Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby luckymucklebackit » Mon May 07, 2018 7:21 pm

railwayjim wrote:TimberSurf; The coal facility is on the right of the penultimate picture above, but
I've never really been happy with it for a large'ish depot, you may just have
me thinking about two structures to scratchbuild, it's just squeezing them
into the spaces I have available.

I like a challenge :lol:

More research needed :wink:

Jim.


There is a photograph here http://www.rmweb.co.uk/community/index.php?/topic/129814-50-years-since-the-end-of-br-steam/page-21on RMweb which is very interesting indeed as it shows an empty water tank from above and highlights all the plumbing etc. that would be found.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Mon May 07, 2018 8:26 pm

Thanks Paul, the inspection pits were very easily fitted, phew. The small
loco stops may not be seen possibly, but I had to have them, it's my driving
you see :lol: As for the magazine, I have no idea which it could have been?
I did receive 20 shots of the layout on CD from the photographer, which the final
magazine pictures were selected from, they make great screen savers :wink:

Thanks for the link Jim, some great pictures. If I do build a coal facility, it will be similar
to a normal coal drop type building, but unfortunately I don't have the space or length for
the incline track, so it might be a prototype out of my head :? Instead of the incline
for wagons, they will unload alongside into a low hopper type thing and the coal
will then be moved up to the loading level by a conveyor all done inside the building.
At least this way I will have a building that looks the part and what goes on inside is
a mystery ..... and there is always Rule 1. :lol:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue May 08, 2018 8:24 am

The Ratio kit is an excellent small space coaling facility, I have one at Gateside, quite prototypical too as I have seen photos of the same structure in various depots up and down the country

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Thu May 10, 2018 7:46 am

Thanks Jim, the Ratio one is a good kit, I agree, I have one near the station
next to the line leading to the turntable.

For the shed area I think I will go for the coal drop type, but without the
incline line. It will use a conveyor system leading from a hopper at the
side of the coal drop building, leading up to the upper level. This will be
from imagination not prototype, but hopefully look convincing!
My thoughts being this was trialled from 1966 but was obsolete by 1968
as steam was withdrawn :wink:

The sand house/dryer will be based on a few I have seen on google,
a mixture of a several, also hopefully looking convincing.

Supplies need to be bought in so no action as yet.

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Postby Dad-1 » Thu May 10, 2018 9:34 am

While I'm not on-line as much as I used to be I still find
watching what's happening on Millsend gets my enthusiasm
pumped up again !!

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri May 11, 2018 9:21 pm

Thanks Geoff.

While waiting for supplies, I at least had enough material to build
the chimney for the sand house/dryer this afternoon, it's a short
stocky chimney, built in the usual way and will sit next to the
gable end of the dryer house.

I should be able to get cracking on the main building this weekend.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat May 12, 2018 9:46 pm

Finished the sand drying house today, paired up with
the previously built chimney, now fully painted up
and ready for a weathering session tomorrow. The white
plasticard sticking out from below the doorway is to have
sand glued to it, to represent sand spilling out from under
the doorway. I'm happy with how it's turned out.

The second building for the depot will be the coal drop,
probably start that on Monday, as I still have to finish the
rough drawing and get some measurements down on paper.

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Postby TimberSurf » Sat May 12, 2018 9:53 pm

Gobsmacked! .....from nothing just hours ago!

Awesome Jim!
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby manna » Sun May 13, 2018 12:29 am

G'Day Gents

Sand dryers, not something you see every day, excellent build.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun May 13, 2018 8:21 am

Thanks TimberSurf and manna, much appreciated.

No modelling today, toyfair at Haydock Racecourse.

Who knows what I'll come back with? :wink:

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Postby luckymucklebackit » Sun May 13, 2018 9:14 am

TimberSurf wrote:Gobsmacked! .....from nothing just hours ago!

Awesome Jim!



I think there is a bit of the Blue Peter going on here - "Now here is one that I made earlier" :wink:

Seriously though - another smashing building, can't wait to see what's next.

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Postby TimberSurf » Sun May 13, 2018 10:35 am

Just noticed the fancy steel corbels in the engine shed! Were on earth did you get them or did to scratch build them?
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun May 13, 2018 11:50 am

luckymucklebackit wrote:
TimberSurf wrote:Gobsmacked! .....from nothing just hours ago!

Awesome Jim!



I think there is a bit of the Blue Peter going on here - "Now here is one that I made earlier" :wink:

Seriously though - another smashing building, can't wait to see what's next.

Jim


I must admit that the same thoughts have crossed my mind at times! - but I put it down to the fact that if I were to build a freelance model rather than a prototype then I might be able to churn it out quicker.

TimberSurf wrote:Just noticed the fancy steel corbels in the engine shed! Were on earth did you get them or did to scratch build them?


Thanks Timbersurf - that's the first time I have seen corbels but now I know what they are.

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Postby TimberSurf » Sun May 13, 2018 12:06 pm

I think Jim has captured the essence of a Victorian building, as they perfectly compliment the cast iron support pillars. Cast iron roof structures and bracketry were in vogue at the time. Many station canopies can be seen with very exuberant and complex castings, similarly the end of bench seats.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sun May 13, 2018 3:05 pm

Jim, haha Blue Peter eh! I started the sand house about 2pm ish, an hour for tea,
more or less finished by 9pm, didn't rush, just a nice steady build, but that's still
6 hours, but not trying to copy an existing building is definitely easier as Ex-Pat says.

TimberSurf, the corbels/cast brackets are laser parts from www.lcut.co.uk representing cast metal
as you say, matching the cast support columns.

Ex-Pat, I agree working to no actual plan, speeds up the building considerably.

Well, just got back from Haydock Racecourse toyfair, of all things to bring home 'an O gauge Hornby 1950's
tinplate station'. The artwork on it caught my eye, so up on the shelf for display I think!

Thanks for all your comments.

Jim.


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