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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 32228 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #780 on: July 09, 2018, 02:16:13 PM »
Hi All,

Thanks so much guys Ö.. It all seems to be coming together  :beers:

You have summed up exactly what I was trying to achieve. With the constraints of the case, I was never going to get any prototypical realism, and the operating interest is limited to watching two trains go round with a drink in my hand  :D   :thumbsup:  :D

With this in mind, I set about building an idyllic little oasis, on a lovely sunny day, full of interesting little people doing interesting things, all around a very inviting Pub  :D

Well Ö...It all seems to be coming together   :beers:

With all best wishes
Kevin

This all sounds exactly like my kind of prototypical realism!

Great stuff.

Thank you for your fascinating posts and photographs.

Best wishes.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #781 on: July 09, 2018, 03:40:10 PM »
Thanks John,

I think the first and last parts of your signature sum up just what we are aiming for  :D

I made a new sea-foam tree and settled the fishermen in this morning, now over to the other side before I mess this little scene up with too much fiddling about  ;D  ;)  ;D



All best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #782 on: July 09, 2018, 03:47:56 PM »
Which is Bob Mortimer and which is Paul Whitehouse? ;D

(In case you're wondering what I'm blathering on about there is a current show on BBC with them both talking about their heart problems whilst fishing in various parts of the country)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #783 on: July 09, 2018, 04:05:12 PM »
You have achieved exactly what I always try to achieve (although not nearly as well as your goodself I have to say).
That is to be able to watch trains (without having to continually operate them) going around on a semi believable, fairly realistic but by and large make believe layout  involving various characters (little people) going about their typical (but perhaps slightly mischievous) lives.
To be able to relax (with  a glass or three of your favourite tipple) watch, reminisce, dream and generally enjoy the trains in your own little make believe environment is to me what itís all about.
Many thanks for this wonderfully inspiring little build Kevin.
Really well done.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #784 on: July 09, 2018, 05:01:55 PM »
Yep, what PP said sums it all up nicely... :beers:  :thankyousign:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #785 on: July 09, 2018, 06:07:36 PM »
It's exactly how you and Chris (Weave) have described it, Kevin, and the latest scenic refinements complete the small lake area perfectly.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #786 on: July 09, 2018, 08:46:44 PM »
You have achieved exactly what I always try to achieve (although not nearly as well as your goodself I have to say).
That is to be able to watch trains (without having to continually operate them) going around on a semi believable, fairly realistic but by and large make believe layout  involving various characters (little people) going about their typical (but perhaps slightly mischievous) lives.
To be able to relax (with  a glass or three of your favourite tipple) watch, reminisce, dream and generally enjoy the trains in your own little make believe environment is to me what itís all about.
Many thanks for this wonderfully inspiring little build Kevin.
Really well done.

Very nicely phrased, Martin.  This sums up perfectly my present approach to the hobby.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #787 on: July 09, 2018, 09:30:16 PM »
What more can I add? Not much I think except it has given me much pleasure watching it develop and learning at the same time. You have achieved exactly what I'm trying to do. It's absolutely superb.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #788 on: July 09, 2018, 10:01:27 PM »
 :hellosign:

Hi guys,

I did wonder what you meant Mick, as I am one of those weirdos who does not have a television set  :D However I did follow up on youtube from another topic you posted on about the guy from Birmingham who makes minatures. Wow ….. so awesome ….and we get stressed when our platforms go a bit wonkey  ;)

Thank you all for your comments, and I am so glad you get the essence of what Windmill Hill is all about.  :thumbsup:

When I first came on here I did not realise how many different facets there are to railway modelling, and everyone can enjoy the hobby however they choose. Whether it is shunting, watching trains run, building scenery, installing the technology, we can all get different pleasures from N Gauge.

The fab thing about being here, is we soon find little groups who enjoy the same things, but if we want to find out about something we don't know anything about, there is always someone ready to help and advise .

 :heart2: I'm lovin' it  :heart2:

Many thanks everyone  :NGF:

all best wishes
Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #789 on: July 09, 2018, 11:32:57 PM »
 :hellosign: More excellent work Kevin   :greatpicturessign: & your comments on our hobby hit the nail right on the head, (yours too Martin PP)
       regards Derek.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #790 on: July 27, 2018, 10:31:32 PM »
 :helpneededsign:
what's going on??? It's been weeks!!

I need a Windmill Hill fix, I have the shakes from withdrawal symptoms

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #791 on: July 31, 2018, 10:48:35 AM »
Aww ..… did you miss me  :(

Thank you lazy ferret, but nothing to worry about, all is well  :D

My computer died on me, so needed attention, and a new screen, but it took an age for the screen to arrive, so I have been internet free for the last few weeks. However I collected my refreshed computer this morning  :thumbsup:

Being computer free has meant I have been able to get out in the sun and sort the little bit of garden I have, paint the back of my house (real one, 12" to the foot scale  ;) ) get to a couple of festivals …….. and finish "Windmill Hill"  :)

Yes, it is done. All I have to do now is resist the temptation to fiddle and faff about with it. I must leave it alone and not risk spoiling it  :no:

Once I have caught up with what is happening here, I will get some pictures up.

Promise  :D :D :D :D

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #792 on: July 31, 2018, 10:59:15 AM »
Well done and welcome back!
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #793 on: July 31, 2018, 12:38:31 PM »
Congratulation on finishing.
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Having observed your Windmill Hill construction... I think the ONLY way to get your hands off that perfect layout is to start another one  8)
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #794 on: July 31, 2018, 12:40:07 PM »
You mean there's life outside model railways? ???
I never knew that :dunce:

 

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