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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 30220 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #960 on: October 08, 2018, 10:40:57 pm »
Excellent night shots. :thumbsup:

And filing off the central wheel flanges is a great idea to give smooth running on that tight oval.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #961 on: October 08, 2018, 11:23:56 pm »
:hellosign:

for a first try, I don't think it came out too bad  ;)  I hope this link works

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t84Fyoi8IEk


Video works fine for me - just tried it!

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #962 on: October 09, 2018, 07:11:31 am »
 :greatpicturessign:  :thankyousign:  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #963 on: October 09, 2018, 08:05:16 am »
As always, excellent photos and a charming little video.
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 #964 on: October 09, 2018, 12:18:03 pm »
The pub at night looks most welcoming and I reckon I could sink a pint or 6 there quite happily :pint:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #965 on: October 09, 2018, 08:40:35 pm »
The pub at night looks most welcoming and I reckon I could sink a pint or 6 there quite happily :pint:

Wot he said, so long as he's buying :P
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #966 on: October 10, 2018, 08:07:08 am »
Thanks for the videos and excellent night shots, Kevin.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #967 on: October 13, 2018, 06:13:59 pm »
Hi All,

Glad you liked the photos, Not the best, but as Dave says, lights do give an added feature to a layout that results in photos with a completely different atmosphere to that of trains running through nice countryside.

I have seen some fantastic photos of busy yards at night, And Martin has put up some great photos of his layout at night  :thumbsup:

Thanks for your comments about the pub ..... very cosy, if anyone wants to join Me, Mick and Mito for a pint  you're very welcome  :beers:

Might be fun to put up pictures of all our pubs, and plan a fantasy pub crawl   :D

Anyway, on Windmill Hill, I decided to do something really stupid, resulting in this ...



 :dunce: :-[ :dunce: :-[  :dunce:

Will put up some pics when the bleeding stops and I finish what I foolishly started :doh:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #968 on: October 13, 2018, 07:08:46 pm »
 Ouch. Get well soon! Hacksaw? Stanley knife?

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #969 on: October 13, 2018, 07:51:59 pm »
Seconded. Very sorry to see that. I hope that your hand heals fully, quickly.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #970 on: October 13, 2018, 08:33:41 pm »
That looks like it might have hurt a bit!  :doh:

A limited consolation is that you've got the other hand which hopefully can still hold a pint.  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #971 on: October 13, 2018, 08:59:02 pm »
A pint? A pint? Where's the fun in that? Think of the poor landlord's takings if nothing else. (Hope the hand is not your pint holding hand :worried:)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #972 on: October 13, 2018, 09:23:07 pm »
Now you see why we told you not to touch thy layout anymore  :laugh3:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #973 on: October 13, 2018, 10:42:39 pm »
Thanks Guys,

Yes Darrwest  Had a bit of an Oooooppps  moment with a stanley knife, and you're right Alexander, I should have done as I was told   :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Nothing serious, a splash of IPA on the outside, and some Whiskey on the inside, and everything is all better. I'm handling nothing more dangerous than a Hoover and a bottle of Whiskey tonight  :D ;D :D

A niggling problem with Windmill Hill is that it is a really tight fit in the case, I made the baseboard a snug fit, but didn't think about the backscene board, fascia board, and switches adding extra all round, so things are a bit tight now all round.

This means that the front of the layout is getting damaged bit by bit taking the layout out, and putting it back in the case  :worried:

Today, as I am fed up with not modelling anything I decided to trim about 5mm off the front of the layout  :o  :goggleeyes:  :o  :goggleeyes:  :o

Apart from my little mishap, all went well though, and it has made a real difference to how the layout fits the case.

Tomorrow I need to tidy up the front edge, and carefully hoover the whole layout.

Photos to follow  :thumbsup:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #974 on: October 15, 2018, 08:00:55 am »
Ouch, hope that it heals quickly and doesnít cramp your drinking style.

Remember, measure twice and cut once, donít cut! Stop fiddling and get started on the harbour layout.....  :beers:

 

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