Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:30 pm

Brilliant Jim! You keep setting off my juices :P Now thinking about how to make them without the micro writing problem! :lol:
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:45 pm

Thanks Paul, that's the plan :wink:

TimberSurf, I agree, I didn't like the pen graphics either :?

Had another bash at the tea chests today. I decided to do wrap around graphics.
Knocked a sheet up of two different kinds, using original tea chests pics, reduced
to fit my balsa, 6.25mm square x 10mm. There is 72 on the sheet, so plenty to go at.

They are definitely an improvement on the first set and with a little more care applying
should do the job. Applied using PVA brushed onto the back of each cut out and then gently
pressed into place.

72 on a sheet ..... This may take some time :roll:

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Took 4 pics, only one wasn't blurred :cry:

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Postby TimberSurf » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:26 pm

I was thinking along the same lines (printed wrap) and have evidence that printing that small is possible. But I do like the idea of the silver corners, so you may have to paint them again! :roll: Maybe some sort of wet paint velvet (peters paining pad) to wipe the corner edges, rather than paint brush?
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:37 pm

I think you're right TimberSurf, as luck has it I have a silver car and I bought a scratch pen
to touch in stone chips on the front, might dig that out in the morning and give it a go. The nib
on the pen is about 3mm and works by pressing down on the nib to get the paint flowing to the
point, so could be just right for what I want.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:50 pm

Yep thats a clever idea! :D You can buy paint pens, I do my wagon marking with them, they come in Gold and Silver, may give them a go.
I was thinking this could be an item for my website pdf shop, if I develop the print!
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:17 pm

That sounds like a good idea, can't think of anywhere else that has tea chest's.

I have the A4 artwork saved as a pdf if you want a copy TimberSurf.

My artwork is designed to fit 6.25mm sq. x 10, but with a % increase/decrease it
could fit a different size. I made it that size to equate to 3ft high x 2ft square in real money.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Apr 06, 2018 4:35 pm

A few more tea chests off the production line, seen in a better setting,
in the goods yard where they belong. Decided to just make the light coloured
ones for trailer loads and use the darker coloured ones on the inside platforms
to busy them up a little with plenty of goods.

Done in small batches I should soon have enough for the yard trailers.

A couple of pictures, and sharp ones this time :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Ex-Pat » Fri Apr 06, 2018 5:17 pm

Have you got a Tetley's or Yorkshire Tea factory in mind by any chance? (And I don't mean a Tetley's brewery!)

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby carnehan » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:24 pm

Now, That looks like a real working yard. Top stuff Jim. Is it this month that the feature of the decade appears?

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:47 pm

Yes Ex-Pat, one of the factories could just be for Tetley Tea, good thinking!
And maybe a brewery isn't such a bad idea, an excuse for barrels if nothing else.
Time to start looking at producing some signage as most of the factories are nameless.

Thanks Paul it's getting there. Yes it is, the May edition should be available from the 12th of this month, can't wait :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:33 pm

Jim, they look very good!
But I am working on a cunning plan!
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Available soon from a shop in North Wales!
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:03 pm

They are looking the business TimberSurf, should look convincing once wrapped around.

haha ......coming soon, I'd say these are heading for Lumsdonia as downloads :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:12 pm

"Your right Jim, but not as we know it", there be new downloads a comin'
Although individual chests are needed, I just thought it would be quicker to make groups like those loaded on your 3 wheeler trailer in one piece :).
They are 80% done, so hang on a few hours and you can be my Beta tester!
So far, a sheet of a massive range of singles
A sheet of rows of 4 and 5
Working on blocks of 3X4, 3X5 and 3X6
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby BrightonMan » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:20 pm

railwayjim wrote: I found that filing the top edge of the blade
until it felt a smooth joint with the rail solved the problem and now all locos, steam and
diesel, wagons and cct's all run in and out without any problems at all. Something to watch, if
you ever have to fit these points, especially as both points were brand new.


Thanks for the heads-up on this one, Jim. I intend to use a setrack curved point in my fiddle-yard, and this definitely would have had me scratching my head!
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Apr 06, 2018 9:52 pm

TimberSurf: Sounds like a plan, good thinking printing multiples, my centre row can't be seen
so may as well have groups printed instead. My fingers on the button :wink:

Kevin: Glad you have seen the point problem article before you fitted it, so much easier to work on
before it's laid and ballasted.

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