Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Mon May 14, 2018 12:17 pm

I've had a final session on the sand drying building, adding some
over spilled sand under the doors, just using plasticine moulded
to shape and covered with some Woodland Scenics fine sand.
Looking at the pictures it may need toning down a little. The
whole thing has had a weathering including the chimney and is
now ready for the layout.

I'm happy with the results on this one.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby RailwayRobbo » Mon May 14, 2018 2:28 pm

Some nice northern grime on that Jim.
Another success.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue May 15, 2018 6:43 pm

Thanks Pete.

The sand house/dryer is now installed on the layout. Fits
nicely into the space I had available. Workbench is clear,
so I think it's time to start the next building :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Tue May 15, 2018 9:14 pm

railwayjim wrote: Workbench is clear,
so I think it's time to start the next building :wink:
Jim.


Which is? :mrgreen:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue May 15, 2018 9:38 pm

carnehan wrote:Which is? :mrgreen:

Paul


......... The coal drop for the loco depot Paul :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby manna » Tue May 15, 2018 10:56 pm

G'Day Gents

I was think more along the lines of a 60's office block !!!! :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat May 19, 2018 10:07 pm

Thanks manna, blocks of flats would be a real challenge!

I have made some progress on the loco coal drop building, with
the prototype conveyor system for moving coal up to the upper level.
It has been built using parts from the old loco shed and new parts.
This is it so far, the roof sections are ready to fit, but I need to paint the
interior and the hopper and conveyor first.

Should all come together once it's had a paint job, hopefully.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Ex-Pat » Sat May 19, 2018 11:03 pm

Very interesting Jim that you have mini tracks on the upper level - it makes me wonder if Hawick had similar - if only I could find photos of Hawick!

The only interior view I've found is of that at Didcot ( https://l7.alamy.com/zooms/f4d395fa3c31 ... ba89d1.jpg ) but that doesn't appear to have mini tracks (unless they are very short and confined to the actual tipping zone and masked by that sunlight!) , even though the small wagons look as though they are made for tracks.

What prototype photos have you come across please?

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun May 20, 2018 1:11 pm

Hi Ex-Pat, the only pictures I have come across are the run of the mill google stuff,
nothing really showing the interiors. The tracks were just what I fancied really, as
this build is fictional.

If I come across any though I'll let you know.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun May 20, 2018 2:15 pm

Thanks Jim - it might be a trick that real-life railways missed out on!

One thing for certain is that some sort of mechanism is required to stop the tub itself falling into the tender. I'm thinking of writing to Didcot to ask for the dimensions of their tubs.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun May 20, 2018 3:38 pm

This is a photo I found of the inside of didcot coaling facility if it's of any use Ex-Pat
it shows a couple of their tubs (and a lack of track inside) :?

http://www.deejay51.com/didcot_rail_centre_p2.htm

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sun May 20, 2018 3:56 pm

Looks great Jim - the rails make a great detail.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun May 20, 2018 4:16 pm

Cheers Jim, it's getting there, giving it a coat of paint today!

A couple of pics showing good detail of carts etc. (look at the shovel in pic one, it's huge).

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun May 20, 2018 5:36 pm

Thanks Jim - farm9 is definitely a hit and miss affair!

I've already written to Didcot to ask if they can give me dimensions of the tubs (and also whether any ended up in the tenders - that was before I saw your last lot of photos showing the curved up end of the tipping plate which should prevent that from happening).

If I get dimensions I'll pass them on.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Sun May 20, 2018 6:57 pm

Jim, you’ve got to slow down or you’re going to run out of things to build. Another superb one in the offing though. The Faller system could maybe be put to use in making those little wagons movable in the shed!

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