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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 70508 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1335 on: March 03, 2020, 03:36:47 PM »
A brilliant little cameo Kevin.
You always manage to position the little folk so well to make a believable scene.
Cheers
Martin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1336 on: March 03, 2020, 03:56:41 PM »
Thanks Martin  :D

Since I discovered tacky wax, I'm loving the ability it gives you to create little scenes around the layout without them being permanent  :D :thumbsup: :D

Those were pics of the newly weathered 64xx ........ here is the terrier



All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1337 on: March 03, 2020, 04:03:19 PM »
Tacky Wax is brilliant stuff, I use it a lot.
Iím just a bit concerned about old Arthur at the top of those steps. I do hope he doesnít get too distracted by the train and end up falling down!

The weathering on the Terrier (and the pannier) looks good, not too overdone but just about right I think.
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 #1338 on: March 03, 2020, 05:36:59 PM »
I guess there's something I need to learn about tacky wax. I've tried it a couple of times with my horses and cows and it didn't work very well unless I used a blob that was larger than the hoofs.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1339 on: March 03, 2020, 10:05:45 PM »
:hellosign:

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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Hi Kevin,

Not quite sure about Basingstoke. Might have to work but if not, it is a possibility. There's not a lot of N gauge from the looks of it but it's not too far away and the Mid Hants Watercress Line is half way so might incorporate it into a 'go and see the Flying Scotsman' (which I think is still there) on the way or way back.

Anyway, it would be good to meet up again and I'll let you know.

Cheers Chris (weave)  :beers:

PS. Don't worry, there is no alcohol spillage my village!  :no:  :)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1340 on: March 03, 2020, 10:10:40 PM »
WeAve please check watercressline.co.uk and Google mid hants railway flying scotsman. Timetable, buffet  parking arrangements plus timetable up there

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1341 on: March 05, 2020, 11:36:38 PM »
Hi All,

This afternoon I made a couple of loads for my newly weathered plank wagons ....





I am very pleased with the weathering TMC did to my locos and wagons. Here are a couple of shots of the goods train.





Hope you like them  :D

All best wishes

Kevin

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PS I know what you mean with tacky wax Leon ..... It seems to depend on what surface you fix the figures to. I seem to only need a little bit on flat surfaces like pavements, and I don't need much on grassed areas.

However I find it really difficult to use on ballasted areas .... The air was turning very blue setting up the little scene with the cow on the line  :o :goggleeyes: :o

It seemed ok setting the figures up, then when I got to the camera half of them were on their backs  :D :veryangry: :D

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1342 on: March 06, 2020, 09:38:40 PM »
 :hellosign:  :greatpicturessign:
     Looking really splendid Kevin   :thumbsup:
         regards Derek.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1343 on: March 07, 2020, 07:13:00 AM »
I do like the wagon loads Kevin.  :thumbsup:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1344 on: March 12, 2020, 08:48:15 PM »
Thanks Derek and Keith,

I am pleased with how the loads turned out  :D

A while ago I made a frame with taller backscene on it to take photos without going "over the edge" of the layout. Many thanks to Roger for this idea  :thumbsup:

However this was not very practical as it did not fold up, so over the last couple of days I have made a 3 fold plywood screen that I can clip a backscene on, and a 4" extention to the front of the layout



Now I can take off the normal backscene, and Hey Preto ! Windmill Hill is now enormous  :o



I am just sorting out some more close up photos of my newly weathered stock, and hopefully be able to put them up here before bedtime  :D :D :D

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1345 on: March 12, 2020, 08:56:42 PM »
Three Jammy Dodgers eh Kevin!

Seriously, thatís a great idea with the super big backscene and the little extension at the front.
It really has the effect of making WH look a lot bigger.

Martin
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1346 on: March 12, 2020, 09:49:51 PM »
This makes it the biggest little layout

 :claphappy: :claphappy: :claphappy:

Big as in great!!!
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1347 on: March 12, 2020, 09:54:40 PM »
Yay ...... Jammy Dodgers  :claphappy:

Thank you Alexander, always good to hear from you  :D I have just resized these shots of my pannier tanks at the level crossing. A little editing disguises the join in the road  :thumbsup:





All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1348 on: March 13, 2020, 07:51:57 AM »
Sweet sugar those two pics.
How ever would guess the correct layout dimensions from these 2 shots? ok.. it's not looking like a MiniWunderland (Hamburg) but something like a decent 8x4 ...
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1349 on: March 13, 2020, 12:00:43 PM »
Hi All,

Another shot of the goods train ......



And here are a couple of shots of my Terrier .......





Hope everyone is well, and you have a great weekend. The sun is shining here today, hope it stays good tomorrow. We are going to Basingstoke, hope to meet up if anyone from here is going  :D

https://www.basingstokemrs.org/exhibition.html

All best wishes

Kevin

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