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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #135 on: April 06, 2016, 07:48:01 PM »
You will also find photos of the Prince of Wales 4-6-0 on the Warwickshire Railways web site.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #136 on: April 09, 2016, 09:56:23 PM »
Hi All,

Quick piccie of my new arrivals from I of M. A D16 Claud and a J39  to go with my D20. I know its out of area but they do look pretty. :)

(Sorry, but you are not allowed to access the gallery)

Regards

Baz

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #137 on: July 10, 2016, 11:06:31 PM »
I would love a UM loco and have thought about the 2F or 3F but really  want a L&Y Aspinall class 27 0-6-0 for my layout,  someone mentioned one earlier in the thread. Which would be the nearest UM loco to one of those, possibly the Adams 0395 ? that could be modifed.
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #138 on: July 10, 2016, 11:56:03 PM »
I would love a UM loco and have thought about the 2F or 3F but really  want a L&Y Aspinall class 27 0-6-0 for my layout,  someone mentioned one earlier in the thread. Which would be the nearest UM loco to one of those, possibly the Adams 0395 ? that could be modifed.

Not sure what the closest would be, but the Adams 395 and Aspinsll class 27 both have 5'1" wheels (driving). Major differences seem to include the safety valve, whistle, and the the tender height. The tender height is a compromise on most UM locos anyway, but in this case it might be a bit extreme. Photos of the Class 27 seem to show much lower tender sides than the 395 and the sides on the 395 are already a little tall for scale, I believe. Similarly, take a look at the dome and make sure, but it appears much larger on the 27 than the 395.
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #139 on: July 11, 2016, 12:31:35 AM »
Yes thanks for that, I think the dome could possibly made bigger, like you say the tender might be a problem.
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #140 on: July 11, 2016, 11:38:36 PM »
I think I will buy myself a Cauliflower, after someone pointed out to me the difference in 5.1 wheels and 5.3 wheels in N-Gauge that would be a better bet than the Adams. Thanks everyone. I will probably buy one soon has a project for later.
Someone has pointed out to me the difference in the wheel sizes is insignificant in n-gauge, which ever loco I buy it will need significant alterations regardless of which loco I buy, food for thought.
« Last Edit: July 13, 2016, 08:52:10 PM by lil chris, Reason: extra text »
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #141 on: August 12, 2016, 04:25:38 AM »
I've only just learned about Union Mills as well, but then I've only been into N scale for 1.5 years. Are they made overseas or in the UK? I live in Canada but might phone for a catalog... Curious as I know very little about them other that they're slightly less detailed than GF, etc., but run very well.  Rob

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #142 on: August 12, 2016, 06:31:19 AM »
Made on the Isle of Man, which I can never recall whether it's part of the UK or some wierd historical entity like the Channel Islands.
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #143 on: August 12, 2016, 06:35:50 AM »
Union Mills run by Colin Heard, based in the Isle of Man.

Do a Forum search using: Union Mills current price list and scroll down to this post that gives Colin's address:
Reply #58 on: March 07, 2014, 03:09:45 pm

Sorry I can't find his email address. I'm sure someone will provide it.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #144 on: August 12, 2016, 09:02:15 AM »
Reply #76 in Union Mills current price list gives the EMail contact:

colin.h@manx.net

EDIT: Looks like NeMo and I are the kids on the block with hot keyboards...  :)
« Last Edit: August 12, 2016, 09:04:44 AM by talisman56 »
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #145 on: August 12, 2016, 09:03:05 AM »
Sorry I can't find his email address. I'm sure someone will provide it.

colin.h@manx.net

He usually responds quickly. If you post him a cheque, he usually sends the loco out on receipt, so you can have your model within a few days. Excellent service!

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #146 on: August 12, 2016, 09:05:51 AM »
colin.h@manx.net

I'm a very satisfied customer with 3 of his ex-LMS locos.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #147 on: August 12, 2016, 09:12:04 AM »
Made on the Isle of Man, which I can never recall whether it's part of the UK or some wierd historical entity like the Channel Islands.

The Isle of Man (and the Bailiwicks of Jersey and Guernsey (the latter of which also includes Alderney, Herm and Sark)) are Crown Dependencies, being independent jurisdictions, which puts them outside of the United Kingdom and British Overseas Territories classifications. Internationally, the 'Crown Dependency' status is recognised as 'territories which are the responsibility of the United Kingdom'.
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #148 on: August 12, 2016, 10:32:51 AM »
I'm finding it very hard to resist buying my first Union Mills loco.

the problems is being an LMS fan, which of the brilliant selection of LMS machines do I go for first (yes I have a feeling I may get more than one)  >:D

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #149 on: August 12, 2016, 11:17:28 AM »
I'm finding it very hard to resist buying my first Union Mills loco.

the problems is being an LMS fan, which of the brilliant selection of LMS machines do I go for first (yes I have a feeling I may get more than one)  >:D

Yes they are fine locos.  I have a 2P, 3F and G2.  All from EBay.  But the 2F, Cauliflower look lovely and I could be tempted by the out of period (for me) Prince of Wales.  If you don't have them new, and they all showed in the list in the latest NGS journal, they sometimes turn up on EBAy, though watch the price.  And of course they all pull a proper load with ease.  Hope your credit card has capacity!

 

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