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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 55172 times)

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Offline keithbythe sea

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1245 on: August 21, 2019, 07:54:16 AM »
Great modelling Kevin.  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1246 on: September 02, 2019, 04:21:34 PM »
Hi All,

Unfortunately nothing to report as there has been no progress, just a few steps back  :worried:

When I wired in the second set of gates, bugger, the light did not work. I'm not sure why, all I can guess is one of the wires to the LED must have broken. Another thought was maybe the soldering iron heat travelling down the very fine wire may have damaged the LED, but I was SO careful to keep the iron in contact for only a fraction of a second (like I did for the other one)  :hmmm:

Anyway, I ordered new LEDs, fitted a new one in a new gate over the weekend, and when I switched on the soldering iron, Grrrrr ! It was not working   :doh:

The end result Sunday was spent drinking cheap cider, and ending up falling down the stairs  :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

No damage though  :D :beers: :D

Today was spent hunting out a few things to send to a friend on here, and while doing so I found this.......



It was part of "Windmill Hill" ages ago, but taken out as it did not look right.

Anyone any idea where it was located ??

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1247 on: September 02, 2019, 05:21:23 PM »
Next to the track...??  :D

Looks to me to be too good to waste - could be the start of another layout. Windmill quay?

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1248 on: September 02, 2019, 05:51:16 PM »
Glad you did not damage the stairs.   ;D
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1249 on: September 02, 2019, 09:03:54 PM »



It was part of "Windmill Hill" ages ago, but taken out as it did not look right.

Anyone any idea where it was located ??

All best wishes

Kevin

 :beers:

Looks like at some point it may have butted up against the LH tunnel portal :hmmm:


The end result Sunday was spent drinking cheap cider, and ending up falling down the stairs  :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[


One benefit of living in a bungalow :)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1250 on: September 02, 2019, 09:40:21 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Glad you're OK. Been there, hospital T shirt to prove etc. The trick, I've been told, is to drink expensive cider and then you only fall up the stairs as you can't afford to drink enough to come flying back down again  :thumbsup:

I've still got bits of chipped bone in my elbows where I fell feet first and decided to use them as ski poles.

I blamed the carpet, the stairs, the lighting, the imaginary toys and pets but NO, apparently, it was the cider. What can you do when your friends lie to you?  ;)  :D

Take care.

Cheers weave  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1251 on: September 02, 2019, 10:11:52 PM »
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and then you only fall up the stairs
And break your shoulder when you put your arm out to stop the fall,however do  note no cider was involved in the breaking of said shoulder.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1252 on: September 02, 2019, 11:59:15 PM »
I fell down ... I got up again ... A'int never gonna stop my railway  :D

So where was this ?



All best wihes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1253 on: September 03, 2019, 08:11:52 AM »
Was it where the stable is opposite the station?
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 #1254 on: September 03, 2019, 08:47:28 AM »
NPN suggested near the tunnel, and I tend to agree.

Cheap cider.... reminds me of my 21st in Cheddar, when they had to get me down from a Bleisha beacon (that can't be spelt right) after spending me birthday drinking scrumpy  :beers:

As dannyboy says, glad the stairs are alright  ;)
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Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1255 on: September 03, 2019, 09:54:43 AM »
Very much OT but I recall PCF on one of our visits telling me and @Malc that he'd fallen down the stairs.

He was unhurt but landed awkwardly - upside down.

We all had a good laugh when I suggested that Susan had him fitted with a motorcyclist airbag.

Perhaps a worthwhile investment for future events, Kevin?  :D

BTW. Love Windmill Hill.  :thumbsup:

Dave G

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1256 on: September 04, 2019, 09:04:02 AM »
Great work with the gates & tidy up, sorry to hear the second one wasn't working ... good luck with the repair

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1257 on: September 04, 2019, 06:27:59 PM »
Hi All,

Well, Mick was right ...... I originally had a bigger tunnel portal on the left side



and  that little platform assembly was inside the tunnel, on the inside of the track oval instead of the hut where it is now. I have no idea why I thought that was a good idea, apart from the fact there was a far better clearance for my autocoach.

I've been looking for any pictures of it in place, but can't find any at all.

Anyway, I think it looks better with a smaller tunnel portal, even though clearances are VERY tight, and the hut where it is now .....





Off to B&Q now to get a new soldering iron to wire in the other level crossing gates now the LED is replaced

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1258 on: September 04, 2019, 07:50:40 PM »

I've been looking for any pictures of it in place, but can't find any at all.


You mean I wasted 3 hours of my time this morning?  :censored:  ;)

Actually, it wasn't wasted, I enjoyed seeing how the layout has progressed.  :)
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1259 on: September 04, 2019, 09:01:08 PM »
Hi All,

Well, Mick was right ...... I originally had a bigger tunnel portal on the left side




@Phoenix
Ah - but was Mick right? That looks suspiciously like the right side portal :confused2:


 

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