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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #285 on: September 23, 2017, 12:29:02 pm »
There has been a mention of City of Truro. Now that would surely be a rule 1 popular locomotive. I could even run it as a preserved train among some diesels.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #286 on: September 25, 2017, 09:25:26 am »
There has been a mention of City of Truro. Now that would surely be a rule 1 popular locomotive. I could even run it as a preserved train among some diesels.

Indeed. It can even be used in preservation in different eras. CoT famously returned to mainline operation in the late 50s. It frequently worked on the DN&S line in between railtour duties.

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

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« Reply #287 on: September 30, 2017, 06:14:36 pm »
There has been a mention of City of Truro. Now that would surely be a rule 1 popular locomotive. I could even run it as a preserved train among some diesels.

Indeed. It can even be used in preservation in different eras. CoT famously returned to mainline operation in the late 50s. It frequently worked on the DN&S line in between railtour duties.




CoT was returned to service in 1957 as 3440 in the ornate livery she carried at the time of her speed record in 1904, according to Wikipedia.  Does anybody know which shade of green was used when she was re-liveried? 

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« Reply #288 on: October 08, 2017, 01:38:48 pm »
Hi tenOG,
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/GWR_3440_City_of_Truro_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1479746.jpg shows the livery nicely, looks like the darker pre 1928 green. Railmatch RM600 or Precision Paints.
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« Reply #289 on: October 09, 2017, 09:23:33 am »
Hi tenOG,
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/GWR_3440_City_of_Truro_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1479746.jpg shows the livery nicely, looks like the darker pre 1928 green. Railmatch RM600 or Precision Paints.
Alan

Thanks, Alan.  That will add a bit more variety to the scene. 

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #290 on: October 09, 2017, 09:32:04 am »
There has been a mention of City of Truro. Now that would surely be a rule 1 popular locomotive. I could even run it as a preserved train among some diesels.

Indeed. It can even be used in preservation in different eras. CoT famously returned to mainline operation in the late 50s. It frequently worked on the DN&S line in between railtour duties.




Blimey, runs straight through my modelled region. These WR folk get everywhere.
What it is hauling in that photo? Crimson Cream obviously, but Collett coaches maybe?

Bob

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #291 on: October 09, 2017, 10:12:35 am »


What it is hauling in that photo? Crimson Cream obviously, but Collett coaches maybe?


Yes, Collett coaches I think. The first two look like 1930s mainline stock, the same family that Hornby has recently released in 00. The last vehicle looks like a sunshine brake.

Here is another shot of a similar working.

« Last Edit: October 09, 2017, 10:16:50 am by Karhedron »
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 #292 on: October 09, 2017, 10:30:57 am »
Way Hey!
Shame I had to sell Ditcheat Manor, but City of Truro. No contest.
Bob

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« Reply #293 on: January 18, 2018, 09:54:38 pm »
My wish is that he will one day do a L&Y Aspinall 0-6-0 class 27 tender loco. A lot were used in the north of England between Lancashire and Yorkshire on the old L & Y lines. I was thinking of trying to convert one of the other models but it's a bit beyond my skills. I have bought a 3f instead which I am in the process of detailing.
Lil Chris
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http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=29492.0

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #294 on: January 19, 2018, 08:31:12 am »
I've found a nice easy way to convert my Union Mills Collett coupler pockets to accept the Dapol Easyshunts and if anyone is interest I'll write up a tutorial.  Guess it would work for most of the UM locos.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #295 on: January 19, 2018, 08:48:52 am »
Yes please

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #296 on: January 19, 2018, 09:07:26 am »
Colin could even do City of Truro in BR black as it appeared on the cover of the April 1985 edition of Steam Railway magazine.

Well maybe not, as I recall the head of the loco department on the Severn Valley Railway received death threats for that even though it was a spoof.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #297 on: January 19, 2018, 09:21:29 am »
If Colin does do City of Truro  he could do it as a deluxe edition with etched name and number plates but I doubt if he will do it with the full lining so people like our Ozymandias will have lots of commission work lineing  them for members like me who definately dont have the skill he has ,I would only ruin one if I tried .
So get some good photos out Ozy and start checking colours and dimensions of the lineing  just in case Colin does make it .
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #298 on: January 19, 2018, 10:22:08 am »
I've found a nice easy way to convert my Union Mills Collett coupler pockets to accept the Dapol Easyshunts and if anyone is interest I'll write up a tutorial.  Guess it would work for most of the UM locos.

Yes, please - who wouldn't want to? :thankyousign:

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« Reply #299 on: January 19, 2018, 10:29:36 am »
Me too please.  :)

 

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