|The replacement window frames from Shawplan has been placed on the part completed Lima conversion on the left and to the right is an unaltered Lima body, albeit stripped of parts ready for paint stripping. The difference is obvious!|
An interesting comparison of standards and finesse between a Lima class 47 and the replacement parts which are now available from Shawplan. Etched from thin stainless steel, the are very delicate and a world away from the moulded window frames which feature on the Lima moulding (which itself is at odds with the rest of the body which is very subtle and worth using as a basis for a class 47 even now!).
Between them, Brian Hanson at Shawplan, Ian Penberth at PenBits and Justin Newitt at Rumney Models, are making true finescale diesel modelling so much easier and accessible.