HELJAN CLASS 25
Another option might be a 25/9 - one of a small fleet of locos that were reprieved from the scrap man for a variety of engineering work in the North West. Indeed, a faded, shabby blue finish would prove an enjoyable challenge.
But, the painting will have to wait until I can get back into my studio - who knows when that'll be... In the meantime though, it's been interesting to take a long, close look at this prototype model, which is a marked improvement over existing 'OO' 25/3 models. The overall profile looks great and there's plenty of fine detail to enjoy. The brake gear is missing from this sample, but the rest of the underframe is impressive, while there's a detailed cab interior and working LED lights in the headcode boxes and tail lights.