Jump to content

Pete Harvey

7mm Class 37's & Other Heljan 7mm Models

Recommended Posts

Several months ago I was asked to modify and repaint a Heljan class 37 model.

Here are quite a few pictures of the model as I was working on it and after it had been finished.

post-6665-127775572526_thumb.jpg

post-6665-12777557283_thumb.jpg

post-6665-12777557058_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775589447_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775589882_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775589002_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775590312_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775590604_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775590979_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775593578_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775597003_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775588541_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775619713_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775621489_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775570949_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775571209_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775571443_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775571676_thumb.jpg

post-6665-12777557191_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775572273_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775621094_thumb.jpg

post-6665-12777565132_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775651642_thumb.jpg

post-6665-12777565255_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775652857_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775653229_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775653582_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775656556_thumb.jpg

If anyone has any questions I'm happy to answer.

Pete

post-6665-127775620143_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775620609_thumb.jpg

post-6665-127775652115_thumb.jpg

Edited by Pete Harvey
  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pete - superb! Are any of the parts future PH Designs? I presume the roof fan and grill are Shawplan? Whose are the buffers and headlight? Any photos with the headlight LED lit?

 

The weathering is nice and subtle too - a great job.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

James

 

The head light is PRMRP, yes the Fan and grills are Shawplan, the buffer beam is my design as are the steps and horn grills, the buffers are JLTRT.

 

The standard lights are not fitted and the head light led are only fitted temporally in place the customer will be fitting a sound decoder and wiring the lighting and fan to the independent functions on the decoder.

 

I have no plans at present to produce any of these items under the PH Designs banner but I may produce them to order only.

 

The picture of the real loco that were posted a few weeks ago were a great help for the detailing, the painting and the weathering.

 

I was incorrect saying the head light was from MMP earlier I have edited the reply accordingly.

 

Pete

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Having seen this in the flesh earlier this evening, I must say that photos can't even do it justice. It looks the part, has the weight and presence of the real deal, and Pete has integrated the key mods that transform the RTR model, plus some of his own, into making what is truly a thing of beauty.

 

Okay, so it was viewed in a shrine to boilered ScR 37s, but trust me on this - 37025 PHD-style is as good as it gets where 7mm tractors are concerned.

 

Great work mate, and thanks for sharing a Type 3 to be proud of. Now how about a filthy Canton - Haymarket centre headcode transferee circa 1966 wink.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Great work Pete, your quality of work gives many of us insperation.

 

Richard

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Phil

Very nice work Pete.

 

Takes me back to one Saturday afternoon when '025 was allocated to BS and was actually on her own holding sidings. Sadly EWS had painted out the large logo by then but the loco was soooooo much fun, as I'm sure Mikeh will confirm if he sees this.

 

I've been searching through flickr at Fotopic to try and find a piccie of 37025 minus the large logo and was surprised that 15 pages of Flickr revealed not one single image !!!

 

Here is a very modellable 1998 scene though ;

 

http://tony-buckton.fotopic.net/p63925155.html

 

Thanks Tony if you are an RMwebber.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

some great work there Pete. These Heljans do make a good base to use for detailing don't they.

 

regards

 

Mike

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A superb piece of work, Pete! Very nice indeed. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Pete,

That looks superb,cool.gif I have been wanting to see a conversion altering the buffer beam. I might have to start saving.biggrin.gif the steps look good to.

 

Cheers Peter,

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Nice piece of work there Pete. Almost tempting me to unlock my wallet and invest in one of those beasties!

 

Cheers

Dave

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A very good conversion there Pete, it will boost me on to build my PMRPR 37 as I have all of the extras I need now.

 

Ian G

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thank you all for your comments they are most welcome.

 

Phil

 

Do you mean when 025 looked like this Picture courtesy of Mr Daniels

 

post-6665-127779953778_thumb.jpg

 

Pete

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I have modified another Heljan Class 37 this time into a current working 37.

 

This starts off with the usual mods to the Heljan 37 to bring it up to date this one has several subtle differences on each end and on the body side.

 

post-6665-128050345941_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-12805034621_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050346566_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050347015_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050334818_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050331657_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050332107_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050406972_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-12805040669_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050406365_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050347331_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050347859_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050348164_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050348443_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050374375_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-12805037699_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050371709_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050379504_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050371005_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050371347_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050370581_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050369563_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050379941_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050370084_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050331225_thumb.jpg

 

post-6665-128050406045_thumb.jpg

 

It did not take as long to do as 37025 as I knew what to change and the best way to do it.

 

The model turned out well I think?

 

Pete

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

'087 does indeed look very good..

 

Now , when are you going to do the bits to produce a centre panel machine? :P

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I have heard that Heljan may be producing one some time in the future?:blink:

 

But I have had nothing confirmed so fingers crossed.

 

Pete

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Looking good Pete, but are you sure about that circular blanking plate on the boiler exhaust? They're normally a square plate that covers the whole area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They look fantastic! How did you do the marker light panels? Are they your own versions?

 

Julian

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Julian

 

Yes the marker light panels are my own version as well as the horn grills, buffer beams and etched steps.

 

Pete

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi Pete,

 

Both those 37's look superb! I really like the work you have done on 025 - those buffers in particular are very nice and your footsteps look really good in the bigger scale. (when I finally get around to adding more detail to my Rannoch fleet will need to get some of your 4mm ones!). 37087 is a favourite of mine and not yet added to my DRS fleet but your model is very inspirational and also the detail photos are very useful as well to compare to. The paint finish as well on both models looks very smooth! Thanks for sharing them on here,

 

Mark

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes.

Fair enough, that's a variant that I haven't seen before!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Truly great work Pete, the steps and roof fans are simply stunning........almost churlish to fault anything but why have you not plated the second lower bodyside step on both locos? Clearly visible on your shot of DRS loco just below and to the right of the big DRS logo as plated. Is an often overlooked mod on remodelled 37s.

'Wiston Works'

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes you are right I had not even noticed it.

 

Well I missed it on 025 as well as on 087, well at least I'm consistent. lol

 

Pete

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well I have heard that Heljan may be producing one some time in the future?https://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/emoticons/default_blink.png

 

But I have had nothing confirmed so fingers crossed.

 

Pete

I spoke to the Heljan guys at Telford Guildex last week. They said they will do another variant of the 37 (I didn't push them on which variant, but I did mention centre-headcode box)...

But...

They have the new 26s, 33s and Deltics to concentrate on producing for now...

Tower Models reckon the next loco after that will be a Class 31...

They said they are going to wait until there's re-newed demand for the 37. Seems Heljan themselves have no more 37s in stock; they are all either with modellers, or on dealer's shelves.

 

I'm not sure how they find out or quantify 're-newed demand', though?? Pretty much the only reason I haven't bit the bullet and melted my plastic to buy their 37 so far is because I want another version (i.e. Centre Headcode). I wonder how many others are in the same position..? Our demand is still there...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.