Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dave » Sun Jan 06, 2019 2:25 pm

Thought I would keep my thread alive with a few recent shots.


Nothing wrong with that Jim, there are plenty of us who enjoy seeing your railway

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Chops » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:49 pm

Stunning views. Amazing level of detail and craftsmanship.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Thu Mar 14, 2019 1:35 pm

Just a short update on Millsend.

I sent a recent purchase away for weathering to Grimy Times and have
just received it back, very pleased with the look they have achieved.

A few shots of the 'Stove' in the parcel sidings.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:22 pm

A short clip showing the 'Stove' in a rake of parcel stock.

https://youtu.be/GCgGnV496T0

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dad-1 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 4:34 pm

Grimy times indeed !!

Oh so tempting ............

Keep them coming Jim.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:19 pm

railwayjim wrote:A short clip showing the 'Stove' in a rake of parcel stock.

https://youtu.be/GCgGnV496T0

Jim.

Cracking video shot. Luv long trains on layouts! :D
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:22 pm

Thanks Geoff T and TimberSurf.

Not much happening modelling wise on Millsend, enjoying some running sessions now.

Whilst trawling the internet I found this oddity, an LNER 4 wheel LWB Pigeon Brake Van. After
reading up on their history, it seems a few survived through the sixties and 1 example lasted
until 1971. As well as used for pigeon transport they were also used as parcel stock, just what I
needed to know as I am always on the lookout for unusual parcel stock and as Millsend is set in Lancashire
it seemed just the job.


I found that Slimrails did a plastic kit at a very reasonable price. A few pics of the kit up to its first
coat of paint, Railmatch maroon, looks a bit wishy washy but after its next coat should look ok. I added
vac pipes which don't come with the kit, but the kit otherwise is excellent.

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More pics to follow after another coat of paint, glazing and numbers added.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Apr 27, 2019 8:44 am

Oh I do like 'different' wagon and van styles.
Nothing more bland that top link passenger train,
mixed up vans on a parcels train much more interesting
as are loads of different wagons on a long distance freight.
The saving grace for block coal trains is when every one is
weathered slightly differently.

Keep 'em coming Jim ..........

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue Apr 30, 2019 6:34 pm

Thanks Geoff.

A couple more pics of the Pigeon brake van after it's last coat of Railmatch
BR maroon paint. A coat of matt varnish needed now to complete and couplings to fit.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat May 04, 2019 8:03 pm

The Pigeon Brake Van Kit is now fully finished after a weathering session.

https://youtu.be/27m5VClsFvA

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby joshv8 » Fri Jul 05, 2019 1:26 pm

Been a while there Jim! Getting some withdrawals without any pics of Millsend!
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Chops » Sat Jul 06, 2019 5:42 pm

Beautifully done, if I may say. Nice video of same.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby dursleydog » Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:50 pm

Wow, inspirationally good layout! Exactly the kind of atmosphere I’m striving to achieve in mine (don’t think I’ll be quite as successful). Love the little scenes like the parcel depot, really brings it to life, fun to model and fun to look at.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby glencairn » Sun Jul 21, 2019 1:00 pm

Millsend --- A layout that drags you back and places you well and truly into the 1960s. Love it

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Thu Aug 01, 2019 6:13 pm

Thanks for the comments Johv8, Chops, Dursleydog and Glencairn.

Withdrawal symptoms, we can't have that.

Nothing has changed or been added to Millsend recently, but, I have been having
running sessions now the layout is finished and enjoyed it too.

The pigeon brake van I posted about has now been weathered and can be seen
amongst the parcels train in this recent video.

Hope it makes up for my absence.

https://youtu.be/H8TCcmwL3gs

Jim.


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