Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:58 pm

Thanks Jim, looks more like a parcels now, (filthy) :wink:

As I have caught up on all my outstanding little jobs now on the layout, I have
turned my attention to the new Loco depot. As I previously said, it will be a
three road shed, two tracks terminating in the shed and one road going through,
160mm wide and 450mm in length.

I have ordered 2 peco inspection pits and some window frames, so until they arrive
I am just preparing the ground ready.

Until then I will probably get some of the walls cut ready to start building the depot. It
will be a flat roof style building, but the roof is going to be open, allowing you to see
inside, I will try and make it look like the roof has fallen into disrepair, exposing the
roof girders and supports and also the smoke ducting etc.

In the following picture on the left next to the siding which will enter and exit the shed
there is a length of 20mm x 40mm timber which helps support the fascia. Rather than
disturb more than I need to, I will leave this and use it as a maintenance platform, the
shed wall on the left will sit on top of this.

Not really looking forward to jigsawing the pits out, sawdust everywhere, but it has to
be done. Once they are cut and the pits and track installed I should be able to get
cracking with the shed build.

A couple of pictures of the bare depot as it stands at the moment.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sun Apr 22, 2018 1:58 pm

HI Jim - Glad the task of cutting the inspection pits is done for me, if you excuse the pun - that job is the pits :D . Best of luck with this latest project. Just now the site reminds me of those photos from 1968, with deserted loco depots waiting for the track to be ripped up.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:59 pm

Jim, just a suggestion, instead of leaving the top off, replace the 'slate' roof with clear plastic and mark up slate outline as if the roof were translucent, but still add the roof girders and exhaust stack etc.?
or put lots of rooflights in? Car Garage
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:02 pm

'the pits' .... haha yes .... very good Jim :lol: It does look a little end of life, you're right,
a sad time I don't want to be remembering, I'd better get a shuffle on :wink:

Good idea TimberSurf, I do quite like the idea of the flat roof having fallen in at some time though,
with small sections clinging on for dear life, just adds to the 1960's atmosphere and neglect.

Nothing to show this aft, the sun came out, too nice to be in the basement.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby manna » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:34 pm

G'Day Gents.

You could have part of one wall as near new brickwork, indicating bomb damage, wall repaired, roof not.

The site also reminds me of Mr Beeching, and his axe.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby RailwayRobbo » Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:20 am

Hi Jim.
Well better late than never. I managed to get to the local newsagent at the weekend and bought the last copy of Railway Modeller he had. Must say they did you proud with the 6 page spread and rightly so. Great pictures and text. I liked the way they captioned the pictures with the correct terminology for the loco types of the era. BR/Sulzer Type 4 not class 44 (or whatever they were) and English Electric Type 3 not class 37. Bet you are really chuffed (no pun intended).
Two things intrigue me about Millsend. First how do you get so much detail and operating potential in an 11' x 8' space? Second, looking at your stock list where's your Midland 4F 0-6-0? Every Midland layout should have a Midland 4F 0-6-0 tender engine shouldn't it? LOL.
Looking forward to future developments with interest. Keep up the good work Jim.
It's coffee time so I think I'll sit and have another read of the article.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Mon Apr 23, 2018 8:12 pm

Thanks Manna; Beechings axe won't be falling on these lines :wink:

Pete; Glad you liked the article and yes I am chuffed :D
I've been mindful not to cram too much in the space I have, being careful not to overdo it
is very hard when we all want so much. As for the Midland 4F 0-6-0, I have done some research
and found that from a total of 575, withdrawals started in 1959 and the last 11 were withdrawn
in 1966, and were probably not in service in 66, so maybe I can't have one technically, but hey
it's my layout and you never know :lol:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:48 pm

I've made a start on the loco depot today, just the four main walls for now,
held together with bluetack, just about. The nearest side will sit on a narrow platform
which also supports the layout fascia, so I don't want to disturb this really. Window openings are cut out
and both sides are skinned in 7mm Slaters brick sheets.

I think the next thing to do before the sides are joined is add a couple of layers of brick
to give it some depth and then build the buttresses which sit at each end and in between the windows
on the inside and outside, the inner ones will support the cross girders when I eventually get to that stage.

The window frames are by l-cut laser and I have also got some support brackets all at very reasonable
prices which will sit under the girders, but that's a long way off yet.

Picture 3 is blurred and I've put the camera away, I'll post it, but don't look at it for long :roll:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:03 pm

Looks good Jim, I really should look at these laser cut windows for any further buildings as I don't think I could be bothered making any more from scratch/

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:04 pm

Sorry Duplicate post
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue Apr 24, 2018 9:36 pm

Thanks Jim, the windows are only 19p each, 10 for £1.90, peanuts really and
the time they save make them invaluable., the brackets are only 79p for 5.
Check out their website when you get 5 minutes.

http://www.lcut.co.uk

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Thu Apr 26, 2018 8:32 pm

I managed to squeeze a few hours in today, added some more
layers of brick plasticard to give the walls some depth, added
most of the butresses, just a couple left to fit to the outside back.
The steel girders now sit on the internal pillars, holding it all nice and
firm, the windows are just in position for the pictures and will come out
before painting.

The next stage is to construct the smoke ducting which runs the length
of all three tracks inside, once built it will be attached to the girders.

The inspection pits have arrived, so reluctantly the jigsawing is imminent :roll:

A few shots of it in position on the layout.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:47 pm

More amazing work Jim. The level of detail in your brickwork really brings the structure to life. You’ve taken to scratch building like the proverbial duck.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:10 pm

Thanks for that Paul, I am enjoying it now I've got into it.

A little more done today, I managed to construct the lower sections of
the smoke ducting, they are not based on any in particular, more my take
on what I think they should look like, and also what I was capable of
constructing using plasticard sheets. Quite happy with them now painted.
Also started the small building attached to the side of the shed, foremans
office type building.

And finally I got closer to doing the jigsaw work on the pits by marking them
out, but still haven't tackled cutting them out yet :wink: Perhaps tomorrow :)

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Eastern » Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:34 pm

Very impressed with the building; more so that it is scratch-built! I also like the realism which comes with the 'grubbiness' for a better way (weathering!) of how the buildings and lineside details are looking -
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