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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 47506 times)

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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1125 on: February 27, 2019, 09:41:51 PM »

Personally, Id keep the tree and install the lamppost. The latter would deter nere-do-wells from lurking under the bridge. :D

I feel sorry for the village youngsters as they have nowhere to 'canoodle' now the tree has gone, especially if you intend to cast them into light!!! Please return the tree ;)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1126 on: February 27, 2019, 10:15:47 PM »
 :hellosign:

Thank you all or your replies  :thankyousign:

The three problems I was having were 1. The road junction was not lit
                                                        2. The tree was obscuring motorists vision at
                                                            the junction
                                                        3. As Mike and Chris pointed out, such a big
                                                            tree would cause problems so close to the
                                                            station building.

As there is no room at all on the other side of the road for the lamp post, it has to go on that corner. I will install it, and then see if perhaps a smaller tree could go in among the hydrangers, but for the moment it's just the light.

By the way, don't worry Mick, there are plenty of spots for youngsters to canoodle around the layout without climbing up a tree..... and oldies are not beyond a bit of gentle canoodling either  :D :D :D

All best wishes,
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1127 on: February 27, 2019, 11:24:47 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Love the level crossing light.

Not very environmentally friendly but I think it looks better without the tree.
Saying that, it's hard to tell unless you're there.

Great stuff as usual.

Cheers, weave  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1128 on: February 28, 2019, 07:42:13 AM »
A challenging compromise?

Keep the tree, or a cut-down version, and put a light under the bridge. I seem to recall a few of these lights from my yoof. Fitting the light could be a real problem but not for a man of your cailibre Kevin.  :)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1129 on: February 28, 2019, 03:46:55 PM »
Hi All,

Thanks Weave and Keith,

The hydrangas on the corner have been trimmed back, so the lamp post could be installed further back, so pedestrians can pass by on the pavement, a hole was drilled, and the lamp installed.

Then  >:( :veryangry: >:(

A bright flash, and it fizzled out.

Someone (actually me ! ) took the resistor off the end of the wire to thread it through the baseboard hole, and forgot to wire it back in  :dunce: :-[ :dunce:

A quick order went to layouts4u, and work is now postponed

Incidentally, the swan neck lamp is the same type of street lamp I used by the bridge ....



It gives a nice not too harsh light with a dab of yellow paint added ( and a resistor fitted ...if you remember  :worried: )

And although like most lights, it is a bit oversized, it is not as huge as some I have bought



All best wishes
Kevin

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All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1130 on: February 28, 2019, 05:38:07 PM »
and the lamp installed.

Then  >:( :veryangry: >:(

A bright flash, and it fizzled out.


I bet you are not the only one who has done that, (no names mentioned!).   . . . . . .  :-[  :doh:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1131 on: February 28, 2019, 09:25:41 PM »
I'm glad i'm not the only one David  ;) :D ;)

Being unable to do any modelling, I had a try at photographing a few scenes, with my camera fixed to the new  tripod I bought .....

https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B079DQZQDH/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It made positioning the camera so much easier, and I tried to get shots avoiding any shadows on the backscene.

Here are the results :) ....













For those who have noticed various ladies of dubious intent around Windmill Hill, there is a newcomer. A rather flirtatious young lady with a bare behind has been spotted ..... don't let her lead you astray  :D :o :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1132 on: February 28, 2019, 10:15:20 PM »
I'm glad i'm not the only one David  ;) :D ;)


I said not to mention any names!!!!!  :doh:

I just looked at the link for the tripod and thought, "Good idea - hang on, I've got something like that somewhere". All I have to do is find it! And as for the lady with the bare behind, I'm saying nowt.  ;)
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1133 on: March 01, 2019, 12:18:55 AM »
Just saw this for the first time and lm stunned. What an amazing concept and how beautifully modeled. The workmanship  and attention to detail is second to none. There is more detail and interest in that small model than many other large layouts.
Well done,  :claphappy:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1134 on: March 01, 2019, 05:14:24 PM »
Thanks Guys,

I am really pleased with the tripod David, It is so flexible it will go anywhere. It even hangs off the side of my  background extension, and with the camera fixed, I can make those little adjustments in the scene  I photograph.

And thank you Fastpud for your kind comments. I really have fun with the detailing, and so glad you enjoy what I have done  :D  :thumbsup:  :D

Glad you spotted the girl with the bare behind David ..... although I may have spelt "Bear" wrongly when I first mentioned it  ;)  :D  ;)



All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1135 on: March 01, 2019, 05:19:19 PM »
I must confess - I had a good look, but gave up when I decided you didn't mean the mare!

Leon
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1136 on: March 01, 2019, 07:50:00 PM »
 :hellosign: Superb photos Kevin, just gets better  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek
 
PS  Love the bear behind    :D

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1137 on: March 01, 2019, 08:15:40 PM »
:hellosign: Superb photos Kevin, just gets better  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek
 
PS  Love the bear behind    :D

Seconded! Twice.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1138 on: March 01, 2019, 08:40:06 PM »
:hellosign: Superb photos Kevin, just gets better  :thumbsup:
      regards Derek
 
PS  Love the bear behind    :D

How do you know she has a bare (sic) behind?
Shes sitting down!   :D

Great work Kevin.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1139 on: March 02, 2019, 01:19:29 PM »

I must remember to fit the resistor .... I must remember to fit the  resistor ..... I must remember to fit the resistor .....

So glad you liked the photos   :thankyousign:

The new street lamps to replace the one I blew  :-[ arrived this morning from layouts4u, so now I can get on with fixing the street corner by the station. I will show you how I got on after the weekend. I am still waiting for more tiny red leds from another supplier to complete the level  crossing gates though.

Hope you all have a good weekend

All best wishes
Kevin

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PS. When I fix the lamp, I must remember to fit the resistor  ;)

 

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