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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 30530 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #675 on: June 10, 2018, 07:36:03 pm »
The pub looks most welcoming with all the lights on.
Great stuff.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #676 on: June 11, 2018, 12:24:12 pm »
 :greatpicturessign: Kevin

nice work on the autocoach

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #677 on: June 11, 2018, 06:56:14 pm »
Here's a tutorial I did a few years ago on fitting lighting into coaches and also working tail lights, needs updateing but give you some idea of what is possible.

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=4022.0

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #678 on: June 12, 2018, 06:00:34 pm »
Hi All,

A few bits arrived in the post today  :D

Some 3d printed, and brass etchings (including the sheep feeder) that need making up, and also these cyclists, who went straight on the layout, waxed in position.



I am really pleased with how the new bridge looks, and it seems to have blended in well.





While my camera was out, I tried taking some pictures with the lights on, again not very successfully, but photos as usual show up things to fix. The station lights shine right under the hedge, so a bit of filling in is needed.



And talking of lighting, I sorted the photos yesterday, for the autocoach lighting, so will put up the "how I did it" this evening.

All best wishes
Kevin.

 :beers: :beers:

PS These will be the last photos with trains in for a while, as they go to be weathered this week  :)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #679 on: June 13, 2018, 02:44:12 am »
 :hellosign:

Just a quick note......Could not sleep tonight so have just put up the autocoach lighting bit.

Here it is  ..... http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=41655.msg512761;topicseen#new

All the best
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #680 on: June 13, 2018, 09:36:53 pm »
Hi All,

I've had a nice relaxing day today, just pottering about and got the level crossing finished  :D





So as not to get any reflections of the camera from the mirror under the bridge, I blanked it off with a bit of black cloth.

Fairly happy with it, but not sure about the little bit of wooden fence on the far right hand side. I may replace it with chain link to tie in with the yard fence and gates. :hmmm:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #681 on: June 13, 2018, 11:41:12 pm »
Looks good. I quite like the wooden fence to the right. Would look to cheap with only a chain.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #682 on: June 13, 2018, 11:48:20 pm »
Hi Alexander,

I meant continuing the metal fence to replace the wooden one. Still not sure  :hmmm:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Edit ......Just mocked up something to help me decide. I don't want to pull the wooden fence down on a whim !

« Last Edit: June 14, 2018, 04:26:29 am by Phoenix »

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #683 on: June 14, 2018, 12:31:46 am »
Wooden! :thumbsup:

Metal. :thumbsdown:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #684 on: June 14, 2018, 05:01:04 am »
Agree, wooden  :thumbsup:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #685 on: June 14, 2018, 06:32:31 am »
Keep the wood I say
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #686 on: June 14, 2018, 06:34:29 am »
 As I wrote before:
Wood looks perfect.

Metal cheapish
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #687 on: June 14, 2018, 06:49:16 am »
  :wave: Good Morning  :wave:

Well as Alexander said from the start..... the wooden fence stays  :thumbsup:

I think I am looking for little jobs to do just to put off getting down to pouring the water in the lake  :-[

I have the sheep feeding ring to make, and a plastic protection strip for the edge of the backscene to do, then I will have to sort the lake out.

I think I will need to do a few practice pours off the layout first though.

Thank you all for your help  :D

With best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #688 on: June 14, 2018, 06:52:00 am »
The wood looks authentic.  If you want metal in a railway scenario, you should use upright railings similar to this:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #689 on: June 14, 2018, 07:20:48 am »

 

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