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by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 132
Views: 6984

Re: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH

My son Dave and I had a very enjoyable outing to Scalefourum this year,First time in years that I was not involved with any layout or doing some demo or other. Did not have to drive about 800 miles over the weekend to get there either, and an excellent show all in all, with still a few nooks and cra...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Sep 26, 2020 9:15 am
Forum: Signals and Control Systems
Topic: Servos and DCC
Replies: 10
Views: 1456

Re: Servos and DCC

I will say first of all that I am not an expert in any way on the subject although I am using Merg servos and their simpler individual boards for controlling my points on the new layout, but I thought I might mention that on the Alloa layout when they went over to using servos for points and signals...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Sep 10, 2020 7:40 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 207420

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

Hi Tim, :) I would agree with John, I made additional boards for an upper circuit on Dubbieside about 20 years ago using a version of the material used for insulation in foundation areas, this was tougher and did not take dents, so the foam type underlay was used as I had spare quantities and stuck ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Sep 09, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 207420

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

Hi Tim, :) I am sorry but I have a lot on just at the minute and the layout is stripped down completely for repairs and refurbishment, after the water damage with repairs to the boards and track a number one priority. The scenic areas are lifted and stored out of the way, with the added complication...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 207420

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

I agree Tim, :) very steep, but manageable using DAS. :thumb The walls are fairly narrow compared to others I have come across, and so clean! Wider walls are almost all filled with smaller stones or rubble giving a wider base. Slate areas often had single layers - some up in Cumbria had a nice green...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 207420

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

Hi Tim, :) I have a lot of dry stone walls on my Grayrigg layout as Cumberland area also has many - different in detail, but following contours up and down. I did mine using white DAS and texturing as I went . I went down that route after a long chat one exhibition with Tom Hartland who had used it ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 06, 2020 10:23 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 207420

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

Hi Tim, :) could I make a suggestion as to loading the locomotive. Something I have been doing now since liquid lead has been available is to load small polythene bags which are sealable - you probably like the rest of us have quite a stash somewhere in a drawer. Using a small weighing machine (you ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Sep 01, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1215
Views: 207420

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

Hi Tim, :) First time I have been on here for a while, like you I have been busy with a whole number of projects, however this is looking very good indeed. This is one area - battery powered locos - that I have no expertise on so unable to help.Although I do have a couple of friends who have built t...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Aug 11, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 121
Views: 28927

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Hi John, :D you may well be right about the shows, it has made me re-schedule my own work and today I was back in the garage setting up Dubbieside to do some repairs and will now spend some of my time repairing Grayrigg after last year's water damage - there may be quite a lot to do unfortunately. :...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Aug 06, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 121
Views: 28927

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Hi John, :D and very nice too! Very nicely weathered and I bet it felt good just to get something done on the wagon modelling side of things as some of the work on a layout can take quite a bit of time. I have a trainload of hoppers for Grayrigg. There was a regular trainload of hoppers heading for ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Jul 21, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 27601

Re: First steps in P4- now on my second loco

Good to see the other engine developing. :) Very nice touches and it is the little things which can make the difference to how you yourself view your models, it is nice to go just that little bit extra, even if others do not necessarily appreciate it. There will also be someone who will tell you you...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Jul 20, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 27601

Re: First steps in P4- now on my second loco

HI Pete, :) A very characterful loco.All the extra work on the pipework etc. has really paid off and other details that have been added.Crews are quite often a problem with certain locos, most of the common types being a shade too big, I have seen me shaving off various parts just for them to fit! H...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:06 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6180

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Just one or two photos of number 19 this weekend as I am still doing some work on it and the body, underframe, cab are not screwed down yet and I have taken the brake blocks off since this to do some further work on them, but just to complete the picture of where i am at at this stage. One rather an...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:59 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6180

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Now for the cab details for those who like to get it all right. I personally have not gone the whole hog as life is too short and I have had 9 backheads to do and other detail items, so have not put in all the detail available - I have a layout to finish and do other things in life. Here are a coupl...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:45 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6180

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Sunday evening again! :) I still have one locomotive to post up on and that is NCB No. 19 which I suppose I should post up tonight, but am very busy with other things unfortunately, however I have prepared something perhaps more useful for anyone building a J94 out there a series of photographs of N...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 21, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6180

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

No. 21 Part 2 and here we are with the second part showing the other side. DSC06602.JPG DSC06603.JPG DSC06604.JPG Not much to be said about the engine really except that quite a lot of the lettering on the engines has had to be done using white lettering, however as with the other engines this will...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 21, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6180

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Sorry no mid week post this week again as I have been preparing a poetry book for publication and it is taking up much of my time. :( however here is this weeks engine again with a few small things to add before weathering and bedding in. The engines have been photographed again on Don Rowland's old...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:47 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6180

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

J94 No.16 part 2 On to the other side - you can see that I have corrected the roof line in the last of the three photographs taken on this side DSC06554.JPG DSC06555.JPG DSC06557.JPG As with the other engines there is still work to be done at this stage and we may look at correcting the faults here...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 14, 2020 11:28 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6180

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

The J94's Sorry there was no mid week posting this week - just too busy, mainly around the house I am afraid. :cry: However this is the first of a number of J94s I ave either rebuilt for the new layout or built recently. This engine has been working for many years and was originally built for worki...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6180

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

As we are looking at both sides it is easier just to turn the loco around and put it back on the layout - this time on the embankment.

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The embankment gives a welcome change of level.


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A certain sense of bearing down on you.


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One of the views of the engine needing a crew.


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A photograph showing the odd buffers. and the damaged beam.


So something different tonight a blue engine! :)

Allan
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6180

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Hi Keith, :) My goodness yes - look at the brakes! I remember being a bit surprised to find that the class 47's on the Edinburgh and Glasgow push pulls, when they were going, required replacement brake blocks once a fortnight - traditional braking systems of course. On to tonight's engine, one for t...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:44 pm
Forum: North East of Scotland (Grampian)
Topic: First June Zoom meeting
Replies: 2
Views: 1327

Re: First June Zoom meeting

Hi David, :) I am sure that you enjoyed your meeting, sounds like there were a number of things our own group would be interested in. I have been writing up an entry for the S4 News on encouraging groups to get involved with this. We have been meeting today, as well, with our Starters Group, but als...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6180

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Hi Tim, :) Great photograph as well as interesting information. The burning of the paintwork on the locomotive sides very interesting - quite common on engine smokeboxes due to lack of maintenance common in BR days, but very interesting to see an engine in such a distressed state. As cleaning was re...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Jun 04, 2020 2:48 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 2286

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

Hi, :) A couple of things just for the moment, you will find that the flow formula helps acrylic to adhere to even a gloss surface, but I tend to follow up with a varnish afterwards to get the final finish as varnish has better adhesive qualities than paint. I used to teach airbrushing and introduce...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Jun 04, 2020 1:41 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6180

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Hi Tim :) The norm in the Fife area was for the NCB engines to gradually become increasingly dirty. In the 1960's they were cared for less and less until by the 1970's they were so filthy that it was difficult to make out what colour the engine was, never mind about making out whether it had lining ...

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