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by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 186
Views: 28314

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

Hi Jon, and Philip, :) My own camera that I use all the time now is just a Sony Cyber-shot camera which does everything I want to be able to do with it. It is very compact and easily slipped into a pocket. When I went to China for the first time I wanted a camera that would be easy to carry, but giv...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Dec 09, 2019 3:41 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 186
Views: 28314

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

Hi Philip, :) Thanks very much, I hope you don't mind me mentioning it here, but you have done so much good work over the years and I know as a photographer myself and having taught photography in schools in the past, it is so easy for the public to think that good photography is easy now and that e...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Dec 09, 2019 8:27 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 186
Views: 28314

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

Since Newcastle I have been very busy, I spent 4 days working on Philip Hall's photographs of Burntisland before they go on to the Society's site covering this year's Scalefourum. Philip's a really good photographer and has done so much over the years at our main shows and put in many hours during t...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:52 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 144
Views: 32309

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

With Julian busy with his Thomson brake, it has incentivised me to get on with painting the beasts, so here are one or two photographs showing progress with the engines, with a it of luck I may get them finished prior to Christmas yet - not so sure about their accompanying truck/tenders - they will ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Dec 08, 2019 4:18 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 144
Views: 32309

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

I thought I had better catch up with progress on the engines. :) Although it is coming up to Christmas, and all that means, it has been possible to get the third large Barclay chassis on towards completion. The other two have also had some detail put in under the footplate which will allow me to go ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:36 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 144
Views: 32309

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

Yes Julian, :) Tim is right that is why I use the treatment - there is no need to remove the solder if as you said there is no transition mark between the two. If you are working all the time on N/S or brass Kit construction you can be so good at it that there is very little solder to clean off. You...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 144
Views: 32309

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

Hi Tim, :) By the time I get around to using it there is very little depth of surface solder anyway. Any gaps that might have been filled with solder will not really be attacked by the grit to any depth. The texture given to the surface is pretty microscopic, but is there none-the-less - you can act...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Nov 30, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 144
Views: 32309

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3

HI Tim, :) I have over the last week been coming back to finishing the engines off as well as 3 J94's which I have been working on. The final finish after a bit more scraping and rubbing down was achieved using an airbrush and blasting powder to take off any solder residue - not entirely necessary, ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Nov 20, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1079
Views: 142570

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

HI Tim, :) all looking good, now remember to mark each of your hornblocks and horn guides to make sure they always go back into the same position. If you are looking for the part of the thread you can find it here - https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=666&start=50 and on the...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 186
Views: 28314

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

Thanks Mark, :) :thumb Some lovely modelling and a very nice Blog - I will probably go back to that a good few times - don't want to give up on learning, clearing the decks after Newcastle today, will do some repairs to the layout there is always something gets damaged. A tank wagon dropped off the ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Nov 14, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 186
Views: 28314

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

Hello John, :) I am sorry about missing out the name of the layout :cry: here is a photo of the frontage showing a very nice finish overall. I am also sorry we did not get much time to have a longer chat, I don't like to be too far away from the layout when it is on show, given its age - coming up t...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:37 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 186
Views: 28314

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

While still on Newcastle Tim :) This first layout was called Corrieshalloch DSC05921.JPG DSC05919.JPG I also liked this little Welsh narrow gauge - Holegn Bridge- the trees were a particular delight. DSC05912.JPG DSC05913.JPG Both layouts small but beautifully modelled and shouted the area they came...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Nov 13, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 186
Views: 28314

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

Hi Tim, :) The ones I have are possibly no longer available although these look pretty good for the purpose, although there is no heat protection. What I use were intended as heat sinks in the electronic industry. I think they came from RS components originally, but they do not seem to be in their p...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Nov 11, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1079
Views: 142570

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

Hi Tim, :D I have been away down to Newcastle with Dubbieside last weekend and have been busy getting it ready, so have not been able to look at the forum. Looks like you have made a good job of the chassis jig and if used correctly will do what is required. Thanks for trying it. As to the material ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Oct 21, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1079
Views: 142570

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

Hi Tim, :) This is one of these locos which all the extra work onside the cab will pay off as it is such an open cab - quite a lot of work and time will go into this I am sure. I remember the amount of time I put into my first engines - and still do occasionally. Looking forward to this - my own loc...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Oct 13, 2019 7:01 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: Scaleforum 2019
Replies: 249
Views: 23981

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: 291
Views: 44582

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: 23981

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: 1079
Views: 142570

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: 1079
Views: 142570

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: 23981

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: 1079
Views: 142570

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: 21804

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: 1079
Views: 142570

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: 21804

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...

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