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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #195 on: August 23, 2016, 02:08:33 PM »
There's one on the Hattons' site for 35 pounds (or at least was) ... That one might be a bargain? I realize it's been redecorated.
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #196 on: August 24, 2016, 03:59:18 PM »
any news on the new loco yet ?

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #197 on: April 18, 2017, 06:08:30 PM »
My Union Mills T9 after a bit of work:



The Adams Class 395 will be next...

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #198 on: April 19, 2017, 07:03:20 AM »
Very nice indeed. I have always wondered about the strange coupler on the front end of UM locos?

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« Reply #199 on: April 19, 2017, 07:10:26 AM »
I'd say it's a variant of the hook fitted to some of the smallest of the Arnold locos back in the 60s and 70s, probably where there was no room in the chassis to accommodate the T shank and spring of a normal Rapido coupling.
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« Reply #200 on: April 19, 2017, 07:58:21 AM »
The Fowler 264 tank kit once made by Gem had similar couplings.   The standard   rapidof worked well with it

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #201 on: April 19, 2017, 08:07:06 AM »
Lovely job on the T9.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #202 on: April 19, 2017, 09:40:15 AM »
Well, I've just read through the entire thread, most interesting.  I've been aware of UM for a long time, so was hoping to find out a little about the background and history of the models.  Page 12 onward of this thread has definitely thrown some light on the subject, many thanks!

As a Continental N modeller since the 80s, I've had no real desire to own UM models - other than an LNER B12 to remind me of my favourite Triang OO loco from my youth.  Happy to say this is soon to be realised!
Nick.   2016 celebrating the 20th anniversary of "Königshafen" exhibition layout!

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #203 on: April 20, 2017, 03:47:57 PM »
"CarriageShed" That is a lovely job on the T9, I'll have to work harder on mine!
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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #204 on: April 20, 2017, 03:52:04 PM »
Do UM have a colour brochure with pics of their models?

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #205 on: April 20, 2017, 04:51:17 PM »
"CarriageShed" That is a lovely job on the T9, I'll have to work harder on mine!

I can't claim to be responsible for the lining - that was done by an expert - but the extra body paintwork and detailing certainly rounded off the work quite nicely. I'm getting an Adams Class 395 ready for a similar treatment next.

Do UM have a colour brochure with pics of their models?

Not to my knowledge, but if you're interested in a specific loco there are many, many photos available online. I probably have quite a few of the SR and S&D ones already.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #206 on: April 20, 2017, 08:06:42 PM »

Do UM have a colour brochure with pics of their models?

Not to my knowledge, but if you're interested in a specific loco there are many, many photos available online. I probably have quite a few of the SR and S&D ones already.

I'm thinking of an 0-8-0 tender loco as it would look good at the head of a rake of Butterleys or hopper wagons so if you have any pics  I'd appreciate a glimpse please.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #207 on: April 20, 2017, 10:34:14 PM »
Not one of mine as I only have one 0-8-0 tender loco that still needs detailing, but how about a G2:



It'll pull all the stock you can stick behind it, and it's ready and waiting for detailing, such as real coal, crew, fall plate, vacuum pipes, lamp irons, coupling hooks, cab handrails, and a wash of grime as heavy or as light as you need. Also, repaint the buffer beam with a slightly less luminous shade of red and the buffers a nice dark metal. It sounds a lot but it'll make a huge difference to the finished article.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #208 on: April 21, 2017, 10:40:01 AM »
Thanks very much for that! I may well indulge and then send it off to a professional weathering person.

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Re: Union Mills locos - photos
« Reply #209 on: April 21, 2017, 11:59:51 AM »
Thanks very much for that! I may well indulge and then send it off to a professional weathering person.

I've done a few loco detailing jobs without going so far as to carve off moulded handrails and the like. Once you get used to it you certainly do start to feel more adventurous. I'm even contemplating a far more ambitious hack on a UM T9 in the nearish future. They're easy to work with and a good paint job will mask anything but the most serious mistakes.

 

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