Some time ago Tappa elluded to a new 7mm layout that we the East Riding Finescale Group were considering based (unusually for us) on our own area and which would feature workings by the last of the citys steam allocation and its diesel replacements. Plus the model will be our entry to some of the historical displays related to the 2017 city of culture events planned for the city in 3 years time (with the layout set approximately 50 years prior). So with work already underway and several kits for locos and stock awaiting building may we present our new scheme 'Millicent Street'. Set in the Newland area of Kingston Upon Hull and featuring buildings which existed or in many cases are still extant in the area. This quick sketch should give you some idea of what we have in mind (the layout is more a recreation of a typical backstreet area of the city rather than a model a railway per'se). Still if anyone is familiar with our previous 4mm efforts 'Walker Marine' and 'Carlton Metals' or indeed our current 7mm effort 'Hospital Gates' you will see that we have a history of not exactly sticking to the norm when it comes to layouts ideas and presentation. Work has already started with track already laid on the two main scenic boards and ballasting and weathering in hand. Though this aspect still has a long way to go as we are attempting to recreate the overgrown backwater look that some of the lines in the city had in this period (but perhaps employing a lighter hand that we did with the weed encrusted Hospital line!). Work is also ongoing with some of the structures with full size mockups of most already created (for use in sizing and visualising the finished model ) and in some cases where research has been completed the actual models are under construction. Such as this fish and shop (what else in Hull!). Which is a typical late war/early post war temporary structure which will be placed on the cleared bomb site of the shop it replaced. Some such structures have existed in this city until the 1980's (and indeed some larger varients have only just being demolished in the city centre). Plus, it has to be said many of the smaller fish shops of this region still have interiors in this colour!. Patty and chips anyone..........!