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by Allan Goodwillie
Tue May 12, 2020 4:51 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6091

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Tim, I have been doing some research on the water capacity etc.of the engines working on the Wemyss line and other engines in the locality and their capacity. It might be best to start with the route and to understand that then the gradients encountered, the haulage capacity and the water and coal c...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue May 12, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6091

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Hi Doug, :) I have one of these pens and they are very good in certain situations, but must be kept scrupulously clean. I will probably cover the use of one, but at a later date - I will be interested in how you get on with it and just what paint/ink you decide to use and the results you get. I have...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue May 12, 2020 10:59 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6091

Re: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Thanks for the welcome back folks, Sorry I have not been posting for a while and there is so much that is new on the Forum, I must find time to go and explore. I have been following your series Terry in the S4News - all really useful to know. Tim I know you have been wondering about how far locos (e...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun May 10, 2020 10:00 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: Wemyss Private Railway - Scott's Road - Allan Goodwillie
Replies: 194
Views: 41563

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

HI everyone, :) for those interested in seeing the engines , they are at an interesting stage in that they are all painted as ex-works and running. The Barclay locomotives are being finished off as part of a batch of nine locomotives for the Scott's Road layout and are a mixture of Scratch and kit b...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun May 10, 2020 9:44 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4
Replies: 58
Views: 6091

West of Scotland Group's "Starters" Build a loco project 4

Hello everyone :) It is a while since the last posting on the thread and this should be the final section that I will do on locomotive construction. It will deal with finishing primarily and see what the final outcomes were with the locomotives under construction for my Scott's Road layout. The engi...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri May 08, 2020 4:00 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 205272

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

Hi Tim, :) some very nice modelling of the point rodding and probably the right thing to do with the operational side using levers that are hand operated. You are more likely to detect any problems by the feel of the lever. My original layout boards for Dubbieside had working rods to begin with, but...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu May 07, 2020 4:29 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 27385

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

I have deleted this post as well Dave :thumb - as you say Flymo has it covered and it was unnecessary to add more here.
Allan :)
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu May 07, 2020 4:04 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 27385

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

Hi Pete and Flymo, :)

Just going to delete my two posts to allow for a better flow as Dave suggests below. Would hate to be a distraction.

Allan :)
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed May 06, 2020 1:11 pm
Forum: On My Workbench
Topic: First steps in P4- now on my second loco
Replies: 137
Views: 27385

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

Hi Pete, :) Definitely a characterful locomotive and good to see the progress Pete. I have also been finishing locos lately as probably half of the membership at least given the circumstances. Flymo's suggestion came at just the right time for me as it has just resolved a problem I had of a short oc...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon May 04, 2020 9:14 am
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 205272

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

HI Tim, :) Thanks that was very kind of you. I have been finishing off my Barclay tanks in recent times so will be posting each one up as I get them finished, there are other locos I have been working on for Scott's Road, some rebuilds and some finally completed although they have been run-able for ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun May 03, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: Starting in P4
Topic: Making a Start - The Peak District Midland / Monsal Dale pre 1903
Replies: 1213
Views: 205272

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

Hi Tim, :D some really nice bits of film and full of the Dale's magic! Bet you were excited when you came across it. Have not been on here lately as Dave and I came down with a virus :shock: after attending the Preston show with my friend Ray. Took 3 weeks to get over it and was not particularly wel...
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: 1213
Views: 205272

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: 1213
Views: 205272

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: 157
Views: 43742

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: 33
Views: 16289

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: 75336

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: 137
Views: 27385

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: 194
Views: 41563

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: 1213
Views: 205272

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: 194
Views: 41563

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: 194
Views: 41563

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: 194
Views: 41563

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: 194
Views: 41563

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: 194
Views: 41563

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: 157
Views: 43742

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 ...

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