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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 47459 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1095 on: February 04, 2019, 03:19:20 PM »
He has generously agreed to rehouse the destitute ladies who occupied his site,

I bet he has! Will he be able to cope?  :worried:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1096 on: February 04, 2019, 03:53:27 PM »
Lovely pictures Kevin. Howver, Iím a little worried about the miller........is that a bottle of beer he has in hos hand or is he about to shoot himself?
I think very light weathering for the passenger stock and as you suggest, medium for the goods stock.
Could I suggest however trying it yourself with tamiya acryllics dry brished?
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1097 on: February 04, 2019, 04:26:55 PM »
Not sure if this will help but my 64xx https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38682.msg486924#msg486924 is TMC heavy weathering and my Ivatt 2MT https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=38682.msg534768#msg534768 is medium. I don't think I've got any lightly weathered samples. For rolling stock I'd agree with Martin - try it yourself.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1098 on: February 04, 2019, 04:41:42 PM »
Regarding the animal, I'd prefer to think he has a cat as all good windmills had a 'mouser' ;)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1099 on: February 04, 2019, 05:16:16 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Great pics. I know nothing about weathering but light for passenger and medium for goods sounds good to me.

I prefer the brown and white dog anyway but also the scenario looks better. The other looks like he should be running into the pond, chasing ducks and annoying the anglers.

Great stuff.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1100 on: February 04, 2019, 08:39:43 PM »
Many thanks Guys,

Re the ladies, I'm sure the miller will cope David, but if he needs help with the lady in boots, we'll let you know  ;) :D ;)

I'm not certain about doing weathering myself, but once I have some professionally done I may get some cheap wagons from E-bay and try.

Many thanks for those photos Roger. They were very helpful indeed in giving me a guide as to how heavy to go. If you don't mind, may I show TMC your photos to give them an idea of what I want. I would not do it without asking first  :no:

Funny you should mention a cat Mick, I originally did have one there. You can just see him tail up and "towel holder" end on in this pic.......



He's on top of an oil drum next to the barrel, unfortunately he got lost somewhere along the way  :(

I think I will go with Weave, and have the St Bernard sitting there. He does seem to suit the scene better with the Miller smoking his pipe and contemplating how to spend the afternoon  :thumbsup:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1101 on: February 04, 2019, 09:53:32 PM »
Many thanks for those photos Roger. They were very helpful indeed in giving me a guide as to how heavy to go. If you don't mind, may I show TMC your photos to give them an idea of what I want. I would not do it without asking first  :no:

Please do Kevin.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1102 on: February 22, 2019, 12:51:44 PM »
Hi All.

Here is the rather frantic video of my Dapol "Terrier" belting around at breakneck speed on Windmill Hill ...... not for the fainthearted  :o



After that I promised a more gentle video showing the windmill working. I spent all yesterday getting it together. I did not post it last night as being a non-tech person, making it made my brain hurt so I went to the pub to get it some medicine  :pint:

The video is only on the upper level of the layout, as I am having track issues on the lower level which need sorting.  :worried:

It is not the highest quality, as I don't have the equipment.... it is lit by desk lamps, and my camera is balanced on a pile of cd's .... but my aim is to try and get the content OK, so I know what to film when I get a decent camera and some better lights.

Anyway, I hope you like it.... it is more gentle than the last one  :D  :thumbsup:  :D



All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1103 on: February 22, 2019, 01:49:22 PM »
Brilliant Kevin. Absolutely stunning.

Now that omnibus cum motor coach.
Is that a clever bit of electrickery or a piece of string  please ?

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1104 on: February 22, 2019, 04:03:33 PM »
Wonderfully bucolic

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1105 on: February 22, 2019, 04:31:18 PM »
Kevin, you're doing great with the videos! Most deserving of a little medicinal imbibing.

Leon
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1106 on: February 22, 2019, 07:55:49 PM »
Lovely little video Kevin. :thumbsup:  After unexpectedly seeing the bus departing down the hill my concentration racked up a notch. I was half expecting one of the Camper girls to throw a bucket of suds over their van! :D

Great stuff! :thumbsup:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1107 on: February 23, 2019, 12:54:01 PM »
Hi All,

Thank you for your comments ( I must admit Mick's comment sent me running to look up a new word  :-[ :dunce: :-[ )

I'm glad you liked the video, and found it more restful than the speed trial. I thought I would add a little surprise with the bus running in the background. I had thought of installing the Faller system, or using Magnorail for that length of road, but in the end, as Martin guessed, I tied the bus to a bit of string   ;) :D ;)

Just for interest, here is my "video studio" ....



 Not quite state of the art yet.  :no: I am very pleased with the new background though. Not only is the scene more open and spacious than the gaugemaster one, but it is all in one piece with no unsightly joins. Also I am able to simply unscrew the smaller case sized backboard, and use this bigger one for photos.

The taped together dvd's are my tripod, and my camera is gaffer taped to the end of the foamboard boom, but this morning I ordered a proper tripod from Amazon, and after lunch it's a trip to B & Q to look at floodlights.  :thumbsup:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1108 on: February 23, 2019, 01:06:11 PM »
Floodlghts!
Midnight angling..........or water skiing ?
24 Hour license for the pub.
Sounds a great idea.
I look forward to the next set of piccies.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1109 on: February 23, 2019, 01:24:32 PM »
Lights................camera................action! ;D

 

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