Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dad-1 » Sun May 20, 2018 8:29 pm

Jim,

Has nobody told you that as we get older we should slow down !
I just can't keep up with you - and that's just looking at the posted
pictures !!!

Every one a cracker ........

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby manna » Mon May 21, 2018 10:17 am

G'Day Gents

The picture of Didcot, looks like the tubs run in a channel !.

I have seen other pictures of coal stages like the Didcot one, but they ran on rails, and to stop the tubs ending up in the tender the rails were upturned at the end of the run, and the bucket then tipped the coal into the tender.
I used to work with a coalman (tub filler) at Eastleigh, he used to shovel the coal from the coal wagon over his shoulder into the tub without looking, a 16 ton wagon took all day.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Bufferstop » Mon May 21, 2018 11:09 am

I can see why they would prefer rails over channels, harder to block with bits of coal. The wheels on the tubs may well have been double flanged. The upturned end of the rail acted as both a stop and a fulcrum point for tipping the tub. It was still a labour intensive, filthy, heavy job.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Mon May 21, 2018 2:09 pm

Thanks for that Ex-Pat.
Paul and Geoff, I try not to rush my builds, it's just the comfortable speed I work to really.
And yes I am rapidly running out of builds for Millsend, but, I do have a hankering to build
a seaside terminus station, late sixties BR, with long excursion platforms overgrown with weeds
in a run down condition, canopy windows missing, neglected station building etc., as a diorama to
display locos and rolling stock in my basement railway room.
manna and Bufferstop thanks for your comments.

A few pics of the coal hole building after weathering. I've also added coal to the hopper
and conveyor system (even though I don't think they ever existed in reality), but they
did on Millsend due to lack of space for conventional ramp with line system.

Happy with how it's turned out, next will be removing the old coal platform from the
layout and rejigging the land to fit building into place.

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Roof removed to show the hopper and conveyor system
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Coopslner » Mon May 21, 2018 9:39 pm

:shock: jim again fantastic build and detail. The prototype that I will be modelling is also a bit of a mystery interns of how the coal was moved. I can only presume either a similar method to yours or a hoist crane. The one in slack lane had a level road for the wagons with coal to the engine that would be receiving. It also doubled as a water tower with a water crane under the very ramshackle type wooden structure at the attached to the front. I have seen a picture with a sort of chute. But the point I am trying to make is that it's very possible every railway adapted these buildings to the needs required and the space available, with the method of coal delivery unique in many instances... Maybe?!? Bah rule 1 I say!
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Wed May 23, 2018 8:44 pm

Thanks for your comments Coops and good luck building that coal drop.

Thought I'd show a few shots of the building, now bedded in on the layout.

This first set are with the depot empty, with coal and coal dust pva'd into place,
with plenty of overspill here and there, caused by the hit and miss loading, confirmed
by the pictures of the real thing I've seen recently :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Wed May 23, 2018 8:46 pm

The second set of photos show all the locos back in the depot where they belong.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby manna » Thu May 24, 2018 8:42 pm

G'Day Gents

Like the coal stage, fits the space like a glove, with the amount of coal about, tell everybody your layout is set on a Friday or Saturday, because picking up the coal was a Sunday overtime job for the shed labourer, so Monday it would have been clean, coal cost money. :D

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dad-1 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:13 pm

Jim where are you !!

Nigh on 3 months without my "Fix" of new pictures on Millsend.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:31 pm

I have been speaking to him on Facebook, he is just enjoying the summer weather!

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:53 pm

Geoff T: Has it really been 3 months since a post, wow. Usual excuses .... weekends away, work,
weekends away, family, weekends away, grandchildren, and some weekends away.

Not done a single thing with the layout over summer....but....I have a few ideas for a few cameos
and also some buildings to be replaced with scratch built structures, when the days get shorter and
the nights get longer, so watch this space and I promise to check out the forum weekly now instead
of quarterly.

I have pushed the boat out however and made small purchase, a Bachmann class 40 split code box
with sound and weathered by TMC. I will post a couple of pictures of it shortly.

Here's one for you Geoff T, showing the steamers out of action on shed, waiting for the off.

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Thanks for the heads up on fb (LuckyM) Jim.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby luckymucklebackit » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:56 pm

Worst of all you missed the 50th anniversary of the end of steam, thought at least Millsend would have marked the occasion :D

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:00 pm

My black fives and 8f had a run on that fateful day 50 years on Jim, I allowed that at least :wink:

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dad-1 » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:17 am

AHhhh That's better !

Thanks for that Jim. Real luxury a TMC weathered with sound !!!
I was running my only steam sound at our exhibition and it really did attract
attention from the visitors. I'm now tempted to get more sound fitted.

I shall be looking forward to future changes & developments.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby GeraldH » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:26 pm

Great work on the loco yard. One could really imagine wandering through it and getting very dirty!
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