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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 23315 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #495 on: April 08, 2018, 03:58:12 pm »
Hi Guys  :)

Thank you for your comments re the straw in the cart..... I spluttered my coffee a bit when I read yours Mick  ;D

I think you are right Joe. It will darken a bit, and as Alexander says, it should not be too dirty. I may just make it a bit more "golden yellow" but not too much.

I am just getting some photos together for the "How to" on populating cars which I will post later on.

Edit ...... Here is the link to the tutorial for adding drivers to Oxford Diecast vehicles

http://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=41053.msg502062#msg502062

All best wishes
Kevin

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« Last Edit: April 09, 2018, 12:30:11 am by Phoenix »

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #496 on: April 08, 2018, 07:32:52 pm »
Very glad that you were able to fix the track problems, Kevin.

Many thanks for the excellent photos.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #497 on: April 09, 2018, 07:42:00 am »
Good to see the track repaired and running well  :thumbsup:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #498 on: April 16, 2018, 08:38:35 pm »
 :hellosign:

Hope you all had a good weekend.

In an effort to do anything rather than fill the pond, I have been practicing photographing, concentrating on the yard area, as I like trains coming out of tunnels  :D

This was the set up, cheating a bit to make the layout look bigger  :-[ but hey ho !!



You may notice as well, that the figures move around a bit, as do the sheep and the tree in the meadow, so the photos are better composed. They also show off my huge fleet of locos  ::)  ::)  ::)



















I do apologise if some of the photos are a bit similar to ones you may have seen before, but I hope you like them  :D

Next step is moving over to the other side .....



The grass area will be a stable / riding school, and when that is done, and the level crossing finished, I can photograph the station.

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #499 on: April 16, 2018, 08:42:12 pm »
This is just modelling at it's best, and great photos too.
We really do have some talented folks on this forum :admiration:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #500 on: April 16, 2018, 10:07:25 pm »
Great stuff! :thumbsup:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #501 on: April 17, 2018, 06:27:35 am »
Fabulous.......I think the figures are particularly good.... not just any old figures but people who look like they belong there.
If it looks right, it probably is right.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #502 on: April 17, 2018, 07:13:59 am »
 :greatpicturessign: excellent set of scenes  :thankyousign:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #503 on: April 17, 2018, 07:20:45 am »
Wot they all said!

And there's nothing wrong with putting a 'fake' bit of landscape in the front... quite legitimate photographic technique. Much better than photoshopping smoke onto the locos, for some reason I find that annoying. :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #504 on: April 17, 2018, 08:11:35 am »
Good to see more photos of zeindmill Hill.
As ever, tremendous modelling.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #505 on: April 30, 2018, 04:57:05 pm »
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Hi All,

Sorry there have been no updates here for a while, but unfortunately while trying to fix a niggly little problem, things on "Windmill Hill" went seriously boobies up, and I did more damage than good, which resulted in a bit of a catastrophy  :'(  :'(

I did the "walk away and come back fresher" thing, which does help, and busied myself in other things, like spring cleaning, and thinking about future projects .... which involved buying some awesome stock for when I get a "Grown Up" layout  :D

Then thanks to a layout thread here, I had a Eureka Moment   :idea:

Now all is well, things are running and looking better than before,

 :claphappy:  :D  :claphappy:  :D  :claphappy:

I have been photographing the repair process, and will update you on what happened over the next couple of days

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #506 on: April 30, 2018, 05:22:08 pm »
Iím glad things were recoverable Kevin.
Looking forward to photographs of the repair process.
It's you railway so build it as you want and run whatever you like. The only rule is - ENJOY :
My Layouts -
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #507 on: April 30, 2018, 08:50:34 pm »
Well done Kevin, think we all have bad moments like that and despite the drive to sort it out immediately as you've found the best thing is to walk away and not make more of a problem.   Come back refreshed and all sorts of :idea: spring to mind and gets the problem sorted.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #508 on: April 30, 2018, 08:58:54 pm »
Sorry to hear you had a bit of an 'Oops!' moment, Kevin.

But good to hear you are handling it so well. I look forward to seeing your new batch of photos. :thumbsup:
Mike

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #509 on: April 30, 2018, 09:03:55 pm »
Hi Kevin,

Ditto to the glad it's sorted but dying to know what you did wrong (and how it was sorted).

Don't keep us in suspense for too long.

Cheers weave  :beers:

 

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