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by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21269

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Hi Philip, :) not at all I really do appreciate someone who has an ability to take a good photograph and has a genuine interest in the variations that different equipment brings. I know that it will take a bit of time for all the work to be done on preparing the photographs for publication. Your pho...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 290
Views: 41146

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Hi Julian, :) Very nice indeed, your video shows some very nice running and control, including the drop in the rail. Looking forward to seeing the loco running on Calderside with a descent train. Don't know if you have had a look at this film made by the American Army during the second world war. ht...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Oct 12, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21269

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Philip will be doing his excellent job with the photographs of the layouts and I know that he was intending putting up photos covering the scale and depth of the Burntisland layout so I thought I might put up one or two showing some of the added detail. DSC05791.JPG DSC05808.JPG DSC05748.JPG Allan :)
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Oct 10, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1022
Views: 128010

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, :) this is all good as it is showing a number of elements that have to find an equilibrium, because there are probably several ways to do anything all of which may give problems or possibilities. If you have a scale drawing it is possible to use a transparent version of the drawings of engin...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1022
Views: 128010

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Dave and Tim, Yes of course I agree. The motor and gearbox floats but in a controlled way. I like to build as exact as is possible, my locomotive mechanisms last a long time, but will eventually wear as well as other parts of the mechanism, at least nowadays we have excellent gearboxes and motors...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 21269

Re: Scaleforum 2019

Thanks Kelly, :) for posting your video, it lasts longer than I had to spend observing the layouts that were there as Burntisland has a lot of operating positions and most of us are on most of the time. I was unable to take any video myself as we make it a policy not to photograph or film our own la...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1022
Views: 128010

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, :) Yes the whole idea of the jig is that you end up with identical throws and crankpins that are at right angles to the face of the boss. They will not drop down freely unless they are right. It's a go/no go situation and should leave you with no doubt that this aspect is right at this stage...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 5:04 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 20212

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Sounds fine John, :) Let me know how you get on. I have a batch of carriages to do sometime (probably a while off as I have too much to do over the next few months as I am getting Dubbieside ready for Newcastle this year and the Wemyss project which I hope to complete next year before getting back t...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1022
Views: 128010

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, :) I know we had a chat over my box of Jigs and it looks as if you have managed to get the jig made without much difficulty, it should ensure that you will get all your wheels with correctly set cranks from now onwards. The thread Tim is using to make sure his crank throws are all true can b...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Oct 05, 2019 3:56 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 117
Views: 20212

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Hi John, :) Firstly - I am assuming that the axles are running in coned bearings or the castings are coned and the bogies are nice and square. I had a similar problem when I bought a couple of Hornby Thompson suburban stock - we had tons of them around Fife and although I built some in plasticard ye...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Oct 02, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1022
Views: 128010

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, :) I am just getting around to a bit of reorganisation this morning in my workroom as I can move away from working on both East Group (Burntisland) and West Group (Calderside) stuff for a while and get back to preparing Dubbieside for the Newcastle show. I have not forgotten your request tha...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Oct 01, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1022
Views: 128010

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

HI Tim, :) It was lovely to see just how well your locomotive is coming on and the care with which you are making it. I hope my little bit of input helps you towards a successful conclusion. The use of the rubber can be a solution - I have used this method in the past and it has worked. The rubber u...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 171
Views: 25281

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Hi Tim, :) The wagon is a ready to run conversion, I would have to go and look it out to see what the original was, I literally have hundreds of wagons. It is true about the article in MRJ 47 -they were more interested in the written side and only published one or two photographs. During its time in...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 22, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 171
Views: 25281

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Much of this week has been taken up with work on the Burntisland layout and photographing it, when I have had time for my own layouts I have been working on my engines for Dubbieside which is going to the Newcastle Show in its original form. Much time has been spent cleaning and testing the locomoti...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Sep 20, 2019 7:28 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 290
Views: 41146

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Hi Julian, Not sure if you have been following Tim's thread Julian - having a first go at a springy beam conversion using a Gibson profiled chassis as a starting point. Looking forward to seeing this loco developing as well. He has made a very good and practical start and was having to deal with spa...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Sep 19, 2019 9:31 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 290
Views: 41146

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Ah Julian :( we all get these feelings about our models when we get to this point of finishing, we all tend to overlook all the things we have managed to get right and yet there is nearly always a niggle somewhere and it is nearly always something about the kit that is just not quite there. Nearly e...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1022
Views: 128010

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, Adding Glycerine should help, but I have never used it on sea moss. It is what they use on reindeer moss to keep its springyness. The alternative to glycerine would be to spray it with at least a couple of layers of white glue. You can use a diffuser, which makes it more difficult to damage ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1022
Views: 128010

Re: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903

Hi Tim, :) Was pleased to see that you had used my old mate Dave Franks coupling rods. All his stuff is to a good quality and he is to be encouraged in the development of his range. He is one of the best S4 modellers I know despite being known for all his EM locomotives and layout. He and Fiona have...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 171
Views: 25281

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Hi :) After John's comments I have been reworking the sleepered area outside the shed and works. I made a small shape to represent the foot of the chair. I made this from a printers lead - easy to file and within a few seconds I had something to work with. Since the area uses sheet polystyrene it wa...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 171
Views: 25281

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Hi Tim, :) Possibly, but not something I have tried - there is possibly someone out there that has and can add to this. Certainly when you look up a river it is possible to see the gradient especially in hilly country. The Chemise Burn which fed the reservoir had little gradient, but will have a bt ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 171
Views: 25281

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

Hi Tim, :) Thanks for putting these up - I haven't seen them before. Well worthwhile taking a look if considering using resin. I too am allergic to the stuff - I used to use it when we were teaching - I used to make low reliefs with the children-some of them being really quite large and using fibreg...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 171
Views: 25281

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

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Material being used - a small selection of the orange colour available via Noch

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Pins and brown plasticine dipped in white glue are made into reeds.


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Material being painted and cut to make longer leaves.

Finished effect next week I am afraid :)
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 171
Views: 25281

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

DSC05562.JPG It reminded me of duck weed or similar floating so I decided to use some of it along with some tufts to create a small reed bed in an area where I had no photographic references at all - I can always change it later. So a couple of photos to see it developing DSC05563.JPG A 50/50 mix o...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 171
Views: 25281

Re: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie

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I use a light delicate/soft brush with long bristles to clear off the material which I do not use.

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Here is the final appearance.

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IN the process I brushed the material on to the water surface and had an idea.
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 290
Views: 41146

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Hi Julian, you are much more likely to have a wheel go out with combinations of the following - 1 A heavy locomotive pulling a heavy load (something may have to give especially where gradients are involved) 2 Engines with larger wheels from about 5' 0" upwards all to do with leverage and torque...

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