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Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« on: May 17, 2011, 08:27:52 pm »
I got my Webb 18" Goods 0-6-0  (aka 'Cauliflowers') from Colin Heard at Union Mills today. As one would expect from this manufacturer the loco is all metal, crisply cast and tender driven with split pick-up from loco and tender. It runs like a Swiss Watch straight from the box (as do all of Colins products in my humble experience) and is eminently controllable at all speeds although full throttle does give a far higher speed than the prototype would ever have achieved! The open cab cries out for the addition of a crew and it is reasonable easy to disguise the connecting wire from the loco to the motor in the tender when installing the crew figures. The loco is available in the plain black livery of the LMS and BR according to taste. Haulage capacity is excellent and the loco will handle twenty plus wagons round my little layout including set-track radius 1 curves without any trouble at all. If you are in to super-detailing , with this already excellent model you may only find the odd bit to do to personalise your loco. The 0-6-0 is only available direct from Union Mills and is 69 plus 2 postage.
In my view Union MIlls have provided yet another much needed everyday workhorse, a good contrast to the more modern, dare I say glamourous later types but one that still did a worthy days work as proven by their longevity.This is a model which I personally highly recommend if the LNWR, LMS or BR(M) are to your taste. :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2011, 01:58:34 pm »
Amen to all that , mine's a LMS , splendid . cheers John .

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2011, 06:32:26 pm »
Just ordered mine in BR black. I so love UM`s locos even though none of them are my region!! But , hey it`s my layout!

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2011, 07:44:21 pm »
Come on, Rog. Don't be shy - let's have a pic so we can all drool :P

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2011, 08:09:47 pm »
Mick,

 See my thread 'Cauliflowers' on Modellers Platform - pictures by courtesy of Cloughie :) :) :)

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2011, 08:18:13 pm »






am I there yet

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #6 on: January 19, 2012, 06:15:58 pm »
I have some 16 Union Mills Loco's all under 2 years old, they really are superb runners and for me work best using a gaugemaster controller. If anyone would like a picture of one of Colins loco's just ontact me and If I have that one in my collection I will gladly photograph it for you.

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2012, 05:42:39 pm »
Posting pictures of Terrys Union Mills on his behalf. Terry says if you would like any pictures from different angles etc to let him know. Great looking locos Terry thanks for sending the pics  :thumbsup:























 











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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2012, 05:45:49 pm »
Can't remember if colin has an Email address, does anyone know if Colin has anything special in the pipeline?. Cheers john.

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2012, 09:51:34 pm »
 Hi I was the person who has a lot of union mills models ( see the pics added by another member with my permission)

I have spoken to Colin and the last model was the Webb at this time he was not in a position to confirm any future releases. His email address is: -Colin.h@manx.net, phone 01624 852896.

I hope this helps

Terry

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2012, 10:51:33 pm »
Love them and they have more pulling power than a "Boy band". At least I think thats what these modern groups are reffered as...


Some days its just not worth gnawing through the straps.

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2012, 05:42:04 pm »
Many thanks Terry, looks like a LMS 4-4-0 will have to :D. Cheers john.

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2012, 03:43:43 pm »
I justvtried sending an email, came back as failed :/
Visit my heritage Railway "moorside Valley Railway"

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2012, 04:54:08 pm »
Don't think there's a  -  before the Colin

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Re: Union Mills 'Cauliflower'
« Reply #14 on: April 10, 2014, 01:27:19 am »
I have some 16 Union Mills Loco's all under 2 years old, they really are superb runners and for me work best using a gaugemaster controller. If anyone would like a picture of one of Colins loco's just ontact me and If I have that one in my collection I will gladly photograph it for you.

Do the rest of the Union Mills owners agree with his statement about Gaugemaster controller? What controller do you think works best? Thanks!
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