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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 4079 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #135 on: December 07, 2017, 08:49:06 pm »
Thanks Guys,

I am really enjoying the detailing..... It certainly keeps me out of mischief when it's too cold to go outside and play  :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #136 on: December 07, 2017, 09:21:58 pm »
You have a superb eye for detail and what you have achieved is very impressive :admiration:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #137 on: December 07, 2017, 10:25:48 pm »
Cheers Mick,

I still can't believe how it all fits in  :D  :D

I am really enjoying my little railway, and many thanks to all here for the inspiration, and knowledge bank to make it work.

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With kind regards
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #138 on: December 07, 2017, 10:45:37 pm »
Simply superb - and an inspiration for me to achieve that level of excellently modelled detail and 'sense of place' that you have managed to put into such a small footprint.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #139 on: December 08, 2017, 04:50:52 pm »
Thanks Daffy,

Today has mostly been tidying up, but I did some fiddling to the pub area.

I can't fix the pub in place, as I will be lighting it, so need to put an interior in first, but put an outside light in, and the flower beds defining the patio area.

Still not sure where to put the sign yet, but one nice thing turned up. The pub is called the Swan, as that was the  most appropriate in the sheet of pub signs I got, and I found an angry swan ( but it may be a goose  :hmmm: ) in my box of animals

Anyway, here are a few pics.









With kind regards
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #140 on: December 08, 2017, 04:57:15 pm »
Smashing!
I was just thinking "The food must be good in The Swan. Look at the size of that seagull!"

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #141 on: December 08, 2017, 05:15:30 pm »
This just keeps getting better.
As my mother used to say “Be careful with that Swan....they can break your arm you know!”
Oh and that’s a rather buxom young lass in the green skirt. The chap seems to be admiring her with that sideways glance.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #142 on: December 10, 2017, 11:39:53 pm »
Hi Guys, and thank you for your comments.

You noticed the lady's charms Martin, as we used to say before political correctness got in the way, "If they were on her back she would be fun to dance with  :D "

Not much to report, as have been doing Christmas type stuff, but yesterday a parcel from "Rails" arrived with some woodland scenic figures I wanted to make a little cameo scene..... you know by now I like the detailing  :claphappy:

First I made a camp fire.... here's how

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=39674.0

Then I fixed it in place with the figures. The two guys toasting sausages are about to be joined by another traveller from quite literally the other side of the tracks  :)



The scene is fairly hidden behind the rock outcrop, as you can see here, but is a nice little surprise scenario when discovered.



Hope you like it, I had a lot of fun making it... not least with the chocks  :D :D

All the best,
Kevin

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PS. Many thanks to Texhorse for the inspiration for this little scene
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #143 on: December 11, 2017, 12:04:28 am »
Great work. Love the pub and fire.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #144 on: December 11, 2017, 06:31:00 am »
Nice detailing on the underside of the bridge!
With kind regards
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #145 on: December 11, 2017, 07:12:33 am »
Well spotted!  :thumbsup:

Great stuff.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #146 on: December 11, 2017, 07:52:55 am »
Great work. This is a really interesting little layout with great modelling. N gauge provides a number of possibilities not provided by larger scales. It is great to be able to run main line trains in a reasonable space which is is one advantage. The other big advantage is that quite worthwhile layouts can be built in a very small space indeed. This is a good example of the latter.

I think it would be good if more exhibitions had a “look what can be achieved in a very small space in N gauge” section. This might inspire others to get started.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #147 on: December 11, 2017, 08:18:13 am »
I love the detailing. I do hope that the travellers will be safe if a train comes along!  Really , really lovely work.
You’ve inspired me to have a go at a micro model. Saw one in a guitar case at Hayle show last week which gave me an idea.
After Christmas I fully intend to get hold of a second hand case.
Watch this space.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #148 on: December 11, 2017, 10:02:54 am »
A guitar case?

What have you in mind? Terminus in the neck, with an out and back loop at the other end?  :hmmm:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #149 on: December 11, 2017, 10:11:34 am »
A guitar case?
What have you in mind? Terminus in the neck, with an out and back loop at the other end?  :hmmm:

I like your idea but I’m thinking one of these square jobbies:


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