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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: 4218

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: 4218

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: 4218

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: 4218

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: 4218

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: 4218

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: 4218

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: 4218

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: 4218

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: 618

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: 4218

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: 1665

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: 4218

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 ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:38 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 4218

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

Small Barclay part 2 :) No.26 was based at the local colliery called Lochead, about a mile away from the Scott's Rd yard. The Wemyss system had quite a few of these little engines. One was based at Scott's road, but often worked at the brickworks. DSC06530.JPG DSC06532.JPG DSC06533.JPG Next one Sun...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 4218

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

Well here we are in the middle of the week. :) Time passes quickly when you are busy and I am trying to get the engines finished to a certain point. This little engine is the smallest of the Barclays - it is an engine that I have had for about 40years and decided to back date the locomotive to a muc...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Painting and Weathering
Topic: Spraying Lifecolor
Replies: 33
Views: 1665

Re: Spraying Lifecolor

Hi David, :) I have not tried the particular formula you are going to use but I am reasonably sure that Nigel is right about most of the ready made examples examples. If there are any problems it tends to be with working in a hot dry atmosphere when the particles are dry before they even hit the sur...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun May 31, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 194
Views: 38637

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

The most recent of the engines is number 17, which I show here, but there are even better photographs of the engine here: https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=39&t=6929&start=25 DSC06486.JPG DSC06483.JPG Once the engines are finished at this stage I will get back to the developmen...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun May 31, 2020 4:19 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 4218

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

No.17 continued...... :) Having built and painted No. 17 I rather like the fully lined out version - you never know I might just go and build No. 19 as well at a later date! I do intend building No.20 disassembled in the works as its boiler was sent back to Barclay's at one point and there are nice ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun May 31, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 4218

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

Barclay No.17 :) Well here we are another Sunday night and looking at the 3rd large Barclay in the series. Can't believe just how quickly the time is passing. Again the engine is at the same stage as the others, basic painting and lining in this case done and several small details to be dealt with, ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu May 28, 2020 9:12 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1141
Views: 185498

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

Following on from Noel :) When I had my model railway museum during the 1980's I had a visitor one day who was brought in by his son and stayed all day. His son asked if it was OK if he left him with us and he would be back at tea time, he mentioned that the gentleman was in his 90's but would be fi...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed May 27, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 4218

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

Thanks Tim, :) glad you approve! Here are a few other pictures of no.18. In its latter days it was in a very German looking livery with everything below the footplate in red - by this time I was at Art College and do not remember ever seeing it in this late livery. One or two flaws in the paintwork ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed May 27, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 4218

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

Enough of that Tim, :) It's time we went on to look at some of the engines as they reach the painted stage and first running tests. The second locomotive of the three big Barclay engines is number 18 which from what I have been able to find out during the 1950's and 60's was painted in a black liver...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue May 26, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 4218

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

Hi Tim, :) yes really nice and within the British School. Here is one of my own from my first couple of books, don't want to stray away from the thread as it is not railway orientated, but thought you might be interested that I do things other than model railways. :) Here is one from the cover of &q...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon May 25, 2020 6:46 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 4218

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

Hi Tim, :) I remember seeing them as they were introduced at Methil Docks on the NCB lines engines, two of the 1912 engines were done and two of the J94's they looked so strange at the time - something quite alien in fact. I have been updating No. 21 which I have had now for many years and it is on ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun May 24, 2020 10:19 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 4218

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

Thanks Andy :) These were powerful engines and robust, it was No.16 that tumbled down the embankment at Scott's Road shed and survived despite ending upside-down. That's when they added a check rail to the curve on the gradient coming down into the yard. :idea: (I am modelling the check rail and gra...

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