Who to go to for Lima Motor changes?

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Who to go to for Lima Motor changes?

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Post by Tallpaul70 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:46 pm

Hi All,

I have around 20 Lima 00 diesels which would seem to be candidates for sale unless I can get their motors changed as I am going DCC and Sound.
Unfortunately I am at the age where I do not have nimble enough fingers or good enough eyesight to do this myself.

So I am looking for experiences/ recommendations on who is out there and can do this work?

I would prefer to go to someone who can do the motors and install chips so that when I get a loco back that doesn't work I am not caught between the "its your motor install" and "its your chip install" shouting match!

Many thanks
Cheers
Paul

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Post by brian1951 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:09 pm

The cost of the job would be my may concern these days, plenty on the internet about the subject and CD motors to suit are cheap enough, https://www.strathpefferjunction.com/pr ... 0mm-co-co/ IMHO you maybe better off selling the limas and buy some more modern locos.

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Post by Tallpaul70 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 3:29 pm

Thanks Brian,
That is the decision I am trying to make!

However, the cost of modern locos being what it is, replacing the 20 Limas will cost c£3000!

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Paul

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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:16 pm

Paul I have used something similar to this in the past.

https://www.strathpefferjunction.com/pr ... 0mm-co-co/
Nurse, the screens!

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Post by brian1951 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:47 pm

Why on earth would you want 20 sound locos ?

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Post by Tallpaul70 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:43 pm

Why do I need 20 locos? (Actually that is just the Lima tally.)

Because my main interest is in operation, and I will be operating a mainline and branch junction to a realistic timetable which you cannot do with just a few locos!

I am afraid the small three trains a day branch line is of no interest to me.

But as I said earlier, each to their own!

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Post by Steve M » Wed Sep 11, 2019 5:45 pm

brian1951 wrote:
Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:47 pm
Why on earth would you want 20 sound locos ?
I’m getting close. :twisted:
Deja Moo: The feeling that you've heard this bull before. ;)

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Post by Walkingthedog » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:01 pm

Glad I’m not converting my 100 and something locos.
Nurse, the screens!

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Post by brian1951 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:48 pm

You may not have got the answer you were looking for Paul, but at least you got some answers unlike RMweb.

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Post by Tallpaul70 » Wed Sep 11, 2019 6:54 pm

True,
However I find that sometimes I get the best response here, sometimes on platform1 and sometimes on RMWeb.

There are other Forums, which on the whole I find a waste of time.

So I shall probably continue to post on all three sites, it is not much more work than posting on one, just copying and pasting, and it is a better insurance that someone will respond!

Many thanks
Paul

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