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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 47458 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1035 on: December 29, 2018, 03:13:20 PM »
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Hi All,

Just filled in the gaps ......



And painted the inside .....



All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1036 on: December 30, 2018, 08:49:22 PM »
Hi All,

The new bit of ironmongery and plastic is now completed  :claphappy:

While fixing the permanent backscene, I thought how about making a bigger one that I could use for photographs ..... just unscrew the little one, and stand the big one in its place  :idea:

So I made the frame as you have seen. I sprayed the inside black, as if there was any light behind, the frame could be seen as a shadow. The paint stopped that happening



I telephoned John from ID Backscenes, and he was so helpful, above and beyond the call of duty, and he printed for me a one off section that matched the backscene section I had newly installed, but was another 6" tall. Top man John  :D :D :D



Then I cut a piece of laminate flooring I had left over from when I did my kitchen to fit on the front of the board, landscaped it, and fitted blocks underneath so I could screw it to the layout front ....



Here is the whole set up in position .....



Anyway, off for a quick whisky break ..... got to use my Christmas present up .... and will try taking a few photos

Back soon .... hopefully  ;) :D ;)

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1037 on: December 30, 2018, 08:59:19 PM »
Excellent work Kevin.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1038 on: December 30, 2018, 10:20:41 PM »
Brilliant, Kevin, and a great improvement for when the layout is at an exhibition, making it more Ďstand-outí amongst the larger layouts on display. :thumbsup:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1039 on: December 30, 2018, 11:00:16 PM »
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Back again ....... What a great idea re. any exhibitions, I had not thought of that at all. Cheers Mike  :thumbsup: :D :thumbsup:

I took some pics of the new extended Windmill Hill, and it was great to be able to photo the layout without worrying about the edges. These photos make it look like a grown up layout, although there is a tiny bit of me that thinks it's cheating just a little bit  :-[

Anyway, here are some different views to normal, see what you think  ;) ......

















Hope you like the photos, when I've got the level crossing back in I will get some better ones (with cars on the right side of the road  :-[)

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1040 on: December 31, 2018, 12:04:25 AM »
It's not cheating... Looks always deceive :)


Your layout is great!
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1041 on: December 31, 2018, 11:02:32 AM »
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Cheers Alexander,

Hope you are well, and have a very Happy New Year  :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1042 on: December 31, 2018, 12:48:02 PM »
I think itís a great idea Kevin.
It certainly adds depth and gives a more ďgrown upĒ feel to Windmill Hill.
Are you planning toshow it at any exhibitions?
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1043 on: January 01, 2019, 07:41:34 PM »

 :D Happy New Year to you all  :D

Feeling a bit under the weather today (self inflicted  :-[ :-[), so just did a bit of tree re-arranging.

These are a couple of new trees .....



They looked a bit big to me, perched on top of the rock, and too much with the new backscene  :hmmm: .....



so are now smaller, and moved further down the rocks. I have learnt from many mistakes  :worried: not to fix anything permanently until I am very happy with it ....



All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1044 on: January 01, 2019, 07:58:23 PM »
Smaller is definitely better in this case.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1045 on: January 02, 2019, 08:03:54 AM »
This is even more cunning than a cunning fox...  :goggleeyes:

Great idea Kevin,  :thankyousign:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1046 on: January 02, 2019, 08:10:48 AM »
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The relocation of the trees and smaller size is a great improvement.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1047 on: January 07, 2019, 11:28:45 PM »
Hi All,

With the new ID backscene in place, which has made an awesome difference to the feeling of space on Windmill Hill, it is now always Summer  :D

And with that warmth, this new Preiser family .... just arrived from Holland as some Preiser figures are very hard to track down ..... have decided to go for a swim  :goggleeyes:



As with most really close up photos all the imperfections show, but I am not that worried here as a Summer house like this would have sand over it and look a bit weatherbeaten ;)

I'm not sure if I should have these figures permanently like this. They are tacky waxed in place until I make my mind up.  I also think I may try and make a new weeping willow ..... I've never been 100% happy with that one  :hmmm:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1048 on: January 08, 2019, 09:06:15 AM »
I donít think anyone makes a good weeping willow tree ,I Have tried and found them to be the hardest tree to model .
If anyone can make them then they will be on a winner .
I think that your micro layout looks really good ,and thatís from someone who is not really keen on Micro Layouts .
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1049 on: January 08, 2019, 09:33:41 AM »
I agree that Weeping Willows are difficult.
I have three beside my canal on Trepol Bay.
92AA369D-AD77-47EF-83CB-8BA2E76C6BAE by martin scane, on Flickr
They arenít brilliant but look ok(ish). They are very cheap Chinese ones to which Iíve added more appropriate greenery. Iím sure you could do a better job than I did Kevin.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


 

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