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Union Mills update
« on: June 02, 2018, 02:20:15 pm »
I posted a prices request and a question about a possible City of Truro model, to Colin Heard on Thursday.

This morning I received the price list and a charming letter confirming that he will be producing a City later this year.  :claphappy:

Brilliant service and excellent news re City of Truro. I'm booking mine now!

To save folk looking to find Colin's contact info:

T: 01624 852896
E: colin.h@manx.net

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2018, 03:32:26 pm »
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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 04:15:01 pm »
There has been a mention of City of Truro. Now that would surely be a rule 1 popular locomotive. I could even run it as a preserved train among some diesels.

Good news indeed!  :claphappy:

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 04:31:03 pm »
If the Italian Tax bill doesn't bite me in the rse, this month and Mrs "H" doesn't see the price, I may have to have this one.  @Hailstone will probably already have ordered them in every livery imaginable plus a unpainted version "just in case"   :D :D :D

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 05:36:19 pm »
Oh no! This is awful news! I generally have no interest in GWR traction, but City of Truro is the one exception. Somehow I need to justify having it on an East Anglian layout. Help me out, chaps...

Cheers,

Chris
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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 05:57:00 pm »
Oh no! This is awful news! I generally have no interest in GWR traction, but City of Truro is the one exception. Somehow I need to justify having it on an East Anglian layout. Help me out, chaps...

Cheers,

Chris

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2018, 06:01:51 pm »
That's gonna get @Bob Tidbury all unnecessary ;D

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2018, 06:04:52 pm »
If the Italian Tax bill doesn't bite me in the rse, this month and Mrs "H" doesn't see the price, I may have to have this one.  @Hailstone will probably already have ordered them in every livery imaginable plus a unpainted version "just in case"   :D :D :D

   Jerry


I have literally only just read this - Happy Days  :claphappy: but I will only be having one although I might repaint it in BR lined black!  >:D  :laugh:

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2018, 06:36:02 pm »
Pah! Not impressed, I had really hoped for something non Greasy Wet and Rusty from UM after three in a row....

At least that rules out anything of interest to me from Mr H for another year and I can stop dreaming of a D34 or J36. I don't think it's going to happen ever based on his current geographical allegiance!

Roy



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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2018, 09:15:07 pm »
Which only goes to show you can't please everyone all of the time!  :(

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #10 on: June 02, 2018, 09:34:43 pm »
 :claphappy:  :claphappy:  :claphappy: :bounce:  :bounce:
What more can I say ,I hope he has taken my advice and got Narrow Planet to do the etched name plates .
I,will now have to go through my stock and sell another couple of locos to pay for it .
ITS A MUST HAVE AS FAR AS IME CONCERNED.
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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2018, 09:45:54 pm »
ROY LS
HE has done other regions so now us G W R fans can get some reasonably priced locos that are GUARANTEED to run straight out of the box and pull whatever  load you want ,plus I know they will,out last me ,without the worry of  circuit boards or wiring catching fire .
Ok not all singing all dancing with all the bells and whistles but as the late COLIN  MASSINGHAM SAID ABOUT MTK ,I GIVE YOU THE BASICS AND THEN ITS UP TO YOU.
Iím at a show this weekend ,D E M U at BURTON on TRENT but the phone will be going on Monday morning of that you can be sure.
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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2018, 10:13:22 pm »
Brilliant news. Will have to get my order in :)

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #13 on: June 02, 2018, 10:51:45 pm »
Quote from Wikipedia.

In 1957 City of Truro was returned to service by British Railways Western Region. The locomotive was based at Didcot, and was used both for hauling special excursion trains and for normal revenue services, usually on the Didcot, Newbury and Southampton line, and was renumbered back to 3440, and repainted into the ornate livery it carried at the time of its speed record in 1904.

Did CoT ever carry late crest and, if so, would UM produce such a thing?

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Re: Union Mills update
« Reply #14 on: June 03, 2018, 07:49:28 am »
I'm sure I've read somewhere that if asked nicely and in time, undecorated locos can be supplied.

Is this photo any help, Mick?

http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/uploads/monthly_02_2013/post-7179-0-26294400-1361447459.jpg

I watched CoT being backed into the railway museum in Swindon (I lived there as a lad) on a low loader. I remember the Pickford's truck dug holes in the tarmac as it struggled to get up on to the paved area in front of the building.

http://www.swindonweb.com/index.asp?m=8&s=116&ss=336&t=CITY+OF+TRURO

Apologies if everyone has seen all this before!

Dave G

 

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