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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 2530 times)

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Offline Phoenix

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #15 on: October 31, 2017, 12:31:36 am »
 :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

Yay.... I am still a bit confused though, Newport Nobby told me the same and nothing, now I can do it .

All this computer stuff is still magic to me  :confused1:

Anyway I hope you don't mind me posting some more pics as I go, now I am on a roll :beers:

That pic should probably be "on my workbench" as that is where it is .... I just put together and painted these tiny tiny fire buckets. These are wall mounted, and will go on my signal box tomorrow , and I have another set on a stand , prob for the station

SO fidley to paint. I didn't do the lettering  ::), just a small dash of white to suggest it

Take care all,

tomorrow I will continue trying to cram a quart in a pint pot !!

With kind regards

Kevin.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #16 on: October 31, 2017, 12:36:44 am »
I didn't do the lettering  ::), just a small dash of white to suggest it



You are too critical - I can clearly see the letters Elizabeth II.   :)
David.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #17 on: October 31, 2017, 12:43:54 am »
Ha, you are right...

tweezers are my "go to" tool for literally everything I do, so boy do they get some abuse.

Crazy thing is I have a lovely precision pair that I am frightened to use in case I spoil them.

Kind regards

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #18 on: October 31, 2017, 12:49:36 am »
Have you been at the Jameson's Danny ????

(I am having a swift nightcap of J.D. so cheers me Dear  :beers: )

With kind regards
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #19 on: October 31, 2017, 12:54:19 am »
Unfortunately not - I am working at work, but I will wait until the weekend and then I have to decide whether it is the Teachers or the Jura  :), but enjoy your J.D.  :beers:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #20 on: October 31, 2017, 01:39:04 am »
Very nice fire buckets!   :thumbsup:

Glad you've got the pics sorted. Night night - I'm off for lunch!  :beers: :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2017, 05:57:54 am »
Hi Kevin,

Glad you got the pics sorted. I am intrigued at how your going to the 2 level track so you can see it, let alone everything else you have planned, so looking forward to more and....

http://s2.quickmeme.com/img/fb/fb0b2527c77639a084af136144dff6eab5d6b53f314198a1fb6283c263e06a31.jpg

Cheers weave  :beers: (fellow cider imbiber from 'ampshire).

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2017, 07:04:04 am »
I see that next months budget is also included in the photo of the nicely weathered tweezers!  :)

Ambitious plans Kevin, looking forward to progress pictures (you will master posting pictures...)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #23 on: October 31, 2017, 12:52:25 pm »
Does it have to be a wind Mill and not a wind pump?
http://www.nationalmillsweekend.co.uk/images_windmills/thurnedyke.jpg
The only difference is you have a lower dyke to be pumped out one side and into a river slightly higher the other. that way you combine the water and mill...

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #24 on: October 31, 2017, 02:47:55 pm »
Afternoon All,

Last night I finished off the detailing of the kit bashed Ratio Signal box.



Photos really do show up the blemishes and mistakes.... next photos I think I will take from a long long way away !!

This is the station it will be with, also a kit bashed Ratio kit.



I made the station first, before I knew about GWR branding and station colour schemes, so painted it randomly, so I needed to repaint it in these colours. This is how it originally looked.....



I have made a gallery showing how I put the signal box together here

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=3203;u=5755

And this is a gallery on my adventures with the station, kit bashing , repaints and all !

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?action=gallery;su=user;cat=3201;u=5755

With kind regards
Kevin.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #25 on: October 31, 2017, 03:07:04 pm »
Kevin

Very nice modelling indeed.

Best wishes.

John
'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: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #26 on: October 31, 2017, 10:46:58 pm »
Thank you The Q for your help, but one thing I did not mention as it is a bit personal. I spent so many happy times over many years with some very awesome friends in Brixham, Devon. Ian is no longer with us, but we lived on Windmill Hill, , and although the Windmill is no longer standing, the first model for my layout was a Windmill, not kit bashed to fit, but kit bashed for personal reasons

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #27 on: October 31, 2017, 11:22:44 pm »
Hi Weave

It has all been very dangerous to make it work. the lower loop has a radius that my 5700 panier is happy with, but the separate upper level has an oval less than 4" radius, and I wanted a steam loco to run it.

The danger was, getting the tiniest loco to run that loop, and so girding my loins, I ground the  flanges off the middle wheels of my Dapol Terrier.

Yay !!!!

Now it works,

Kind regards
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #28 on: November 01, 2017, 05:50:13 pm »
Hi,

Hope all is well and you all had a good Halloween.

While I was photographing my layout to show you how it is all fitting together, a few zombies struggled on to the track  :o  :o  :o


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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #29 on: November 01, 2017, 06:24:47 pm »
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Have been able to get rid ofthose zombies?
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