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Lima - Go Hump


PaternosterRow

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The second Lima arrived on Monday morning along with the Fox Transfers - I only ordered both of these on the 31st Jan!!! Great service. I also ordered a Hornby shunter detailing kit and some Flush glazing from another supplier - still no news!! It seems that not all suppliers have an enlightened attitude toward customer service. I'm not inclined to name names because I don't know how this would go down. However, as it turned out, they did me a favor.

 

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Right out of the box from ebay - exactly as advertised and cost £32 + p&p. I ordered this from Greg Diffen and I'd just like to say thank you for the very prompt service.

 

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I couldn't wait for the flush glazing so thought why not have a go myself. I found an interest site on the web about using soft plastic for making your own windows. My wife is an ardent recycler so I raided her boxes and found a suitable piece of plastic. This was simply held up inside the openings, scribed and then cut out with scissors. I used a little sharpening block (those that come in the cheap blade sets) and sanded down to the scribed lines. Turned out quite good and I'm pleased with the overall effect.

 

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Small slithers of masking tape was used to paint on the return wasp stripes. Any paint creep was dealt with the end of a sharp scalpel blade. I've tried to be a lot more neater with the drill holes for the handles on the Master Unit this time.

 

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The Fox transfers - which are quite frankly brilliant - were applied with a very steady hand and a lot of patience. I use cocktail sticks to position and ear buds to help mop up the water once they are in the correct place. The transfers really bring the model to life.

 

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A comparison shot with my superb Bachmann Class 08.

 

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On the basis that you can't make a Silk Purse out of a Pig's Ear the effort hasn't turned out too bad. The Master runs well on the test track although it does sound a bit like a Coffee Grinder and lacks the nice slow running capacity of Modern models. However, given that this is my first conversion of anything and that it all came in for a little under £50 I've got a nice little unusual shunter - even though it does look out of place on my Cheslyn layout.

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Lovely pics Mike

 

I think the old Lima scrubs up nice compared to the new Bachman 08...and for a snip of the price too.

 

Whilst they might look out a tad out of place on Cheslyn, its very nice to see the layout again - Looks good in both B+W and colour :good:

 

What's the next project lined up?

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Lovely pics Mike

 

I think the old Lima scrubs up nice compared to the new Bachman 08...and for a snip of the price too.

 

Whilst they might look out a tad out of place on Cheslyn, its very nice to see the layout again - Looks good in both B+W and colour :good:

 

What's the next project lined up?

Cheers Pete

 

Yep, there's a lot of mileage in those old Lima models and it doesn't look too bad next to the Bachmann :)  You don't need to spend loads on this modeling lark either!  Really enjoyed this little project.

 

I'm still working on my Barrow Hill Yard project - slowly for a change and I've got a cunning plan in mind to connect Cheslyn up with the Yard to have a 'roundy roundy' type layout.  The train set I've always dreamt of! 

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Your pictures are beautiful. I like those diesel loco's.

 

Thanks very much Job.

 

I like photography - always trying to capture that perfect shot.  I'm not into Photoshop - simply because I don't understand it!!!  So the pics are straight off camera onto the computer then cropped and auto adjusted in the Microsoft Picture Editor, but that's about all I can manage regarding manipulation.

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