1/48th , I widen a standard LIMA coach body to match other 1/43rd 'O' gauge rolling stock. All principal parts of the original coach are reused. My remodelling method allows the original finish of the coach sides to be preserved. The original interior is also retained. This is the basic Lima upgrade .From th..." /> Aquitrain - BASIC COACH CONVERSION
BASIC COACH CONVERSION
Although originally manufactured to an "very approximate and inconsistant scale" of 1/45 > 1/48th , I widen a standard LIMA coach body to match other 1/43rd 'O' gauge rolling stock. All principal parts of the original coach are reused. My remodelling method allows the original finish of the coach sides to be preserved. The original interior is also retained. This is the basic Lima upgrade .
From the basic Lima coach, virtually any BR Mk1 coach diagram can be produced , with a total 'makeover' ; have a look in 'refurbished coaches 'or
using Aquitrain Overlays, 7 or 8 coach types can be produced .

1) BASIC LIMA COACH UPGRADE .
Body & Roof widening of coach supplied by customer; This service maintains the original finish/livery of the coach, and only applies to the CK and BSK.
Coach widened to correct scale, ends filled and refitted with original corridor connector .
One piece roof overlay fitted with appropriate vents, roof plumbing, gutters, periscopes, etc. and finished in mid grey.
Original buffer heads filed to oval shape.
Option a). Remove moulded lima corridor connector , replace with plate and concertina corridor connector , add 12 Pounds.
Option b). Fitting of 'flush glaze' windows to coach sides ; add 22 Pounds for BSK and 30 Pounds for the CK.

Other options available , just ask .
From £65
2) WHEELS :
Fitting of scale size steel wheels to original bogies running in top hat bearings . Coach height adjusted to scale.
£28
3) SCALE BOGIES :
Removal of original bogie, fitting of Easy build BR MK1, B4
or Commonwealth bogies ; fitted with steel wheels in top hat bearings, coach height adjusted to scale .

Can be fitted with Aquitrain Single Link couplings for an extra 5.00 Pounds.
£45
4) WIDENING & MODIFYING YOUR LIMA COACH TO ACCEPT OVERLAYS .
This section is what you need to prepare your Lima coach for the fitting of the Overlays . The coach sides and roof are modified as per item 1/ but the sides are treated differently as they are prepared specifically for the Overlays by having the openings enlarged in the case of the Lima coaches as supplied ; ie the CK and the BSK, or the coach side windows and doors rearranged as in the other types ; ie the FO , SO/SK , RB , or KIT . In the case of the BG the work is taken even further with the shortening of the coach .The coach ends are also blanked off ready to receive your choice of corridor connector .
a) For the CK and BSK the cost is the same as item 1/ above : 65 Pounds.
b) The others ; ie. the FO , SO/SK , RB and KIT , cost 100 Pounds.( donor coach to be a CK for these conversions)
c) Lastly , the BG costs 120 Pounds to prepare . ( 2 x BSK's to be supplied )

If you wish to fit your Overlays to UN WIDENED coaches, ie. 'out of the box',
please get in touch, this is possible.

From £65
5) AQUITRAIN OVERLAYS
ALL 7 COACH TYPES ARE NOW AVAILABLE IN BR LINED MAROON , 'BLOOD & CUSTARD ' and BR(W) CHOCOLATE & CREAM , and now BR(S) GREEN LIVERIES .
Price ; 15 Pounds / pair . These are a new reprinting using the original 3 Cee's artwork which AQUITRAIN own .
The colours and finish used are more realistic than the original 3 C's .

If your interest is elsewhere , please get in touch to discuss possibilities .
£15/coach
6) FITTING THE OVERLAYS .
Taking the prepared coach and the Overlays , the coaches are painted outside to give a gloss surface for the double sided tape to stick to . The Overlays are then prepared with your choice of running number , 'First' and 'No Smoking' stickers are applied , toilet windows are 'frosted' and you have the choice of the BR roundel .
The Overlays are then fixed to the coach and the 'T' handles , grab handles/rails , Guards handles, etc are fitted .
The price for this service is the same for all coach types : 20 Pounds .
£20
7) COACH INTERIORS :
On all the basic conversions the seating unit is left as supplied , If you require the seating to be modified to match the coach diagram and then painted, this can be carried out at a cost of ;
a) First Open , with tables etc; 30 Pounds.
b) Second corridor ( 3 a side ); 30 Pounds.
c) Restaurant Buffet , with seating , tables , bar/counter and kichen area ; 32 Pounds.
d) Second Open (2 a side) With tables ; 30 Pounds.
e) Full Brake , 7 Pounds.
f) CK or BSK , Spacer piece and painting interiors only , 7 Pounds.

From £ 7
8) READY TO RUN AQUITRAIN LIMA's
Lima coach from our own stock, widened, Aquitrain Overlays fitted , with single link couplings, transfers, door and grab handles, etc. Roof widened with one piece roof overlay with correct vents ,periscopes, plumbing ,etc.
Mounted on Easy Build BR Mk1 or B4 bogies. Concertina corridor connectors. Interior modified and painted to suit.
ALL coaches currently 205 Pounds each , except the BG at 225 Pounds.
PLEASE SEE 'STOCK' PAGE for current availability , or place your order !
From £ 205
9) I am always on the look out to buy good used Lima coaches, wagons and loco's .
Please bring your items to a show for a decision ; anything considered , even your broken items !


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