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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 76537 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1155 on: March 17, 2019, 08:06:45 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Great stuff as usual. love the detail.

Shame you're not going down the 'arbour route but then, on the plus side, you would put mine to shame.

Looking forward to more pics and your future build plans.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1156 on: March 17, 2019, 10:32:59 PM »
Hi All,

Many thanks for that John  :thumbsup: Hope you and Poppy are well  ;)

Don't worry about the harbour Weave. It is just on hold. I have the harbour walls etc, and a trawler from Langley, an 04 shunter as that was one of the locos that operated on the Weymouth tramway, and a case to fit it all in.

Also I don't know about putting yours to shame ... It was yours and Martin's harbour scenes that inspired me to go along that route, (as well as living on a harbourside  ;) )

I have just postponed it while I try something a bit more unusual  :idea:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1157 on: March 17, 2019, 11:22:37 PM »
Hi again Kevin,

Well, thank you.

I love Martin's harbour scene. My old and new need so much more work.

As I write, I am trying to make a Fruits de Mer open windowed take away on the ground floor of a German town house which looks sort of French for the Port Regleun IV layout. Very frustrating. It must be fun though otherwise I wouldn't keep doing (well trying to do) it.

Glad you're still going to do the 'arbour though. Also, intrigued by your other idea. Don't keep us all in suspense for too long.

Cheers me 'earty  :beers:
« Last Edit: March 18, 2019, 07:43:56 AM by weave »

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1158 on: March 18, 2019, 07:12:08 AM »
Great signal box Kevin!  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1159 on: March 18, 2019, 01:09:27 PM »

As far as the ship's wheel .... that's what I thought it was, and it had strayed in from a model pirate ship. Perhaps I should have given the signalman a parrot rather than a dog  ;D

Apparently it is to operate the level crossing gates, so is a bit redundant 'till I get them put back  :)


Ah yes. I do remember seeing some of those wheels and, in the main, they were dirty great polished black metal items. Yours is obviously the de luxe version ;)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1160 on: March 19, 2019, 04:00:45 PM »
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    Superb signal box Kevin  :thumbsup:
Looking forward to hearing more on your future plans
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1161 on: March 19, 2019, 04:52:16 PM »
Thanks Derek,

Always good to hear from you  :)

I wish I had come across this forum, and the awesome people on it before I started on this, rather than half way through, as now I am fixing the dodgy bits using everything I have learnt since joining the gang here  :D :D :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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 :whisper:  The new project will be called "Crystal Falls"

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1162 on: March 19, 2019, 05:10:27 PM »
Thanks Derek,

Always good to hear from you  :)

I wish I had come across this forum, and the awesome people on it before I started on this, rather than half way through, as now I am fixing the dodgy bits using everything I have learnt since joining the gang here  :D :D :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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 :whisper:  The new project will be called "Crystal Falls"
A waterfall is it?
If so, Iím about to try one of those on our club layout. Iíll be interested to see your approach.
Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1163 on: March 19, 2019, 05:26:36 PM »
I'm also very interested in creating waterfalls as I have two on my layout which need finishing, this summer.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1164 on: March 20, 2019, 07:49:15 AM »
According to my sources, heís going American! Crystal Falls is a city (! population 1469 in 2010) in Michigan. All sounds very rural. Interesting.  :D

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1165 on: March 20, 2019, 08:01:59 AM »
According to my sources, heís going American! Crystal Falls is a city (! population 1469 in 2010) in Michigan. All sounds very rural. Interesting.  :D


Well, that could be a VERY interesting setting. Iron mining, a turntable, a nice station layout, up to 27 saloons  :beers: for 3300 inhabitants,... ( http://www.michiganrailroads.com/stations-locations/100-iron-county-36/1000-crystal-falls-mi )
Let's hope your reasoning is dead on  :heart2: :heart2:
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« Reply #1166 on: March 20, 2019, 04:34:43 PM »
I've enjoyed catching up with your thread, Keven. I've just returned from Frisco, Texas - named for the St. Louis - San Francisco Railway which ran through the small town (now 155,000+) before being acquired by Burlington Northern. Every street sign in the town has the Frisco Railway logo (which I recall from the railroad running through the middle of my childhood hometown in Arkansas).

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1167 on: March 20, 2019, 05:12:24 PM »
:whisper:  The new project will be called "Crystal Falls"

Oh no :doh: She been at the Vino Collapso again? ::)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1168 on: March 20, 2019, 06:55:42 PM »
Hi All,

Well, there's a bit of speculation going on there  :D :D

Thanks for the info Keith and Alexander ( glad your eye problem is showing signs of improvement Keith).

I did not know about Crystal Falls Michigan.... I must do a bit of investigation  :hmmm:

Today has been a bit pointless. I lost a little bit of a kit this morning, and spent all day searching on my hands and knees for it. No luck, but was able to make a replacement from a bit of brass I luckily had.

The end result was the room is now clean and tidy, and I can see the floor  :thumbsup:

For Chris and Martin, here are a couple of links to waterfalls .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1QtnvgxFKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ovNbnjRUNQ

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1169 on: March 20, 2019, 07:37:46 PM »
Hi All,

Well, there's a bit of speculation going on there  :D :D

Thanks for the info Keith and Alexander ( glad your eye problem is showing signs of improvement Keith).

I did not know about Crystal Falls Michigan.... I must do a bit of investigation  :hmmm:

Today has been a bit pointless. I lost a little bit of a kit this morning, and spent all day searching on my hands and knees for it. No luck, but was able to make a replacement from a bit of brass I luckily had.

The end result was the room is now clean and tidy, and I can see the floor  :thumbsup:

For Chris and Martin, here are a couple of links to waterfalls .....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1QtnvgxFKA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ovNbnjRUNQ

All best wishes
Kevin

 :beers:
Thanks for the link Kevin.
I know what you mean about searching for things. Iíve been searching for my jar of matt varnish this afternoon. I know itís here somewhere but where it is I know not. Iíll try again in the morning and if I canít find it Iíll go get another.
Of course, then the old one will turn up.

Iíll get round to fixing it drekkly me Ďansome.

 

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