#1 Some modified and repainted Australian models. von B 67 24.05.2020 13:17

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Lima B class repainted in the short-lived (thankfully) VicRail "TeaCup" livery of tangerine and silver. It was introduced in 1981 and superseded by the V/Line tangerine and grey in 1983. This model was repainted by a friend who also added some details such as the side window pillars. Some years later, this livery was offered as a factory-painted model.



#2 RE: Some modified and repainted Australian models. von B 67 24.05.2020 13:22

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44 class in factory-painted SAR Maroon / Silver as a 930 class. This one was altered to represent a 1980s ANR (Australian National Railways)-marked version. Numbered 937. Weathered, flush-glazing added.





#3 RE: Some modified and repainted Australian models. von B 67 24.05.2020 13:33

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Victorian Railways GY wagon repainted and modified (styrene strips on doors) to resemble a South Australian Railways OBf wagon.

#4 RE: Some modified and repainted Australian models. von B 67 24.05.2020 13:42

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The budget version of the Australian National 930 class for train sets and "hang-sell" blister-packs had no horns, black bogies and a moulded grey body, with the green paint, yellow squares and top halves of the end stripes being the only paint on the model. This one has had the bogies painted yellow as well as the yellow stripe along the top added, and the lower parts of the end stripes also painted on (not seen in the photos). The separate sale version of the model already had this done. The separate sale model also had the NSWGR buffing plates added, despite the real 930s never having them. This AN green and yellow 930 was also numbered 937. The real 937 never got repainted into ANs green and gold livery. Like all the other Lima 930s, it still had the 4469 numberboards on the nose. :)

#5 RE: Some modified and repainted Australian models. von martin67 24.05.2020 18:39

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Darren, thanks for showing these models! I like the VicRail B, was not aware that Lima did the same livery, too. I think most Australian models from the 90's on were exclusive issues for the importer and not sold anywhere else. I remember ads in AMRM around '96 with lots of stuff I've never seen before.

Cheers,

Martin

#6 RE: Some modified and repainted Australian models. von B 67 14.06.2020 16:25

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I may have a better image somewhere - but for now, here's the only one I can find on file quickly. It's the factory version of the VicRail "Teacup" livery - so named due to the shape of the VicRail logo resembling a tea cup and saucer.



Oddly enough, it had the black stripes on the pilot (cowcatcher) that the V/Line version has. VicRail had plain orange (tangerine) pilots. It's possible that this image was a sample. Like the real thing, the Lima production of this livery was also short-lived.

Here's B 68 in this livery in the early 80s.

#7 RE: Some modified and repainted Australian models. von martin67 15.06.2020 12:02

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I like this livery. Never saw a picture of this version and I can't remember to have seen this model in Austalian ads. I brought a couple of issues of AMRM magazines from my trip to Oz back in 96 and even had a subscription for a while a few years later. Have to check it again, I think is was "Platform One Wholesale", who imported Lima back then. Those models came in rather small numbers (compared to regular Lima models) and were only available in Australia. There was a rather big number of different liveries available and they even had Lima produce an exclusive steamer, the semi-streamlined class 38 (we have this model pictured in the loco section of this forum).

Martin

#8 RE: Some modified and repainted Australian models. von B 67 16.06.2020 13:29

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Martin, you've got me wondering now. I'll have to go through my back issues and see what I can find. I think it was Platform One Wholesale, but it may have been Tom's Hobbies which I heard imported large quantities for their own business.

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