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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #345 on: September 23, 2018, 11:33:34 AM »
I might be doing some of the gold lining as transfers for mine, as my printer will print gold foil.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #346 on: September 23, 2018, 12:31:11 PM »
'Twas a nice pic, Dave, but as Bob says the loco will be in plain green with GREAT WESTERN on the tender with the only red probably being the buffer beam. Looks like MK1s will be OK, though

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #347 on: September 23, 2018, 01:36:07 PM »
Yep a Google or two shows City of T at toddington in 3717 livery with black frames pulling crimson and cream MK1. This would also mean it pulled maroon MK1 at the line as well.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #348 on: September 23, 2018, 06:01:05 PM »
Yes I think Ozy is going to be very busy soon ,but I doubt that I will be able to afford to have mine re sprayed and detailed  I had to sell a couple of locos to be able to buy it in the first place .
Itís a pity but never mind at least I will have  City of Truro in my collection probably pulling a rake of maroon Minitrix Mk 1 coaches .
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #349 on: September 23, 2018, 08:25:03 PM »
How much would it cost to have oneof the new COT models painted in the 1960's colours with the lining applied etc ?

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #350 on: September 23, 2018, 08:51:16 PM »
Come on Ozy give us a rough estimate to put us all out of suspense.
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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #351 on: September 23, 2018, 09:04:23 PM »
I suspect that until we see the final model no one can guess this.  This is very dependant on what level of detail there is on the casting and what is there to be picked out.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #352 on: September 23, 2018, 10:49:15 PM »
Being a transition era modeller I'm only getting a CoT as I want such an iconic loco but obviously the livery is wrong for me. Can I ask the collective what sort of coaches would have run behind CoT as a 'preserved special' in, say, the mid 60s? I have MK1s and maroon Colletts available. As Matt seems to be the main forum guru in this respect I'll tag him @Karhedron


Aww, you'll make me blush.  :-[

City of Truro had a well publicised return to service in 1957 but was withdrawn again in 1961. In 1962 it was repainted with black frames and then spent the next 20+ years as a museum exhibit before being return to service for the GWR 150 celebrations.

Technically this means that CoT was not hauling any specials in the mid-60s. Assuming that you are invoking Rule1, you would want to take a look at other specials that were happening around that time to mark the end of steam. Pre-nationalisation coaches were disappearing fast by this time so Mk1 stock in Maroon would predominate. Steam ended on the WR in 1965 so blue/grey would have been unlikely. CoT was an Edwardian engine built in the days when trains were lighter so 6-7 coaches would be her normal maximum.

This shot of the 1965 Bristol-Gloucester "Farewell to Steam" special gives a good idea of what to expect.



Seating space would be at a premium so no full brakes. Guard's accommodation would likely be a minimal brake-end coach at either end of the rake and as many first and second class coaches as possible slotted in between.

Hope this gives some ideas.
Well, that's just not good enough. Some fount of all knowledge you are!  :no:  ;)

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #353 on: September 24, 2018, 09:12:30 AM »
Many thanks, Matt. I can't buy a CoT and then just display it in a cabinet or siding so will work on the theory it was stored in working condition to be brought out every now and then for a gallop.
Maroon MK1 stock it will be.

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #354 on: September 24, 2018, 12:21:26 PM »
Many thanks, Matt. I can't buy a CoT and then just display it in a cabinet or siding so will work on the theory it was stored in working condition to be brought out every now and then for a gallop.
Maroon MK1 stock it will be.

If I had the money to spare for a really really rule one purchase, I would be doing the same Nobby, except perhaps using Chocolate and Creme to underline the GWR nature of the event  :D

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #355 on: September 24, 2018, 01:39:50 PM »
I do have that choice :D

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #356 on: October 18, 2018, 11:35:13 AM »
Whoís a happy chappy ,Postie arrived with City of Truro , Colin has done a superb job itís allready got copper chimney and brass safety dome ,lovely clear name and number plates .and at first look it seems that the outside frames are a bit narrower than the Dukedogs ,I will be going down to test it this afternoon and will check then .
The waiting is over and is worth every penny .
Sorry I canít put a picture on here but will try and put one on the Facebook page if I can remember how to.
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #357 on: October 18, 2018, 11:55:18 AM »
That's great news Bob!  :thumbsup:

I was hoping that mine would arrive in time for my birthday at the end of the month, so that now seems likely.

Thanks for letting us know.

Dave G


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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #358 on: October 18, 2018, 12:05:20 PM »
Living in Cape Town and with our minimum three month postal backlog I had emailed Colin for a quote for delivery by courier.  No response so perhaps a phone call is required.  I suspect a courier would be price expensive and perhaps a little too much hassle for Colin  :(

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Re: Next Union Mills Model will be...
« Reply #359 on: October 18, 2018, 01:15:18 PM »
See also....................

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=43155.msg534526;topicseen#msg534526

Might I suggest future comments about CoT are posted there and we'll leave this thread for when Colin announces what his next model will be?

 

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