiator grilles (see-through)
  • Radiator aperture with framing (visible through grille)
  • Photo-etched metal roof fan grille
  • Painted metal lamp irons
  • Redesigned bufferbeams with chequer-plate steps
  • Metal-headed sprung ‘Oleo’-style round buffers
  • Underframe improvements inc. bogie front crossbeam
  • Plastic detail parts inc. snowplough and exhauster pipe
  • Complimentary etched brass underframe detail fret
  • Diecast chassis with flywheel-fitted five-pole motor
  • Smooth four-axle drive and eight-wheel pick-up
  • Directional headcode and head/marker/tail lighting
  • Late design fuel tank and clipped battery box cover
  • Accurate representation of BR rail blue livery
  • Sharp lettering and painting inc. new roof effect
  • Supplied with free etched stainless steel nameplates
  • Wide range of headcode inserts and descriptions
  • DCC sound (ESU) and DCC-fitted options (Lenz)
  • ‘Made-to-order’ special edition low-volume production
  • Special packaging with full-colour signed certificate

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  • Prices:
    Standard: £199 + £4.95 P&P (Recorded Delivery)
    DCC sound: £399 + £4.95 P&P (Recorded Delivery)

Info and Status

  • Manufacturer: Heljan A/S, under contract to RAIL EXCLUSIVE
  • Catalogue Nos: 33C (Standard) & 33CDS (Sound).
  • Status: In development. Available to pre-order.
  • Delivery: Expected late 2012.


  • ‘Made-to-order’ production run
  • Fully remastered bodyshell
  • Accurate roof cross-section
  • Photo-etched roof/side grilles
  • Stainless steel worksplates
  • Optional plastic detail parts
  • Optional sound-fitted version
  • Working directional lighting
  • DCC socket (8-pin)

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