Classic UK Minitrix Models  -  Hermes
Class 42

 

The Class 42 locos are ugly looking brutes, in my opinion.  At first glance, I thought that they were similar in construction to the Class 27 models but they are most definitely not.  The Class 42 is slightly longer, has a completely different chassis, the bogies are different and the electrics are arranged differently.

The Class 42 was marketed by Hornby as N206 - D823 'Hermes' in British Rail Blue as shown above.  A later model was marketed as N208 - D825 'Intrepid' in Green. 

Many thanks to Jeremy for his photo from his own Minitrix Collection.

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