Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dad-1 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:43 pm

I do wish I was near enough the Fleetwood to invite myself over
to see it all in the flesh. As has already been said, all done so fast.

Speed with no compromise on quality - Jim you really are Extremely
talented.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:58 pm

Sorry Dad-1, your in a que BEHIND me for the Fleetwood open day! :lol:
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 3:49 pm

Two cracking builds Jim, what's next? :wink:

Paul

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:23 pm

Geoff T; Thanks for the the thumbs up Geoff, especially from a seasoned modeller like yourself.
Browsing this forum, seeing other members layouts, scratch builds and other modelling post's
is incentive enough for anyone to improve their skills.
TimberSurf; haha, a queue, wow.
Paul; 'What's next?' . I plan to build a high (32mm) 8 foot wall all around the goods depot,
which should take me quite a while I would think. My plasticard supplies are low, so when
funds permit I'll stock up ready for the long wall build. Added to this the large yard area will be
layed using Wills cobble sheets and at £3.50 per 4 pack this could add up to a frightening figure :shock:
So plenty to get on with.

This picture shows a few vehicles for the yard, purchased cheap from a toyfair at Haydock Park racecourse
yesterday, which have been matt varnished and then a generous weathering to dirty them up a bit. I really
wanted some Scammel scarab flatbed artic type vehicles, but could only find these, but at a couple of
quid each, were bargains I couldn't refuse.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:46 pm

As cobble stones are a random pattern, it would be easy to make your own!
Simply apply a 4-5mm thick layer of silicon from from a £2 310ml cartridge on cling film on a flat surface. Smear silicon on a cobble sheet and work into the surface, turn over, then slap on top of the prepared base layer. My attempt at walls was extremely successful !

Cast with herculite, it would save you a bundle!

If you perfect the technique, you could have a go at the walls too! I even made the buttresses

As I can't find those luverly factories that you have as low relief (at a non extortionate price), my next project will to be to make generic panels from Linka to be cast with the above method to make my own!

P.S. If we are not invited to the Fleetwod open day, then I can't see the "Fleetwood weathering training day" ever happening either!. So you will have to teach us your methods by posting a training video or give us a blow by blow account in words on here! lol (for buildings and vehicles)
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:41 pm

Brilliant idea TimberSurf for cobbles and walling too, you have given me
a great alternative to Wills sheets for cobbles, might just have to have an
experiment along those lines.

As for the open day, haha, all I can say, as I am sworn to secrecy (for now) is,
May will be a good month for everyone to see Millsend closely!

My weathering technique is simplicity itself, takes minutes literally. I will post
step by step pictures on my next build. It's done using weathering powders.

Thanks again for the tips TimberSurf, I'm off now to take another look at your posts
on the subject of moulds.

Jim.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:32 pm

What magazine Jim? I don't buy them regularly but I will for this event.

Paul

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dave » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:03 pm

railwayjim wrote:As for the open day, haha, all I can say, as I am sworn to secrecy (for now) is, May will be a good month for everyone to see Millsend closely!

I suspect that there is no truth in the rumour that there is a NRM bus tour taking place :wink: :lol:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby flying scotsman123 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:06 pm

Dave wrote:
railwayjim wrote:As for the open day, haha, all I can say, as I am sworn to secrecy (for now) is, May will be a good month for everyone to see Millsend closely!

I suspect that there is no truth in the rumour that there is a NRM bus tour taking place :wink: :lol:


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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Bufferstop » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:30 pm

Hang on chaps I've got an idea.......................
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:23 pm

Thanks for the comments chaps ..... all very droll :lol:

Back to the goods yard again, I wanted a substantial weigh bridge building
and found this. I think it could be the perfect candidate. I have had the Ratio
kit, the Scalesences download and even a converted Triang station in the past,
but feel this one needs to be a bit bigger. This one would have to be scratch
built, which I quite fancy having a go at. Supplies are on there way so maybe
Friday could see me getting stuck in.

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Jim.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Wed Feb 14, 2018 8:33 pm

I'll go get a cushion and a drink just to make myself comfortable for the build. Oh, some chocolate too. :)

Paul

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:41 pm

Time to get your chocolates out Paul, hope you're not disappointed :wink:

Supplies of Plasticard arrived this morning, so a start was made on the
weighbridge building. Managed to have a good session, well all day really.

A quick lick of paint at the end and the main structure is done. The roof
is just held together with tape to give an idea of how it will look and also
to check measurements before taking it apart and laying the slates onto the
four sections in the usual manner.

Tomorrow should see the slates attached and the roof re-assembled ready for
a coat of paint. The chimneys are ready for fitting and can be seen in one of the
following pictures.

I'll post a few pics when it's finished and a few after a good weathering to tone
it down to match the other buildings.

Then I need to think about how I build the bridge itself.

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Jim.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Pete » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:26 pm

Hi Jim

Another lovely building.

Apologies if I've missed it, but how do you make your window frames?

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:32 pm

Mmmm, ended up with chocolate cake. Lovely. The building has the usual Millsend character to it too.

Paul


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