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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 62498 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1170 on: March 20, 2019, 10:38:42 PM »
 :laugh3: :claphappy: WOW ...... Over 500 little heart shaped rates .....  :claphappy: :laugh3:

Flippin' 'eck ......over 500 (501 at this time) likes for a layout no bigger than a pocket handkerchief  :D

As I saw the 500 milestone coming up, I thought as a thank you for all the help, encouragement, and giggles along the way, whoever gave the 500th like would get a little pressie  ;)



The "Windmill Hill Mug" will be sent to ........


























Chris in Prague !

Who gave the 500th like this evening. Thank you (and everyone else) for all your help.

Just message me Chris with your address, and I will get the mug in the post to you  :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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« Last Edit: March 20, 2019, 10:40:29 PM by Phoenix »

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1171 on: March 21, 2019, 05:40:54 AM »
Many thanks, Kevin. I am truly honoured. (I'll PM you, later, today.) Yours is such a lovely, inspirational beautifully photographed and videoed little layout that it is a very great pleasure to follow its progress.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1172 on: March 21, 2019, 02:16:07 PM »
Hi All,

Congratulations Chris .... I wish I could send everyone mugs, but the 500th commentator seemed appropriate  :D

You know when decorating at home, and you paint a window frame white, then the door frames look bad, so need painting .... then the  skirting boards ..... etc etc etc  ::)

I had the model railway equivalent. The nice new glazing in the signal box really showed up the dirty pub windows  :doh:



So I prized the roof off (loosing one of the dormer window roofs, so had to make another one  :-[) and replaced the windows ....



The back bar scene was cut from a Wetherspoons magazine .....



Then the floor was hoovered (static grass really does get everywhere  ;) ) and the roof was replaced ....



And now you can see in. The restaurant area on the left, bar on the right  :thumbsup:

The guttering snapped so needs replacing, but I need a trip into town to get some maroon paint first.

I have ordered some ballast so I can bed the new signal box in, but next job is the lamp by the station, and the very fiddly job of level crossing lights on the gates. :worried:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1173 on: March 21, 2019, 02:55:26 PM »
Well, the idea of a mug for the 500th ❤️ is simply superb, Kevin. :thumbsup:

And all that attention to detail is what sets you apart and makes all of us stand in awe, applauding your efforts, and, in my case at least, wishing some of the magic would rub off so that these clumsy fingers and wayward eyes would do their masters bidding a bit more often! :D

Hereís to the 1000th ❤️. :beers:
Mike

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1174 on: March 21, 2019, 03:06:09 PM »
Phoenix ,You have the same idea as me the scenery and details are what turn a TRAIN SET into a MODEL RAILWAY no matter what size it is ,and you have just proved the point ,really nice modelling I wish I had your talent but I do my best and Iím proud of what Iíve done on my layout .
Bob Tidbury

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1175 on: March 21, 2019, 03:27:29 PM »
Kevin.
Your attention to detail is fantastic.
That bottom picture where you can see into the pub is brillant.
You have certainly been an inspiration to me. Iím really looking forward to Crystal Falls.
And the good news.....I bought another bottle of matt varnish this morning.
So far, the old one hasnít turned up.
Regards
Martin
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1176 on: March 21, 2019, 08:20:40 PM »
 :( :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
   All I can add is WOW, superb attention to detail Kevin
       regards Derek.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1177 on: March 21, 2019, 09:19:42 PM »
:( :hellosign:   :greatpicturessign:
   All I can add is WOW, superb attention to detail Kevin
       regards Derek.

Seconded! Something to aspire to!

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1178 on: March 22, 2019, 07:28:16 AM »
Excellent!  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1179 on: March 23, 2019, 11:11:44 AM »
Hi All,

Thank you so  much for all your kind comments  :D ....I really enjoy the detailing and scenic side of modelling.

As Bob says, it adds so much to a layout, and I love Stonehouse. The schoolhouse looks so natural with the activity going on in the playground, and showground and safari park are excellent.  :thumbsup:

The guttering is now on the pub, and this weekend I will be VERY carefully  :worried:, and VERY slowly  :worried:  finishing adding lights to the level crossing gates.

All best wishes
Kevin

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PS. Glad you got the varnish Martin.

PPS. I've just got to find a box, and will sent the mug off to you next week Chris



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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1180 on: March 23, 2019, 11:21:15 AM »
Many thanks, Kevin. No problem.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1181 on: March 24, 2019, 08:54:11 AM »
Lovely work with the signal box Kevin, look forward to seeing you complete the level crossing gates .... will that be the layout finally finished at that point ?  :D

The Windmill Hill mug that graces the offices of the PRPS has yet to be christened... it is just too nice to use!

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1182 on: March 24, 2019, 12:55:23 PM »
Hi Andrew,
 
Yes, that should see Windmill finished.  ::)

I thought it was finished ages ago, but the "settling down" process messed up the backscene and a few other bits.

As I have said before ...... I wish I had known what I know now before starting building, and not found the forum half way through  ;)

Also, now I know what the next project is I can get on with that instead of keeping faffing around on Windmill Hill.

Incidentally, when Chris gets his mug, there will be Windmill Hill mugs in 4 different countries .....a global product  :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1183 on: March 24, 2019, 06:59:18 PM »
Incidentally, when Chris gets his mug, there will be Windmill Hill mugs in 4 different countries .....a global product  :D

Kevin, perhaps you've already thought of it and done it, but there are probably a lot of gift shops that would be happy to sell that mug! Not least of all the one at Didcot.

Leon
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1184 on: April 02, 2019, 02:07:58 PM »
Hi All,

Sorry not to reply sooner Leon. I used to work the odd weekend at Didcot, so I know the set up there. If I were to sell any mugs, I  think the interest would only be from people who know me, or my friends here who have followed along, and been part of the adventure.  ;)

I may well check out interest and prices, and talk with Tank about selling some here, with proceeds going to the forum as a thank you for all the help given to me here, and offset at least some of the costs incurred with the awesome reboot of the site  :D

All best wishes
Kevin

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