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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 76667 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1320 on: November 10, 2019, 07:50:07 AM »
Excellent Kevin.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1321 on: November 10, 2019, 08:12:55 AM »
 :NGaugersRule: great video of an even "greater layout"  :claphappy:

How many have already asked how heavy that whisky bottle is. After all it seems to be at least 3 feet in height. And also that foot high mug must be terribly heavy... :beers:
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1322 on: November 12, 2019, 01:55:51 PM »
So glad you liked that short video ..... with only a little layout it doesn't take long to get everything in a video.  ;) I'm still trying to get the lighting right so there are no shadows on the backscene though.

I'm pleased you saw the crossing lights George. They showed up better (and redder) in real life

And yes Alexander, it looks a huge whisky bottle (thanks Andrew ! ) ...... just the way I like them  :D :D :D

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1323 on: February 04, 2020, 03:43:22 PM »
Hi All,

It seems ages since I posted any photos of my layout, so as it has been a mild day with sunshine on Windmill Hill, here are a few pictures I took this lunchtime.

Hope you like them  :thumbsup:

One brave family decided to put on their swim suits and check out the temperature of the water on the lake  :o



The stables have been busy



And the more sensible souls have been enjoying a pint or two at "The Swan" while watching the trains go by  :D :D :D



All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1324 on: February 04, 2020, 04:48:22 PM »
Nice to see Windmill Hill again Kevin.
I’ll get round to fixing it drekkly me ‘ansome.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1325 on: February 04, 2020, 06:09:35 PM »
Happy to see that winter has not stopped the folks of Windmill Hill from enjoying the fresh air. :D

Always a pleasure to see your pics Kevin. :thumbsup:
Mike

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1326 on: February 05, 2020, 12:24:43 AM »
As I consider myself sensible 10% of the time, I'd be in the last photo.  :beers:

Great pictures, Kevin.  :thumbsup:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1327 on: February 05, 2020, 05:21:29 PM »
Hi All,

So glad you like the photos, and I think we all ought to meet up with George at at "The Swan" :D :beers: :D

I have been jiggling around with photos, and have tried changing the aspect ratio to widescreen instead of the usual 4:3 which I think really suits some shots.

I re took the one of the Terrier and the pub ...... who spotted the Terrier had no crew in the last photo ?  :-[

I also re-sized this older photo of the station (one of my favourites  :thumbsup:)

I think they do look better like this





All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1328 on: February 05, 2020, 05:47:04 PM »
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..... who spotted the Terrier had no crew in the last photo ?  :-[

I just assumed the driver was bending down cracking an egg on to his shovel  to eat with his ‘elevenses’ cuppa char.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1329 on: February 05, 2020, 11:13:36 PM »
I was inside getting another pint  ;)
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1330 on: February 05, 2020, 11:35:54 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Nice to see great photos of your lovely little layout again.

While I'm here, I did ask you when we met in Fareham where you got the pub drinkers from but I can't remember the answer (isn't cider a wonderful thing  ;)) so if you could please refresh my glass memory I would be very grateful as will be needing some soon hopefully.

Hope you're well.

Cheers Chris (weave)  :beers: (and one for the stairs  :beers:)
« Last Edit: February 05, 2020, 11:38:13 PM by weave »

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1331 on: February 11, 2020, 07:58:54 PM »
Hi All,

So glad you like those photos. :D Now I have discovered the widescreen format I do prefer it. Here are three more photos, one each of Windmill Hill's fleet before they get sent off for weathering (I don't trust myself to do it  :no:)







On that last photo you can see the problems of having a station on a tight (less than 6") curve and running an autocoach with lots of sticky out handrails & stuff. There is a gap of about 8 feet to the platform  :worried: :-[ :worried:

All best wishes

Kevin

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PS Love your take on why you may not see the driver, Mike  :D :D

PPS Sent you a message Weave  :D :thumbsup: :D

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1332 on: March 02, 2020, 09:54:26 PM »
Hi All,

Hope everyone had a good weekend  :thumbsup:

Today I got my rolling stock back from being weathered by T.M.C  :D so I will be putting pictures up over the next week or so.

First up is the 64xx and autocoach .......



The trouble is, as soon as it was put in service, and ready to leave the station, there was trouble on the track.  :worried:  :o  :worried:

Not leaves on the line, or flooding ....... a cow from the field opposite got through the fence causing great consternation all round  :D  ;)  :D



Hope you like the pics  :thumbsup:

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1333 on: March 02, 2020, 10:48:16 PM »
Hi Kevin,

You had me worried there for a moment as I slowly scrolled. I nearly put my Strongbow down and my fag (cigarette for our American viewers) out  :D.

Great stuff and looking forward to more pics.

Cheers weave  :beers:


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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1334 on: March 03, 2020, 01:53:57 PM »
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Well at least you didn't spill your cider, I wouldn't have forgiven myself if I made you do that  :D

Glad you like the photo ..... hope to see you at Bassingstoke on the 14th if you can make it  :thumbsup:

All best wishes

Kevin

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