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Vitrains chassis upgrade for Lima Class 37 locos

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top: Lima Body, middle: Lima Chassis, bottom: Vitrains Upgrade Chassis

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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QUOTE (Guy Clark @ 21 Oct 2012, 01:32) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Whilst I appreciate the Chassis Upgrade is most certainly a positive move forward. Would it not be cheaper to purchase the complete thing then you would have the impressive detail of the body as well.

See post #4 for a good reason.
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
& don't forget that ViTrains were formed by ex-Lima people who continued in the direction Lima were heading for quality wise. Yes, there are some issues such as light bleed through the bodies, but a far cry from the 70's Lima.

I have a couple of ViTrains SNCB OHE locomotives & they are as good as anything from the Fleischmann/Roco/MarTrix stables.
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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