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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2018, 10:32:25 am »
I have just ordered my City of Truro from Colin he has told me that the first batch will carry the livery as it was in Swindon Museum unfortunately it won’t have etched nameplates only printed ones it is going to be the dearest model in the range at £87 but that includes P&P it won’t be available utill the Autumn but it is in production now , but as it will have to be one of the last Locos I will be able to buy it was a HAD TO BUY  and will take pride of place on the layout ,along with the Poppylino and Chiltern 68 , Did I ever say I am a rule one man ,well I think that just about proves it .
Maybe if everyone gets together we can get Narrow Planet to do a batch of etched plates for the Forum members at a special price once we find out how many members buy a City of Truro.
Bob Tidbury
« Last Edit: June 05, 2018, 10:36:17 am by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #31 on: June 05, 2018, 12:46:43 pm »
I emailed Colin requesting a pre-order but not had a reply as yet. Maybe a call would be better.

CoT will be my very last loco as I have pretty much abandoned the idea of ever getting the DJM Class 23 Baby Deltic ordered back in February 2015.

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #32 on: June 05, 2018, 04:05:20 pm »
I have just ordered mine, Jerry Howlett please note ONLY ONE!!

Regards,

Alex

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #33 on: June 05, 2018, 04:19:42 pm »
Just ordered 2 before they run out :)

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #34 on: August 16, 2018, 10:56:58 am »
Colin advised by email that he expects the City of Truro 'delivery should be end of September into October.'

So not too long to wait.

Dave G

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #35 on: August 16, 2018, 11:59:35 am »
Just spotted this post, would have spotted it earlier if the subject was City of Truro !  :doh:
I've had a quick read through this, what livery will it be ? As per speed record ?
Any pics of the model ?

How do i buy one ?  :D

Craig

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #36 on: August 16, 2018, 12:54:36 pm »
Best to phone Colin Heard.

Just Google Union Mills Isle of Man. Sometimes he is busy so try again if no reply.

Spoke to him yesterday afternoon and this morning a nice new BR J38 65929 arrived in the post. Can't ask better than that!
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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #37 on: August 16, 2018, 07:29:06 pm »
i'm a bit confused, whats new.. lol

what livery is it being made in?

Craig

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #38 on: August 17, 2018, 08:09:07 am »
i'm a bit confused, whats new.. lol

what livery is it being made in?

Craig

Not sure myself so I emailed Colin yesterday and hope to get answer soon. I'll post any info here.

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #39 on: August 17, 2018, 10:24:42 pm »
CoT livery info:

Colin advises - Livery on the first batch will be that of the loco in the Swindon Museum for many years. Plain GW green with GREAT WESTERN on the tender sides.

Couldn't be 100% certain but I think it may be this:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:City_of_Truro_3717_Didcot_(10).jpg

Dave G


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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #40 on: August 17, 2018, 10:42:14 pm »
What livery did it carry circa the 1904 speed record?

Was it this:
http://everythinggwr.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/3717.jpg
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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #41 on: August 18, 2018, 07:51:20 am »
Think we need a GWR expert on this.

The UM version, first batch at least, to have Great Western on the tender and what appears to be a black frame. I was in Swindon in 1962/3 but I'm darned if I can remember the livery details.

Your photo shows a crest on the tender with a 'red' frame. What came first, crest or company name? I shall try and find out!

Dave G

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2018, 07:55:39 am »
CoT livery info:

Colin advises - Livery on the first batch will be that of the loco in the Swindon Museum for many years. Plain GW green with GREAT WESTERN on the tender sides.

Couldn't be 100% certain but I think it may be this:

https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:City_of_Truro_3717_Didcot_(10).jpg

Dave G

That's my favourite livery for this particular locomotive.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #43 on: August 18, 2018, 11:26:14 am »
Hopefully i will be available at some point with speed record livery that was also applied when it was used between 1957-61?
I'm getting this info from here --> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_3700_Class_3440_City_of_Truro
I don't think wikipedia is always 100% acurite though?

Craig

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #44 on: August 18, 2018, 01:02:01 pm »
Hopefully i will be available at some point with speed record livery that was also applied when it was used between 1957-61?
I'm getting this info from here --> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GWR_3700_Class_3440_City_of_Truro
I don't think wikipedia is always 100% acurite though?

Craig

That's what I'm hoping for as well!

 

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