Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Mon Feb 22, 2016 3:29 pm

I missed my Sunday browse through the forum also Geoff, withdrawl symptoms and all that. Gremlins in the system?

The basket liner method is a cheap and easy fix for rough grass. Some people even use them to line hanging baskets aswell!!!

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun Feb 28, 2016 7:31 pm

Just a short update.

New building on Millsend is the Large Signal Box by LCut Creative, replacing the original
Heljan box which has now moved to the bridge area and become Millsend Bridge Box.

Temporary lights added just to see how it looked. Just need the interior to arrive and a little weathering
to finish it.

Really pleased with the laser cut kit, I can highly recommend them.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby RailwayRobbo » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:20 pm

Like the signal box Jim. Really looks the part with it's Midland maroon paint and signs. Have you cut into the platform to make it fit LOL? Is it made from wood or card? Recently went to an exhibition at Milton Keynes and there was a company (4Ground I think) with a large display of laser cut kits. All very impressive . Pete

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun Feb 28, 2016 9:39 pm

Hi Pete,
Yes the box is cut into the platform intentionally, like the one at the old Alloa Station.

The kit seems to be reconstituted paper, compressed layers giving a rigid board type structure,
easy to cut and work with. I described the building of it in my Workbench section.

Thanks for the comments.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Mon Mar 07, 2016 6:43 pm

Just a short update on the ballasting marathon;

Thought I would start the station area today, glue just applied, so it's now a wait for the PVA to dry.

I have included a picture of it before starting, seeing the results I'm glad I decided on ballasting the layout.

More updates to come as I work my way round the layout. This may take some time!!

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Marcus » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:37 pm

Your layouts looking excellent. Quality workmanship :D

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon Mar 07, 2016 8:40 pm

Lovely neat ballasting Jim!!! It does actually make a difference now that it is down

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Coopslner » Mon Mar 07, 2016 10:26 pm

That new signal box really is the business! Will look fantastic with the interior you mentioned. Amazing to think that it is card and not a plastic kit.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:46 pm

Thanks Marcus;

Thanks Jim, glad I ballasted it now on reflection, love your recent arrival - Hornby Black 5, good looking locos.

Coopsiner, Signal box kit installed, this is also laser cut by http://www.LCUT.co.uk


The interior kit installed now and set out slightly different to the normal layout, the instrument
shelf is at the back of the box, a few were layed out like this and this way you get to see
the full interior detail better.

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Ah well, back to ballasting!!

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:00 pm

Jim, the ballasting is making a big difference. Can I ask, what is the make and colour of the ballast you are using? It looks very similar to the first batch of stuff I spread. I bought what I thought was the same stuff for the next stage but it turned out to be much lighter in colour which means I have to tone it down considerably to match in.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:03 pm

Hi Paul, Yes, the ballast I used is Javis Grey extra fine, hope it helps.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby flying scotsman123 » Tue Mar 08, 2016 6:41 pm

This is really looking fantastic, your ballasting is very neat as Jim said. Love the signal box the whole thing is excellent, the interior details, the signal rodding, all excellent. Once your signature griminess has been applied everything will blend together seamlessly.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue Mar 08, 2016 7:09 pm

Thanks flying scotsman123, weathering is next on my hit list.

Paul, Just checked the ballast I have been using, label says: Javis extra fine granite, ref: JMG7, hope this helps.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Tue Mar 08, 2016 8:50 pm

Excellent Jim, thanks for that. I think that's the one I'm looking for.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:33 pm

Weathering now done on the box, finished at last.

Unfortunately that means back to ballasting!!

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