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 Posted: Sun Jul 8th, 2012 03:57 pm
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Hi everybody.
I recently brought a High Level longrider to fit into my Lima class 27.At the time he said it would also fit into other things,and even into coaches.
This made me wonder if it could be fitted into a Lima bubblecar and or railcar.
Any thoughts/comments would be very much appreciated.

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Bill

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 Posted: Sun Jul 8th, 2012 05:10 pm
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What's a "high level longrider" Bill ?  :???::???::???:



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I'm curious how you will get the High Level GB into a diesel bogie, Bill.  Conventional wisdom has been to use replacement motor bogies such as:

http://motorbogies.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=1

Peter, High Level Kits have some superbly engineered kits for 4mm scale and do a range of gearboxes.

 http://www.highlevelkits.co.uk/

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I've used the Tenshodos a couple of times, John.  I found them a little underpowered as single units, but I've wired them in parallel and they run together perfectly.

Worth a look, Bill.



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Its a gear/motor designed to fit into a Lima class 26/27 to replace the original one.It fits into the bogie.
Google high level bogies.
I picked mine up at Stoke Mandeville exhibition.

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Apologies Bill, I hadn't realised this - being primarily familiar with their steam loco gearboxes.  I would certainly go for a High Level bogie if I were in the market.  The question of whether this device will fit other bogies seems to me to be principally whether the wheelbase can be adjusted.  I would assume that wheels are purchased separately.

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Hi Bill

Its too long but the high level lo-rider is the correct wheelbase for a DMU - I have one in an EMU but wouldnt bother now - Id go for the replica chassis instead.

If you are using DCC (with feedback decoders) and fit extra pickups the Lo-rider is no better than the Lima motor.

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Thanks everyone,I've put it on the back burner for the time being as life seems to be getting in the way of modelling at the moment.I'll give it a re-think when things settle down a bit.

Thanks again

Bill

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