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Be grateful for your advice. Did Bachmann use the Lima mould for their Crab? If so, is the motor the same, too? Finally, would you go for the Lima model on e-Bay for £30ish, or pay around £60 for the Bachmann? Course the Bachmann is DCC ready so I think I may have answered my question. Be interested in your thoughts, though.
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The Bachmann model is brand new tooling dating back a few years. The two models are not really comparable and I would recommend the Bachmann version over the Lima one.

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The Lima Crab was a bit basic even in its day, and being Lima there's no guaranteee it's especially accurate. The Bachmann model has nothing to do with it - Bachmann's effort is a modern model to modern standards.

I'd definitely shell out the extra money for Bachmann. Sorry to disappoint you if you thought you had an ebay bargain in the crosshairs...
 

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And with some careful shopping around, you can get versions of the Bachmann Crab for £50 or thereabouts.
 

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I have to aggree with all the previous replys, I have both of these models, the lima was not a very good model, it ran and still does run poorly, and was constantly de-railing on bends, not very tight ones i may add, the Bachman crab is much better, and more pleasing to the eye.
 
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