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When did Lima fit working lights to class 37 locos?


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Hi All,

Can anyone confirm that a 1989 made Lima class 37 would have working lights?

If it would have how did the system work?-what sort of lamps were used, how were they connected into the loco's electrics?

Was there a Printed Circuit Board, and where was it fixed in the loco?

Many thanks

Paul.

 

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20 minutes ago, Tallpaul69 said:

Hi All,

Can anyone confirm that a 1989 made Lima class 37 would have working lights?

If it would have how did the system work?-what sort of lamps were used, how were they connected into the loco's electrics?

Was there a Printed Circuit Board, and where was it fixed in the loco?

Many thanks

Paul.

 

 

I don't think any Lima locos for the UK at that time had lights

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Thanks Russ,

Any idea when they started to fit them?

Did they fit plastic lenses in the light apertures before they started to do working lights?

Thanks

Paul

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Lima did install plastic lenses for the headcode boxes. It made fitting your own lighting easier. I say easier, at one end there was a giant pancake motor so tall there was no room for a cab iirc.

Well, what do you expect for £35?

 

If you want a better detailed, DCC ready Lima, then you I believe this was the idea behind Vitrains

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23 minutes ago, Tallpaul69 said:

Thanks Russ,

Any idea when they started to fit them?

Did they fit plastic lenses in the light apertures before they started to do working lights?

Thanks

Paul

 

I think the 67 may have had them but I don't think any of the others had lights ever 

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1 hour ago, russ p said:

 

I think the 67 may have had them but I don't think any of the others had lights ever 

Yes the class 67 had working lights although the headlight above the cab was non working. No other Lima diesels ever had lights as far as I recall.

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32 minutes ago, Markwj said:

Yes the class 67 had working lights although the headlight above the cab was non working. No other Lima diesels ever had lights as far as I recall.

Did the HST have working lights?

 

Andi

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2 minutes ago, Dagworth said:

Did the HST have working lights?

 

Andi

Not that I recall (but happy to be corrected) the early  Hornby one did though.

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On 05/06/2021 at 18:48, Dagworth said:

Did the HST have working lights?

 

Andi

Yeah some did. Tiny bayonet fitting bulb sat in a metal plate under the cab interior. If you left the loco running for a while it used to melt the cab. 

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