7mm Millicent Street

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

  1. simond

    simond Western Thunderer

    Your photo made me wonder whether phone boxes were placed on the pavement, or sunken into it. A quick google suggests the former, but there appears to be some kind of flaunching or foundation.

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    (Sorry, they’re red!)

    Some other photos of uprooted boxes show a very substantial floor.

    Hope this is helpful
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  2. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    If only they'd had access to decent adhesives back in the day.....
    k6 box installation.jpg
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  3. Barnaby

    Barnaby Western Thunderer

    Well I never. How interesting is that.

  4. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    Well I'm almost embarrassed to admit - "fairly" :)):)):))
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  5. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    I’ve always had a fascination with all the various vehicles and equipment GPO Telephones had and used. When I was still planning a 4mm scale layout, I wanted to have a GPO yard on it.
  6. Osgood

    Osgood Western Thunderer

    As evidenced by your rare GPO AEC Matador model!
    I think the chassis were built as 4x4 for Matador gun tractors but changed or made up as 4x2 for GPO? Sorry Hullensians - severely off-topic now.

    I do like the cream boxes in Hull (I'm a very occasional visitor), but visitors who didn't know could easily miss them if rushing around desperate to find a phone box. Mind you, what do you use a phone box for these days......
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  7. Heather Kay

    Heather Kay Western Thunderer

    I’ve noted them being used as small lending libraries.
  8. Barnaby

    Barnaby Western Thunderer

    Only recently discovered this 7mm layout and not yet got up to speed with all the historical posts but those I have read are very enjoyable and one I've marked to follow.

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  9. Barnaby

    Barnaby Western Thunderer

    There's some simply stunning modeling going on here at Millicent Street, not only that but some great tips and ideas are to be had.

    I think I'll have a go at making some full scale card/paper models of some building ideas I have to play with.

  10. Wagonman

    Wagonman Western Thunderer

    You mean apart from changing into my Superman outfit?
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  11. Barnaby

    Barnaby Western Thunderer

    Hello Ripper, this is a very nice layout.

    I like how you have made the hard standing in front of the coal staithes but I am not too sure how it was done.

    Reading through the posts it show you first laid down a mix of tile grout, Pva & black paint then you have placed on top what look like Wills plastic sheets or similar?
    It seems that the paint mixture isn't necessary or am I missing something here.
    I was going to use Wills Granite sheets for a similar effect but I like the hard standing style more after seeing how yours has turned out just not sure on the under painting need? I was just going to stick the sheets down and suitably dirty the area up.