Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Fri Sep 23, 2016 6:42 pm

Finished? I thought a railway was never finished! :shock:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:55 pm

I like those stripped out signals. That now looks so much more like the
real thing.
I'm certain you'll always find little bits & pieces to change/add, or even replace
if the right product come around.
Now Jim we're looking for quality videos to match and show off the modelling !!

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby whynot » Sun Sep 25, 2016 5:06 pm

The "...little more derelction in the old dumping ground, old disused signals, ladders,
wrought ironwork, sleepers and a little more greenery around the abandoned containers and ivy
growing rampant behind the old buildings..." really is the icing on an excellent cake. Love it. Thanks for the photos.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Oct 07, 2016 7:19 pm

Thanks Pete, Paul, Geoff and Whynot for your comments, much appreciated;

Nothing to show recently on 'Millsend' buildingwise, but I have a new addition to the fleet. I needed an 8F loco
as I am trying to portray end of steam period in the midlands, this one is a sound loco and has had some weathering added.

It's a really smooth runner and at home with the black 5's, just need to add the diagonal cabside stripes.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Bufferstop » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:05 pm

The 8Fs as I remember them, visitors to Bescot, even like that they put the 0-8-0 Super D's to shame. It was their conical boilers and distinctive firebox that sparked my interest into why they looked like GWR engines and started my reading blitz of the histories of locomotive designers.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby markS&D » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:12 pm

Layout Looks amazing :)

Liking the end of steam 8F, not many people go for the end of steam era. Unlined 'Britannia's' and 'Black 5's' etc
My layout, only look if you are interested:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby whynot » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:14 pm

While my trainspotting days were short-lived (and mainly combined with playing football adjacent to the Middy almost where it crossed the Buxton line at Hazel Grove) by some inexplicable accident I still have my Summer 1960 Combined ABC which reveals that I must have seen "48735" some time in '59-'61! What an impressive model! Thank you.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:35 pm

Thanks Bufferstop & MarkS&D for your replies.

Whynot; Thanks for your comment: My spotting days were also short lived for similar reasons to yours, I have never thought
of checking my old ABC combined dated 1960/61 against my stock. So I have just had a quick look and I have got four out of five
on my steam locos, 5's 44875, 45156; jub 45593; 8F 48735; but alas not 9F 92250. Probably saw them in the Rosegrove or Bolton areas.

Haven't checked my diesel stock yet.

The ABC is looking a little tatty but is gold-dust to me.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun Oct 09, 2016 8:32 pm

This weekend I have been building yet another factory background, this time using one and a half
of the Wills brickwork and arched window packs and some Slaters Plasticard and tubing.

Built simply by using six panels divided by plain plasticard and some extra brickwork added to the top
to give it some depth. Added the downspouts and a few small waste pipes using simple layout wire.

The brickwork has had a coat of enamel matt brown with the ledges and stonework a coat of buff,
windows cream and downspouts and pipes in blue.

Tomorrow I'll give it a wash of acrylic cream thinned and wiped off swiftly, hopefully leaving some behind as the pointing. Then once
dry I'll give it the Millsend weathering treatment to blend it in with the other factories, fingers crossed.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Oct 09, 2016 10:19 pm

Jim,

Your pictures always pull me away from the computer and
heading for my workbench. Pure inspiration.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Nov 25, 2016 4:43 pm

Can't believe it's been over a month since my last update, had a busy time with the family and
grand children, but now with the early dark evenings and colder days, it's time now to get back
to some modelling.

This latest mill/factory background has been on and off the bench for weeks, doing a little bit
each session and is now finished and installed on 'Millsend', it was a Walthers kit, built as a
long section making quite a long building 32". I used the same build as previously, apart from
using kebab skewers for down pipes, £1.30 per 100 (bargain) and great for paint stirrers.
A final weathering and this is how it looks.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby End2end » Fri Nov 25, 2016 5:25 pm

GADZOOKS! what a monolith :o Impressive modelling railwayjim. :D
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dad-1 » Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:54 pm

Phew,

That fills a lot of wall.
As usual finished to look like it's been there since before Grouping !!
If you ever think you are getting it completed then follow up with
another series of photographs. The're always so inspirational.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Nov 25, 2016 7:11 pm

Attention to detail will always make a model stand out above the mediocre, your finishing touches make it so real!
We now need a full account of how to make wall tie patress plates and exhaust flue wall cowls!
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:53 pm

I didn't think your factories could get any better but you have proved me wrong, Jim. It's another superb build. When I eventually get to the goods sidings on Galgorm Hall, it will be these factories where I'll be drawing my inspiration from when forming my own. Just brilliant. :D

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