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I am detailing 3 Lima DMUs currently

 

1 early set with cut & shut DMS, to be stripped and resprayed, currently in a messy GWR 150 livery, to be properly painted. B430

 

1 set off Ebay DMS panel used, 118 converted. P463 or B466 not sure yet, Blue

 

1 set off ebay to be 117 in blue grey B435 or B436

 

Got 2 more power cars, 2 more faulty cars (DMBS with no motor) and 4 centre cars, most likely a Tyseley 116 and the spare centre Ebayed.

 

Any way I need a lot of buffers, not sure what is required andwho does them any help appreciated, first purchase will be for 3 sets.

 

Etched windscreen wipers, 6 power cars.

 

Thinking of wheels as well.

 

Thanks

 

Martin

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MJT and Craftsman both do etched wipers. It would be worth checking the Extreme Etchings/Shawplan list with which I am not familiar.

 

Buffers - real can of worms. There are two problems - identifying the type of buffers carried at the right stage in the life of the dmu and sourcing them. Again, Craftsman do at least one type of buffer and you could try A1 and 51L/Wizard.

 

Chris

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Hmm buffers

 

A1 difficult to find info.

 

Craftsman - will need to look more carefully.

 

Large head round ones - look like could getting on for 2 foot

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Craftsman do DMU jumper cables for the buffer beam,

 

SE Finecast do the flushglaze,

 

Silver Fox do replacement sides and seating to replace the guard's compartment on one of the two DMBS's in the Lima class 117.

 

DC Kits do replacement ends which look better than the Lima ones. Jim s-w of this forum has done some rather tasty DMU's using DC Kits ends.

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MJT and Craftsman both do etched wipers. It would be worth checking the Extreme Etchings/Shawplan list with which I am not familiar.

Buffers - real can of worms. There are two problems - identifying the type of buffers carried at the right stage in the life of the dmu and sourcing them. Again, Craftsman do at least one type of buffer and you could try A1 and 51L/Wizard.

Chris

And finding out if the same buffers were fitted at both ends (which was definitely not the case on some units as buffers were replaced by different ones drawn from stores).

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And finding out if the same buffers were fitted at both ends (which was definitely not the case on some units as buffers were replaced by different ones drawn from stores).

 

All look similar within the class from the pictures I have seen, there were not than many 117s and especially not 118s

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For references using a few sites, found a 118 page for the interior.

 

Lots of 117 and 118 photos on another site Honda Wanderer.

 

Got video material of 117s and 116s at Gloucester, but not enough resolution for the Tysley sets, but the 116 is 4th in the queue, 118, 117 (B435?), then B430 redo, then 116, then the final few cars, by then I will be in my 50s I expect.

 

These are stills from my first camera tape and in 1985 or 6 this was the ultimate in home video quality.

 

Some of the fuzziness is from interlacing and some from 260 line resolution, (still better than 240-250 Vhs resolution), and a little from poor light.

 

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Same period there was a blue 121 at Horton Road as well

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