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Union Mills DCC

Union Mills locomotives DCC


DCC Fitted with A Lenz Silver Mini Decoder

Union Mills Locomotives are superb on DCC. The metal cast chassis ensures good pickup contact which is the main prerequisite for good DCC running. Micro decoders can be fitted in the tender above the motor by milling away part of the tender shell. There is an alternative locating the decoder in the cab but this extends the wiring between cab and tender and the decoder is of course visible. Locating above the motor retains the locomotive in the originally intended configuration when manufacturedThe models are not suited to sound conversions because of the limited tender space and cast boiler section. They are a very worthwhile addition to any DCC layout where you are looking for smooth running and good control at low throttle. You can view example test runs of Union Mills locos running on DCC in the videos below.

We can’t sell Union Mills Models direct from the website but we do have an arrangement with Colin Heard of Union Mills where you can contact him direct on either email colin.h@manx.net or telephone 01624 852896. Colin will take your order and payment for the model if it is in stock and then send direct to me, I fit the model with a Lenz Silver Mini decoder and bill you by email invoice payable by card or PayPal when the model is ready. The whole process usually takes around 1 week from first contact to receiving the model from us. It’s always handy to drop us a line here just to let us know you have ordered a model from Colin which is being sent to us so that we can look out for it.

If you have any questions about this service please contact us.

Alternatively you can send your own loco for conversion. The price is exactly the same at £85 including return postage fitted with a Lenz Silver Mini decoder. To take advantage of this service please contact us here.