TGV dressup kit?

Discussion in 'HO Scale Model Trains' started by roenickrox, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. roenickrox

    roenickrox New Member

    About 15 years ago, my Grandma bought me a Lima TGV set. It doesn't have windows or anything covering the engine lights. There are alot of details missing that I would love to add to it. She bought it brand new so I'm the only owner. Just wondering if there is a dress up kit still available for it.
  2. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

    Probably not a specific "dress up kit". I think you have to look at what details the manufacturers have to offer, and look at the prototype to see what details you need to add. To my knowledge the only "dress up kits" available are the ones for Athearn f7's from Walthers and some super detail kits for various Bowser steam engines offered by Bowser. I'm not sure how much different the details should be for European prototype trains from American prototype. Most of the detail manufacturers that I know of specialise in American prototype.
  3. RailRon

    RailRon Active Member

    I read that LIMA is in financial trouble and that they stopped production. But perhaps you find an older TGV model on eBay to cannibalize for getting the missing parts.

    The problem is, that there are several generations of the TGV models which are quite different both internally and detailwise. (LIMA evolved from cheap toy production to quite beautiful RR models.) Your TGV (from 15 years ago) is probably from of the first or perhaps second production run, so it might be difficult to find fitting replacement parts.

    Here in Europe I never saw a dress-up kit for LIMA locomotives. As Russ said, in Europe you hardly find superdetailing parts. There were a few little firms in Germany which offered some parts (and complete kits) - but only for steam engines and perhaps one pantograph or another for electric locos.

  4. Tap

    Tap Member

    i have two old lima tgv trains... willing to part with both... one powered one dummy
  5. ross31r

    ross31r Member

    True but AFAIK, Hornby has now brought them out and they are part of the Hornby International line of products that are starting to be released, although i could be wrong!

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