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Offline Izzy

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #60 on: November 22, 2016, 10:10:15 pm »
I think I'm correct in saying that not only did Arnold originally introduce N gauge but also designed the now standard rapidio coupling which they 'gave' to the scale and why it's use is so widespread. Many of their smaller locos have often used this alternative coupling design over the years, usually being cast as part of the chassis.

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #61 on: November 22, 2016, 10:15:49 pm »
One or two people have mentioned that Colin has used that type of coupling on a lot of his Locos but all mine have got standard Rapido couplings on including the Dean Goods .the Dukedogs are the only ones I have with just that hook type I have missed out on some of his models for a couple of years and started again with the Dean Goods after having a few failures with other manufacturers modern Locos .  From now on if Colin is bringing more GWR Locos out I think I will stick with his and go back to my original mainly GWR stock and just a few Locos I really like for rule one running especially as I can't fix these modern fancy Locos ,they are way too fragile for me .
Bob

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #62 on: November 22, 2016, 11:25:49 pm »
One or two people have mentioned that Colin has used that type of coupling on a lot of his Locos...

All the 4-4-0s, as far as I can tell. The 0-6-0s all seem to use the Rapido.

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #63 on: November 23, 2016, 12:09:51 am »
Looks a nice model to go with my other UM locos. But, has anyone evidence that it ever ran over the Settle and Carlisle before I invoke Rule 1?  :read: Brian
Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." Wendell Phillips.

Eternal paranoia is the price of liberty: vigilance is not enough. Len Deighton.

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #64 on: November 29, 2016, 07:32:32 pm »
Was glad I came across this info about clearances. When the NGS mag arrived a few days ago I came close to ordering one as it would be a nice fit with the Dapol Manor I recently purchased in a Cambrian context. I have had a look at my clearances and this exposes how naff my platform positioning was about 8mm on one but varying down to approx. 5 on the other. Not a problem with my other locos. Simple solution to impose a route restriction but that irks. I will consider taking the punishment and going for the shave.

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #65 on: November 30, 2016, 11:45:40 am »
I have shortened the crankpins on my Dukedog according to Colin's instructions, with no ill effects as it was occasionally striking one of my platforms.

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Alex

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #66 on: November 30, 2016, 08:31:25 pm »
Looks a nice model to go with my other UM locos. But, has anyone evidence that it ever ran over the Settle and Carlisle before I invoke Rule 1?  :read: Brian
I think you will almost certainly need to invoke Rule 1.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #67 on: December 04, 2016, 01:27:02 am »
Well iv just got in from a great evening in the shed testing out my new unionmills dukedog and I learnt two interesting things one my shed roof leeks lol must get round to fixing it. But the other is how great the unionmills model is I know it's not inch perfect and a bit of a ruff and ready loco but I was blown away by how smooth it ran and how tolerant of crappy track it is for me it's 8/10. And as for platform clearance not a problem it just pushed them down the baseboard till it could get past " think I may need to look in to this " but on the whole really impressed

Tim

 :laughabovepost: Love it! LOL! I think i'm going to order one if there's any left, 'Dukedog parking only, all others will be crushed!'  :bounce:
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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #68 on: December 11, 2016, 06:20:41 pm »

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #69 on: December 11, 2016, 07:09:17 pm »
Impressive. How did you manage that?

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #70 on: December 11, 2016, 07:13:34 pm »
If the coal load is completely removed by grinding and filing, there is just enough room to fit an SL76 decoder a mini sugar cube speaker and a surface mount tantalum  I will cover with black cartridge paper and coal chips.

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #71 on: December 11, 2016, 07:27:14 pm »
Now all you need to do is paint the copper cap safety dome and hand Rails and the jobs done unless you are going to shorten the crank pins a little bit .
Bob
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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #72 on: December 11, 2016, 07:28:45 pm »
Now all you need to do is paint the copper cap safety dome and hand Rails and the jobs done .
Bob

I have been too busy doing yours :D Bob.

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #73 on: December 11, 2016, 07:34:11 pm »
Yes that's true and a good job you made of them to.
Can't put photos on yet will show everyone your work after Christmas .
Bob

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Re: Union Mills 2016 new loco
« Reply #74 on: December 11, 2016, 09:04:45 pm »

 

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