Continental Lima (European)

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by MPearson, Mar 24, 2002.

  1. MPearson

    MPearson New Member


    Does anyone know of a shop / distributor in Europe who will supply European continental models to UK customers. I am looking for a supplier that has a web site.

  2. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    Looking for Lima stuff?

    My local mecca (Sydney) stocks heaps of Lima stuff from Europe. What are you looking for in particular? (They do not have a website). As an indication:

    4 car sets (powered):
    Eurostar FS electric TV age $249 AUS
    Coaches Orient Express $27 AUS
    Electric Locos:
    Class E424 of the FS $99 AUS

    Thaly's set (4 cars, powered with track) $149 AUS

    They are just examples from the ad in Aust Model Railway Mag.

    It's about 33p to the dollar, so take $AUS/3 for pommie pounds.

    Considering the hole the $AUS is in, that should be pretty good value for you.

    Anything in particular you are looking for?
  3. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    another site.

    Oh.... I just had a look here It's a US site, and comparing prices ($AUS to $US) some items are a little cheaper, and some are more expensive. (Not by much though) varies by about $10 - $15 US up/down. This site was referenced in an earlier thread for Lima suppliers. It's not Europe, but we're getting closer!
  4. shamus

    shamus Registered Member

  5. Topo

    Topo Member

    I lives in Spain, but I always made my purchases of european rolling stock in Basar Valira in Andorra ( because they have very good prices. Check with they the shipping costs to UK. I know also another site in Germany that works with the most known brands and ships to all countries in Europe:

    Good luck! ;)
  6. MPearson

    MPearson New Member

    Thanks Woodie,

    I would be interested in what the price in AUS$ for the following.

    L149762 Three piece intermediate coach set for the FS ETR480 EUROSTAR PENDOLINO. Set is composed by a second class coach RB, a second class coach BB2 and a Bar/Restaurant car BA2.
    Epoch V, short coupling, length: 885mm. $129 US


    Thanks to Shamus as well. I have sent an email to Sharp Models enquiring. I will see what response I get.

    Topo - I to have been to the shop in Andorra, I have sent them an email, but their internet site is very limited and does not contain much of their stock. The shop was fantastic, I would visit it more often except it about 1000 miles from my home.

  7. Woodie

    Woodie Active Member

    All I can go by, at this point, is the ad in Aust Model Raliway Mag.

    Not sure if this is what you want but:

    This is what is listed in their ad:

    4 Car Sets (Powered)
    Eurostar FS Electric TV age (red) also V age (red) and V age (blue) $249 AUS

    TGV "Pendulaire" of the SNCF $449 AUS

    TGV 4 Car Sets:
    Pendulaire SNCF (blue) $399
    Sud-EST SNCF Vage (orange) $419 AUS
    3 Car add on set Pendulaire $169 AUS

    4 Car Train Sets with Track (without controller)

    Thalys Set
    TGV Orange
    TGV Atlantique (blue) all $149 AUS
    TGV Eurostar (yellow) $179 AUS
    ETR450 Pendolino (red) $149 AUS
    Controller additional $20 AUS.

    Does any of that mean anything to you??:confused:

    The Pendolino "add on set" is not specifically mentioned.

    I should add, that these prices are inclusive of 10% GST (VAT), and it may be refundable for overseas purchases.

    Current exchange rate is .35p = $1 (ie $AUS * .35)
  8. BcRailNameGuy1

    BcRailNameGuy1 New Member


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