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Author Topic: Union Mills locos - photos  (Read 74824 times)

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #90 on: March 08, 2014, 06:33:36 PM »
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but I might have to wait for black/white lining to become available for everything but the boiler bands. I don't fancy painting that!

A couple of tips, I don't paint the lining, I use Rotring drawing pens with opaque inks, atraight lines I use a ruler, curves like splashers I've cut out some strips from plastic sheet with convex semi circles of varying diameters on the ends, for cab side sheets  custom cut a concave curve copied from each cab. Another way with straight lines if you can find a white line transfer which is a bit wider than you need apply that then draw black over the edge of it with a permanent fine line black marker.

Yet another possible way is to make an exact copy of a tender side (scan it into a photo editing app) colour it to match the main livery colour, then add the necessary lines with the photo app drawing tool also add any lettering and/or number, print to label stock or vinyl, cut out and stick on the tender, satin or gloss varnish to your taste. (you might prefer to print to decal) May also work with cab sides.
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #91 on: March 19, 2014, 10:43:23 PM »
Just wanted to add a few photos for the records. This thread helped me a lot, and I want to pass it along.









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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #92 on: April 04, 2014, 09:10:23 AM »
.....He said that it is a loco he would love to make, but the tender is a little too small to get his present motor in - but he hinted that he may think about it in the future...  :)

From reading this statement, would I be correct in assuming that UM locos are all fitted with a generic motor?
Reason for asking, I've managed to blow up the motor in my D11. It's a lovely little loco and I'd like to have it running again.



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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #93 on: April 04, 2014, 09:25:10 AM »
UM will sell you a replacement motor - something like £10-15. The Mashima 1015 is also an identical size (though the worms will need drilled out as the shaft is slightly larger diameter).

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #94 on: April 10, 2014, 12:42:25 AM »
Adding to the photo section... This is from the brand-new batch offered by Mr. Heard.














I've noticed in other photos (and read concerns about it) that the red was too bright? I find this red in person to be a maroon/blood/burgundy color -vs- candy apple or fire engine red.
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #95 on: April 10, 2014, 12:46:39 AM »
Looks great !   :thumbsup:
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #96 on: January 31, 2015, 10:17:32 PM »
Someone earlier asked for a J27 picture - here is mine finished as a J26. I agree with all the comments about these being great little models - the reasonable price and the robustness of the models gave me the confidence to modify them. Don't think I'd try that with Farish.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #97 on: January 31, 2015, 10:40:25 PM »
VERY nice. Modified to 2FS, obviously.   :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #98 on: January 31, 2015, 10:53:19 PM »
Er...no, actually - the track might make you think that - I've been testing the Easitrack 2mm version against the N Gauge equivalent - can't remember the name right now - Finetrax?

The UM models run on both samples of plain track, but I don't fancy having the wheels turned down, in case it affects current collection, etc, so I'l probably end by using Finetrax.

I can't claim the credit for the coal rails or the weathering - details if anyone's interested.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #99 on: January 31, 2015, 10:59:08 PM »
I can't claim the credit for the coal rails or the weathering - details if anyone's interested.

Yep, I'm interested :)

Looks fantastic

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #100 on: January 31, 2015, 11:32:02 PM »
Yep, I'm interested too!

Er...no, actually - the track might make you think that - I've been testing the Easitrack 2mm version against the N Gauge equivalent - can't remember the name right now - Finetrax?

Well it certainly had me fooled.... it looks really good.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #101 on: February 01, 2015, 04:12:41 AM »
Looks fantastic! Wish I had the guts and skill to weather my things like that.
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #102 on: February 01, 2015, 04:42:55 AM »
Why not? You've got the guts to couple those American boxcars to it  >:D ;)
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #103 on: February 01, 2015, 11:03:57 AM »
Well the coal rails were etched by Bob Jones' Fence Houses Model Foundry - he altered the version from his Finescale Q6 kit to fit the wider UM tenders - you'll find him on the web and they're inexpensive.

The weathering was done by SH Model Making - you'll find Simon on the web too and on Facebook - he's associated with Durham Trains of Stanley (also on  the web).

I did a bit of tinkering with both my J26 tenders at the front end of the sides too, but if I can manage with my eyesight and shaky hands, I guess nearly anyone can.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #104 on: February 01, 2015, 11:17:57 AM »
That is a wonderful looking loco. Thanks for providing the details and sources. Being an ex - Durham lad, it is especially satisfying to me that folk over there are producing such specialist products.

Great stuff.  :thumbsup:
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