Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Terrier » Fri Sep 05, 2014 6:19 pm

That is an awesome layout and Man-Cave to boot! Look forward to more on this one, thanks for sharing with us chap! :)

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:34 pm

Oh that's brilliant. Love the scale of the whole thing. Special thanks for the town scenes, it looks great. I particularly like the bracings on the gable wall. Had been thinking of something similar myself.

Will look forward to more from this layout. :D

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:11 pm

Evening all,

I have managed to upload a very short video of Millsend.
Might do a few more at a later date, when I completely get the hang of it.

http://youtu.be/nBn4GLmSNRk

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby ParkeNd » Fri Sep 05, 2014 11:46 pm

Fantastic. Absolutely fabulous. Thanks for the photos of the overall view of the whole layout and the video.

The best layout on here in any scale - by a country mile. Keep posting. The forum needs you.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby AlunKimber » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:19 am

This is great! I'm trying to do something in a similar era (for the same reasons!) so I hope you don't mind me stealing some ideas. Where did you get those posters from (The Who, etc.)?
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat Sep 06, 2014 8:37 am

Thanks for the comments Alun, feel free to steal any ideas you want if it helps you, I do it all the time!
The posters and all artwork on Millsend are from the local printers, they do quite a good selection of railway artwork of all kinds, I have mentioned them in my other topic in the Scenery section on here called "Backscenes", I better not mention them again, might think I am on commission (haha).
Thanks again
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Sat Sep 13, 2014 6:25 pm

Awesome mate! Shame there is no pics of the build up!
How long has it taken you so far?

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat Sep 13, 2014 7:58 pm

Congrats on 200 posts TimberSurf.

It's taken about 2 years, some weekends and a couple of evenings a week, basically when I get the urge.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:18 pm

Afternoon everyone,
I have decided to change the station canopies on "Millsend". The old ones were old cobbled together Dapol parts but with slated roofs.
I have built three of the Dapol Kits from new to make a quite decent station canopy, keeping just 1 of the old ones.
As far as canopies go, there is not a massive choice available in OO gauge, but the Dapol one offers a good looking canopy, which can be used in a few different ways and at an affordable price, I think I paid £7 per kit.
The dapol kits have been good to build, I think they have improved the injection moulds as the parts now fit together much better than they used to.
The instructions have also changed a little, especially the glazing section which now helps support the spars, which were always the delicate part of this kit.
I sprayed all the parts with primer and cream top coat before assembly, this would be a nightmare to paint after assembly!
I have inlcuded a couple of pictures of the canopy after the build, then positioned on the layout.
All in all I am really pleased with the finished result, a little more weathering is required but that can be done in situ.
Regards Jim.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby skyblue » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:17 pm

They look great - especially the subtle weathering.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby whynot » Mon Nov 03, 2014 3:45 pm

Don't know how I've missed this until now - some delightful small scenes/details AND excellent as an overall operating layout. The new canopy looks just right. Thank you.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Mon Nov 03, 2014 5:58 pm

Jim, those canopies look great. I am on the lookout for something similar for my layout in the future. Can you tell me if the canopies will span a double track in any configuration?

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Mon Nov 03, 2014 6:50 pm

Thanks for the positive comments.
In answer to Paul's question; Each canopy unit measures 90mm x 60mm and can be attached to each other in any configuration, giving endless combinations, the support columns can be omitted or repositioned to conform to most designs.
To span a double main line I would suggest the use of 'I beam' by Slaters to help support it over the lines, then the columns could be re-positioned to suit your particular platform design.
Hope this is helpful.
Jim.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby pointstaken » Mon Nov 03, 2014 7:48 pm

Regrettably, I've only just seen this thread. That September 5th posting with the walls being held up by bracing, and the corner shop look absolutely super, so well done. Obviously a high standard is being maintained.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:06 pm

Thanks Jim, time to do a bit of measuring. :)

Paul


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