Over the years, and long before we went digital, I have owned a few old Tri-ang Hornby and Lima Class 37s in various guises and I thought it would nice to share a few of them with you today.
The first and, probably, the most famous of the Rovex Class 37s is the one shown above.
Originally this locomotive was produced in BRc green livery and was available for just two years - from 1966 to 1967.
Then, from 1968 until its withdrawal in 1976, the loco was produced in the BRe blue livery, seen in the photograph.
Both locos carried the same Running Number, D6830, and had the same Catalogue Number, R751.
The next variant of Class 37 that I have here is 37073, again in BRe blue.
This model was produced between 1980 and 1983 and has the Catalogue Nº R369.
This next version is in BReLL bright blue livery and has the Running Number 37071.
This version was in production from 1982 until 1985 and has the Catalogue Nº R359.
A change of livery for our fourth loco here. This one is in BReLL bright green livery.
She was available in 1984, only, and has the Catalogue Nº R365.
BReLL Railfreight grey is the livery for our next 37. This model also has a split headcode and has the Running Nº 37063.
The Catalogue Nº is R348 and she was available from 1986 until 1989.
The sixth loco that we have here brings us much more up to date with her striking Regional Railways livery.
This is an ex-Lima Hornby RailRoad model, with the Running Nº 37414.
The Catalogue Nº is R2775 and she was produced from 2008 until 2010.
And, finally, as we have just mentioned Lima, here is an actual Lima model of 37180 'Sir Dyfed / County of Dyfed' in Railfreight all over grey livery.
This model has the Catalogue Nº L205124 and was available for one year only, in 1987.