The Western Region 'Hymek' diesel-hydraulics were capable mixed-traffic machines which have long been a popular subject for ready-to-run models. Heljan launched it range of 'O' gauge ready-to-run British outline diesels with the 'Hymek' in 2006 and this year it has reissued the model with a number of upgrades to meet current expectations.
New for this model is LED lighting, upgraded motors, a lightened chassis (it still weighs 1.6kg) and DCC friendly wiring. We put the model through its paces by installing digital sound a sending it out for service on our 'O' gauge test track. Plus, KeyModelWorld subscribers can read our exclusive online sound installation guide for the Class 35 here and watch the model in action at the head of a long goods on our garden railway.