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Author Topic: Union Mills N gauge locomotives - Still in production - Production list and date  (Read 396 times)

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Just an information page really.

I got fed up with seeing second hand Union Mills locos being sold for twice the price of new ones directly from Colin. I was also aware that Colin is old school, and doesn't use internet advertising. So I created a Union Mills N Gauge locomotive appreciation group on Facebook. The initial idea was to have an internet presence of all the locos that Colin has made over the years.

I've now created an unofficial signposting website on the internet, to help raise awareness of Colin's great models - which directs people to the unofficial Facebook group. The website is also a better way to display text files, such as all the loco sheets compared to Facebook

https://sites.google.com/view/union-mills-model-railway

The unofficial Facebook appreciation group is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Union.Mills.N.Gauge.Locomotive.Appreciation.Group

This web page and the Facebook group are not connected in any way to Union Mills N gauge models.

If you wish to buy any Union Mills Models then contact Colin at colin.h@manx.net or ring him on 01624 852 896 to check availability of these wonderful locomotives. Unions Mills Models Ltd are at Unit 5, Union Mills Trading Estate, Union Mills, Isle of Man IM4 4AB.

The dates of Colin's loco releases are here



A PDF of this is attached at the bottom of the post.

Below are the lists of all loco numbers used, along with the colours and loco numbers used. If you have something different then do let me know

L.M.S. and S.& D.J.R.




L.N.E.R.




S.R. and G.W.R




Colin's locos might be too basic for some, but are reliable and long lasting.
When Colin was asked for the Release dates, Colin advised this of his first locos -
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An early D20, of the chassis used between 1996 and 2003



A later D20, of the chassis used from 2007 onwards




There are some websites that offer detailing accessories suitable for Union Mills Models. They include;

Springside Models offer detailing accessories for 2 mm.

https://www.springsidemodels.com/2mm-detailing-accessories


N Brass locos offer detailing accessories in 2 mm.

https://www.nbrasslocos.co.uk/nhome.html


Fox Transfers, offer waterslide transfers, etched nameplates, and more.

https://www.fox-transfers.co.uk/


Wickness Models are recommended by Colin as a company to convert your DC locos to DCC
https://wicknessmodels.co.uk/services/u ... nversions/


If you would like to share any photographs of Union Mills locos to display on the Facebook page or the website, then please make it clear which model the photo is of. On Facebook, you can either add them directly into the relevant loco's album, or I can drop them into the photo album for you. Please ensure that you are only uploading your own photos, and that they clearly show the loco rather than just a train on a layout.

If you detail or modify any loco, then we would love to see photos and video of that process.

Photo albums are now stored in the Media section, at

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2121268031438640/media/albums

The Facebook group is at https://www.facebook.com/groups/Union.Mills.N.Gauge.Locomotive.Appreciation.Group

Thank you

« Last Edit: July 24, 2022, 12:32:29 PM by mark ellis »
Union Mills appreciation group on Facebook, and unnamed Union Mills website
https://sites.google.com/view/union-mills-model-railway/

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Re: Union Mills N gauge locomotives - Still in production
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2022, 08:24:16 AM »
Hi Mark

Don't know if you are aware of the following video produced for last years NGF Virtual Show, @port perran with contributions from various forum members.



Best Wishes
Mike H

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Re: Union Mills N gauge locomotives - Still in production
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2022, 08:51:30 AM »
Hi Mark

Don't know if you are aware of the following video produced for last years NGF Virtual Show, @port perran with contributions from various forum members.


Best Wishes
Mike H

Many thanks, Mike
Coincidentally shared it on the Facebook group at the start of the month.
Union Mills appreciation group on Facebook, and unnamed Union Mills website
https://sites.google.com/view/union-mills-model-railway/

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Re: Union Mills N gauge locomotives - Still in production
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2022, 01:54:15 PM »
Original post has been edited to show the lists of all Union Mills locos made, their release dates, colours and loco numbers
Union Mills appreciation group on Facebook, and unnamed Union Mills website
https://sites.google.com/view/union-mills-model-railway/

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I have posted pictures, Mark, of the Dean Goods 2516 which Colin kindly made for me in green livery with GREAT WESTERN on the tender.
https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=57244.msg767060#msg767060
Perhaps the proof that there is intelligent life in outer space is that they haven't contacted us.
Layout thread: http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=23416

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Great idea Mark!

In your detailing section, Alan Cummings work would be really useful....perhaps ask him for permission to use photos of his work.

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Great idea Mark!

In your detailing section, Alan Cummings work would be really useful....perhaps ask him for permission to use photos of his work.

I think the ones already shown give an excellent example of detailing. The offer is made for anyone to share their photos if they so wish
Union Mills appreciation group on Facebook, and unnamed Union Mills website
https://sites.google.com/view/union-mills-model-railway/

 

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