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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #210 on: April 21, 2017, 12:56:28 PM »
I must admit I am very tempted to add a G2 to the fleet

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #211 on: April 21, 2017, 02:23:43 PM »
So... this smart little thing arrived today,  £35 on eBay as spares/repair due to disconnected wire.  I took a chance as always wanted one of these - my favourite loco as a kid was my Triang B12.



The first UM loco I've ever encountered "in the metal" so-to-speak.  Heavy ain't she?!  I can see the design influences from the good old Peco Jubilee (another loco I've re-acquired recently to satisfy old memories of my British N days).

Up and running in a couple of minutes of course - am I correct in my diagnosis that the wire is simply held in place on the loco by passing through the small hole and secured by the rear chassis plate screw?

A bit hesitant at first, but a tiny touch of Power Lube on the loco axles under the cover plate and away she goes.  Might need a new traction tyre at some point, there is a slight wobble.
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #212 on: April 21, 2017, 03:12:19 PM »
...am I correct in my diagnosis that the wire is simply held in place on the loco by passing through the small hole and secured by the rear chassis plate screw?

Yep, absolutely correct. I try and make sure that there's a good length of exposed (soldered) wire in there as a short length may result in pick-up problems. Aside from that, if you take the loco body apart, make sure you put the driving wheels back the right way up and the right way around, otherwise nothing will work. Don't ask me how I know this...

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #213 on: April 21, 2017, 03:24:39 PM »
... make sure you put the driving wheels back the right way up and the right way around, otherwise nothing will work. Don't ask me how I know this...

Yep, first thing I checked when she didn't want to run after replacing the wire.  I'm familiar with the arrangement, same idea as the Peco Jub.    As I say, just wasn't picking up well through the driving axles but a pinch of Power Lube sorted that!
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #214 on: January 22, 2019, 03:51:43 PM »
Hi, your enhancements to the T9 looks great, it has really transformed the appearance. I see you posted this sometime ago, have you completed your upgrades to the Adams 0395 yet?

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #215 on: January 23, 2019, 09:36:23 AM »
Glad you like the T9. A bit of detailing and lining to UM locos really does make a great difference.

The Adams has been languishing at the back of the paint shop shed for a while but has recently been moved to the head of the processing queue, along with a GEM Class Z.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #216 on: January 23, 2019, 12:39:20 PM »
I too gave in to temptation with a B12 in LNER Green.  And yeas On used UM locos I have bought = all except the Prince of Wales, I sometimes have to strip and remount the connecting wire.  That is about it though.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #217 on: July 03, 2019, 02:59:59 PM »
Thanks, I'll investigate. Actually I have a reasonable chance of identifying grouping-era kettles and BR standard classes, but the UM stuff is really off my radar.


7F:



HTH,
Alan


Here's a 7F at Warwick, travelling towards Birmingham.
http://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/gwrw388.htm


the photo in the link is a 7f--not a g2.  had me puzzled.
i used to be indecisive...but now i'm not so sure.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #218 on: July 03, 2019, 03:00:52 PM »
wrong--its a g2--not a 7f.
i used to be indecisive...but now i'm not so sure.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #219 on: July 03, 2019, 06:05:52 PM »
the photo in the link is a 7f--not a g2.  had me puzzled.
wrong--its a g2--not a 7f.

Yes and No...

The loco pictured is unquestionably an ex LNWR G2 as modelled by Union Mills, however they were classified as '7F' in the LMS Power classification scheme from 1928 onwards...
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #220 on: July 03, 2019, 06:59:02 PM »
Agreed.  A G2.  Not one of the infamous Fowler "Austin " 7s

 

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