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Author Topic: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.  (Read 56568 times)

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1260 on: September 04, 2019, 09:08:15 PM »
Ooops  :-[ :-[

I think think that bump on the head when I bounced down the stairs confused my few remaining brain cells  :D ;) :D

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1261 on: September 04, 2019, 09:19:23 PM »
The mirror trick was brought into play again.
David.
I used to be indecisive - now I'm not - I don't think.
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1262 on: September 17, 2019, 09:18:15 PM »
Hi All,

Sorry not to have updated for a while, but all is running smoothly now, and for the second time, I can say Windmill Hill is finished  :D ;) :D

The level crossing lights are installed and working well, so here are some pics .......

The gates ......



And with the lights on .....



Here are some daylight shots of the gates with some trains. I have not tried to disguise the backscene or baseboard edges, so you can sort of judge the size of the layout.





That was the goods train I have, here is a shot with the passenger train ...



The gate lights are in the same circuit as the yard / signal box, and the street lamp is on the same circuit as the station lights.

You can see that clearly from the wiring here  :D :D :D :D :D



The passenger train passing, and the crossing and street lights on .....



On that last photo, you can see the reflection of the gates in the mirror at the back of the road bridge. This shows on all low level photos, but not when viewing the layout in real life. To stop this showing in photos I put a piece of black felt over the mirror ....



Hope you like the photos (and I am sure you have spotted the trains are all without their crews  ;) )

All best wishes

Kevin

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One more pic I forgot to include .....

« Last Edit: September 17, 2019, 09:29:04 PM by Phoenix »

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1263 on: September 17, 2019, 09:36:11 PM »
Just beautyfull.  :claphappy:
What can you say more.
« Last Edit: September 18, 2019, 08:26:39 AM by AlexanderJesse »
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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1264 on: September 17, 2019, 10:09:31 PM »
 :hellosign:
   I'll second that.
        regards Derek.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1265 on: September 17, 2019, 10:27:27 PM »
Wonderful :heart2:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1266 on: September 17, 2019, 10:57:26 PM »
Cool.  :beers:
Vision over visibility. Bono, U2.

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1267 on: September 18, 2019, 06:52:11 AM »
Fabulous!  :beers:

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1268 on: September 18, 2019, 07:54:03 AM »
Lovely work
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 #1269 on: September 18, 2019, 11:58:57 AM »
Cracking set of photos and I think the gate lamps are brilliant.  :thumbsup:

Having declared Windmill Hill finished, can't wait to see what's next!

Dave G

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1270 on: September 18, 2019, 03:58:53 PM »
Hi All,

 :thankyousign:

Thanks for all your kind comments, and I do believe Windmill Hill is finally completed.  :claphappy

As I have said before, there have been a few trials on the way, mostly re-doing things that were not done quite right as I did them before finding this forum. (re-laying track is just one example, as is problems I had with the backscene)

Next step is to send the rolling stock to TMC for weathering. I am not happy with doing it myself yet, especially locos, and I don't want to bugger anything up now everything runs so well  :worried:

I'm not sure what to do next Dave, I have two ideas, a mine layout, and a harbour layout. The mine will be very simple, but probably HOe ....... is that counted as N gauge  :hmmm: :confused2: :hmmm:

The harbour, is going to be quite complex if I get everything I want in, but then I was surprised I got everything I wanted into Windmill Hill  :D

Anyway, I have a bit of planning to do for whatever is next, and a huge thanks to all my friends here who have followed my progress, and given such help along the way  :D

 :NGaugersRule:

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1271 on: September 18, 2019, 04:05:51 PM »
thats one stunning layout kevin. hope whatever next is
going to be built on the knowledge and skills gained from this one. cheers and hint : swanage shots did you capture any please ? chris

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1272 on: September 18, 2019, 04:19:26 PM »
Hi Chris,

Hope all is well with you, and thank you for all the info re steamers in Weymouth.

So glad you like Windmill Hill, and yes, I learnt a load of things on the way.... "everyday has been a school day  :D"

As far as Swanage goes, we had a fabulous day, only spoilt by delays of over an hour on trains from Wareham back to Weymouth  >:(

Unfortunately I dropped my camera while there, and it has been playing up ever since ..... however I have got some photos and videos, which I promise I will sort over the next few days ..... Honest  ;) :D ;)

All best wishes

Kevin

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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1273 on: September 18, 2019, 07:28:04 PM »
Hi Kevin,

Great stuff but what's all this nonsense about a mine. I thought it was harbour all the way with a pub along the Weymouth tramway with us having a few ciders outside watching the train go by  :)  ;).

Looking forward to whatever you do.

Cheers weave  :beers:




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Re: Windmill Hill. A busy little layout in a compact little case.
« Reply #1274 on: September 18, 2019, 07:51:30 PM »
Thanks for all your kind comments, and I do believe Windmill Hill is finally completed.  :claphappy
Yours is truly a superb example of a micro-layout that looks bigger than lifetime. A true inspiration for us all.
 :NGaugersRule:

I'm not sure what to do next Dave, I have two ideas, a mine layout, and a harbour layout. The mine will be very simple, but probably HOe ....... is that counted as N gauge  :hmmm: :confused2: :hmmm:

The harbour, is going to be quite complex if I get everything I want in, but then I was surprised I got everything I wanted into Windmill Hill  :D
Why not combine the two themes (mine and harbour) by building a layout that connects a mine to a harbour? If you go point to point the a hillclimbing zig-zag route might be nice looking and demanding.
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