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N Scale - Lima - 320607 - Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite - JK Harrison

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N Scale - Lima - 320607 - Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite - JK Harrison


Brand Lima
Stock Number 320607
Manufacturer Lima
Body Style Lima Gondola 2-Axle 7-Plank
Prototype Description Gondola, 2-Axle, Composite
Road or Company Name JK Harrison (Details)
Paint Color(s) Red and Black
Print Color(s) Light Gray
Coupler Type Rapido Hook
Wheel Type Chemically Blackened Metal
Wheel Profile Deep Flange
Item Category Rolling Stock (Freight)
Model Type Gondola
Model Subtype 2-Axle
Model Variety Composite



Specific Item Information: This appears to be a 70s vintage model made by Lima.

Model Information: This Lima model appears in various UK liveries. It features body-mounted Rapido couplers, blackened-metal deep-flange wheels with a steel axle. The underframe is stamped "Lima Italy". This series is also known as "Private Owner Wagons".

Brand/Importer Information: Lima N scale European models were numbered with 3 digits until 1978. They were renumbered after 1978 by adding "320" before the previous number. e.g. "306" became "320306".

Manufacturer Information:
Lima S.p.A (Lima Models) was a brand of railway models made in Vicenza, Italy, for almost 50 years, from the early 1950s until the company ceased trading in 2004. Lima was a popular, affordable brand of 00 gauge and N gauge model railway material in the UK, more detailed H0 and N gauge models in France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, and the United States as well as South Africa, Scandinavia and Australia. Lima also produced a small range of 0 gauge models. Lima partnered with various distributors and manufacturers, selling under brands such as A.H.M., Model Power, Minitrain and PMI (Precision Models of Italy). Market pressures from superior Far Eastern produce in the mid-1990s led to Lima merging with Rivarossi, Arnold, and Jouef. Ultimately, these consolidations failed and operations ceased in 2004.

Hornby Railways offered €8 million to acquire Lima's assets (including tooling, inventory, and the various brand names) in March of the same year, the Italian bankruptcy court of Brescia (town near Milan, last headquarters of Lima) approving the offer later that year. In December 2004, Hornby Railways formally announced the acquisition along with the Rivarossi (H0 North American and Italian prototypes), Arnold (N scale European prototypes), Jouef (H0 scale French prototypes), and Pocher (die-cast metal automobile kits) ranges. As of mid-2006, a range of these products has been made available under the Hornby International brand, refitted with NEM couplings and sprung buffers and sockets for DCC (Digital Command Control) decoders.

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Item created by: gdm on 2017-07-07 14:02:06

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