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by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Dec 03, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 127
Views: 36587

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Hi John :) Yes I am hoping it will turn out OK. The intention of the layout design - and considered from the beginning, was to allow for maximum flexibility and ease of alteration. It was always intended that alternative scenic treatment would allow for other lines or companies to be portrayed, with...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Dec 02, 2020 10:01 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 127
Views: 36587

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Hi John, :) Derek was wondering if I could make a video of Grayrigg, but I had already started on a complete reconstruction and thought it unlikely I could have it finished and be able to make the video in time for the date he was needing it. Pity as it is a good idea. Maybe sometime in the future. ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: John Donnelly
Topic: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction
Replies: 127
Views: 36587

Re: Wagons for South Pelaw Junction

Hi John, :) The quality of the ready to run stuff nowadays is superb isn't it. I am sure it will save much work. Changing wheels is a doddle and couplings to taste. I bought another couple of coaches recently which required the same treatment and nothing more. The detail on the coach however was so ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Oct 07, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1

Hi Chaps, :) I pretty much agree with what both of you are saying and I am sure that a good many people will be looking again at their rakes of wagons, spotting things and going "Oh No!", but not to worry there are few thought police :twisted: around that can afford to tell you to "ge...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 2

Thanks James, :) Of course, I was looking through my older wagons and they do not have the shiny shank! I did touch up my ones quickly before taking the photos! I am so used to looking at the trains as they are now and it had not struck me just what I was doing! I really must give up doing this sort...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Oct 06, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1

Thanks Noel, :)

Diminishing returns - this becomes stronger as you get older I am afraid, but I do understand.

We do come down to the Wells Show with layouts and when things improve I am hoping to do so again, so it may yet be possible before I am too old. :)

Allan :)
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:45 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1

Hi Philip and David, as you can see I have re-instated the PDF's this evening with a page covering various caveats and produced plain background versions of both so that people , if they wish, can print them out with less ink being used. Thank you Philip for the open invitation for when we get back ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1

Hi Noel, :) I appreciate the images that you have kindly put up here, very nice examples indeed with a couple of other approaches others may try which is good. You will find that I have updated the PDF's and also put in some notes as to what we have been discussing and also put the same notes above ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:59 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 2

Hi everyone, :) I have re-issued the various versions of the Weathering wagons PDF's one with a plain background and the original with coloured backgrounds.There is also a page now within each volume making readers aware of the limitations of what is presented. The altered versions are back now wher...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Oct 05, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1

Hi Noel, :) I see you are clearly of the opinion that we must in all things get it right so will for the time being bow to your request and try to find time to either upgrade the models or find similar examples of technique used on newer wagons more up to the present climate. This may take some time...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Oct 05, 2020 6:49 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1

Hi Philip, :) you and me both. One of my great friends sadly no longer with us Mike Gilgannon, never did get his main line layout finished despite building all his life. He was the first person anywhere in the country to have a working main line which performed beautifully from the start and everyth...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:02 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1

Hi Noel, :) thanks for your timely submission. I have added a bit here and there to warn that not all examples of stock are meant to be on the go at the same time, some are from my Dubbieside layout and built over 40 years ago now and the intention of that layout originally was to show mid to late f...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Oct 04, 2020 8:11 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 2

Hi John, :)

As you requested. Hope you find the plain background version suitable for printing.
You will find the light background version at the top of the page which I have updated after some discussion.

Allan
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:52 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 668

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 2

Thanks Steve, :) I have pointed out that the images come from stock - some of which has been running for about 50 years and is not all correct in the numbers used or, sometimes in details of under frames and brake gear, built at a time and not having the information now available to us all as modell...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

Re: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1

Thanks David, :) that is very kind after Noel's submission made me feel as if perhaps I should not have made my submission - I just thought it might be useful, although he is correct in the things that are wrong about the models and as you will read I will try to correct the examples and update the ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:15 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 2
Replies: 6
Views: 668

West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 2

Hello everyone, :) DSC06884.JPG Here as promised is part two again in the form of a PDF covering the actual techniques. There are a range of techniques mainly for open wagons, but I intend doing something in the future about wagons and carriages when the time comes as well as Locomotives which are b...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Oct 04, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1
Replies: 20
Views: 1525

West Scotland Group's Weathering wagons part 1

Hi Everyone. :D DSC06882.JPG I thought I would post something on this topic for those who might want to pick up a brush for the first time and have a go at developing their weathering skills. The West Group have been building mainly steel coal wagons for a colliery exchange yard on the Group layout....
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Sep 29, 2020 9:15 pm
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: SCALEFOUR NORTH

Thanks Danny, :)

At least we know the present position. Again we would like to thank everyone who was involved in the virtual Scalefourum this year. We had a zoom meeting of the West Group tonight and it looks like everyone spent the weekend watching it and thought it was excellent.

Allan :)
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Exhibitions
Topic: SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 3
Views: 698

Re: SCALEFOUR NORTH

Hello Derek, :) I was supposed to be showing my new layout this year at S4N, but due to Covit of course S4N was not on and the other exhibition it was supposed to be going to in Newcastle during November is also off. The layout is not finished, but would have been exhibit-able with a little effort f...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:19 pm
Forum: Virtual Scaleforum
Topic: VIRTUAL SCALEFORUM & SCALEFOUR NORTH
Replies: 135
Views: 13192

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: 11
Views: 2792

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: 1221
Views: 249321

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: 1221
Views: 249321

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: 1221
Views: 249321

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: 1221
Views: 249321

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 ...

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