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Author Topic: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside  (Read 6460 times)

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #30 on: November 03, 2017, 10:15:40 am »
I agree that it would be much better to 'glaze' the roof. Maybe, curved transparent plastic with thin white sticky tape strips inbetween?

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #31 on: November 03, 2017, 12:19:50 pm »
I agree that it would be much better to 'glaze' the roof. Maybe, curved transparent plastic with thin white sticky tape strips inbetween?

I can print onto OHP transparancy so may do something with the scale scenes glazing meant for the central part, just use it for all of it. Might go with something else entirely. Just going to wait and see :D

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #32 on: November 08, 2017, 01:17:16 pm »
Had to drop the wife off at the airport this morning at 4am so got to work at 5 and finished off 'The Old Crown'



Not much is actually known about it's history, it's located quite close to the seafront, unusual for a coaching house on what was once a fishing hamlet (remember, Milliedale itself was a separate town back from the seafront until the railway came and the two have grown together taking on the Milliedale on Sea name for the whole) It's presumed it was actually built in the style of a coaching house but there are a couple of people think it had more to do with the RNLI and became a pub later, being dorms and stabling.

The model itself is the newly released metcalfe coaching inn (it's been available in 00 for a few years) but the stonework replaced with scalescenes brick papers and tiles on the roof.

As ever, chimneys will be fitted later!

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #33 on: November 08, 2017, 01:22:47 pm »
An excellent model. Thanks for the photo.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #34 on: November 08, 2017, 09:06:17 pm »
Milliedale on Sea is firmly in LMS territory, however, the Milliedale on Sea Spa Express is an LNER pullman service from York arriving at 11.00 AM and departing at 2PM, to maintain a reliable and high level of service locos are exchanged with one staying on shed awaiting it's turn.

Today is Mallard and Flying Scotsman, the latter backing onto the shed as the former heads out over the ex Midland line.



Is seven coaches too many? :) five might fit better :D

Headboard by Custom Layout Signs: https://www.facebook.com/customlayoutsigns/

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2017, 10:31:20 pm »
 :hellosign: Thanks for the excellent photos, nice sign & your coaching looks superb
   regards Derek.

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« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2017, 10:38:11 pm »
:hellosign: Thanks for the excellent photos, nice sign & your coaching looks superb
   regards Derek.

Welcome to the party, come on in, grab yourself a pint and listen to a few old yarns.

I'll let you into a little secret, 'The Old Cobblers' is on my desk at work :)

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #37 on: November 29, 2017, 09:43:32 pm »
Managed to find time to do a bit of sketch modeling of the raised area,



Things are a tighter squeeze than I thought they were going to be when I planned the layout, although the area with the church on does sit higher than the ground level at sea-front, but there was intended to be a run of houses opposite the church, I'll admit, I'm slightly worried that there's a bit of a compromise going on here :(



Speaking of sea front, the road has to actually dip to get under the bridge! nowadays there's a small pump house to pump water out of the dip, wasn't there in 1947, just a drain running out to the beach that could back up at high tide!

I've got some scraps of information about the lido, but nothing I can properly piece together at the moment, however I have had information about the brewery:



Still pinning down it's exact placement, but getting there!
No prizes for guessing which brewery it is :D
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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #38 on: November 29, 2017, 09:47:12 pm »
That's an impressive track layout. Looking forward to the next update.

There's a very attractive beer bottle box in camera . . .

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #39 on: November 29, 2017, 10:10:32 pm »
That's an impressive track layout. Looking forward to the next update.

There's a very attractive beer bottle box in camera . . .

A present from the wife, can't remember if it was a specific occasion or not (wasn't anniversary)

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #40 on: November 30, 2017, 06:38:33 am »
That's not fair, nobody ever buys me BEER  :'(

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #41 on: November 30, 2017, 11:13:40 am »
That's not fair, nobody ever buys me BEER  :'(

If you ever find the 'old cobblers' in Milliedale - on - Sea there's a pint behind the bar for you. :)

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #42 on: December 18, 2017, 03:24:39 pm »
Ladies and Gentlemen, at 10pm tonight Milliedale-on-Sea's last open hotel will close for the christmas period, re-opening sometime in the new year.


Merry Christmas, and happy new year to all :D


The reality is my in-laws arrive tomorrow and access to the layout room and workbench is via the guest room so access will be severely limited.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #43 on: December 18, 2017, 03:35:48 pm »
Thank you and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, too. I look forward to the next instalment.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #44 on: December 18, 2017, 09:11:27 pm »
Thank you and a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you, too. I look forward to the next instalment.
:hellosign: Agreed
       regards Derek.

 

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