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Collecting Lima N gauge / Help with catalogue numbers





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#1 NeilMac

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 15:23

I am slowly collecting Lima N gauge rolling stock from the 1970's.

I have also collected many of the catalogues and am attempting to make sense of them. Now I do know that some of the items shown in the catalogue were never released (e.g. J50 Loco), but what I have also found is inconsistencies in the catalogue numbers used from year to year. The numbers that I have found which seem to have different items allocated to them, with the catalogue years that show the differences are;

#461 73-74=Twin Tank Cement Wagon/FF SS, 1976=Closed Van/Ovomaltine

#468 73-74=Refridgerator Van/Transfesa, 1976=Refridgerator Van/Lederer Brau

#471 73-74=Refridgerator Van/Kronenbourg, 1976=Refridgerator Van/Tuborg

#320602 78-79=7 Plank Wagon/Glasshoughton, 80-81=7 Plank Wagon/Black Park

#320604 78-79=7 Plank Wagon/Oxford District Gas Co, 80-81=7 Plank Wagon/Barrow Barnsley


Is there any concencus amongst lima collectors as to which are the correct numbers and descriptions - or is this just a genuine reuse of the numbers that we have to live with?


Also, are there any web sites out there dealing with the Lima N gauge range and/or the collecting of these models? I have found some for HO/OO, but nothing really for N.

Edited by NeilMac, 02 December 2011 - 15:24 .


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#2 BernardTPM

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Posted 02 December 2011 - 18:10

This website http://www.ngauge.org.uk/lima_hist.htm has a little information, but not very much.

#3 Adrian Wintle

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 15:38

Neil;

Do I take it that you aren't interested in the stuff that Lima made for the North American market?

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#4 NeilMac

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Posted 07 December 2011 - 16:30

Adrian,

I am interested in all Lima N gauge, although I do find myself concentrating on certain wagon types as there are so many missing from my collection and I usually only get two or three a month.

As most of the catalogues that I do have do not cover the North American models in great detail my list of what was available is less complete.

I would like to get a gallery of my collection so far on my website, but this may be some time off before I manage to get organised to create it.

Edited by NeilMac, 07 December 2011 - 16:31 .


#5 Adrian Wintle

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Posted 12 December 2011 - 13:53

Somewhere in my collection I have a F45/FP45 loco (which is not the greatest loco - having the Lima mini-pancake drive) and a bunch of heavyweight coaches (the coach and RPO-combine are reasonable representations of PRR prototypes). I think I also have one of the Plymouth shunters, although that one is sufficiently oversized that it has gone into the box of fodder for a potential OO narrow gauge layout.

http://www.visi.com/...trainstuff.html is a good resource for what was available - Mark basically has a comprehensive listing of every type of loco and freight car made by any manufacturer for the North American market, as well as an overview of the coaches.

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Edited by Adrian Wintle, 12 December 2011 - 14:03 .








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