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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 47453 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1020 on: December 21, 2018, 10:29:20 AM »
Just catching up here....

Great solution to your backscene and case fitting problems Kevin. :thumbsup:  The new background certainly makes the whole thing look more like it is truly on a hill.

Very nice trees!  :thumbsup:
Mike

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1021 on: December 23, 2018, 01:24:18 AM »
Well all went well yesterday, got all I needed done, so spent this evening in my local. Back home now,  Here is yesterdays work  ....



The edging I glued on with superglue gell, so the ordinary would not run. Then with the photo backscene in, I painted the edge to merge with the ID backscene .....





This looked really good, and the better backscene from ID backscene worked

This was the stable scene before....



And looking better now ....



And the new upright backscene sides, even with the "sling" to lift the layout in and out of the case, everything worked



I was very pleased with how that all planned out .... Then after lunch,I chopped up the plastic sheet from the old backscene, and made these shapes. Then cut some aluminium strip .....

Who knows what this puzzle is for



I Wonder what guesses  there will be

All best wishes

Kevin.









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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1022 on: December 23, 2018, 05:53:54 AM »
Great work Kevin.
Looks fantastic.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1023 on: December 23, 2018, 08:33:27 AM »
Huge improvement with the new back scene. Transforms the stable shot.  :thumbsup:

The kit of parts look intriguing - no idea so await the Grand Announcement.

Thanks for sharing your really excellent little railway.

Merry Yule  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1024 on: December 23, 2018, 08:51:50 AM »
Lovely pictures as ever Kevin. You have certainly improved the look of the entire layout with that backscene. It makes it look far more ‘open’. :thumbsup:

Re the kit of parts: quite obviously going to be an oojamaflit, thingybob, or whotsit. :).

 Though my proper guess would be a rigid frame for lifting the layout from its case, as I suspect using the ‘sling’ can give you moments of increased heart rate as you raise and lower it.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1025 on: December 23, 2018, 09:10:57 AM »
great work on the backscene Kevin, looking really good.

I think we are looking at some kind of steampunk christmas decoration  :hmmm:

could it be a stand, a lighting frame ... or a wind chime that will react to the air movement from the windmill?  ???

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1026 on: December 23, 2018, 06:08:30 PM »
Great photos and a great improvement. :thumbsup:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1027 on: December 27, 2018, 09:24:55 PM »
Hi All,

Hope everyone's Christmas was good ..... now we can all relax with our presents until the New Year   :D

I'm trying to get some nice photos with the new trees and background in. I am very pleased with it, the hills and dales of the scene are more distant, which means the layout looks more open ..... thanks Mike for noticing that  :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup:

Meanwhile my "scrapheap challenge" has been assembled with superglue and pop rivets





.....To be continued  ;)

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1028 on: December 27, 2018, 10:19:19 PM »
Looks great.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1029 on: December 28, 2018, 06:04:08 PM »
Thanks Alexander,

Hope you are well, and had a good Christmas  :D

I just took some quick pics of the new backscene from ID Backscenes .....

















On this last one you can also see how the edging strip really adds to the neatness .... an idea from Newport Nobby .....Thanks Mick  :thumbsup:

Also the mug puts the size of the whole layout in context



With all best wishes
Kevin

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« Last Edit: December 28, 2018, 06:15:41 PM by Phoenix »

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1030 on: December 28, 2018, 08:41:32 PM »
I think the new backscene has made a world of difference although Windmill Hill really does look like a very big hill now (or maybe something like Wenlock Edge)
(Thanks for the thanks, too :D)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1031 on: December 28, 2018, 09:11:57 PM »
Cheers Mick,

Hope you had a good Christmas, with plenty of Southern Comfort  ;) At least air guitar won't upset the neighbours  :D ;D :D

I guess windmills should be fairly high  :D  I looked  up Wenlock Edge, and the scenery does look very similar.

While on here, this is my yard with the signal box ......



When I went to the Weymouth Model Railway Exhibition in October, I saw these ready painted P D Marsh ground signals. Does anyone think they should go somewhere, or not ?



All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1032 on: December 29, 2018, 01:25:23 PM »


When I went to the Weymouth Model Railway Exhibition in October, I saw these ready painted P D Marsh ground signals. Does anyone think they should go somewhere, or not ?



All best wishes
Kevin

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Yup. How about 'Chez Moi'? ;) :)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1033 on: December 29, 2018, 01:37:07 PM »
Hi Mick,

I will ask in the signals part of the forum where they should go, and what I should do with them  ::) ::) ::)

I'm sure I won't use all 5 in the pack, I don't even know if any will be needed, so you are very welcome to them .... a late Christmas present   :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1034 on: December 29, 2018, 02:19:34 PM »
I was purely joshing but if you have any left over let me know the price by PM or if you'd prefer me to make a contribution to forum funds, Kevin. Very kind of you. :thankyousign:

 

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