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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 78264 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1185 on: April 02, 2019, 02:23:41 PM »
  :sorrysign:   I havnt replied sooner Phoenix ,but Thankyou for your kind comments on my layout ,as Iíve said many times to me and it appears to be your opinion as well that the scenery is just as important as the actual railway ,in fact I have had friends round for a running session and they have operated the layout while I have been working on the scenery ,I think itís very therapeutic and relaxing to create it , my recent additions were done on Saturday when I managed to get some climbing roses ,Hydrangeas ,cabbages and tomato plants planted in various gardens and a bigger car park for one of the pubs .i still have lots of flowers and red cabbages and  cauliflowers  to plant on the next warm day .some of the flowers will go into the garden Center that I have put on the branch line board , there is allways something else that needs to be done ,I doubt that my layout will ever be completely finished .
And your little layout just shows what can be done in a small place itís brilliant .
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« Last Edit: April 02, 2019, 02:26:06 PM by Bob Tidbury »

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1186 on: April 02, 2019, 03:41:07 PM »
Hi All,

Seems we are both on the same wavelength there Bob  :D :thumbsup:  :D

Not much to report as far as progress goes .... I'm taking things slow, as one thing I have learnt is not to rush things, as if I do there is a strong possibility of not ending up happy with it, and having to do it all over again :-[

Also I had a bit of a break, and went to stay with Mum and Dad for a few days over the Mother's Day Weekend. Had a lovely time, and got back this morning.

In the post was a parcel from Hattons. The box is just the right size for your mug Chris, so that can now get sent off  :thumbsup:

The layout is now tucked up in it's case ......



I've got friends staying for a while, so lots  of housework going on, and the modelling room is now back as a bedroom so no modelling for a bit  :(

Never mind though, at least my friends do bring whiskey and do the washing up  :D ;D :D

Meanwhile here are some of my favourite Windmill Hill photos. Apologies if you have seen them before, but I hope you like them .....















All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1187 on: April 02, 2019, 03:49:19 PM »
Many thanks, Kevin. A lovely selection of photos. and the imminent despatch of the mug is good news. It's well worth waiting for a good cardboard box and using plenty of packing around it and in it. 8-)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1188 on: April 12, 2019, 01:48:04 PM »
Hi All,

Hope everyone is well  ;)

Well my guests have now gone, I've got my railway room back, but life has gone a bit boobies up at the moment, so haven't got time to do anything in it  :(

Some of you may know my income comes from property I let out, and have been having huge problems with one of my tenants at the moment. This resulted in them leaving owing £900 rent, which the deposit thankfully covers, but the place has been left in a real state, so time is now being spent clearing up, decorating, and getting the place respectable for viewing.

Who would ever be a landlord  :( >:( :(

Anyway, I hope to be finishing the level crossing lights, and bedding the new signal box in, just to relax and calm down.

I will photo installing the lights in the crossing gates as I go along, and put up a "how I did it" thread.

All best wishes
Kevin


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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1189 on: April 12, 2019, 02:55:42 PM »
Apologies if you have seen them before, but I hope you like them .....


A lot of us like to see your photo's again Kevin, (some photo's more than others  :) , I am saying nowt else!  ;)).

Shame about the mess left behind by the tenants - just shows a lack of respect.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1190 on: April 12, 2019, 08:38:27 PM »
 :hellosign:  Looking forward to more when you can Kevin, life can be a right  :censored: at times
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« Reply #1191 on: April 12, 2019, 08:58:49 PM »
Apologies if you have seen them before, but I hope you like them .....


A lot of us like to see your photo's again Kevin, (some photo's more than others  :) , I am saying nowt else!  ;)).

Shame about the mess left behind by the tenants - just shows a lack of respect.

Seconded!

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1192 on: April 16, 2019, 07:19:01 AM »
Many thanks, Kevin, for the lovely Windmill Hill mug which safely arrived, yesterday.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1193 on: April 16, 2019, 08:20:36 AM »
Dunno if you've been following my Japanese thread Kevin, but you'd be hard pushed to fit your layout into my daughter's Japanese apartment!  ;)
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1194 on: April 16, 2019, 11:48:07 PM »
Hi George,

I always follow what you are up to, since discovering a video documentary about you and your layout, and have been enjoying your layout restoration work.

So glad you are out of hospital now, and getting back together.  :D :beers: :D

Should your daughter want a layout in her apartment, sorry Windmill Hill won't fit, try this one .....



All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1195 on: April 17, 2019, 03:03:30 AM »
 :laughabovepost: :laughabovepost:

Now that is uber cool. Let it never be said "I don't have room for a model railway!"

Thanks for the good wishes. I'm still in a lot of pain and on crutches, but at least I'm out of hospital.  :beers:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1196 on: April 17, 2019, 06:40:51 AM »
Hi George,

I always follow what you are up to, since discovering a video documentary about you and your layout, and have been enjoying your layout restoration work.

So glad you are out of hospital now, and getting back together.  :D :beers: :D

Should your daughter want a layout in her apartment, sorry Windmill Hill won't fit, try this one ....

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1197 on: April 18, 2019, 07:21:29 PM »
Hi All,

Still trying to sort out the mess left by my tenants ..... It took five of us two days to get the place clean enough to get the cleaners in ....  but I have done a bit of modelling just to relax myself  ;)

I got the lights in the level crossing gates working, ready to install, and here they are lit up  :D



I will put together a tutorial on how I did it if I get a chance to tomorrow  :thumbsup:

All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1198 on: April 18, 2019, 07:24:21 PM »
Looks to be a very professional Job  :thumbsup:. I would appreciate knowing how you did the gates.
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« Reply #1199 on: April 18, 2019, 07:44:55 PM »
Still trying to sort out the mess left by my tenants ..... It took five of us two days to get the place clean enough to get the cleaners in .... 

!!!

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