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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 54730 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1215 on: June 18, 2019, 11:30:53 PM »
Wot they both said.  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1216 on: June 19, 2019, 08:02:56 AM »
Hi Kevin, just caught up with the latest news (I was on holiday in April).

Very sorry to hear about the tenants from hell, hope that you are well on the way to getting everything sorted for a re-let.

Great lights on the gates, amazing.  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1217 on: July 02, 2019, 02:21:12 PM »
Hi All

Thanks Mick, and Leon thank you for your kind words. :D :D :D

I still have to put the street lamp and level crossing gates in, but have been occupied just now with tidying up the top layer, and getting some photos to update the "how I made Windmill Hill" book, to send to Steve Flint.

Hopefully Windmill Hill will reach a wider audience, it's certainly portable enough to get around a bit, and show you can get a nice "roundy round" layout in a space not big enough to swing a mouse, let alone a cat  :D

Here is a photo of the windmill and pub ......



I took it with this big background in place, which means I can get more of the layout in......and being further away means not so many mistakes show up  ;)



All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1218 on: July 02, 2019, 02:31:56 PM »
diminutive it may be, but never fails to impress with big impact  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1219 on: July 02, 2019, 03:49:02 PM »
Fabulous Kevin.
Looks great with the larger background.
If it looks right then it most probably is right.


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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1220 on: July 02, 2019, 03:52:16 PM »
That larger background certainly makes a difference.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1221 on: July 02, 2019, 04:53:28 PM »
That larger background certainly makes a difference.  :thumbsup:

Seconded! Just when you think the layout can get no better ... it does! 8-)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1222 on: July 05, 2019, 03:35:01 PM »
Hi All,

So glad you liked that last picture. Having that bigger background really helps in taking better pictures. It is my birthday next month, so I hope to get that better camera I have been promising myself, and will maybe try getting to grips with focus stacking.  :hmmm:

Meanwhile continuing with the tidy up. I have not yet finished the level crossing gates and that end of the station, so here is a shot of the other end. The new sign is an HO scale one from Model Railway Scenery.



Their N gauge signs are too small for a station, but perfect for a signal box.



No modelling tomorrow as I'm going with a couple of friends to the station to see steam locomotive 35018 "British India Line" many thanks to crewearpley40 for the heads up on that as there has been no local information

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1223 on: July 05, 2019, 04:02:55 PM »
35018 will be back at Weymouth on Tuesday Kevin if you want to pop down to see her again.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1224 on: July 05, 2019, 05:17:06 PM »
35018 will be back at Weymouth on Tuesday Kevin if you want to pop down to see her again.
Martin

Duh.....I meant to add the times for Tuesday.
Arrives 15.25 from Yeovil Pen Mill (probably diesel at the front and Merchant Navy at the rear).
Departs at 17.39 for Victoria (no doubt with 35018 leading)
Hope that is helpful.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1225 on: August 04, 2019, 02:41:52 PM »
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Hi All

I sort of lost a bit of enthusiasm for a while, what with other things going on, but now am well into finally getting the last (very fiddly) bits done on Windmill Hill.  :D

Those that remember what I was last doing, ( It seems so long ago  :-[) I had added LEDs to a set of level crossing gates, and was sorting out the road area ready to install them.

This was the area .....



I was thinking of taking the tree by the station building out, and fitting a lamp post in somewhere. The general feeling of you lovely people  :thumbsup: was add a lamp post, and keep the tree, but make it smaller.

I checked out various lamp posts, and wow ... what a difference in szie they can be. All these are N scale   :confused1:



So the tree and bed of hydrangeas were dug up and replanted with smaller ones, the road resurfaced ready for the gates, and a lamp post installed and the pavement and station end cleaned up.



I'm very happy with the result :D  so am now set to install the illuminated gates ..... I will keep you updated. I hope to have them in over the next couple of days  :thumbsup:

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1226 on: August 04, 2019, 02:58:25 PM »
I'm glad you went for the LH one of the three as it looks 'right' to me, Kevin.
The other 2 look just too tall :hmmm:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1227 on: August 04, 2019, 03:09:06 PM »
Quote from: Phoenix
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... am well into finally getting the last (very fiddly) bits done on Windmill Hill.  :D

... The general feeling of you lovely people  :thumbsup: was add a lamp post, and keep the tree, but make it smaller.

I checked out various lamp posts, and wow ... what a difference in szie they can be. All these are N scale   :confused1:




To miss quote Dr. Jones Snr. "Very illuminating!" I've been seeing lots of this type of thing with kits too, and thinking 'Is it me, or are these just the wrong size'!?

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So the tree and bed of hydrangeas were dug up and replanted with smaller ones, the road resurfaced ready for the gates, and a lamppost installed and pavement and station end cleaned up.


I'm very happy with the result :D  so am now set to install the illuminated gates ..... I will keep you updated. I hope to have them in over the next couple of days  :thumbsup:

Glad you've got your enthusiasm back Kevin! Always great to see your updates. Lampost and tree are perfect. Looking forward to seeing level crossing gates ... illuminated !!

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1228 on: August 09, 2019, 10:00:27 AM »
Perfect, Kevin. That little corner now looks even better. Alas, even the smallest working 'N Scale' lampposts are over scale size.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1229 on: August 09, 2019, 10:13:24 AM »
They are indeed. The N ones on my layout have gow bulbs!!

That lamp you've put in looks like a Ratio one....

You been up to your LED magic, again, Kevin?
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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