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Contents

  1. EWS Ballast wagon (seacow)

  2. Esso bogie Tanker

  3. Car Transporter


EWS Ballast wagon (seacow) Rating 9/10 Great model in all respect!!!

Lima EWS Ballast Wagon Seacow

This model by Lima has some nice detailing features. All the white plastic seen in the picture comes separate and has to be fitted to the wagon. This is not difficult and adds some detail. The only down side to this models detailing is that the white plastic looks too new. The whole model could do with some weathering. This model is a reliable runner, never derailing having an exceptionally smooth ride. This I believe has been achieved by the fact this model has 8 metal wheels.

 

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Esso bogie Tanker Rating 7/10 Runs well just could have more detailing

Lima ESSO Bogie Tanker

This model comes complete with ladders at both ends and brass metal wheels. In terms of detail this model has very little except for its bogies which are nicely detailed. The main white livery is a bit bright in my opinion. It looks like its never been used before. This would be easily solved by some weathering effect. See the section on weathering in the scenery section. Like the Lima model above this model runs very well but this is no surprise as it seems to have the same wheels. Lima brass wheels make a lovely sound especially when you have a long train of them. I have had no derailing problems with this model at any speed on curves or on points.

 

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Car Transporter Rating 5/10 Runs good but detailing is poor.

Lima Car Transporter

This Lima car transporter is much more realistic than the Hornby alternative. It has a double deck and comes with 3 very cheep cars. The detailing is poor and the model looks plastic. It does come with Lima's brass wheels and so runs very well. Be warned, if you decide to put cars on the top deck, the transporter can become unstable and topple over on bends. Best to put them on the bottom deck although less assessable. You might also find its a bit of a squeezes to get them in as well.

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