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Author Topic: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'  (Read 33917 times)

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #165 on: August 02, 2017, 09:23:28 AM »
Hattons now have the new green Hymek liveries in stock.

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #166 on: September 07, 2017, 02:11:15 AM »
I was pleased to find that my new NYP version came with a sheet of transparent stick-on roller blind codes, with plenty spare for my previous Hymek.

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #167 on: November 10, 2017, 08:23:31 PM »
Can anyone confirm, do these recent batches still have plenty of slop in the drive train and gearing or has that been improved?

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #168 on: November 10, 2017, 08:53:03 PM »
No slop evident in either of mine which came from the latest two batches.

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #169 on: March 13, 2018, 08:52:32 PM »
Just run in my new blue, shirt with white window frames Hymek. I must say I am very happy with it. Nice paint job, good detail and a smooth runner.
The detail kit has been added at one end and she just needs a bit of weathering.

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #170 on: April 20, 2018, 12:55:48 AM »
I have one of the first batch of Hymek's.

While taking the body off to try and find the problem with intermittent lights at one end I found that the front of the chassis had broken off. It has a very thin castings towards the buffer beam.

Looks like yet another problem with the early batches of these locos.

In general a very poor model, noisy runner, intermittent lights, poor fit of the body on the chassis, slop in the bogie fit and now the chassis breaking apart.

Put the model back together and it does run as before.


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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #171 on: April 20, 2018, 06:22:51 AM »
In general a very poor model, noisy runner, intermittent lights, poor fit of the body on the chassis, slop in the bogie fit and now the chassis breaking apart.

I feel rather differently. While my loco was very noisy at first, once I replaced the gear wheels at the top of each bogie, that 'wasp in a bottle' racket was pretty much cured. It's an easy repair too, and cheap, which I class as a victory for the modeller!

The slop can be somewhat reduced with the hack I've described elsewhere on this forum. Again, cheap and easy to do.

While the model perhaps looks a bit plain, the actual locos are rather similar, with a nice shape but relatively little body detailing. The wire handrails on the model are overscale, that's true, but the moulded air horns on the roof are much less easily damaged than the separately fitted ones on the Class 73 from the same era. Given how few secondhand 73's seem to have their air horns, I'd class the 'Hymek' compromise as a pragmatic move by Dapol that definitely paid off.

While the 'Hymek' might lack some of the delicacy of later models, such as etched brass grills, I think it's aged well. It looks right, it's unproblematic so far as maintenance goes, and has all the basic niceties we expect nowadays (NEM coupling pockets, DCC slot, lights, bufferbeam details, etc.).

For the right price, I still think it's a worthy model. I wouldn't pay over 100 for a new one, or much over 60 for a secondhand one, but it's such a useful model for the WR modeller, I'm glad it's out there.

Cheers, NeMo

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #172 on: April 20, 2018, 07:52:28 AM »
Hi all

So having one of these that is as noisy as the one in the Video in post 2 is there a fix for the noise, other than ear plugs or a big hammer  8)

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #173 on: April 20, 2018, 08:27:55 AM »
I have one of the first batch of Hymek's.

While taking the body off to try and find the problem with intermittent lights at one end I found that the front of the chassis had broken off. It has a very thin castings towards the buffer beam.

Looks like yet another problem with the early batches of these locos.

In general a very poor model, noisy runner, intermittent lights, poor fit of the body on the chassis, slop in the bogie fit and now the chassis breaking apart.

Put the model back together and it does run as before.



I have one that broke at both ends, I just epoxied it back together... still a great runner :D



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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #174 on: April 20, 2018, 08:38:18 AM »
The Hymek has been a favourite of mine since I was a kid.

I don't own one, but it is on my wish list. Interesting reading the pros and cons in this thread.
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #175 on: April 20, 2018, 09:42:19 AM »
I thanked the God of railway modelling when the Hymek was released by Dapol and bought 2 motored and 1 dummy (in green, of course :P)
They are nowhere near as noisy as the one in the vid in post 2, but all my Dapol locos are noisy to some extent. Both are smooth runners but sound as if the wheels are spinning up all the time, although they are happy pulling between 5 - 7 Colletts or MK1s. The lights are OK but I'm not really capable of fitting the (supplied) headcodes as I can't get the body off (shaky hand syndrome)

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #176 on: April 20, 2018, 01:49:02 PM »
The headcodes are applied to the outside of the indicator box so no need for body removal.

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #177 on: April 20, 2018, 03:38:51 PM »
 :doh:
Thanks for that. All I have to do now is decide which to use :thankyousign:

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #178 on: April 20, 2018, 04:39:17 PM »
So having one of these that is as noisy as the one in the Video in post 2 is there a fix for the noise, other than ear plugs or a big hammer

If you see my message above yours, I've stated my solution -- replace the gears at the top of the bogie towers. Takes 2 minutes to do, costs a couple of quid.

You'll know yours need replacing if the gear wheels aren't perfectly even and sharp all around. Worn gears slip or fail to catch the worm gear from the motor, producing a lot of clicking sounds, which as I say above, sounds to me like a wasp in a bottle!

Cheers, NeMo

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Re: Dapol - Class 35 'Hymek'
« Reply #179 on: April 20, 2018, 04:59:07 PM »
Hi NeMo

Were did you get the replacements from as DCCSupplies Dapols spares agents do not list them, well not under Hymek

How do you get the bogie out to gain access

Mind you mine has been like it from new so don't think its a worn gear as such, maybe a damaged or poorly made item.

Thanks

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