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by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 159083

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

Hi Tim, :) Just back from some time in China and can see there has been much happening during my time away - we might be able to catch up a bit at Scalefourum as we have a stand covering the West Lothian Starters Group and I am bringing along some of what we have been doing recently. Hope to meet up...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:30 am
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 27470

Re: Where will this lead......

HI Rob, :D Will do. We are coming down with our starters group stand and one or two experimental bits and pieces. I have not been contributing much on the forum recently as we have had the family over from the States. I note from Tim's thread there has been a fair bit of discussion about the effects...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:45 am
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 27470

Re: Where will this lead......

Hi Rob, :D

this is all looking good. I believe you are going to Scalefour SW this year with your layout. Hope you have a lovely time down there, unfortunately I will not be down this year, but it is always a great show and very friendly. Good luck and I hope you have a successful show.

Allan :)
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: West of Scotland
Topic: West Scotland 4mm Group layout Calderside
Replies: 14
Views: 4031

Re: West Scotland 4mm Group layout Calderside

Please do Tim, :) you are already a friend of the group from my point of view. We do like to build fairly big railways up here. Dubbieside back in the early eighties, just before I rebuilt it for the museum came to 65 ft in length, although that included the fiddle yard - I rebuilt it into a round a...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:54 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17301

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

Hi Noel :) you are right to a degree. The big Barclays were designed to be able to haul 40 wagons plus brake up the entire line which had a major gradient coming up from the Wellesley Colliery (Methil, Fife) as well as the MIchael Colliery. The Barclays had 22,403 lb at 85% efficiency which would su...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Jun 29, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: West of Scotland
Topic: West Scotland 4mm Group layout Calderside
Replies: 14
Views: 4031

Re: West Scotland 4mm Group layout Calderside

Thanks Terry, :) I am sure that the group would love to make a re-appearance at Scalefourum wherever it ends up being held. The layout dates away back and was originally built by one of our members Alan Clark, who now lives in France, but occasionally turns up when we exhibit the layout. It has a ve...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 159083

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

Lots of good advice there Tim. :thumb

I too have a home made jig for squaring up things,just been too busy lately to get some photos to you, but next three weeks completely filled with non-railway stuff - family coming over from America! :D

Allan :)
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 96462

Re: Construction of a Test Track

Hi Colin, :) nice running achieved! Well done! Liked the fact that when the engine sets off at a rate of nots that it just flows across the cross-over. I always test from low speeds up to max. It should also be checked at different temperatures - we have had from time to time faults that have occurr...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Jun 25, 2018 6:01 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 74
Views: 17301

Re: First steps in P4- moving on to my first P4 loco

Yes Pete, :) well done, it is not unusual to take some time over a loco - it is probably what happens to most of us as we get embroiled in other things my own thread on building Barclays has come to a halt as I have been busy building the layout they are meant for and now that has been delayed as I ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 159083

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

HI Tim :) These are the little fun things that act as a contrast to the more serious (if that is the word) aspects of what we make. At the recent show where we met up the only items I came away with was a range of animals and birds for populating the new layout. There is a section of woodland toward...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 159083

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

A cracking little signal box, ;) hope you model the lad and dog. I have a model I have built of the signal box at Scout Green and included the dog which went with the signalman every day to his work. It is sitting curled up in front of the fire. I also made a model of my wife's dog Pat which sat on ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 10, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 159083

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

That's Great Tim. :) Thank you very much, I must say it is all looking good and you are doing a good job of covering all your work as you go along which is very encouraging. The starters group meet regularly once a month and all are making some progress,like yourself and I have suggested following y...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 159083

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

Sounds good Tim! :)

Any chance of a photo or two? Only if you have time.

Allan :)
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:35 am
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 27470

Re: Where will this lead......

Lots of lovely little railways in Wales Rob I hope you both enjoy your holiday! :) Most of my time of late has been taken up with gardening and building the blacksmith's shop for Burntisland. This week I have been working on the layouts in the garage and then we too are going to do holiday type thin...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed May 02, 2018 9:15 am
Forum: Standard Gauge Workbench
Topic: Queensbridge Road Wharf
Replies: 62
Views: 19258

Re: Queensbridge Road Wharf

Yes lovely buildings to model. The cranes all seem to be the simple type. We often had them on distilleries up here. I have a model of one on Dubbieside which was based on one which was at Cameron Bridge Distillery. - It was steam operated and had cylinders etc. attached to the outside wall. Unfortu...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Apr 29, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1106
Views: 159083

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

Hi Tim, :) This is all good stuff and an interesting application of a new technique. I was wondering why the block for the base was not included and perhaps a stalk below allowing for a stronger attachment than just glue. The stalk I realise could not be fitted to multiples, but certainly a number o...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:12 pm
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 27470

Re: Where will this lead......

Hi Rob, :) I have always included lighting in my buildings Rob and it is a real pleasure operating Dubbieside at night using the layout lights only. I did an article in MRJ a number of years ago on this . The railway at night was so atmospheric. The new layout is similar and will also have a similar...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:31 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 32044

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

Thanks Colin :) Everything ages and buildings can show instability as the years go on. For some reason the outer ones were the first to go, although others were showing signs from early on. Just exactly when the end ones were taken down I do not know, but clearly they had become unsafe. At a later d...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Apr 27, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: RobM
Topic: Where will this lead......
Replies: 154
Views: 27470

Re: Where will this lead......

Hi Rob, :) It is all looking good and you will soon have the other hand back. Good to meet up at Scalefour North. I am working in the garden this week as well - complete rebuild job starting with the greenhouse which is now up and paths being tackled over the next few days - will be good to get back...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:03 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 32044

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

Having had a week after Scalefour North just doing things other than model railway - re-assembling Dave's greenhouse,and working in the garden, it has given me time to breath and perhaps contemplate the next move on the railway. Scalefour North was very interesting in that I was surprised just how m...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Apr 12, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 96462

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

Hi Colin, :)

off to Scalefour North this weekend with a couple of sample boards and some track construction materials - I notice Howard is going to be there with Minores - it will be good to see it again, if I manage to get a little time off! Fairly unlikely if past form is to go by.

Allan :)
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: Layouts and Operations
Topic: Construction of a Test Track
Replies: 611
Views: 96462

Re: Track Construction for a Test Track

Hi Colin :) Looks really smooth this time and proves what I have always recommended that if the track is made accurately and care taken in laying then non-compensated wagons should run through without any problems - I do similar tests when building. After all if it runs with non compensated stock -h...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Apr 07, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 48692

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Hi Julian, :) I can always move the platform! Should be good to see it go and you are right about racing to finish something for a target, it means getting everything just right first go and that seldom happens if at all. We are under pressure this weekend to try to get the buildings finished or as ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Apr 07, 2018 8:50 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Crab Comet conversion
Replies: 291
Views: 48692

Re: Crab Comet conversion

Hi Julian, :) I have been following your crab build with great interest as it will be good to see a crab performing again on Calderside after many years. Alan Clark still has the Japanese one he built for the layout in the 1970's. We had it running at Glasgow a few years ago when we had Calderside t...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Apr 05, 2018 8:26 am
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 32044

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

Hi Tim, :) Yes that will be more than fine - I will look forward to seeing you again. Hope the tool has been of some use to you. Remember the washers that go with it - people always forget when they return the item! Looking forward to seeing your buffer stops. - Might be useful to bend a few more fo...

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