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by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 948
Views: 119373

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

Hi Tim, Adding Glycerine should help, but I have never used it on sea moss. It is what they use on reindeer moss to keep its springyness. The alternative to glycerine would be to spray it with at least a couple of layers of white glue. You can use a diffuser, which makes it more difficult to damage ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:26 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 948
Views: 119373

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

Hi Tim, :) Was pleased to see that you had used my old mate Dave Franks coupling rods. All his stuff is to a good quality and he is to be encouraged in the development of his range. He is one of the best S4 modellers I know despite being known for all his EM locomotives and layout. He and Fiona have...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

Hi :) After John's comments I have been reworking the sleepered area outside the shed and works. I made a small shape to represent the foot of the chair. I made this from a printers lead - easy to file and within a few seconds I had something to work with. Since the area uses sheet polystyrene it wa...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

Hi Tim, :) Possibly, but not something I have tried - there is possibly someone out there that has and can add to this. Certainly when you look up a river it is possible to see the gradient especially in hilly country. The Chemise Burn which fed the reservoir had little gradient, but will have a bt ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 2:16 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

Hi Tim, :) Thanks for putting these up - I haven't seen them before. Well worthwhile taking a look if considering using resin. I too am allergic to the stuff - I used to use it when we were teaching - I used to make low reliefs with the children-some of them being really quite large and using fibreg...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

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Material being used - a small selection of the orange colour available via Noch

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Pins and brown plasticine dipped in white glue are made into reeds.


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Material being painted and cut to make longer leaves.

Finished effect next week I am afraid :)
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

DSC05562.JPG It reminded me of duck weed or similar floating so I decided to use some of it along with some tufts to create a small reed bed in an area where I had no photographic references at all - I can always change it later. So a couple of photos to see it developing DSC05563.JPG A 50/50 mix o...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:17 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

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I use a light delicate/soft brush with long bristles to clear off the material which I do not use.

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Here is the final appearance.

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IN the process I brushed the material on to the water surface and had an idea.
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 276
Views: 38470

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Hi Julian, you are much more likely to have a wheel go out with combinations of the following - 1 A heavy locomotive pulling a heavy load (something may have to give especially where gradients are involved) 2 Engines with larger wheels from about 5' 0" upwards all to do with leverage and torque...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

DSC05550.JPG Here the concrete texture has been brought out by using a darker shade thinned down and worked on to the painted plaster before the first layer is wet to give variation. DSC05556.JPG White Glue is painted along the joints for attaching weeds and mosses. DSC05557.JPG Fine chopped foam i...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:54 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

Once almost dry I have used some earth colour to suggest dirt being washed out by rain and running down the slope into the reservoir. Below the long grass made from carpet under-felt I have glued some chopped foam to suggest the dry moss below the overhanging grasses and will later add some dried le...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

I don't have much time this evening to upload what I have managed since last week, however I will cover the working up of some of the surfaces that were worked on last week and will finish this part next Sunday. So mainly photographs tonight. DSC05541.JPG Here I am working around the reservoir. The ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

Hi John, :) Thanks! :D There was something bothering me about the basic surface that I had used as the infill for the locomotive /works yard. And when I was in looking at Dubbieside in the garage this morning I could see that on the crossings on the railway where I had used sleepers before and used ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Sep 03, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 3640

Re: Brassmasters J94

Thanks Keith for that, :) the video gives a good idea of the layout in operation and something of the industrial backdrop which is very convincing. The moribund branch heading towards the tunnel, and all the detail - the extra supports for the walls and convincing track-work, similar to what I am ho...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:43 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 3640

Re: Brassmasters J94

Hi Jim, :D It is always the little things when it comes to engines. Are your locos DCC by the way? I may have normal DC for the first year just to get everything working, but have plans for adding DCC ASAP. The Buckhaven/Methil branch will be switchable for either for anyone who wants to run somethi...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 3640

Re: Brassmasters J94

Really nice Jim :thumb I can see me retro fitting one having seen your locomotive running. Excellent! I do love the night time mood and often run Dubbieside like that in the evening, the layout was fitted with its own lighting from the first - well worth it. When is your layout to be exhibited again...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 8:33 pm
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 62
Views: 15170

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Good to see the building progressing, haven't made any new buildings for my new layout for some time, but this inspires me to have a go at the works building, not quite so characterful as yours, but quite a sizeable affair - there will not be any photographs for a while as I progress other aspects o...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

Hi John, :) Really nice work both. Sleepers were used all over the place, on the extended Dubbieside I used them extensively when it was in the museum back in the 1980's, most of the extension no longer exists as I had no-where to store it when I gave up at Melrose - many items were given away and a...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

HI John, :) There were one or two other things on the list of to-dos tonight, just to finish off certain areas - the cess areas and embankments. So to be complete - DSC05538.JPG The cess areas were fine ash - the material used was fine ballast with the intention of using pastel and paint to get the ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

Now to the ash area of the yard and the road surface and standage surfaces. I am using baseboards with a layer of Styrene and paper on the top surface. I started by painting a dark grey coat of enamel paint to seal the paper surface and give a starting colour. The dark colour is useful as it will sh...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 8:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

Hello John :) If you're sure? The works yard is mainly ash in the working areas, later replaced by the use of stone chips where lorries turning caused too much breakdown of the top surface. There is a crane to go in the middle of the area - a Scot's derrick which I am looking forward to making - I h...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 01, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

Hi everyone, :) On the work bench this week are some mineral wagons being put together by my son Dave and I for the West Scotland 4mm Group's Calderside layout which features an exchange yard for a colliery - oddly enough, isn't that what Wemyss is all about? Well yes, but they will be very differen...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Aug 27, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 276
Views: 38470

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Sorry to hear about this Julian, :( We were all looking forward to seeing it at the weekend show doing its stuff. I have had similar happen to me. Soldering can have just as many problems. What happens is that too much heat and the crank pin comes loose within the wheel and therefore the crank malfu...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Aug 26, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

HI John and Julian, :) firstly John - that is great and I would highly recommend the volume, it is excellent for info on bell's and operating equipment in signal boxes etc. I notice it also covers things like crossing gates - now wishing I had realised that before installing a temporary set on the b...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:53 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 167
Views: 23696

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

Yes John, :) a very useful book which I have been able to borrow but not been able to obtain my own copy yet. We were discussing insulators, as you do, the other day and their colour - I had quite a collection of them when I had the museum in Melrose. I do know the red ones carried power supplies, b...

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