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by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Sep 08, 2019 7:02 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 31707

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: 192
Views: 31707

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: 192
Views: 31707

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: 192
Views: 31707

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: 5060

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: 5060

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: 5060

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: 19031

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: 192
Views: 31707

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: 192
Views: 31707

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: 192
Views: 31707

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: 192
Views: 31707

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: 192
Views: 31707

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: 291
Views: 48327

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: 192
Views: 31707

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: 192
Views: 31707

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...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Aug 25, 2019 8:35 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 31707

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

Hi John, :) There were an intriguing variety of posts all doing different things. My mother would have wondered at me putting in the power lines, I was not initially sure myself - from my mother's point of view it would have been for aesthetic reasons, :shock: but they were there in real life and I ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 31707

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

Hi Tim, :)

Just a couple of photographs in colour just to get a feel for that side of things, but again the locos just a bit too clean to be believable at this stage.

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Just a broad view giving something of a flavour of the colour range I am using. Industrials had often optimistically bright colours. The NCB had two shades of green and the WPR locos were mainly chocolate with either yellow or cream lining (if they had any, but there was an example of black above the footplate and everything red below which I hope to cover.)


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This is a close-up showing No. 21 which was an ex-Caley loco which Wemyss repainted into almost Caley blue with a different lining scheme - I have seen a chocolate coloured model of 21, but don't think it ever received that livery - but there may be a photograph out there to prove me wrong.. The small Barclay loco is of an earlier pattern one with the open back cab, stove pipe chimney and other details that were different on the older engines. It still has to get a spark arrester fitted to the chimney. 21 has the indignity of having a wagon buffer fitted to the front LHS as you are looking at it - and a foreign country's at that!


Allan
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 5:17 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 31707

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

Thanks Tim, :thumb This area has a real forest of different telephone and telegraph poles as well as a couple of pylons. I have made them plant-able so that I can eventually take photographs from the same positions on the model as on the real thing. The original photographs of course, are all in bla...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 5060

Re: Brassmasters J94

Hi Jim and Tim, I have posted a couple of photos of progress on my Wemyss layout here https://www.scalefour.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=89&t=5510&p=69423#p69423 Sorry no photos of the J94's yet Jim, I think it likely that it will be November at least until I can get all the locos finished. Tim...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Aug 23, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 192
Views: 31707

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

This is by way of an apology, in that it has been ages since I made a post on this thread. I was asked whether I could have the layout ready for Scalefour North 2020 and I have been under pressure to get on with it and we have also been busy with some work on Burntisland and also on the West Group l...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:42 am
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 5060

Re: Brassmasters J94

Hi Tim, :) the answer is yes. I have been so busy lately with so many projects on as well as my own there has been little time to upload anything.I have been keeping a record and plan to put up most of the techniques I am using. I am hoping to have completed one of the scenic boards today, although ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Aug 19, 2019 6:41 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 5060

Re: Brassmasters J94

Lovely and with the internal valve gear, much more advanced than what I am building, although I have put some rudimentary stuff between the frames. My engines are all on the back burner at the moment while I get on with layout building.Hoping to have it at Scalefour North next year with phase one fi...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 5060

Re: Brassmasters J94

Once again thanks Keith, :thumb

not sure how I managed to miss this, they are a pretty good representation.

Allan
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:59 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: Brassmasters J94
Replies: 42
Views: 5060

Re: Brassmasters J94

Hi Jim, I have bought J94 wheels recently from Alan Gibson. The first set I asked for replacements for the Hornby J94 which my son Dave has - they look pretty good, but have the unusual diameter of axle which Hornby use. :? The last time I bought another set from Alan Gibson, but forgot to ask for t...

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