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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #15 on: August 30, 2011, 11:45:45 AM »
It ran like a jerky thing, full of jerkiness, on a damp jerky day. 

Methinks somebody's been watching too much Slackbladder :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #16 on: August 30, 2011, 01:15:34 PM »
I think the majority of my coaches are Lima. Don't have a clue about how accurate they are because I don't know the dimensions of the real things.
Lima did force Hornby to make their OO Intercity 125 coaches the right length. The Hornby coaches looked about 10 feet too short.

For all us grumpy people there is great comfort from QI where they dispel the myth that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. "..it actually takes one more muscle to smile than to frown, there are 53 facial muscles, 12 of which are needed to smile a genuine smile (called a zygomatic smile) and 11 of which are needed to frown."
http://www.qi.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=11557&start=0&sid=09d4ff2842359ea555501713b5a68ad4

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #17 on: August 30, 2011, 01:20:32 PM »
I really don't understand why Lima N still sells on Ebay. It has to be nostalgia or a lack of knowledge about what is now available.

I think you're right Elvinley.  I know lack of knowledge is why I bought my secondhand old Lima 31 when I started out in N.  I also bought container wagons and coaches - but once I saw how good the Farish stuff was in comparison I put the Lima stuff back on eBay.

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #18 on: August 30, 2011, 01:29:11 PM »
For all us grumpy people there is great comfort from QI where they dispel the myth that it takes more muscles to frown than it does to smile. "..it actually takes one more muscle to smile than to frown, there are 53 facial muscles, 12 of which are needed to smile a genuine smile (called a zygomatic smile) and 11 of which are needed to frown."
http://www.qi.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=11557&start=0&sid=09d4ff2842359ea555501713b5a68ad4


You've got to love QI. :thumbsup:

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #19 on: August 30, 2011, 02:25:21 PM »
I really don't understand why Lima N still sells on Ebay. It has to be nostalgia or a lack of knowledge about what is now available.

I think you're right Elvinley.  I know lack of knowledge is why I bought my secondhand old Lima 31 when I started out in N.  I also bought container wagons and coaches - but once I saw how good the Farish stuff was in comparison I put the Lima stuff back on eBay.

Definitely the best plan! Some of it still goes for a fair amount. Anyone with old Lima mk1s could do far worse than sell them off and look for the newer Farish ones which can sometimes be seen for bargain prices.

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2011, 02:29:35 PM »
I had a Lima Shunter which I bought as part of a job lot for 10.  It was about 20 years old, and was an awful runner.  I tried to service it the best I could (without any new parts)!  I got bored one day and painted it in NSE livery, added windows, and sold it on eBay for 46!  :thumbsup: :beers:

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2011, 02:36:48 PM »
I really don't understand why Lima N still sells on Ebay. It has to be nostalgia or a lack of knowledge about what is now available.

I think you're right Elvinley.  I know lack of knowledge is why I bought my secondhand old Lima 31 when I started out in N.  I also bought container wagons and coaches - but once I saw how good the Farish stuff was in comparison I put the Lima stuff back on eBay.

Definitely the best plan! Some of it still goes for a fair amount. Anyone with old Lima mk1s could do far worse than sell them off and look for the newer Farish ones which can sometimes be seen for bargain prices.

I have just ordered the new Blue Riband ones and my old Farish pizza-cutter Mk Is will be sidelined and probably end up on eBay.

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2011, 02:38:52 PM »
I had a Lima Shunter which I bought as part of a job lot for 10.  It was about 20 years old, and was an awful runner.  I tried to service it the best I could (without any new parts)!  I got bored one day and painted it in NSE livery, added windows, and sold it on eBay for 46!  :thumbsup: :beers:

Nice. :thumbsup:  Just don't work out the hourly rate for the time you probably in painstakingly repainting it - about a pound an hour, I bet. :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2011, 02:40:10 PM »
 ;D  No, I think it only took me about two hours - without including drying times of course.

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2011, 02:45:30 PM »
;D  No, I think it only took me about two hours - without including drying times of course.

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2011, 02:59:15 PM »
I'm just dreading the backlash from all the Lima fanboys.

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2011, 03:07:16 PM »
I'm just dreading the backlash from all the Lima fanboys.
;D :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2011, 03:26:25 PM »
I think that Lima was a product of it's time and many of us who modelled in the 70s and 80s have fond memories of their 31s, 4Fs and 86s.

The full-brake actually came out at scale length and looked great with Minitrix Mk1s. The later releases, such as the Syphon, GWR Horsebox and CCTs were actually quite good, with far crisper tooling than anything Farish or Peco did at the time.

A shame that the Western, Pannier, J50 and King never appeared, despite gracing the catalogue for many years!
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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2011, 03:37:07 PM »
 At least the wheels on their steam locos had black spokes  ;D

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Re: Lima Bashing
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2011, 05:33:37 PM »
At least the wheels on their steam locos had black spokes  ;D
yes, but Oh! those flanges!

 

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