Heljan's latest new product is an easy-to-use LED interior light bar for O gauge coaching stock. Produced with the kind permission of Train-Tech, these light bars do not require any wiring, soldering or track pick-ups and offer a friction-free solution for interior lighting of carriages. A built-in sensor detects the slightest movement to switch the lights ‘on’ when your train moves and capacitors ensure that they remain lit for several minutes after your train comes to a stand. Standard coin batteries provide many hours of illumination and replacements are cheap and widely available.
Heljan's O Gauge Mk2/Mk2a Coaches, due out in 2021, have been designed for simple ‘drop in’ installation of the light bars although older coaches such as the BR MK1's will require some modification to the interior unit before use. These light bars are the quickest, easiest and most economical way to add interior lighting to O Gauge Coaches.