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Offline Portpatrick

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2015, 02:36:57 pm »
If it had been a Jones Goods I'd be interested............   :thumbsdown:

http://www.users.globalnet.co.uk/~emgeedee/jpgstore/jones.jpg



Now that would be nice.  From memory - must look at my DVDs,- No 103 did run a special from Girvan to Stranraer, or maybe vice versa.Though I note he has only done simple inside cylinder models so fay.  But even I could  justify buying one!

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2015, 04:20:30 pm »
Reads news.
Dribbles a bit.
Reaches for wallet only to find that it's not for sale yet.
Thinks: "come on, I've know about this for a full 60 seconds and it's still not for sale!"

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2015, 06:57:11 pm »
:bounce: :claphappy:  YES !!!  This will sooth us while we await the Farish Castle, which seems to be slipping further into the future.  Which will come first I wonder?

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2015, 11:36:11 pm »
How can you mix the glorious Guiness with anything, is that why you live down under to escape the shame  :beers:
Well you do have a point there, but I was young, remember. All I remember is that the concoction lifted me lid off  ;D

Serious  (but probably dumb) question :

Is the loco named after it's designer, or the Forest of Dean?

George
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« Reply #19 on: May 08, 2015, 01:37:47 am »
well  :offtopicsign:
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #20 on: May 08, 2015, 02:42:05 am »
Here's a pop quiz:

Is the loco named after it's designer, or the Forest of Dean?

* The popular tree-growing area Forest of Dean
* Dean from popular cinema advertising duo Pearl and Dean
* Christopher Dean from 80's ice-dancing duo Torville and Dean
* William Dean,  second son of Henry Dean, manager of the Hawes Soap Factory in New Cross, London.
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #21 on: May 08, 2015, 07:55:07 pm »
mmm , snakebite  :D

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #22 on: May 09, 2015, 02:31:12 pm »
No way would I buy another Union Mills loco that can pull 40 + wagons on the gradients and not even slow down. No way at all will I supplement my nice 4P or J26 especially with a western Dean Goods that will be well outside the era of my layout.  Honest....... ::)

Just do not produce it before Mrs "H" has the BIG Birthday....  But then there is that special present :hmmm:

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2015, 10:08:34 am »
Dean Goods?

 :claphappy:

After grumbling for years that UM never produced anything for us GWR fans, I had better get my wallet out. I can just see one trundling down the branch to Chew Magna with the daily pick-up goods.

Long lived, various liveries widespread. Sounds like a winner to me if UM can get the drive into the titchy Churchward tender.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2015, 10:18:11 am »
Yes indeed... that is a small tender. But, UM will deliver, I'm sure.

I still have had no sensible answer from the forum.... yes, I know there's a thing called fikipedia (typo), but whence comes the name (Dean Goods)?
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2015, 10:21:50 am »
According to wiki the designer was William Dean .
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #26 on: May 11, 2015, 10:33:15 am »
Yup, just named after the reigning CME at the time in the same way that we refer to Gresley Pacifics or Fairburn 2-6-4s.

There was a Collett Goods designed to replace them many years later but even so, a few Dean Goods were retained until well after nationalisation due to their low axle weight which made them ideal for various lightly laid branches. It was not until the building of the standard 2MT Moguls at Swindon that the last Dean Goods were finally pensioned off after over half a century of service.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #27 on: May 11, 2015, 10:34:58 am »
Thanks! I shall research the loco.

It is a nostalgia trip for me because the first ever issue of RM I ever read had an article about the locomotive.  :thumbsup: :beers:
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #28 on: May 11, 2015, 12:23:39 pm »
Long lived, various liveries widespread. Sounds like a winner to me if UM can get the drive into the titchy Churchward tender.

Hmm... the Adams 0395 seems to have had a similar sized tender, which the UM model "beefed up" a bit to make the motor fit. Do you think the same thing will happen here? Not that I'd mind... will definitely be buying one! Love the GWR 0-6-0s but didn't get around to getting the Peco one.

Cheers, NeMo

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2015, 01:03:25 pm »
The Dean Goods ran with both 2500 and 3000 gallon tenders IIRC. Going for the latter would give slightly more breathing room

Hmm... the Adams 0395 seems to have had a similar sized tender, which the UM model "beefed up" a bit to make the motor fit.


Looking at the photos, it looks like the 0395 tender was beefed up rather cleverly. The coal rails on the top of the coal space were modelled as solid on the UM model. A slight cheat perhaps but it looks good at normal viewing distances.




The Dean Goods however lacks a similar easy cheat so we will have to wait and see what they come up with.

Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

 

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