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Offline painbrook

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Re: Union Mills Prince of Wales
« Reply #60 on: April 04, 2014, 06:17:28 pm »
One for the boffins, different locos but what are the for and against between UM's j39 and j38, I know the latter has smaller wheels but are they newer built locos(updated). To further muddy the water I really,really want the Farish J39 LNER lined black (is it any good?). Basically is the J38 loco as good as the rest/best?. :confused1:. Cheers john.

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Re: Union Mills Prince of Wales
« Reply #61 on: April 04, 2014, 10:41:24 pm »
UM J38 vs UM J39?  I have both, they are much of a muchness.  The J39 looks a bit nicer than the J38 because of the larger wheels IMHO but that that is just personal preference.  My 38 runs a bit better than the 39 but it's nothing that isn't just luck of the draw there - the mechanisms are identical between the two.

I don't know if the UM models represent "updated" or later build locos.

My Farish J39 is superb and in all respects (excapt hauling ability) a better model than the UM J39.

It sounds like you are trying to decide between an UM J38 or J39, an then the UM J39 and the Farish J39.  That's pretty easy.  Since there isn't another RTR J38 available, buy the UM J38 and buy the Farish J39.

Matt

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Re: Union Mills Prince of Wales
« Reply #62 on: April 05, 2014, 11:11:29 am »
You've convinced me Matt.

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Re: Union Mills Prince of Wales
« Reply #63 on: April 05, 2014, 01:37:34 pm »
I'm not familiar with these models, but the thought occurs could the UM tender be used with the Farish loco (or just a UM tender drive in the Farish tender body?) so you get the improved haulage.

I've used UM drives on a number of kits and scratch built.
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Re: Union Mills Prince of Wales
« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2014, 12:44:51 am »



Got this one today, and more can be read about it on the Union Mills Photo thread.

First go-round...Nice, smooth runner and pulls nicely up my stupid 4% grade. I had 10 North American cars behind it without a problem. My new layout will have a 0.00000% grade! So, I believe she'll pull anything I ask of her on such a flat course of track.
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Union Mills Prince of Wales
« Reply #65 on: July 28, 2014, 06:11:42 pm »
Hello again. Here is a link to my N Gauge review No 2 of Union Mills Prince of Wales class 4-6-0 which I hope you will find useful
http://youtu.be/iskol3jpyXo
Regards to all

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Re: Union Mills Prince of Wales
« Reply #66 on: July 28, 2014, 08:43:59 pm »
thank you for the video , most forward about the loco .

now for the little bit of advice , from a cinema 'old' hand , just a tad too long , and most of all like the late Ivo Peters once said - " let the suject do the moving , not the camera" .

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Re: Union Mills Prince of Wales
« Reply #67 on: July 28, 2014, 09:26:29 pm »
Thanks Alan. Your comments noted and appreciated.

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Re: Union Mills Prince of Wales
« Reply #68 on: July 28, 2014, 09:50:17 pm »
Hello

Just to say thanks for taking the time to make and post the review, it was good to see the loco in action.

I have been wondering about buying a Union Mills engine for a while and I think your review might have just made up my mind at last.

Stuart

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Re: Union Mills Prince of Wales
« Reply #69 on: September 04, 2014, 05:07:14 pm »
This topic is already being covered in another thread with the very same title, here:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17147.0

Do the Mods want to combine the two threads before things get too repetitive?

Matt

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Re: Union Mills Prince of Wales
« Reply #70 on: September 04, 2014, 08:30:04 pm »
This topic is already being covered in another thread with the very same title, here:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=17147.0

Do the Mods want to combine the two threads before things get too repetitive?

Matt


Sorted, thanks Matt for making my work easy.   :)

 

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