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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 31693 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #975 on: October 15, 2018, 11:04:59 am »
I hope you recover quickly Kevin.
Take it easy.
I love your idea of a pub crawl Round all of our respective hostelries.
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 #976 on: October 15, 2018, 01:05:57 pm »
Hi Kevin,

Thought I'd replied with a 'hope it heals soon and well' comment but obviously forgot  :doh:  :sorrysign:.

I'm more of a slice the side off the end of my finger with a Stanley knife kind o' guy. Each to their own.

As Martin says, the pub crawl sounds good. I'll be in(n) if you drunken herberts don't mind making a ferry crossing  :)

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #977 on: October 15, 2018, 01:10:19 pm »
Hi All,

Yes, all healed up. As the Black Knight said .... "  'Tis nothing but a flesh wound."  ;)

Just waiting for the static grass to dry before fixing the fascia, then will put up photos of what I did, which really does make putting the layout in and out of the case less risky at the front.

Unfortunately the  new "Harbourside" is on hold for a couple of months as £2070.00 for a new front door, and boiler has left me stoney broke, so I can't buy what I need to get started   :'(  :(  :'(

However the tradesmen have now been paid, I'm just overdrawn at the bank. I was faffing with Windmill hill 'cos I was bored with not modelling. I could do some housework, sort my little garden out, and get the washing up done, but what's the fun in that  ;)

I am having fun now with videos. I am at present making a "How it all went together" record of Windmill Hill, so keep your eyes peeled for that  :thumbsup:

Hope you had a good weekend....It's been raining here.

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #978 on: October 15, 2018, 01:18:42 pm »
Unfortunately the  new "Harbourside" is on hold for a couple of months as £2070.00 for a new front door, and boiler has left me stoney broke

Commiserations!  Cat repairs cost me a similar amount a couple of months back and the resulting No New Toys Austerity will last until early next year :'(

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #979 on: October 15, 2018, 01:32:10 pm »
Thanks Steve,

At least your repairs made a good friend better  :thumbsup:  :heart2:  :thumbsup:

Loved the picture in the sink  :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #980 on: October 15, 2018, 04:55:47 pm »
Glad you didn't get too cut up about the hand :sorrysign:
If anyone fancies a trip a little further south there's a good drop of essential liquid to be found here. :beers:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #981 on: October 20, 2018, 07:34:30 pm »
 :wave: Hi All  :wave:

"This week, I 'ave been mostly makin' a video ...."   :D

To keep myself out of mischief, I have been getting together all the "building of" photos and putting together a 10 min video of how everything went together to end up with this...



I tried to keep things simple. There were loads of psycho editing I could have used, but  I stuck to a simple fade between photos, and  a curtains type transition between different phases of the build.

I apologise for the music .... there were only a few tracks to choose from so I did the best I could with what i had  :-[

Also some of the captions fly by a bit fast, and can be a bit hard to see when the white lettering gets on a bit of white background.

Anyway, here it is. For continuity there are a few things out of the order I built them, but I hope you enjoy it.  :D :D :D



All best wishes
Kevin

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« Last Edit: October 23, 2018, 05:12:57 am by Phoenix »

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #982 on: October 20, 2018, 07:51:35 pm »
Hi Kevin

Just one word for this and that word is ...... stunning.
It’s brilliant. You have taken as much care with the video as you did with the layout and it is a reminder (in a few brief minutes) of the two years or so of work to produce the layout.
It still amazes me that you have included so much detail into such a small space yet nothing looks cramped.
It is truly an inspiration.
Martin
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #983 on: October 20, 2018, 09:12:46 pm »
A wonderful history of a remarkable layout build. You should be proud of it all.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #984 on: October 20, 2018, 09:15:31 pm »
Stunning is a good word, brilliant is another. I could go on with the superlatives, but as NPN says "You should be proud of it all".  Certainly a very inspirational build.  :thumbsup: :beers:

Forgot to add - the video is well put together too!
« Last Edit: October 20, 2018, 09:23:01 pm by dannyboy »
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #985 on: October 20, 2018, 10:08:32 pm »
A beautiful layout and an inspiring video! Thank you for taking the time.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #986 on: October 20, 2018, 10:57:15 pm »
Great layout, great pics and a great video.  :thankyousign:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #987 on: October 20, 2018, 11:08:02 pm »
Usually I try just to give a Thank You so as not to clutter threads up, but that video really is superb. Superb in its own right, but also because it's a reminder of how you took us along on the journey of building your layout, so there's an element of nostalgia too. I know if I ever get to see it (N gauge show, perhaps?), I'll have a big smile on my face. 

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #988 on: October 21, 2018, 08:34:43 am »
Wondrous!  :thumbsup:  :claphappy:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #989 on: October 21, 2018, 08:41:00 am »
Just caught up with this, Kevin. You are indeed a master craftsman, and film maker.

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