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Author Topic: Lima - Class 31 Blue/Green (Cat No: 209/214)  (Read 3910 times)

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Lima - Class 31 Blue/Green (Cat No: 209/214)
« on: January 23, 2011, 12:48:46 PM »
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Re: Lima - Class 31 Blue/Green (Cat No: 209/214)
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2011, 02:28:26 PM »
A very tricky one to answer, as it was such an early model...and remained the only r-t-r class 31 until Farish produced theirs in the early 1990s. Whilst it is a case of comparing apples with oranges when looking at more modern stock, sadly the Lima 31 (as well as so many of their N Gauge offerings) was a poor model in its day when comparing with contemporaries from Continental Europe; for example the Arnold V220, or the Fleishmann class 218. It was over-scale (not helped by Lima producing under-scale carriages), and had an extremely rudimentary motor.

These models, as well as some of the early Farish which also did not stand up to overseas comparisons too well either, effectively gave UK N Gauge a bad name...and a reputation for indifference in quality models that we are only just shrugging off.

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Re: Lima - Class 31 Blue/Green (Cat No: 209/214)
« Reply #2 on: January 23, 2011, 09:20:36 PM »
 Yes they where over scale and the motors terrible, but I can't moan the one that appears in the top right corner of this page has just got me 36 from Australia on E Bay

 

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