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Author Topic: Milliedale-on-Sea - Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside  (Read 6461 times)

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #75 on: May 29, 2018, 08:44:40 pm »
Thirded.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #76 on: May 29, 2018, 08:49:41 pm »
Fourthed!
'Why does the Disney Castle work so well?  Because it borrows from reality without ever slipping into it.'

(Acknowledgement: John Goodall Esq, Architectural Editor, 'Country Life'.)


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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #77 on: May 29, 2018, 10:47:21 pm »
fear not, Milliedale on Sea will get built, the thing that may be an issue, and won't be known until the raised trackbed is built, is how close to the loft ceiling the layout gets being raised up off the baseboard. But I don't want to drop it down to ground level. I should have perhaps planned with the layout in mirror image with that at the right hand end where there is more height for the cliffs, but I couldn't get that to work so didn't progress it.

I've mocked it up and think there is clearance, but I've not mocked up the cliffs etc for what I want to do

It's also tempting to jump forwards 5 years into the 50's...

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #78 on: May 30, 2018, 07:21:31 am »
Fithed!! (Iím sure thatís not a real word but you know what I mean)  :D

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #79 on: May 30, 2018, 07:44:35 am »
If I may give some advice . . . get some track laid (even if not permanently fixed down) and run a few trains to get your modelling momentum going. Add some polystyrene blocks of suitable size to represent the main scenic features and you'll have a better idea of how your layout will look.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #80 on: May 30, 2018, 10:38:17 pm »
Managed to get an hour in tonight while listening to a repeat of Hitch Hikers Guide (radio series) on the home service through a time warp.

Board D has been pulled from the railway room and is on the guest bed

all parts of the plan have been taped together into strips ready to trace each section onto the board.

The plan is then to put the boards back in the wrong way round, viewing looking towards the sea so that I can get the raised section built and track laid before turning everything round again and building the front raised section and laying track.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #81 on: May 31, 2018, 07:48:00 pm »
 :hellosign: Looking forward to seeing progress, hope all goes smoothly
   regards Derek

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #82 on: May 31, 2018, 09:43:44 pm »
:hellosign: Looking forward to seeing progress, hope all goes smoothly
   regards Derek

Thanks,

There are plans, many many plans - you should see my Pinterest :D

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #83 on: May 31, 2018, 09:46:32 pm »
Managed to get an hour in tonight while listening to a repeat of Hitch Hikers Guide (radio series) on the home service through a time warp.

More warp than you think! Home Service ended in 1967, HHK first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1978.

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #84 on: May 31, 2018, 10:05:19 pm »
Managed to get an hour in tonight while listening to a repeat of Hitch Hikers Guide (radio series) on the home service through a time warp.

More warp than you think! Home Service ended in 1967, HHK first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1978.

One of the early episodes, the credits end with "And itíll be repeated through a time warp, on the home service, in 1951."

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #85 on: May 31, 2018, 10:07:40 pm »
Managed to get an hour in tonight while listening to a repeat of Hitch Hikers Guide (radio series) on the home service through a time warp.

More warp than you think! Home Service ended in 1967, HHK first broadcast on Radio 4 in 1978.

One of the early episodes, the credits end with "And itíll be repeated through a time warp, on the home service, in 1951."

That's cheating!

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #86 on: June 10, 2018, 07:47:17 pm »
We've got some arial reconnaissance assistance for surveying and planning :D




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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #87 on: June 11, 2018, 09:59:19 pm »
So, good news and bad news,

bad news first, the CD player has stopped working, it's one I was given as a student about 12 years ago, so no Hitch Hikers tonight, for some reason it simply won't spin the CD but was find the other day - the daughter's CD player stopped working recently too...

The good news is that I've made a start on tracing the track plan and progress isn't too steady:



Although I have stopped sooner than planned as some of my tracks appear to be a little narrow...




Peco's gauge gives two track spacings, ''set track'' and 'streamline' the latter being the narrower of the two.

The sidings here are based on the short turn-outs and simply take the track spacing a ladder of turnouts gives me, which, with a ruler is 12mm which is a scale 6ft and two wagons grabbed at random seem ok sat on the lines

I'm wondering if it might be ok provided nothing with outside cylinders goes looking for a train!

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #88 on: June 12, 2018, 07:03:15 am »
Yes, CD players do seem to have a limited life span. I have had a few expire and it seems that relatively cheap replacements get harder to find.

On the track - proceed with caution. Straight sections may be ok at slightly closer spacing but you may have problems with curves, sharper the curve more likely a problem. Depends on what rolling stock you will have. Longer coaches are worse and class 08 diesels are notoriously wide. Before fixing any track, test, test, test, and then test once more! Good luck and keep going.  :)

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Re: Milliedale-on-Sea - a bit of history
« Reply #89 on: June 12, 2018, 07:25:45 am »
Good to hear that progress is being made.  :thumbsup:
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