7mm Millicent Street

Discussion in 'Layout Progress' started by Rippers, 16 June 2014.

  1. Rippers

    Rippers Western Thunderer

    I haven't got a picture of the stamps used but from what I remember they were short lengths of plastic rectangular tube with the ends reshaped. Each was a stamp for an individual scale size set.
     
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  2. Rippers

    Rippers Western Thunderer

    The first of the as yet to be completed minerals seen inn more familaier surroundings (though each still needs underframe repairs/upgrading and of course numbering).
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    Progress on the layout itself it in effect frozen at present due to current concerns. However that doesn't mean that the empty workshop isn't seeing (slow and solo), progress with any of the other projects...…..:)

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  3. Broad Sword

    Broad Sword Western Thunderer

    Mally, how many times do I have to tell you, the carburetor does not go there!
     
  4. Allen M

    Allen M Western Thunderer

    Should that photo be on the Hairy Bikers thread?
    Regards
    Allen
     
  5. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    That's not a hairy biker's bike - that's an AJS moped :cool:
     
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  6. Rippers

    Rippers Western Thunderer

    I did post a picture of it in there a few weeks back when it was looking a bit less skeletal!.

    However, it hadn't been used for 4 years. Produced more smoke than a WW2 destroyer when started and has a gearbox that is less effective at retaining oil than a sieve. Hence the sleight tinkering.:D
     
  7. This is a great thread, great modeling. Is the AJS a 350cc ?
     
  8. Rippers

    Rippers Western Thunderer

    Cheers, we are doing our best not to show that we haven't a clue what we are doing!:D

    The AJS is a 500 single. It seems to be pretty much original too apart from the registration (which the paperwork shows to have been changes twice). As you can see it does need some mechanical work if it is to hold oil again plus there is a small amount of damage indicating it has been dropped at least once that will also need attention.

    The intention is to give it the attention it needs hopefully without loosing a lot of the patina of age.
     
  9. Jordan

    Jordan Mid-Western Thunderer

    No worries - if you can weather the bike as well as you can weather that layout.... :) ;) :thumbs:
     
  10. Rippers

    Rippers Western Thunderer

    Though the current situation we find ourselves in has curtailed progress on the layout somewhat and it looks to be some time before we can get together as a group it hasn't stopped progress all together.
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    Despite working in a key industry throughout the last few month, Alan has also found the time to progress the first of the buildings that make up the factory complex that will form the backdrop to the scene modelled.
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    This is the sort of scene we wanted to depict all along.
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    Incomplete but now in its final colouring the building blends with the surrounding structures whilst forming the ideal visual depth to them.

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    The next stage for the building will be fitting the all important door, windows etc... plus giving it the first of the indications of its identity.
     
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  11. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    This gets better and better.
     
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  12. Rippers

    Rippers Western Thunderer

    Cheers, its slowly getting there.

    If nothing else it might prove as ideal a playground for some of Mr Kleins Class 14's as Hospital Gates proved to be for his industrials.
     
  13. Phil O

    Phil O Western Thunderer

    Walled off dead end streets lend an urban atmosphere to railways, that always appeals to me.
     
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  14. Rippers

    Rippers Western Thunderer

    Away from the layout the cardboard boxes that make for a temporary painting bench for me at present see the initial brickwork colouring for the corner shops is being applied...…...
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    Plus a degree 0f experimentation with a mixture of mediums and techniques for the signage...………. fortunately this is the non public viewing side!;)
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    Believe it or not, it has gone from raw orange Slaters brick plastic to this stage in just one day...…..
     
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  15. Alan

    Alan Western Thunderer

    A stunning piece of work Neil.
     
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  16. Purple-haze

    Purple-haze Western Thunderer

    Ripps, I may upset all the other great modellers who post here, but I always go through all the new posts when I log on first to see if there is anything new from Millicent St. Every update makes my day. Great vision, magic modelling. Thanks

    regards Rog
     
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