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by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Sep 10, 2008 10:47 am
Forum: Materials and Techniques
Topic: Corrugated styrene
Replies: 7
Views: 4284

Re: Corrugated styrene

Slaters produce a corrugated sheet which comes in their normal sized sheet, which makes quite passable corrugated iron of the type used in steam days. I have used this for years and some would think this perhaps old fashioned now as there has been an alternative available from Wills for some time wh...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Aug 08, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 11952

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

I am sure it will be Tim. At a pound each you can't complain and clearly built for the job, I am also sure they can be adapted for other situations, too late for us on Burntisland as we are probably finishing putting in the motors this weekend on the new extensions.I may take a few photographs of th...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:31 am
Forum: Control Concepts
Topic: Layout Control Software
Replies: 9
Views: 6464

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

Found it Tim, again , for others the website is at
http://www.freiwald.com/
I have already downloaded the manual.
Thanks Allan
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:28 pm
Forum: Control Concepts
Topic: Layout Control Software
Replies: 9
Views: 6464

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

Found it Tim, :D
for others who may be interested and have Macs or PC's here is the web address. :arrow:

http://jmri.sourceforge.net/download/

thanks again
Allan
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Aug 04, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Control Concepts
Topic: Layout Control Software
Replies: 9
Views: 6464

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

Thanks for that Tim, there must be a download for that somewhere I will try to find it.

Allan
by Allan Goodwillie
Sun Aug 03, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Control Concepts
Topic: Layout Control Software
Replies: 9
Views: 6464

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

Hi Dave, thanks for the reply. One or two basic questions , firstly Does RailRoad and Co run on Mac's or is it purely Windows? Is there a book or website that would show how to go about this? We have German made controllers ESU, I assume we would require some other Locobuffer. Is Locobuffer a partic...
by Allan Goodwillie
Sat Aug 02, 2008 8:20 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 11952

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

I have been asked which copy of the Modeller contained my article on the signals. It was June 2007,in case anyone else wishes to have a look. :|
Allan
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 11952

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

That's great Tony I will look forward to hearing from him. I have seen the layout in operation with the computers set up and it was all very impressive as is the trackwork you have there, it does have the look of American track, heavy! 8-)

Allan
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:53 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 11952

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

Yes Rod we have a committee, and even planning meetings! Being the founder member of the group I am amazed that we now have over 30 members, of course,like any group, not all our members contribute to the layout, :shock: but most do in some way. I have been amazed how many members who have moved awa...
by Allan Goodwillie
Fri Aug 01, 2008 11:04 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 11952

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

Hi Tony, good to hear from you again. I enjoyed our chat at Linlithgow. I am OK about you using the information and hope you will try it out yourself to see that it is simple and does work 100%. It is not a system that is widely in use yet, because it has only been used on a few layouts I have been ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Jul 31, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Eridge Mk2
Replies: 24
Views: 12940

Re: Eridge Mk2

hi Rod, Risking being a pest here, but I am very interested in your project and your approach. I am interested in how you construct your scenery, are you using polyboard profiles? On my Grayrigg layout, everything is of light construction and the entire scenery can be removed and other scenery dropp...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:33 am
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Eridge Mk2
Replies: 24
Views: 12940

Re: Eridge Mk2

hi Rod , looks like you have thought of most things. Burntisland has, for us, been a chance to try out things which as individuals and as a group we have not tried before and therefor has been good fun, although a lot of work. As a group, sharing of ideas has been paramount. The use of the computer ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Thu Jul 31, 2008 9:02 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout wiring / soldering
Replies: 10
Views: 4804

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

hi Matt, please let me know how you get on. It is always interesting trying something new, but I am sure you get the hang of it very quickly. Passing on usefull and well tried information and looking for alternatives is what the forum should be about as well as making a few new friends of course. Be...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Jul 30, 2008 7:40 pm
Forum: Diesel and Electric Locomotives
Topic: Class 37 - Bachmann conversion
Replies: 5
Views: 3684

Re: Class 37 - Bachmann conversion

We recently converted a Bachman 37 using the wheelsets from Ultrascale who were a bit slow to provide, but the wheels fitted perfectly with no sight of rock on the bogies at all. It is an excellent puller pulling 20 wagon trains at 4oz per wagon up a 1:70 grade on our Grayrigg layout at home. The la...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Jul 30, 2008 5:19 pm
Forum: Baseboards and Carpentry
Topic: Eridge Mk2
Replies: 24
Views: 12940

Re: Eridge Mk2

hi Rod, The deep baseboards are a good idea in terms of strength. Richard Darby is our carpenter on Burntisland and we went for the deep boards. (About the same depth as on Eridge Mk 2) The reasoning being the same. They have been very stable up to now despite being stored in warm conditions in my G...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 11952

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

Now some examples, showing various uses other than with Tortoises. The first time I made these, I realise now was back in the 1980's at Melrose Museum when I made a number of variations for some of the new work done then on the enlarged layout. In the end the present arrangement was successful. At t...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Jul 30, 2008 3:05 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 11952

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

I have taken one or two photographs to help with the above. The first two show one of the turnout operating units I have just been making for Burntisland. I have produced 25 of them in about an hour and a half - so they don't take long to make, especially if you are batch building. You will notice o...
by Allan Goodwillie
Wed Jul 30, 2008 9:24 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 11952

Turnout operation 2

I believe in keeping it simple, I don't bend the wire in any particular way I tend to trim the wire to length once it has been offered up to the point blade with the point blade held in place against the rail with a cut back hair clip. I cut the wire as long as possible as long as it does not catch ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Jul 28, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout Operation (TOUs etc.)
Replies: 33
Views: 11952

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

Here is an extract from a draft prepared for the article in the Modeller, which covered how I constructed the signals for Burntisland and techniques used for the lighting of signals as well as other usefull tips - I commend you to the article. To make my turnout bar requires only three materials, 0....
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Jul 28, 2008 10:07 am
Forum: Track and Turnouts
Topic: Turnout wiring / soldering
Replies: 10
Views: 4804

Re: Turnout wiring / soldering

hi Matt, The following may help you solve the problem- In olden times when I first started in P4, as it was then, and the Scalefour Society had not started, a couple of components that Studiolith developed were very useful in this regard. If you were using the wooden sleeper and rivit construction f...
by Allan Goodwillie
Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:35 am
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Midland Bracket Signal
Replies: 3
Views: 4964

Re: Midland Bracket Signal

Hi Morgan, thought I would post an additional item showing one of the bracketed signals I built for Burntisland, now I have figured out how to add the photographs. The photo shows the Burntisland starters as built for the layout on their first fitting before I coloured in their spectacles. At this s...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Jul 21, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Steam Locomotives
Topic: WD and banker
Replies: 4
Views: 2723

Re: WD and banker

Hi Keith, I have enjoyed the view of your WD working hard with its banker. I have just finished a WD recently with the motor in the tender with a 2:1 reduction in the tender and via a drive shaft a 40:1 reduction in the loco. ( A DJH kit, by the way.) The locomotive is still under trial and has not ...
by Allan Goodwillie
Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Semaphore Signals
Topic: Midland Bracket Signal
Replies: 3
Views: 4964

Re: Midland Bracket Signal

Hi morgan, just wanted to say that I liked your model Midland signal,I love bracketed signals, I built the signals for Burntisland and lit them using LEDs. after experimenting on some signals on my own layout. One of them included a wooden post signal which had slots cut into the post and fine coppe...

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