Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dad-1 » Sun Dec 07, 2014 10:51 pm

How did I miss all this ??
Must have been too busy modelling - what other excuse can there be ??

Love it Jim, my sort of layout.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:33 pm

Well, it's been a while since my last update. Flu at xmas didn't help, but all well now.

An area which has been bare for a while now and which I didn't really know what to do there,
is the area at the approach to the station and next to the turntable road.

I have decided to create a bit of scrubland as it's position stops it from being used for much more.

I used PVA on the baseboard and pressed onto this hanging basket liner, which once dry was ripped off, leaving
long strands. Trimming these back and adding Woodland scenics green shades of flock, gives it the impression
of scrub/wasteland, 'well it does in my opinion'. A burnt area suggesting old fires was easily done using weathering powders.
A few discarded barrels etc. and that pretty much was all I needed. Water column, small coaling stage and lamp hut finished this area.

The next area I needed to add detail to was the loco depot. This involved woodland scenics and weathering powders and also
a tip I pinched from someone else; to make ash piles and cinder heaps etc. which are seen all over loco depots I used childrens plasticine,
rolling it until soft enough to mould into heaps, after pressing it onto the baseboard into a good shape, it's then given a coat of PVA onto
which I fixed ballast. Once painted matt black and dry I brushed weathering powders to create heaps of cinders and ash.

Well that's all for now. A few pictures follow showing the finished results.

Jim.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun Feb 01, 2015 6:35 pm

And finally:
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby luckymucklebackit » Sun Feb 01, 2015 7:13 pm

Nice - and in photograph 004 you have captured a scene I remember from shed bashes in the 1960s that is rarely modelled, a line of several shunters on shed.

Like it immensely

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby AustralisRico » Sat Mar 14, 2015 11:58 pm

Nice work, looks like a busy engine yard :-)
Are you planning to do more ballasting or are you happy with how the tracks are?

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby joshv8 » Thu May 14, 2015 4:45 am

This is great! Have you got a track plan to get a better idea of whats going on?

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Thu May 28, 2015 9:56 pm

Hello all,

Thanks for all the comments.

In answer to:
AustralisRico, I tend to leave ballasting till the very last moment when building layouts.
"Millsend" seems ok without it, so maybe I might leave it.

And Joshv8 sorry no track plan yet, but will try and do something soon.

Jim.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby kennyGWSR » Fri May 29, 2015 10:38 am

Wow, this is impressive, love the work you've done on the canopy, as for the girder bridge and DMU Shed, brilliant!

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Mon Jun 01, 2015 2:41 pm

luckymucklebackit wrote:Nice - and in photograph 004 you have captured a scene I remember from shed bashes in the 1960s that is rarely modelled, a line of several shunters on shed.

Like it immensely

Jim


Thanks Jim for the positive comments, I too remember lines of shunters on shed visits.
They were an ebay purchase old Kitmaster kits already built, just needing painting and weathering.
Good for an empty line in the loco depot, non runners but that doesn't really matter for what i wanted them for and cheap!

Jim

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue Jun 02, 2015 9:44 pm

A few weeks ago I read a post asking for ideas for corners of layouts, but can't seem to find it now.

I found a picture tonight I took a while ago of one corner of my "Millsend" layout, a scrap yard.

May be of use as an idea to fill someones awkward corner.

Sixties layouts have to have a scrap yard, they were very common back then,
I am old enough to remember them!

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby DonB » Tue Jun 23, 2015 12:33 am

Jim, you have a fantastic layout, which positively oozes atmosphere. I love it!
I'm not a fan of weathered models (I have seen some shocking attempts, sadly some of those were mine), but if weathering is done well, can really set it all off.
You have achieved that brilliantly. Top marks.
In fact, such is the overall effect that I failed to notice that there is no ballast on your track, until someone mentioned it a page or so back!

Something else caught my eye, which sets the location - The bus depot.
Speaking of buses, a 4mm scale DonB would be distraught at seeing those lovely vehicles in the scrapyard, (particularly the ex-Trent AEC/ Windover coach), and would probably be negotiating a deal with the scrapyard owner! :wink:

I shall be watching this one. Great stuff!
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun Jun 28, 2015 4:26 pm

Thanks Don for the positive comments, I totally agree on your weathering comments,
I too have had some disasters in the past, but as they say 'practice makes perfect'.

The buses in the scrap yard were from memory, as a child we were often taken on a day out to Southport
and just near Hutton Police Headquarters was a scrap yard/field with many buses parked side by side, just rusting away,
one of those sights that seem to get imprinted in your memory.

And finally the bus depot, this part of the layout has never really looked right, so a re-jig using the existing depot
is on the cards for the future. Layouts are never quite finished are they.

Jim.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:47 pm

Well, it doesn't seem like 4 months since my last post!

And just to show Millsend layout is still 'Under Construction' I have taken a few shots of the
factory section I have done in the raised corner behind the arches.

An area I wasn't happy with before, but hopefully it should look much better once finished.

Just needs lights adding and re-assembling and then job done!

I have described the building of the factory in my workbench section, so I won't go into detail here.

Jim.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun Nov 01, 2015 8:49 pm

And finally.....

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby whynot » Sun Nov 01, 2015 9:46 pm

Good to see this "back". A layout hat makes me think "I've seen that location...now where was it? When?"

Top work. Thanks for the photos.
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