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Offline PennineWagons

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #375 on: October 24, 2018, 10:53:11 PM »
Colin doesn't do outside cylinders or valve gear (too fiddly?) and he doesn't do tank engines (pickup strategy).  How about a Turbomotive?
Sheldon
A distinctive & unusual tender loco with no outside cylinders or valve gear? Hmm.
How about GT3?
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #376 on: October 24, 2018, 11:24:43 PM »
Yeah GT3 would be an interesting one to see produced, certainly different.  I'd have one.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #377 on: October 24, 2018, 11:44:43 PM »
Colin doesn't do outside cylinders or valve gear
I dont see any outside cylinders in the pic that @Dalek showed  :) LOL!

so, being late at night and nowt else to do I thought it might be amusing to GIMPshop out the conrod? (green arrow) as well, and leave just the coupling rod for Colin to model. But on close inspection I have a problem, what is the red-arrowed thing in the original pic ? has someone been pixel-pokeing already ??



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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #378 on: October 24, 2018, 11:57:52 PM »
Colin doesn't do outside cylinders or valve gear
I dont see any outside cylinders in the pic that @Dalek showed  :) LOL!

so, being late at night and nowt else to do I thought it might be amusing to GIMPshop out the conrod? (green arrow) as well, and leave just the coupling rod for Colin to model. But on close inspection I have a problem, what is the red-arrowed thing in the original pic ? has someone been pixel-pokeing already ??






That's the eccentric rod.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #379 on: November 17, 2018, 08:31:04 PM »
Colin doesn't do outside cylinders or valve gear
I dont see any outside cylinders in the pic that @Dalek showed  :) LOL!

so, being late at night and nowt else to do I thought it might be amusing to GIMPshop out the conrod? (green arrow) as well, and leave just the coupling rod for Colin to model. But on close inspection I have a problem, what is the red-arrowed thing in the original pic ? has someone been pixel-pokeing already ??



The reason Colin doesn't do outside cylinder (or 3 or 4 cylinder) locos is that he doesn't find slide bars, crossheads, motion brackets, outside connecting rods and related cranks & levers economical to produce.  The picture of a streamlined "Princess Coronation"£ Pacific showed an abundance of those, so Hell will freeze over before you see one coming out of the Union Mills factory.  Even simpler external arrangements, such as those found on Caprotti valve gear Class 5s or engines such as ex-GWR Halls & Manors, ex-NER T2s (Q6s) & Robinson 2-8-0s with inside Stephenson gear & ex-GWR "Castles" & Kings" with inside Walschaerts gear will remain "pie in the sky".

And, by the way, the large bulge on the extreme left of the photo betrays the location of the left-hand outside cylinder.
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #380 on: November 17, 2018, 09:15:00 PM »

That's the eccentric rod.


@Atso
 :hmmm: Mr Stewart may have something to say about that

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #381 on: November 17, 2018, 09:26:21 PM »

That's the eccentric rod.


@Atso
 :hmmm: Mr Stewart may have something to say about that

Not Mr Laver?

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #382 on: March 14, 2019, 06:42:27 PM »
I did email Mr H recently but no reply. Usually by now we would have some insight into what new loco UM will be producing this year.  I know he is going to re-run a few old favourites, but has anyone heard yet whether anything new is planned?


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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #383 on: March 14, 2019, 07:53:16 PM »
Mr H doesn't do emails, but he usually answers the phone.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #384 on: March 14, 2019, 08:04:20 PM »
well its most unlikely to be a GT 3 ........

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #385 on: March 14, 2019, 09:54:36 PM »
Mr H doesn't do emails, but he usually answers the phone.


Hi Longbow

He has replied to mine on a number of occasions in the past!

Regards

Roy

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #386 on: March 14, 2019, 10:20:33 PM »
Sometimes he does. Sometimes he doesn't. There doesn't seem to be any predictability about which you'll get.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #387 on: March 14, 2019, 10:44:29 PM »
I'm the same with my work phone. The boss gave me a phone that I can't mute, but I still likely as not don't answer it. :D >:D
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #388 on: March 15, 2019, 06:29:18 AM »
hi, Colin on a break til 21st March.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #389 on: March 15, 2019, 08:48:26 PM »
hi, Colin on a break til 21st March.

well that gives UM a couple of weeks to do some model's - without getting called away due to phone call's  :D

(a Stirling single wheeler loco would be nice ? )

 

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