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Author Topic: Union Mills GWR 2251  (Read 2988 times)

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Offline Dorsetmike

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Re: Union Mills GWR 2251
« Reply #15 on: September 22, 2017, 06:31:23 pm »
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A fine line of dirty silver along the handrails brings those out nicely and is a lot easier than filing them off and replacing them with wire as some people do.

I scrape or sand the black off them, been doing that for nearly 40 years now, originally with Grafar but now lso UM.
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Re: Union Mills GWR 2251
« Reply #16 on: September 22, 2017, 07:54:10 pm »
On our recent visit to the UK @Hailstone  came over to the "son's" house clutching his new UM Collett. Well he would....  anyway at under 90 I am sure he will back me up when Mrs "H" said buy one if you want!!!

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Re: Union Mills GWR 2251
« Reply #17 on: September 22, 2017, 08:47:55 pm »
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A fine line of dirty silver along the handrails brings those out nicely and is a lot easier than filing them off and replacing them with wire as some people do.

I scrape or sand the black off them, been doing that for nearly 40 years now, originally with Grafar but now lso UM.

Except that the handrails should surely be body colour not shiny metal?

Only in areas of excessive use might the paint wear away over a period of time revealing the metal underneath.

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Re: Union Mills GWR 2251
« Reply #18 on: September 23, 2017, 05:23:16 pm »
Has anyone tried running one of these through code 40 pointwork, eg Finetrax or Easytrack, please? 

As UM seem to produce their own wheels, I wonder if the profile is suitable for bullhead rail layouts, thanks. 

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Re: Union Mills GWR 2251
« Reply #19 on: September 23, 2017, 11:06:56 pm »
Any N Gauge stock built to modern wheel tolerances should run through Finetrax pointwork - my UM T9 has no problem with it. But it won't run properly through Easitrac pointwork, which is built to finescale 2mm standards.
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Re: Union Mills GWR 2251
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2017, 07:51:30 pm »
Just a quick mention that the second batch of Collett '2251' Class 0-6-0s are available.

I got one in the 1934 roundel 'shirtbutton' livery.

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