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Lima - Class 55
« on: January 23, 2011, 12:53:38 PM »
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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2011, 01:53:17 AM »
Monstrously evil loco.

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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2011, 02:26:16 PM »
Nicely detailed body but too much of it! Interestingly just the same length as the Farish 55. Usual poor Lima motor bogie  :thumbsdown:

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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2011, 03:48:01 PM »


but even without seeing it, I can be sure that it is no better than a poor performer. if the shell looks nice and you must have a 55, look for an appropriate german or japanese mechanism to mount it on.

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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2011, 08:31:29 PM »
Personally, I never want to see one of those again.

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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2011, 08:34:29 PM »
Personally, I never want to see one of those again.

Oh come on - don't sit on the fence :smiley-laughing:

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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2011, 08:37:47 PM »
The terms 'n gauge' and 'Lima' should never be uttered together again.

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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2011, 08:44:10 PM »
Truly horrible!

Totally out of scale (Closer to TT?) would take out many an N Gauge footbridge and platform.

Typical of the 1970's Lima mechanicm (Pancake - or should that be "cowpat" motor) a very mediocre performer.

The only real use for one would be to practice your airbrushing techniques on :evil:

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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2011, 11:13:06 PM »
I have always found Lima locos are like Niagra Falls as they never seem to stop running, they may not be in gauge, look ugly or whatever but IMO to stop them running you need a shotgun or a house brick, ;D
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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2011, 03:45:07 AM »
Out of scale, bad looker and far to green around the gills (kind of reminds me of the ex Mrs OwL :smiley-laughing:)

However, an old model BUT probably one that helped pull alot of young people into the hobby all those years ago, so it has it's place in British N Gauge, love it or hate it :thumbsdown: :thumbsup:


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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #10 on: July 31, 2011, 02:26:51 PM »
Ah, yeh, but Niagara Falls are turned down to very slow at night.

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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2012, 04:49:52 PM »
My first two locos when I decided on N gauge many years ago.

I used them for testing as I started laying my track, and at that stage I had only run them on their own. When I formed a train with them, I had to do a double take - they seemed about 25% taller than the Lima coaches I bought at the same time - shortly afterwards, both motors packed up! I sold them for spares on ebay last year.

From a financial point of view they were OK as I sold them for a good price (99p start, no reserve) after keeping them for well over 25 years, but as scale models they were hopeless!

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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2012, 04:58:13 PM »
Bad enough to put me off ever buying any other Lima locos. Are they all this bad?

here are a couple of pictures to put people off, incase they think they are getting a bargain on ebay.





Sat next to a GF Cl47




Good for close coupling though  :no:


Also only 2 axles are powered.
« Last Edit: August 13, 2012, 05:20:48 PM by buckle247 »

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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #13 on: August 13, 2012, 05:30:42 PM »
It was the first N gauge diesel I ever owned  :-[

Despite that I still came back to diesel N gauge, so it can't have been ALL bad  ;)

Bad enough though  :thumbsdown:


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Re: Lima - Class 55
« Reply #14 on: August 13, 2012, 09:32:55 PM »
Cripes - the stuff of nightmares :o

 

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