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Apologies if I am asking the same question that has gone a thousand times before. Does anyone know where I could get hold of Lima spares? I am thinking particularly of things like traction tyres. Are they still available somewhere, or am I doing the proverbial in the wind?
 

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QUOTE (Fireline @ 9 Jul 2011, 20:47) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Apologies if I am asking the same question that has gone a thousand times before. Does anyone know where I could get hold of Lima spares? I am thinking particularly of things like traction tyres. Are they still available somewhere, or am I doing the proverbial in the wind?

No connection, found during a web search;
http://www.ttcdiecast.com/oo-gauge-54-c.asp

They might have what your looking for.

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QUOTE (BONGSMAN @ 10 Jul 2011, 19:24) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I may be reading this wrong, and please correct me if I am, but £4.50 (including UK 2nd class postage) for TWO tyres ?

Well, there are a few points here.

1. Presumably these tyres are not made any more (though close approximations may be). Thus, simple economics dictate that as the supply becomes scarce, the price will rise.

2. Assuming you have an otherwise serviceable Lima loco, and further assuming that a good set of tyres would be expected to last 5-10 years (depending on the level of use), then the cost of the tyres, amortized over the period of use is very low. (i.e. 45p a year).

3. The alternative is presumably to discard the loco and buy a replacement (e.g. Hornby Railroad). This would cost a lot more than £4.50

4. If you buy a few other items at the same time, the postage is presumably split over the ensemble and is thus proportionately less.

Just a few thoughts.....

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Hi Adrian,

I accept your points entirely, but feel they are based solely on the assumption that there is no alternative.

I would refer you to my earlier post regarding Bullfrog Snot, which I have used on several of my locos with great success. I must state the usual disclaimer that I have no connection with the product other than as a satisfied customer.
 

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*** My experience is that as much as I hate traction tyres, if you have to have them buy better quality ones - I helped out a couple of friends by obtaining Fleischmann rather than the hornby & lima tyres that they were using - since then, they have not had to replace them at all, whereas when they used original Lima/Hornby ones, they were falling off regularly....

Look up the part #'s for an FL loco with the same diameter wheels as your Lima and buy The Fleischmann option! They will not be too dear either!

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Hello Fireline,

You don't actually say which Lima spares you are after,but I see that you are based in Broadstairs,-have you tried East Kent Models [01227 770777] who are just down the road in Whitstable? -they are one of the [if not, the] premier model railway spares specialists after all..
They have a few Lima spares left in stock,and others may be substituted by other manufacturers products,e.g. large traction tyres which are the same as ViTrains ones..
The other Lima spares specialist to contact is M.B.Models [01949 850063] who attend exhibitions [including Folkestone and Chatham] and who offer a mail order service..

Hope this helps..
 

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Hi folks,
Anyone know where to get pantograph extension springs for Lima HO electric locos? I have tried eBay and Peter’s parts (0.75p for a spring & £18 to mail it to Ireland) and some other suppliers in the UK, but to no avail. I also contacted Hornby-Lima, but they
didn’t reply.

Thanks
 
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