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Union Mills locos - pulling 40 coaches
« Reply #45 on: May 11, 2012, 08:37:21 am »
Hi, the Berkshire Area Group were exhibiting their large 4 track modular layout at the Rural Life Centre near Farnham on the 5th May , where one of our members UM locos was pulling 40 coaches!!
Can you do better than that? ;D
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #46 on: May 11, 2012, 09:27:42 am »
It probably wasn't even struggling.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #47 on: May 12, 2012, 06:42:05 pm »
Why would Colin want to build GWR locos when he could be building L&Y 0-6-0s. Question for EP, talking of tender sizes, could Colin fit a motor into an Aspinal L&Y 0-6-0?. Cheers john.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #48 on: May 12, 2012, 10:09:25 pm »
Why would Colin want to build GWR locos when he could be building L&Y 0-6-0s. Question for EP, talking of tender sizes, could Colin fit a motor into an Aspinal L&Y 0-6-0?. Cheers john.


I doubt it, if it's this loco you mean (I think you ask Dapol to make it judging by the way the prototype slips with a few coaches ;))

L&Y 0-6-0 No. 957 pushes ECS out of Keighley with lots of slipping on KWVR winter steam gala 2011.

Check the tender wheelbase. The other option (see marvellous article in the NGS magazine) is to use a Dapol terrier. As they have gearing between the wheels you can take off the coupling rods and the mechanism is very small.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #49 on: May 13, 2012, 06:13:47 pm »
EP, just the very thing, sadly our gauge and pre grouping don't mix :'(. Cheers john.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #50 on: May 13, 2012, 06:46:17 pm »
EP, just the very thing, sadly our gauge and pre grouping don't mix :'(. Cheers john.

Greetings,
In what way don't they mix? I've a number of LBSC & LSWR locos.
Gareth
« Last Edit: May 13, 2012, 07:21:42 pm by thebrighton »

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #51 on: May 13, 2012, 11:16:23 pm »
EP, just the very thing, sadly our gauge and pre grouping don't mix :'(. Cheers john.

There is a fair bit of pre-group or backdate-able stuff around. In some ways pre-group mixes very well from a bashing and building perspective. The nice straight round boilers are a godsend compared with taper boilers and later styles of firebox.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2012, 06:14:49 pm »
 EP and Gareth, I take you're point entirely, personally I know I've not the skill, ability or patient required anymore, especially in N gauge :o, twenty years ago maybe. Bought a Dapol Stroudly 'terrier' when they came out and then a set of etched carriages, halfway through the first carriage I admitted defeat (eyesight and the wobbles). Thats probably why I like UM locos so much. Tell me guys whats out there for Pre LMS in the way of goods and coaching stock. Cheers john.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2012, 06:30:12 pm »
Pretty much all kits, but some private owner wagons and a MR brake van (a curiosity Peco did)

The biggest problem I find with pregrouping is the liveries. Was the SECR a railway company or a government operation to find jobs for unemployed painters ?
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2012, 06:33:23 pm »
Noy to sure about pre LMS as not really my area but there are some etched kits out there that are very easy. To save Alan the embarassment of mentioning his own products have you tried the Etched Pixels coaches to go with the Terrier. No solder is needed; the floor and sides are one piece which you fold up like a box and you can glue the corners. If you want to glaze them then some clear acetate can be glued on the inside. You can then glue on the roof. You can detail/alter the Peco wagon chassis as much as you like or you can just use it as is. Being LBSCR you can just paint them a dark brown. There is very little lettering but if you want to Alan also has the relevant transfers.
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #55 on: May 15, 2012, 03:04:04 pm »
Many thanks guys. Cheers john.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #56 on: June 01, 2012, 02:58:20 pm »
Well this thread was supposed to be all about photos so here's mine, long awaited as I missed the last batch, ordered yesterday afternoon, dropped through the letter box first thing this morning, excellent service from Colin.







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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #57 on: June 01, 2012, 03:12:01 pm »
Very nice, David :thumbsup:

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #58 on: September 20, 2012, 01:11:26 pm »
Does um do a q6?
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #59 on: September 20, 2012, 03:30:11 pm »
Does um do a q6?

Hi PD

No, not a Q6, they did do a much older Q2 0-8-0 that never made the LNER renumbering never mind Nationalisation (Although sold in BR livery I believe carrying a Q6 number).

If it is North Eastern locos you are after they do a D20 4-4-0 and a J27 0-6-0 both very nice if basic locos. Going further into LNER territory there are Gresley J38 and J39 0-6-0s plus GC Robinson J11 0-6-0 and D11 Director 4-4-0 and finally foe the GE section the LNER B12/3.

Quite a selection and undoubtely mostly (J39 aside) will never be considered seriously by the mainstream manufacturers so we are very lucky Colin Heard produces them.

I believe I read on RM Web that his next loco is to be another  Southern 0-6-0. Shame - I had hoped for a D34 "Glen" 4-4-0

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