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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 53158 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1275 on: September 18, 2019, 08:38:31 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Great stuff but what's all this nonsense about a mine. I thought it was harbour all the way with a pub along the Weymouth tramway with us having a few ciders outside watching the train go by  :)  ;).


Yeah - I'm far too old and infirm to be working down a pit :worried:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1276 on: September 18, 2019, 08:53:24 PM »
Hi Guys,

Yes Weave and Mick, I think the mine could be a bit of nonsense ..... It was going to be more scenic than railway, and would have been pretty relaxing to do.

But I do a lot or research ( :pint: ) for the harbour layout here, where I can see the track .......



The ugly gasometer was pulled down a year ago  :claphappy:

So I think it has to be the harbour, especially as I have already bought a trawler kit, harbour walls and steps, as well as a few other bits and pieces  :D

I think combining the two would be a bit to much to cram into the case Alexander. The case is the same size as the Windmill Hill one (I got a good deal on buying two  ;) )

Also thank you for your lovely comments, and your help and encouragement along the way. You and Weave both made your first comments way back in November 2017, on the same page (Page 2) !

Mick beat you though ..... he is on page 1, the first to answer my first question on  how to post photo. You deserve a medal Mick :D :D :D

Changing the subject, I have got the roof off my autocoach to replace the battery for the lighting, before it goes for weathering, and was wondering would there be a conductor inside collecting fares.  :hmmm: The windows are quite big, which is why I have passengers in it, and it is no trouble to put one in while the roof is off.

Does anyone know ?

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1277 on: September 18, 2019, 08:58:47 PM »
kevin


i would model your adaptation of the quay and railway with low relief houses and that pub !!!

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1278 on: September 19, 2019, 10:02:30 AM »
Bonjour, matelot :wave:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1279 on: September 19, 2019, 10:08:07 AM »
So a harbour it is  :D :D :D

PS Found out there was a guard in the autocoach  :thumbsup:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1280 on: September 19, 2019, 10:10:28 AM »
maybe your take on weymouth or completely fictional kevin ?

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1281 on: September 19, 2019, 10:11:49 AM »
What an awesome looking pub!

I've actually been to Weymouth, but I was 9 and therefore never got to the pub.

I think me fatha did, though  ;)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1282 on: September 19, 2019, 10:16:59 AM »
Great decision and look forward to seeing how that comes to life.

Always interested in layouts that have water as a feature. I have a river on my layout that has been 'dry' for 2+ years. Must get that sorted!

Any idea (yet) of the size for new layout?

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1283 on: September 21, 2019, 06:01:58 PM »
Hi All,

Well ..... what we have now is a complete change of plan. :confused1: :confused1:

No Harbour, no mine, but a nice ( :-[ boring, but easy to build  :-[ ) little village square, with a station, shop etc, and a church up on a hill.

The main reason for this is that what I want to do on the harbour layout just won't fit in the case I have, and also I want to include a moving car system, which along with a bundle of points, so I can try a bit of shunting, I just can't afford at the moment.  :'(

I don't want to build a layout, and then think "I wish I had included the cars". I would rather wait, get it planned, and then do it with everything I want.  :thumbsup:

Also the harbour will have some scratch built buildings, so I can try out scratch building on the new little one, and I will have just one small siding with a point, so I can see  how that goes. I have never installed a point before  :hmmm:

One thing I learnt from Windmill Hill is not to do things without checking everything first, so I will do a nice simple layout, using stuff I have, while planning the harbour layout properly.

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1284 on: September 21, 2019, 06:38:47 PM »
looking forward to developments kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1285 on: September 21, 2019, 07:43:12 PM »
Cheers Chris,

I would rather plan the harbour layout carefully and get it right than rush in, and I want something simple to do in the meantime.

PS Getting the Swanage photos sorted now  :thumbsup:

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1286 on: September 21, 2019, 07:48:14 PM »
I would rather plan the harbour layout carefully and get it right than rush in, and I want something simple to do in the meantime. thats sound advice. kevin, harbour scenes take planning depends on what you wish to achieve, sea, dock, how you wish to model the port, what to include, buildings. space requirements. anytime need ideas happy to help with scenics

PS Getting the Swanage photos sorted now  - thanks we all look forward to those photos kevin



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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1287 on: October 02, 2019, 09:54:04 PM »
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Hi All,

I've been running trains this evening..... I can't really call it a running session, as it takes just 6 seconds for my driverless passenger train to leisurley run round my longest loop  :-[



I also did my first loco conversion. Crudely, and probably not very accurately adding toolboxes to the 64xx to allow it to masquarade as a 57xx (still no crew though  :worried:)



I also noticed some shenanigans going on ..... a couple canoodling under the bridge  :o

What would the Mayor say  ;) :D ;)



I have been playing around trying to learn photoshop, which I have never used before, and had a go at removing their reflection from the mirror at the back of the tunnel, and the join where the mirror meets the road.

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1288 on: October 02, 2019, 10:37:41 PM »
Flippin' Heck ....... They're all at it  :o :o



What are they putting in the water at Windmill Hill  :D :D :D

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1289 on: October 02, 2019, 11:42:55 PM »
The position of her arms is a bit worrying  :)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

 

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