It’s been a few years since Heljan produced any models of Class 35 Hymek diesel-hydraulic locomotives in OO scale, but the final touches are now being made to a new batch of models covering all the major liveries, along with one unusual special edition version.
As one of Heljan’s most popular models, the Hymek is always in demand, and four of the five new models span the relatively short BR career of the class, from the early 1960s until 1975.
All feature different identities to those of previous production runs – but the new special edition locomotive will feature a ‘what might have been’ livery applied to D7017 by the Diesel Traction Group in the early 1990s.
The preserved Type 3 was outshopped in the then-current BR Engineers’ sector grey and yellow livery, complete with TOPS numbers and the name Williton, after its base on the West Somerset Railway.
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