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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2014, 11:09:06 am »
There is a complete thread for UM price lists, the latest one posted was this

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=16508.45

has anybody got a more recent one?
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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2014, 12:14:43 pm »
Not sure if it has been mentioned before but Colin's new/next loco is a 'Super Claud' 16/3. Available in LNER green and BR livery. Should be available/ready around August. To quote Colin 'Expressions of interest are being accepted now',,,,go on you know you want to ;). 01624 852896. Cheers john.

This'll be an interesting one - presumably it'll have to have an over-scale tender like the B12 to accommodate the standard tender drive - the GER tender is very short if scaled down. Wonder if there's a mod that can be made..... ;)

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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #17 on: May 14, 2014, 12:42:33 pm »
Wonder if there's a mod that can be made..... ;)
As long as it's not another NPN !!!  :P

Although ... with the visit to hospital, are they making a new one on the quiet ...  :o

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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #18 on: May 14, 2014, 01:22:24 pm »
Not sure if it has been mentioned before but Colin's new/next loco is a 'Super Claud' 16/3. Available in LNER green and BR livery. Should be available/ready around August. To quote Colin 'Expressions of interest are being accepted now',,,,go on you know you want to ;). 01624 852896. Cheers john.

This'll be an interesting one - presumably it'll have to have an over-scale tender like the B12 to accommodate the standard tender drive - the GER tender is very short if scaled down. Wonder if there's a mod that can be made..... ;)

Cheers,
Alan

I did exchange an e-mail with Colin Heard when I heard of the D16/3's announcement. While he did not confirm the existing tender drive would be used he did as an aside allude to the J15 being a challenge because it only ever ran with a small tender implying (to me anyway) that the D16/3 ran with larger ones.

I have to admit that was news to me, I though D16s only ever ran with the small GE tender.

I guess we will have to wait and see but I would expect a larger tender will be used.

Regards

Roy

« Last Edit: May 14, 2014, 01:58:27 pm by Roy L S »

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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #19 on: May 14, 2014, 02:02:02 pm »
There is a complete thread for UM price lists, the latest one posted was this

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=16508.45

has anybody got a more recent one?


My recent order had much the same price list in it.

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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #20 on: May 14, 2014, 04:21:37 pm »
Wonder if there's a mod that can be made..... ;)
As long as it's not another NPN !!!  :P

Although ... with the visit to hospital, are they making a new one on the quiet ...  :o

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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #21 on: May 14, 2014, 04:32:45 pm »
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My recent order had much the same price list in it.

If there are any changes to the line up or prices could you post some info, like "class x? number yyy no longer listed" or "has been added", prices less important unless they are big increases.
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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #22 on: May 14, 2014, 05:45:53 pm »
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My recent order had much the same price list in it.


If there are any changes to the line up or prices could you post some info, like "class x? number yyy no longer listed" or "has been added", prices less important unless they are big increases.


Must admit, I wasn't interested in buying any more from UM for the time being when I received my last order and only glanced through the price list... A few more changes than I realised, I've scanned it in and put into this thread here:

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=16508.msg220556#msg220556
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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #23 on: May 17, 2014, 03:49:17 pm »
have got to stop clicking on UM topics, I always end up with a terrible desire to buy another loco,,,, oh no  :laugh3: :laugh3: :laugh3:.

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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2014, 10:00:02 pm »
I'm still using the original models that Colin Heard produce, when he first started producing them. Still running as good as new. If he produces a new LNER model,I'd be buying one to add to my existing stock.

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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #25 on: March 04, 2017, 06:17:53 pm »
I just wanted to recommended the service from Union Mills. I ordered a J11 on Friday after lunch and received a package in 23hrs. Not only excellent service from Colin, but for once Royal Mail got it right Isle of Man to NE England in under 23hrs!

The J11 runs beautifully, just like the other 10 UM locos I own.

EDIT... I spotted my first reference to delivery time was in yrs not hrs, now corrected!
« Last Edit: March 06, 2017, 09:03:25 am by Byegad, Reason: typo »

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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #26 on: March 04, 2017, 06:27:52 pm »
23 years - really quick. :D
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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #27 on: March 04, 2017, 07:30:13 pm »
Was that 1st or 2nd class post ? I have two, the T9 and the class 700 goods, both great
little locos, not detailed like other makers' products , but solid , smooth running and reliable.

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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #28 on: March 05, 2017, 12:48:37 pm »
After reading all of the tales of woe about steam outline models from Farish and Dapol it's great to know of a brand that seems so well respected. But what about us diesel outline modelers ? I understand that Union Mills has its own little niche market, and jolly good luck to him/them. Surely somebody just starting to make models for sale could adopt Union Mills strategy and give another choice ?

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Re: Union Mils quality.
« Reply #29 on: March 05, 2017, 01:05:39 pm »
After reading all of the tales of woe about steam outline models from Farish and Dapol it's great to know of a brand that seems so well respected. But what about us diesel outline modelers ? I understand that Union Mills has its own little niche market, and jolly good luck to him/them. Surely somebody just starting to make models for sale could adopt Union Mills strategy and give another choice ?

If you can propose a diesel with a motorised tender then I am sure they can help.  :D

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