Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby TimberSurf » Thu Aug 22, 2019 4:19 pm

Very sad to see it go! Truly been an inspiration and literally one of my three favourite layouts ever!
A sad loss. :cry:
Thanks for sharing it and best of wishes for were ever your interests take you. :)
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:53 pm

Hope I can pop in for a spell after so long an absence :?
I hope all my friends on the forum are well during these challenging Covid times.
Well it's been a while now since Millsend was dismantled, but I recently found some images of Millsend, early
in it's construction and some similar images of the same areas before it was dismantled, which make for
an interesting comparison, I think.
See what you think.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:55 pm

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat Jan 30, 2021 7:59 pm

And finally a couple of shots of the railway room looking very different now, housing
my Hornby Dublo Collection of 2 rail models from 1959-1964.

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Thanks for looking and I will still call in now and again for a browse.
Cheers Jim.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Dad-1 » Sat Jan 30, 2021 8:45 pm

Hi railwayjim, Hope you're keeping well and occupied during these dark times.

Millsend was always one of my favourites.
Everything matched in so well, certainly one of THE classics of NRM.

Sad, but things and people change, probably better to have it dismantled than sit decaying
and unused.
All I can add is if any reader want some inspiration just read through this build.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Sat Jan 30, 2021 9:01 pm

Thanks Geoff, very kind words and much appreciated.

Jim.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Eastern » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:14 pm

I had to admit I immediately clicked onto his topic when I saw Millsend - one of my favourites too, on NRM - I always thought the weathering and atmosphere was superb. Glad to hear you are doing well RailwayJim and it looks like you have a great collection!
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Chops » Sat Jan 30, 2021 11:29 pm

Great stuff. Got one CV shot in my arm, the agency bolloxed my date for the second shot. Hope one is enough to get me by.
In the meantime, will amuse myself studying these excellent photo-real images.

PS: if you can come over and rearrange my train room, you are more than welcome.
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby joshv8 » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:23 am

Hi Jim,
It is great to see some photo's. It is definitely a lesson in how well you can realistically build a model railway into a given space. The loco yard a prime example.

So what do you do with your Dublo museum you have constructed? Sit in there and relax?
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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby RailwayRobbo » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:22 pm

Hi Jim.
Glad to hear your safe and well.
Millsend always ticked every box for me, and like a lot of others was sad to see it go.
Any plans for a new build?

Millsend one of the best.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby glencairn » Sun Jan 31, 2021 12:45 pm

I have been reading about a colleague in the USA dismantling a 'great layout'. Now Millsend going the same way. I hope this is not a trend..

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Mountain » Sun Jan 31, 2021 1:02 pm

I love your footbridge. We have one something like it at Burry Port. Your collection looks more like a scene from a model railway shop! I like both Hornby Dublo and Wrenn as they made them so robust and heavy. One can hear the locos heaviness as they come down the track.
Ok, the later plastic bodied ones were not quite the weight but even then they were well made and heavy. I have a Wrenn class 08. It is lovely.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby Ex-Pat » Sun Jan 31, 2021 6:18 pm

You should pop in more often Jim - preferably with previously unseen photos. I really miss those lumps of coal in the yard.

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Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Postby railwayjim » Tue Feb 02, 2021 2:08 pm

A big thank you to all the comments, they are very much appreciated.

I do have quite a few shots of the layout developing early on, which have not be
seen before, I will get them all together and have a session posting them to the forum.

Thanks once again

Jim.


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