We have prepared a troubleshooting guide to address some of the rare, but potential issues that may be encountered when converting an O gauge Lima ringfield model over to CD/DVD drive-type motor. It is a live document, so do please check back from time to time. Last updated: 9 March 2020.
O Gauge Ringfield Motor Upgrade Kits for Lima Locomotives
It’s been a wee bit quite on the blog for the past few months, but, much like ducks on a pond, behind the scenes lots has been happening.
One of the big projects has been the development of two new ringfield motor upgrade kits; this time we’ve been focused on Lima’s highly-collectable, yet somewhat limited range of O gauge models.
We’re delighted to announce that our brand new LO1 kit is now available. It features a chunky motor, a three part adaptor and a brand new gear.
It will fit Lima’s sole UK outline O gauge diesel locomotive – the Class 33 ‘Crompton’ – their SNCF diesel and the 0-4-0 diesel shunter (which comes in a number of guises). It’s our simplest-to-fit kit yet, with no fiddly gear trimming!
If you’d like to upgrade your own Lima Class 33, SNCF Class BB 67000 or diesel shunter, you can buy a kit via the link at the foot of this article.
We’ll be doing a short video on the kit and taking a closer look at how the adaptor fits together in due course, but for the time being we’ve produced full colour, detailed instructions, which you can download below.
Lima O Gauge Ringfield Motor Upgrade Kit (LO1) Instructions 2.13 MB 509 downloadsStep-by-step instructions for our Lima LO1 ringfield motor upgrade kit, for O Gauge...
We’ve also got a second O gauge kit suitable for Lima’s Fowler 4F steam locomotive. It’s almost ready to go and will be added to our web shop as soon as the instructions booklet is complete.
Lima O Gauge Ringfield Motor Upgrade Kit (LO1) Instructions
Step-by-step instructions for our Lima LO1 ringfield motor upgrade kit, for O Gauge Class 33 & diesel shunters. Last revised: 8 March 2020
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