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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #300 on: January 19, 2018, 02:39:17 pm »
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.


Think I've covered everything, here's the tutorial on how to convert a Union Mills loco to accept Dapol EasiShunt couplings @Snowwolflair @JohnN @SheldonC

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=40095.msg486298#msg486298

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #301 on: January 19, 2018, 03:17:46 pm »
Many thanks for taking the time and effort to post this Caz. It's much appreciated.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #302 on: January 21, 2018, 01:52:18 pm »
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

I may be in a minority but after 3 GWR models in consecutive years I would like to think Colin might look at another region. Something with Scottish, Eastern or LMS roots would be my preference.

With Hornby producing a J36 in 00 wouldn't it be nice to see one in N too, such a long lived and useful class of locos.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #303 on: January 21, 2018, 03:02:20 pm »
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 ...

I would have thought the 1957 restored ornate 1904 livery would be a very popular version. 

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/40/GWR_3440_City_of_Truro_-_geograph.org.uk_-_1479746.jpg

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #304 on: January 21, 2018, 03:18:44 pm »

With Hornby producing a J36 in 00 wouldn't it be nice to see one in N too, such a long lived and useful class of locos.

Roy
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I'll second that.  With a D34 (Glen) as an alternative.  Failing that a Caley Jumbo or 440, both of which lasted into the late 50s and beyond.  Please dont tempt me with some Midland lovelies like the Spinner, the 999, or the Johnson 3P with the square rear splasher. 

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #305 on: January 21, 2018, 07:59:07 pm »
A Cambrian Railways Jones goods would be nice, it will go well with the Dukedog.

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« Reply #306 on: January 21, 2018, 08:00:01 pm »
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.

Not for GW purists I agree, but I did think she looked rather smart ... could be tempting  :-[

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #307 on: January 22, 2018, 09:46:58 am »

With Hornby producing a J36 in 00 wouldn't it be nice to see one in N too, such a long lived and useful class of locos.

Roy

I'll second that.  With a D34 (Glen) as an alternative.  Failing that a Caley Jumbo or 440, both of which lasted into the late 50s and beyond.  Please dont tempt me with some Midland lovelies like the Spinner, the 999, or the Johnson 3P with the square rear splasher.
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Really it should be a NBR 0-6-0 and a 4-4-0 (not in the same year obviously - that would be greedy).

J36 is definitely the right call, but what about the D30s - the names alone make them very desirable and essential for anyone running the Waverley or the Border Counties line.


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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #308 on: January 23, 2018, 12:56:16 pm »
Caley Jumbo for me.
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #309 on: May 30, 2018, 06:40:57 pm »
I'd like to see a South Eastern 4-4-0 like a D or L1. With the birdcages due it could help with sales :) They have a great track record with large 4-4-0's!
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #310 on: June 13, 2018, 09:30:43 am »
In reply to my question as to what livery (liveries) City of Truro would sport, Colin Heard has replied only GW unlined green with 'GREAT WESTERN' on the tender sides.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #311 on: June 13, 2018, 09:39:52 am »
Our Ozy is going to be very busy soon doing repaints into full lining and livery so he better get some decent photos sorted out ready for the deluge of customers .
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #312 on: June 13, 2018, 10:34:47 am »
Our Ozy is going to be very busy soon doing repaints into full lining and livery so he better get some decent photos sorted out ready for the deluge of customers .
Bob Tidbury

Just as well my locos are already in the queue then!

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #313 on: June 13, 2018, 01:02:59 pm »
Our Ozy is going to be very busy soon doing repaints into full lining and livery so he better get some decent photos sorted out ready for the deluge of customers .
Bob Tidbury

Just as well my locos are already in the queue then!

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Me next! Me next!  :D

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #314 on: June 13, 2018, 05:20:42 pm »
I'd like to see a South Eastern 4-4-0 like a D or L1. With the birdcages due it could help with sales :) They have a great track record with large 4-4-0's!
I'm not heavily into SR & constituents, but I have a sneaking admiration for the D1/E1/L1 rebuilds, not to decry the magnificent preserved D 4-4-0 - but I very much doubt Colin would tackle that superb livery.

 

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