Comparison of N Class 31 models

Lima N Class 31 Graham Farish N Class 31 Graham Farish N Class 31
Manufacturer Lima Graham Farish Graham Farish
Year model introduced 1970 1995 2015
DCC Capability DCC incompatible DCC incompatible DCC Ready. 18-pin socket
Bodyshell - factory-fitted separate details
Fan Grill (etched) No No Yes
Handrails No No Yes
Chassis/underframe detail
Footsteps No No Yes
Cab, footplate & interior detail
Glazing No No Yes
Window wipers No No Yes
Wheel "aesthetics"
Nickel-plated Yes
No No
Bufferbeam detail (in detailing pack)
Pipework (for front) No No Yes
Pipework (for rear) No No Yes
Chassis construction Lightweight
No Plastic & metal
Minimum radius Radius 1
No Radius 2
Coupling socket/mounting
Fixed Yes
No No
NEM pockets No No Yes
Coupling type N-gauge standard Arnold-Rapido
No N-gauge Arnold-Rapido with NEM socket
Weighting (to assist adhesion)
Within chassis No No Yes
Separating the body from the chassis Secured with one or more screws
No No
Motor type No No Can motor with 2 Flywheels
Motor location No No Centre of chassis
Power collection 2 rail DC
No 2 rail DC
Working lights
Directional headlights & tail lights No No Yes
Pickups No No All wheels
DCC speaker No provision for speaker
No No provision for speaker
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