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Offline Paul Evans

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Union Mills Dukedog
« on: December 03, 2016, 03:12:26 pm »
Just received January Railway Modeller and I see Union Mills are advertising the Dukedog. Anyone seen one yet? Definately on my wish list.

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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2016, 03:23:41 pm »
Where you been for the last month or so, there's 5 pages worth posted already

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=35157.0
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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2016, 08:06:17 am »
Hi Paul
The union mills dukedog is a little cracker I have one and think it's my favourite loco well till the next one! The detailing isn't to the same standard as dapol or farish but the  engine is really well put together a smooth runner and will pull a house down. It really depends what your looking for but I'm really pleased with mine and the other union mill locos I have.
All the best
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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2016, 08:18:50 am »
I have both the Union Mills GWR locos, and hurry up with the next one! They are little crackers, nice weight, good slow control and can out-pull most things.
They also make a superb canvas on which to do your own detailing and you can do this in the knowledge that bits will not start to fall off the loco as soon as you start handling it.
Who is up for a City of Truro?

Elmo

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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2016, 09:20:28 am »
Hi Elmo I've allready pre ordered a City of Truro even though Colin said he is not doing it ,But he did say (  Never say never ) so it might be on the list of things to do after all there's not a lot of difference modeling  wise between the two.
Bob

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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2016, 11:07:05 am »
 :hellosign: If you go on youtube write in Shoeburyness 2016 show and I think it`s the 24mins video , you`ll see Bettws Road with a Dukedog running ,I believe it`s near the end of the clip.
Tonye

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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2016, 09:22:59 am »
The BR black one has sold out already but there will be another run in February.

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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #7 on: December 06, 2016, 09:29:58 am »
I best call Colin sooner rather than later then to get my mitts on a G.W.R. Green one before they all go as well

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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #8 on: December 10, 2016, 04:50:32 am »
Just had an email from Colin, out of stock :'(
But a new batch in February. Just need to remember.

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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #9 on: December 10, 2016, 03:13:58 pm »
There's nothing to stop you pre ordering. Colin won't take the money until he's ready to post the order.

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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2017, 09:34:03 pm »
Just pre-ordered the BR black with Colin, looks a great little model. May try and get my hands on the Dean Goods while I'm at it!

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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2017, 02:37:36 pm »
 :thankyousign:
Just pre-ordered the BR black with Colin, looks a great little model. May try and get my hands on the Dean Goods while I'm at it!

The Dean Goods is excellent. I love mine. A word of warning about the Dukedogs: supposedly the coupling rods overhang the frames enough that a number of people have had to widen their platforms a bit, as they were catching on the sides! Still on my to order list, though!
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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2017, 03:06:27 pm »
Cheers for the warning! Shouldn't be too much of an issue, I never fixed my platform down so I will simply have to nudge it across a little!  :D

The Dean Goods is excellent. I love mine. A word of warning about the Dukedogs: supposedly the coupling rods overhang the frames enough that a number of people have had to widen their platforms a bit, as they were catching on the sides! Still on my to order list, though!
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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #13 on: January 02, 2017, 05:28:51 pm »
If your brave  enough you can shorten the pins on the cranks this narrows them down by one and a half mm which doesn't sound a lot but would make quite a difference.I'm definitely not the brave type so will leave mine alone.
Colin Heard recommends taking the wheels out of the frames and pushing the pins in then cutting them short.
Good luck to anyone who tries it.
Bob

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Re: Union Mills Dukedog
« Reply #14 on: January 02, 2017, 05:56:10 pm »
I have already done this following the info in another thead

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=35157.msg413321#msg413321

It works fine, but don't forget to leave a minute amount of slack so that the coupling rods will move freely

Regards,

Alex

 

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