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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 56571 times)

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Offline Newportnobby

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1305 on: October 08, 2019, 09:50:35 AM »
Harsh, but true :uneasy:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1306 on: October 08, 2019, 09:55:37 AM »
@Newportnobby  Sorry Mick, didn't mean to bring back bad memories for you.  ;). I take it that the repairs are still good?
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1307 on: October 08, 2019, 09:58:26 AM »
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All good thanks, David, and, oh boy, have we had some rain lately :o

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1308 on: October 09, 2019, 01:11:00 AM »
Hi All,

We have had the same here Mick, very wet and windy.

I did not know you had flood damage on Kimbolted  :( but I hope all is well now  :thumbsup:

Thank you for your comments Martin. I agree with Joe the phone box does obstruct the pavement, but it is tucked out of sight a bit and does not really worry me  ;)

It is actually only half a phone box, as it's main purpose is to disguise the junction where the mirror meets the wall. (there is a bit of hanging vegetation type ivy sort of stuff the other side)



Flippin' good place for adverts though  :D, not too far under to be in the dark, and with the footfall of people passing on the way to the station, getting well viewed  :thumbsup:



All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1309 on: October 09, 2019, 06:29:20 AM »
A nice vintage picture of what looks like King Edward VII, although the number is difficult to read.
p.s Why are those men all holding poles?
« Last Edit: October 09, 2019, 06:30:59 AM by Innovationgame »
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1310 on: October 09, 2019, 06:37:23 AM »
I stand corrected  :dunce:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1311 on: October 09, 2019, 07:44:18 AM »
Hi Laurence,

You're right about the loco  :thumbsup:

The photo is of the bridge over Blossomfield Road just south of Solihull Station. The road had just been widened by order of the council, and they paid 1118 towards it

The men with sticks are measuring the deflection of the new plate girder bridges with the very latest technology, and not a hard hat or high vis jacket among them  :D

Plenty of donkey jackets and cloth caps though  ;)

Here is a link .....

https://www.warwickshirerailways.com/gwr/gwrs1566.htm

Don't worry Joe, you are right about the phone box, it really shouldn't be in that position,  :thumbsup:  :D  :thumbsup:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1312 on: October 09, 2019, 08:01:47 AM »
That was in the days when it was a four track mainline from Snow Hill to Leamington Spa.  The bridges are still there though, including the adverts, which are actually between the bridges

https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.4136695,-1.7878626,3a,75y,36.84h,87.9t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1szGFgYtDzYexElacLoBAMzQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1313 on: October 11, 2019, 08:29:14 AM »
Lovely photo's as usual, hope the locals are enjoying their new tipple :)  Look forward to the next project!

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1314 on: November 09, 2019, 02:48:03 PM »
Hi All,

I have just tidied up the layout, so thought I would have a go at videoing my recently acquired saddle tank loco.

Also, courtesy of Milton Rail, we have a whisky delivery to Windmill Hill. :D

Hope you like the video



All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1315 on: November 09, 2019, 02:52:05 PM »
Excellent, as ever, Kevin.
I rather like the J94s and......that whisky slips down very nicely.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1316 on: November 09, 2019, 03:33:22 PM »
Smashing, and the mug/whisky really puts the diminutive size of Wngmill Hill over very well :claphappy:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1317 on: November 09, 2019, 04:28:56 PM »
Lovely - and the layout is good too!  ;)
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1318 on: November 09, 2019, 08:31:04 PM »
Thanks guys, :D

Glad you liked the video, and glad you noticed the mug and glass Mick. I included them, and did not worry about the backscene and front layout edges to give a sense of the size of my layout

All best wishes

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1319 on: November 09, 2019, 11:20:25 PM »
Dunno how I missed this, Kevin!

Awesome, mate. I love that little loco (I think I told you I have two), and combine it with the whiskey.... well, nuff said!  :beers:

The lights on the crossing gates (your piece de resistance) show up well too.  :thumbsup:
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