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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 56651 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1230 on: August 12, 2019, 12:41:56 PM »
Hi Guys,

Hope you are all well and had a good weekend  :D

Not much to report as I have been up in Oxfordshire for a music festival and only got back yesterday.

We had a great time, luckily It only rained once, and that was during the night, so we had to go to the pub the following morning to dry out  :beers:

Loads of fun was had, and got a chance for just a quick chat ( he was working) with the Mad Hippy ...... good to meet you mate  :thumbsup:

Back to the railway now. Thank you all for your comments. You are right it is so difficult to find lights to scale, and as my photo showed, what a variation in size  :confused1:

I am pleased with the ones I used, which were from "Railroom Electronics". They are a great shop to deal with. Ade is very helpful over the phone, and this was the light I used, painted black ....

https://www.railroomelectronics.co.uk/Station-Street-Yard-Lamps/N-Gauge/Station-Street-Lamps/Product-84675.aspx

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1231 on: August 12, 2019, 01:46:48 PM »
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 Good to see you again,maybe next time we can chat without having to shout over some band making a racket.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1232 on: August 12, 2019, 02:35:49 PM »
Thanks, Kevin, for the link to those excellent lamps.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1233 on: August 12, 2019, 03:18:01 PM »
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Cropredy, at a guess?

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1234 on: August 12, 2019, 07:25:58 PM »
Thanks, Kevin, for the link to those excellent lamps.

Wot he said  :thumbsup:

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1235 on: August 12, 2019, 07:50:11 PM »

I am pleased with the ones I used, which were from "Railroom Electronics". They are a great shop to deal with. Ade is very helpful over the phone, and this was the light I used, painted black ....

Kevin, I think I can find a place for one or more of those - and I'm not adding lighting to my layout! It looks really good on your layout.

Leon
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1236 on: August 13, 2019, 01:06:15 PM »
Hi All,

Yes Mick, it was Cropredy, and The Mad Hippy is at one of the "Fringe" venues. We were quite lucky with the weather, and got our tents up the first day in the dry, and down on the last day in the dry. The first day was red hot, then the heavens opened during the night, and that was the only rain we had, and all had dried out by the time we left.

I have now got the first set of gates in, and by the time the second set is installed, my camera battery should have charged so will put the pics up.

One thing I am not sure about is the road markings .....In the era I am modelling it all seems a bit hap hazzard so will use tape, so I can take them up if needed.

I will go along with Martin's rule of thumb "if it looks right it probably is"

That seems to have worked so far  :thumbsup:

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1237 on: August 14, 2019, 08:17:59 PM »
Hi All,

Have been a bit busy so not had a chance to get the other set of gates in yet, but I thought you might like to see the first set installed  ;) :D ;)

Here they are in place .....



And with the light on .....



I'm not very good photographing lights, so tried again with the room lights dimmer and a different camera setting .....



And with the new street lamp on as well .....



At the last level crossing the pavement, road, and rail top were more or less at the same height, so the gates could close and stay level. however this made cleaning the rails difficult without spoiling the road surface, and some wagons had a jiggly ride.  :hmmm:

This time the road and pavement are lower, so the track can be cleaned easier. This means when the gates are closed, they  are at a bit of an angle to clear the track  :worried: .....



This I am OK with though, as the gates will very rarely be shut, and I think it is more important to have smooth running and be able to clean the track  :D

Hope you like the pics. To give a bit of info re. the road signs you can see. I tried cutting the triangle and sign from Sankey signs and mounting them on a bit of wire, but it was so fiddly, and I messed up loads  :-[

Then after a bit of internet searching I found these ....

https://www.detailmatters.co.uk/N_scale_Vintage_road_traffic_signs,_speed_etc,_-_etched_brass_-_pack_of_4/p2155294_9808440.aspx

They are brass etched,ready painted, and if you have a sheet of Sankey signs it is easy to take off the sign supplied, and glue another on the tiny brass plate on the sign post.

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1238 on: August 14, 2019, 08:29:26 PM »
kevin - impressive. what did you use for the crossing lights please ? thanks- chris

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1239 on: August 14, 2019, 08:40:07 PM »
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Hi Chris,

Glad you like these. I have a guide to how I made the lights on the gates here ....

https://www.ngaugeforum.co.uk/SMFN/index.php?topic=45048.msg564457#msg564457

It was a bit fiddly, but then so is everything in N Gauge  ;) :D ;)

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1240 on: August 14, 2019, 08:41:34 PM »
thank you very much appreciated

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1241 on: August 14, 2019, 09:37:08 PM »
This is the Hall Lane crossing in Bradford, (now gone), the other side of the crossing is even steeper. I am just posting a link as the photographed is copyrighted.

https://www.google.ie/url?sa=i&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwicmcPKmYPkAhUPTBUIHXjnAssQjRx6BAgBEAQ&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.geograph.org.uk%2Fphoto%2F1845503&psig=AOvVaw1CSboEBwa4JMYriJ-VFt1h&ust=1565900820551321

Now that is uneven! When I was a Police Officer, I went to the crossing a few times due to vehicles grounding.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1242 on: August 15, 2019, 06:17:16 PM »
Looks really great Kevin, and thanks for the link ... I've added it to my "Trains-Stuff" bookmarks!
Likes this too https://www.detailmatters.co.uk/Belisha_Beacons_and_printed_zebra_crossing_N_scale/p2155294_17779029.aspx

Cheers  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1243 on: August 19, 2019, 11:23:31 PM »
Hi All,

Glad you like the link to the signs Greywolf, they are so much easier than cutting all the bits out of a sheet of sankeys signs ...especially cutting that little triangle at the top  ;)

I have just finished adding the second set of gates, and doing the road markings. In this pic you can see the front of a sign.



The gate lights are not wired in yet, but I hope to do that tomorrow, so will put some pics up, with some pics of the gates over the track as well.

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1244 on: August 20, 2019, 02:14:03 AM »
That is such a neat job Kevin and yes, those signs are superb.
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