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Since Hornby have the all the dies etc, it is hard to imagine how Bachmann could offer any. In any event the Lima models are not really good enough these days. Hornby have up graded some, but they are not to the same standard that we have come to expect. I liked the LMS luggage van.
 

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I would like to see a completely new 67 not a Lima rehash.

To be honest I think the Lima Models should be heading for the Railroad Range, as the Deltic and 37 already have, and have completely new models instead of the Lima reissues.
 

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I'm inclined to agree with John HT although I do very much like the Hornby 101 Lima re-issues.

I think Hornby could benefit from re-issueing the Class 117s which were very good and also some BR Blue Grey MK1 coaches as Bachmann never release enough of their stock and most retailers sell out very quickly.

Did Lima do a Class 74?
 

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QUOTE (DiesAL @ 11 Jan 2009, 15:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Did Lima do a Class 74?

Quite simply - no, I think it was only ever available as a kit from MTK. Indeed it's donor class, the 71 was also made by the same manufacturer.

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QUOTE (DiesAL @ 11 Jan 2009, 15:54) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>I'm inclined to agree with John HT although I do very much like the Hornby 101 Lima re-issues.

I think Hornby could benefit from re-issueing the Class 117s which were very good

Ermm no they were not! to sum up, the faults the following is all wrong

cabs, headcode boxes, tumbehome, door furniture in the wrong place, front bodyside window too big, bogies too small, radiator fillers in the wrong place on one side, no radiator vents on the sides (ok for the green ones).

The following picture shows a modified one (on the right) comparred to an out of the box one on the left.



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Got to agree with Jim. What you got with the LIMA 117 was a 117/116 hybrid. For 1980/1981 it was OK, but even then people wanted a proper DMU without a brake compartment at each end. It just wouldn't cut the mustard today. If Bachmann were to bring out a high density dmu that would be a goodthing. However Bachmann have got enough on with 4CEP, 150 and 105 still to hit the shops, I can't see another MU type being introduced.

As to Hornby. If it isn't a "big engine" , glamorous or South of the Thames , I think you can forget it!

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That picture brings me back.

I spend many an hour flush glazing my Lima model. In fact I spent many hours correcting my Lima model and I did not do anything with the bogies.

We definitely need a good high density unit. I had hoped it would be announced by Hornby. The 116 would be my personal choice but I could live with a 117


My other choice from the old Lima range would be a completely new class 59. Maybe Bachmann will do it.
 
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