I've got a friend who is changing to brass O gauge and wishes to sell a set
of 9 Lima Mk1 O gauge coaches. I believe these are a mix of types and are in
either blue/grey or Network southeast.
They are all in excellent condition and boxed.
a) Is anyone here interested in them?
b) What sort of price should we advertise them at, given that Lima don't
make them any more?
I visited the York show over Easter. I was looking at one of the traders
displays and noticed they had replacement sides and bogies for the Lima mark
ones. I'm afraid I didn't take any notice of the traders name as I'm more
interested in LMS stock in N gauge, but I'm sure some one else on here will
be able to tell you. The display had examples of an original Lima mark one
and the modified Lima mark one as well as the manufacturer's own kits. They
looked very good compared to said manufacture's own brass kits and a darn
site cheaper (Though I admit I'm not an expert on mark ones so couldn't say
if they were correct in every detail). I'm sure you friend would be able to
manage the conversion OK if s/he can manage to build brass kits. It may be
worth thinking about as I'm sure this is what many people who buy them
second-hand use them for any way.