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Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:20 pm
by railwayjim
Hello everyone,

I have decided to post my layout under this section from the advice of other members, previously in Backscenes category.

This is Millsend a mature but still under construction (aren't they all) layout. I am a new member so photos of the railway before this stage don't exist unfortunately.
But at least any work/progress undertaken from now on can be recorded.

Based in the Midland Region, the era is mid to late sixties, an excuse to run steam, green and blue diesels. I have tried to reflect the grime and run down appearance of the railway in an industrial town.

So here are a couple of shots of the layout at present.

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:51 pm
by AdamD98
Very nice layout you have there. I look forward to seeing more of it as you go along.

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 9:52 pm
by railwayjim
Thanks Adam.

Jim.

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Wed Sep 03, 2014 11:43 pm
by ParkeNd
Great new title Jim. I look forward to your coming posts with enthusiasm. You have something great going on there.

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 12:32 pm
by GeraldH
Very atmospheric. I like it :)

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:16 pm
by Notroh
Jim,

Welcome to NRM.

You have certainly got some seriously good modelling going on there!

I look forward to further updates

Peter

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:41 pm
by railwayjim
Thanks for the above comments, further updates in the pipeline.
Jim.

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 8:34 pm
by carnehan
Great looking layout there. Will look forward to further posts. Any chance of some pictures of your town area? I'm in the process of doing mine so any inspiration is welcome.

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:06 pm
by Spavo
Very nice indeed mate and some lovely photo's there.....I particularly like the raised area with the shops and houses on.....really nice there looking good....

Gav.

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:25 pm
by railwayjim
Your comments are much appreciated.

There are a couple of shots in my other thread "Backsecnes"

I will take a couple of pics of the raised town section in the morning, they are all either metcalfe or scalescene buildings in this area.
It is a small opening in the basement with brick piers either side supporting the fireplace in the lounge above. So was an awkward area to work in, but it seems to make a good background to the station area, now it's finished.

Jim.

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 12:06 am
by ParkeNd
Great photos Jim. Thanks for sharing. Will look forward to the new pics.

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:41 am
by railwayjim
Morning all,
As promised a few pics of the small town area.
The space available was only 24" wide x 15" deep so was a challenge.
Hope these may help in some way Carnehan.
Jim.

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 10:25 am
by ParkeNd
Stunning again Jim. Do you have an overall photo of the layout so we can appreciate its extent and shape?

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:06 pm
by railwayjim
Thanks for the comments ParkeNd.

Here is a set of pics following the layout in a clockwise direction, it is basically round three walls and joined by a lift off bridge section measuring 66" long. This lift off section allows for the basement to be used for other purposes when not operating the layout. I will show a complete track diagram very soon. But for now the following shots should give you a pretty good idea.

(Please excuse the clutter underneath, I get grief off the household authority for the mess I make).

Re: Millsend Layout - OO Gauge Sixties Midland

Posted: Fri Sep 05, 2014 2:08 pm
by railwayjim
And finally