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Vitrains chassis upgrade for Lima Class 37 locos

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Bring Lima Class 37 Locos into the 21stcentury with a Vitrains Chassis Upgrade.

Simply remove Lima body Cut off central glazing pillars that hold weight in place. Fit body to Vitrains chassis.

V0001L Class 37 Chassis Upgrade for Lima Body RRP £39.99
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Moving the topic fwd - does anyone know if ViTrains have a chassis that would fit the Lima Class 40?

For similar reasons to others, I have several mint Lima Class 37's and 40's and would also like to update them - no great logic in all this, all very subjective - I have bought 2 of the ViTrains chassis - and I believe there was an article in a recent Model Rail magazine on how to do it.

Thanks for any feedback
QUOTE (Brian Considine @ 21 Oct 2012, 06:49) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>See post #4 for a good reason.

Also because several modellers have nostalgic connections to their Lima locos and/or some of the Class 37s were Limited Editions.

Its also possible to sell the spare VT body on ebay for a few ponds as well. Biggest issue is drilling out the Lima body and installing the VT light blocks
I came back across this thread and made me think how ViTrains locos have been creeping up in price - must be the time of year on ebay (Xmas).

I cannot see many now for less than £50 (with some topping at £80 which is what you pay for Bmann) on BIN whereas less than a year ago even Hattons had them on Bargain price for £40-45 - glad I snaffled 'em when I did. Maybe ppl have cottoned on they are (were) pretty good VFM...
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