BR Class 35.

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BR Class 35.

Postby sir hayden » Fri Aug 19, 2011 5:56 pm

I'm deciding to take a break from narrow gauge and focus on already built OO scale locomotives and stock on HO scale track which I've seen multiple times online :D.

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby 35011 GSN » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:23 pm

you're not getting rid of you NG stuff are you? any particular version of the hymek (class 35) you like?

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby sir hayden » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:01 pm

Most likly going to get the final pre-preservation form of 7017.

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby sir hayden » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:38 pm

Does the Heljan Class 35 come with opening doors and DCC sounds?

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby Bigmet » Fri Aug 19, 2011 11:39 pm

No sound package from Heljan. The typical spec is centre motor plus flywheels with both bogies driven, DCC ready, 8 pin decoder socket and a light each end. The body moulding has fans and grilles integral, not as separately applied parts. Generous supply of user add on detailing parts in the box. It may sound a little spartan, but when the model hits the spot for body shape, (and the class 35 is very well regarded in this respect) that and the typically very smooth running chassis adds up to a model which is a good starting point for detailing or to receive further equipment. Compared to what you get for a similar spend on an U.S. HO diesel, the Heljan will probably look rather weak on value: but there it is, that's the price for this quality level in a much smaller market place...

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby sir hayden » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:45 am

My OO scale stuff is going to come from Antics Online because the price is MUCH lower for me due to me living in the US of A :D.

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby SRman » Sat Aug 20, 2011 2:55 am

f it is of any help, the Heljan locos offer heaps of room inside for a decoder (class 17 excepted!) - they even leave a blank space on the PCB for the decoder to be attached with double-sided tape - and the fuel tanks are usually separate mouldings, which makes speaker installation for sound very easy. My own Heljan green D7039 has Howes' sound installed and is a superb looker and runner.

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby sir hayden » Sat Aug 20, 2011 12:45 pm

I'm going to do that and paint it in its West Somerset version.

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby gppsoftware » Wed Sep 07, 2011 6:48 am

The Heljan class 35 doesn't come with sound but it is easy enough to fit Howes sound:

http://www.mrol.com.au/Articles/DCC%20Sound/DCCSoundClass35.aspx (Includes YouTube video)

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby Phipps » Fri Oct 16, 2015 1:06 am

Got the blue D7040 model 2nd hand through today.
It has the white window surrounds/yellow panel & its lovely.

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby D605Eagle » Fri Oct 16, 2015 2:10 am

Love that livery on 'Meks :wink:

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby Phipps » Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:31 pm

Quite like the maroon as well (on that thread further down, done on a Triang/Hornby model).

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby SRman » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:07 am

Thanks. That was just a bit of fun but the maroon does sit well on the Hymek.

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Re: BR Class 35.

Postby SRman » Sat Oct 17, 2015 1:17 am

Sorry - I can't edit the previous post to include this pic.

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