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by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:04 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1104
Views: 152172

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

Hi Tim, :) light clock oil does work pretty well. I use Walker's ship log oil which I bought years ago via a ship chandler's. When cleaning out a mechanism the old solution which watchmakers was was to use petrol, or lighter fluid which would not only clear any dust etc. but also remove any oil at t...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Jan 14, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1104
Views: 152172

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

HI Tim, :)

Great stuff looks fantastic!

Allan
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:36 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 3
Replies: 145
Views: 35177

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

Having been asked recently about when the index might be forthcoming I have to admit that I cannot find enough time to do this properly, however I have been offered some help to get some form of index or headings done, a full index it is a fairly major task although it could be done as "chapter...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:34 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: "West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco part 2
Replies: 25
Views: 13637

Re: "West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco part 2

Following on from the above. :) Having been asked recently about when the index might be forthcoming I have to admit that I cannot find enough time to do this properly, however I have been offered some help to get some form of index or headings done, a full index it is a fairly major task although i...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Jan 09, 2020 11:16 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project
Replies: 152
Views: 67879

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

Having been asked recently about when the index might be forthcoming I have to admit that I cannot find enough time to do this properly, however I have been offered some help to get some form of index or headings done, a full index it is a fairly major task although it could be done as "chapter...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Jan 04, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 16554

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

Hi Pete, :) good to see progress on the Kitson - nice interesting prototype and very characterful, wagon looks good as well. I have a pile of stuff to catch up on and decided to take a few weeks off modelling anything, but should be back to making things again after we have been down south next week...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Dec 31, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 30994

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

HI Phil, :) I am sure it will give you many happy hours, I have had mine for some time and yet have quite a few features to explore. Have fun and I look forward to seeing some of the results. :) DSC054641.jpg Both engines are a bit clean yet and will eventually be weathered, which lets down the phot...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:35 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1104
Views: 152172

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

Hi Tim, :) sorry I have been busy over the last month and had lost track of what you have been up to, much of what you were wondering about vis a vis the use of keeper plates, removable brakes, thread locking etc. is covered here in my loco building thread. https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic....
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Dec 18, 2019 11:23 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 30994

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

Hi Phil, :) Let me know whatever you decide you are going to do. Enjoy the Christmas period and all the best progress in the New Year. :) I am hoping to make some progress myself, but unlikely to do much in the way of posting over the holiday period, so Happy Christmas to anyone following my workben...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Dec 12, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 30994

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

HI Phil, :) The particular version I have is the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-HX60 Camera, HD 1080p, 20.4MP, 30x Optical Zoom, Wi-Fi, NFC, 3" Screen, Black I've had a look this morning and John Lewis is advertising them at £185 on their site - there are lots of good reviews as well, I bought mine at Cur...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Dec 10, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 30994

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: 192
Views: 30994

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: 192
Views: 30994

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: 145
Views: 35177

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: 145
Views: 35177

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: 145
Views: 35177

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: 145
Views: 35177

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: 145
Views: 35177

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: 1104
Views: 152172

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: 192
Views: 30994

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: 192
Views: 30994

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: 192
Views: 30994

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: 192
Views: 30994

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: 1104
Views: 152172

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: 1104
Views: 152172

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...

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