Thursday, 7 June 2018

Lampsades for Large Scale

Suction cup lampshades. I really like the weathering.
I found this photo on the Bar Mills Facebook page awhile back. Someone has figured out how to model a large scale lampshade out of suction cups. This might work for some of you out there...George Dutka

Sunday, 20 May 2018

Ecum Secum Ocean Foods - Gn15

Jim Burchell's waterfront Gn15" scale layout.
I found this small layout very interesting. Almost everything is scratch-built. It is 29" by 47" in size with an oval track that is HO scale but operating G scale models in 15" gauge. I really liked the idea the the train actually runs through the main structure saving on space...George Dutka

An overall view of this small G Scale layout.
A lot of scratch-building is involved here.

The oval has the train go through the main structure which gave me some ideas for a planned scene.

One of the kit-bashed engines resting on the siding.

Nice detailing
The fish as small details one can find in the dollar store for G Scale.

Jim Burchell's Gn15 scale layout, which won first prize in the dioramas category. That's Jim in the background. Jim added micro sound unit to the small shed which plays some shoreline sounds and a neat track by Roger Whittaker whistling...a really nice effect.
A really nice compact scene.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

New Row Boats

There are two in the package which builds two different versions.
I just finished two HO row boats that were a free handout at a past Fine Scale Expo. More on these boats on my White River Division blog...George Dutka

They were offered by Full Steam Ahead.

Saturday, 12 May 2018

Hit and Miss Engine - A Second Look

The engine is just about finished. A few parts are still drying before addition to the model. It will be then ready for some weathering.
Here are a few more views of my little O scale engine...George Dutka

The battery box at the rear might look better with a few wires running to the engine.

A bit of Bragdon Powders and PanPastels adds to the final appearance.
The silver parts seen on the model got a light coat of my rust weathering mix which is a steel wool pads stored in vinegar for months or years. Just brush it on.