Introduction

The Norwegian Di3 is the classic Norwegian locomotive. They were in regular service until 2000. For more details read the excellent article by Svein Sando.

In HO the classic model by Marklin made it famous on many layouts. Roco, NMJ and Heljan have made excellent models and my are represented on this page.

NMJ Di3 models
NMJ Di3 models
NSB Di3.602, Di3.616
NSB Di3.602, Di3.616

Models

This page shows my collection, it is not a complete overview of all the Di3 models ever made. The system row has DCC information, in case I installed a DCC decoder in the model.


Number: Di3.602
Manufacturer: Heljan
Catalogus no: 4397
System: 2 rail DC
Era: 1957/58-1960
Description: The Di3.602 is the original NOHAB demostrator (NOHAB 2246). After the NSB bought it, it was painted in the green colors used by the NSB at the time. In 1960 it received the white stripes along the sides (see Di3.623).
Number: Di3.602
Manufacturer: Heljan (modified)
Catalogus no: 4391 (modified)
System: DCC, ESU Loksound Direct with 16-567BC sound
Era: 1990-1995
Description: This model started out as a Heljan Di3.619 but was modified by me. I installed the front windows in cab 1 from another model. In the early 1990's the 602 had a GM logo on the front. It has a Loksound DCC decoder with prototypical sound. See: Heljan conversion, Di3.619 to Di3.602
Number: Di3.605
Manufacturer: Märklin (Hamo)
Catalogus no: 3143 (8143)
System: 2 rail DC
Era: 1970-1986
Description: The classic Märklin NOHAB. This is a two rail Hamo version as it was sold in Norway.
Number: Di3.605
Manufacturer: BMJ/Heljan
Catalogus no: BMJ Di3.605
System: 2 rail DC
Era: 1986-2001
Description: Bergen Modelljernbane Spesialmodell. The base is the Heljan Di3 but details have been altered to match the Di3.605.
Number: Di3.606
Manufacturer: NMJ
Catalogus no: Di3 MLS
System: 2 rail DC
Era: 1983-1987
Description: In the early nineties NMJ made some Di3 models based on the new Märklin Di3.623 (cat no. 3137). This model is painted in the "mellom design" colours which were briefly used in 1982/83. NMJ repainted the models and added some details like a snowplow.
Number: Di3.607
Manufacturer: NMJ
Catalogus no: NMJT 90010/91010
System: DCC (ESU Loksound M4)
Era: 10/1982-01/1988
Description: NMJ Topline model of the Di3.607 in the intermediate colors, that were briefly used between 1982 and 1983.
Number: Di3.608
Manufacturer: NMJ
Catalogus no: NMJT 90006
System: DCC (ESU Loksound Select)
Era: 1970-1991
Description:
Number: Di3.609
Manufacturer: NMJ
Catalogus no: NMJT 90007
System: DCC (ESU Loksound Select)
Era: 1970-1986
Description:
Number: Di3.610
Manufacturer: NMJ
Catalogus no: NMJT 90009
System: DCC (ESU Loksound Select)
Era: 1970-1995
Description: The Di3.610 was used with a large snow plow on the Bergen line to remove snow (around Finse). NMJ made a special model with the large plow.
Di3.610 with large snow plow in 1980
Number: Di3.613
Manufacturer: Heljan/BMJ
Catalogus no: BMJ Di3.613
System: NMRA DCC (ESU LokSound)
Era: 1987-1997
Description: Bergen Modelljernbane Spesialmodell. The base is the Heljan Di3 but details have been altered to match the Di3.613. Also a ESU LokSound decoder which the sound of a real Di3 is installed.
Number: Di3.615
Manufacturer: NMJ
Catalogus no: NMJT 90003
System: DCC (ESU Loksound Select)
Era: 11/1983-1989
Description: NMJ TopLine model of the Di3.615, the first Di3 to get the 'ny design' red colors.
Number: Di3.619
Manufacturer: Heljan
Catalogus no: 4391
System: 2 rail DC
Era: 1989-2001
Description: The Heljan version of the Di3.
Number: Di3.621
Manufacturer: Heljan
Catalogus no: 4390
System: 2 rail DC
Era: 1989-2001
Description: The Heljan version of the Di3.
Number: Di3.621
Manufacturer: NMJ
Catalogus no: NMJT 90004
System: DCC (ESU Loksound Select)
Era: 01/1984-1989
Description: NMJ TopLine model of the Di3.621, the second Di3 to get the 'ny design' red colors.
Number: Di3.622
Manufacturer: Heljan
Catalogus no: 4395
System: DCC (ESU Loksound Select)
Era: 1968-1986
Description: The Heljan/NMJ version of the Di3 in the old brown (gammel design) colour.
Number: Di3.622
Manufacturer: Heljan
Catalogus no: 4394 (modified)
System: 2 rail DCC (ESU Lokpilot DCC)
Era: 1986-2001
Description: I purchased an extra 623 and the cab 2 windows were a donor to the Di3.602 project. I then restored cab 2 with NMJ Superline details and renumbered the locomotive to Di3.622. See: Heljan conversion, Di3.623 to Di3.622
Number: Di3.623
Manufacturer: Märklin
Catalogus no: 3137
System: Three rail AC
Era: 1960-1968
Description: In the early nineties Märklin produced another version of the Norwegian NOHAB. This time in the green colour, the colour in which the first locomotives were delivered. A lot of Norwegian firms made improved versions based on this model, see for example the NMJ Di3.606.
Number: Di3.623
Manufacturer: Heljan
Catalogus no: 4394
System: 2 rail DC
Era: 1990-2000
Description: The Heljan/NMJ version of the Di3, with some improvements over the first series.
Number: Di3.623
Manufacturer: Heljan
Catalogus no: 4398
System: 2 rail DC
Era: 2001-present
Description: Ofotbanen bought a few Di3 locomotives after they were taken out of service by the NSB. This is a Heljan model of the Di3.623 in the new Ofotbanen livery.
Number: Di3.626
Manufacturer: NMJ
Catalogus no: NMJT 90001
System: DCC (ESU Loksound Select)
Era: From around 1970 until 1987.
Description: NMJ TopLine model of the Di3.626 in the brown 'gammel design' version. Very highly detailed model.
Number: Di3.627
Manufacturer: NMJ
Catalogus no: NMJT 90002
System: DCC (ESU Loksound Select)
Era: From around 1970 to 1988.
Description: NMJ TopLine model of the Di3.627 in the brown 'gammel design' version. Very highly detailed model.
Number: Di3.628
Manufacturer: NMJ
Catalogus no: NMJT 90005
System: DCC (ESU Loksound Select)
Era: From around 1970 until 1988.
Description: NMJ TopLine model of the Di3.628 in the brown 'gammel design' version. Very highly detailed model.
Number: Di3.628
Manufacturer: Heljan/BMJ
Catalogus no: BMJ Di3.628
System: DCC (ESU LokSound2)
Era: 1988-2001
Description: Bergen Modelljernbane Spesialmodell. The base is the Heljan Di3 but details have been altered to match the Di3.628. Also a ESU LokSound decoder which the sound of a real Di3 is installed.
Number: Di3.630
Manufacturer: NMJ
Catalogus no: NMJS 3.630
System: DCC (Lenz LE080XS)
Era: 1987-2000
Description: Brass NMJ Superline Modell.
Number: Di3.633
Manufacturer: Heljan
Catalogus no: 4392
System: DCC (ESU Loksound 4)
Era: 1969-1990
Description: The Heljan version of the Di3, in the older (gammel design) brown colour.
Number: Di3.641
Manufacturer: Heljan
Catalogus no: 4396
System: 2 rail DC
Era: 1962-1967
Description: This Heljan model represents the Di3.641 after it was taken over by the NSB. In 1962 it got the brown color with big logo. In 1967 the logo was replaced by a smaller logo (see Roco Di3.641).
Number: Di3.641
Manufacturer: Marklin
Catalogus no: 3068
System: 3 rail AC
Era: 1967-1971
Description: Marklin's first Di3 model, produced from 1965 to 1976.
Number: Di3.641
Manufacturer: Roco
Catalogus no: 63472
System: 2 rail DC
Era: 1967-1971
Description: The Roco Di3 in the old (gammel design) brown colour. The presence of all four cab doors and the small NSB logo place this model in a timeframe between 1968 and 1970. I've add NMJ 'gitter' for the cab windows, something the Roco forgot to do.
Number: Di3.641
Manufacturer: Roco
Catalogus no: 62950
System: 2 rail DC
Era: 1960-1962
Description: The Roco Di3 in the original green colour.
Number: Di3.642
Manufacturer: Heljan
Catalogus no: 4393
System: DCC (Zimo MX61_2000)
Era: 1991-2000
Description: The Di3.642 is part of a new serie of Di3 locomotives built by Heljan, this time on special order from NMJ. If you compare this new model with the older models you will see some slight detail differences. So is the yellow colour a little bit different. The snow plow has the warning stripes. Also new are the rails on the nose and the metal hand rails around the doors. The doors also don't have any windows in it.
Number: Di3.643
Manufacturer: Roco
Catalogus no: 63965
System: DCC (ESU Loksound 3.5)
Era: 1960-1970
Description: Roco model, with sound, of the Di3.643 in the green colours, used in the 1960's.
Number: Di3.643
Manufacturer: Heljan
Catalogus no: 4342
System: DCC (ESU Loksound Select)
Era: 1982-1986
Description: In 1982 the NSB introduced a new paint scheme which was short lived only a few locomotives were painted in this new paint scheme. This Heljan model represents the Di3.643 in this paint scheme that nowadays is called 'mellom design'.
Number: Di3.643
Manufacturer: BMJ/Heljan
Catalogus no: BMJ Di3.643
System: DCC (Lenz LE1025)
Era: 1991-2001
Description: Bergen Modelljernbane Spesialmodell. The base is the Heljan Di3 but details have been altered to match the Di3.643.