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Author Topic: Lima - BR Shunter Blue/Green (Cat No: 210/211)  (Read 2518 times)

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Lima - BR Shunter Blue/Green (Cat No: 210/211)
« on: January 23, 2011, 12:50:01 PM »
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Re: Lima - BR Shunter Blue/Green (Cat No: 210/211)
« Reply #1 on: May 30, 2013, 03:24:41 PM »
I have one of these!



using a 9V motor, pretty good slow and medium speed running, not the quietest model, but it pulls well!

One slightly interesting thing is it is MILES out of the 'normal' loading gauge and if you try running it through platforms set to the correct gauge, you will hit them, and anything else within the loading gauge! (I demilished the my local clubs level crossing with it before I found this out!

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Re: Lima - BR Shunter Blue/Green (Cat No: 210/211)
« Reply #2 on: October 11, 2013, 11:59:40 AM »
Hello!

I had one of these (bought before I knew any better...) In the end I binned the body and used the chassis on the Thameshead LNER J70 kit. (Picture attached, if I have followed the instructions correctly.) Yes, yes, I know the J70 is an 0-6-0 and the chassis is 0-4-0, but is anyone going to notice?;) Not having had a layout for 20 years, she hasn't run for ages, but I seem to remember the performance suggested Lewis Hamilton might be driving!



Having dug her out again for the purposes of the photo set me thinking, to the extent that my planned new layout has gone back to the drawing board, right down to the (real) location. But that's the subject of another post.
"As I always say, it's a funny old world. Do you always say that? Oh good." (Jill Tweedie)

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Re: Lima - BR Shunter Blue/Green (Cat No: 210/211)
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2013, 12:35:38 PM »
The Thameshead castings are a sort of generic model from the 0-4-0 and 0-6-0 types (and way overwide) so four wheels is as good as six. Mine has a DMU motor bogie in it which I found ran rather better and left the cab space free for a driver etc

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Re: Lima - BR Shunter Blue/Green (Cat No: 210/211)
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2013, 02:06:24 PM »
Very well made and painted.   :thumbsup:

Just to add, I repainted one into NSE about 8 years ago and then sold it on eBay.  I wonder if the buyer still has it?

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Re: Lima - BR Shunter Blue/Green (Cat No: 210/211)
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2013, 09:35:36 PM »
Yours has found a better use than mine :D

Hear she is in OO land, posing as a Narrow gauge NCB shunting diesel, with lowered cab for working underground.

I like the tram though, I really am tempted to find another of the Lima 0-4-0's to convert now...

Sean

 

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