Monday, 23 April 2018

2018 Ontario Narrow Gauge Show - Schomberg, Ont.

Jim Burchell's  critter which won first prize.
On Saturday I attended the Schomberg, Ont. annual narrow gauge show. I had my normal display table and entered a few models into the contests. This year I also presented a clinic which I thought went over well. There was a good number of new layouts on display that I found very interesting. The photos tell the rest of the story and a part two will be posted shortly...George Dutka

Jim Burchell's Gn15 scale layout, which won first prize dioramas
A look at the second floor of the show.
Gerald Harper's On3 waterfront scene. Both Gerald and Bob Harper had narrow gauge railways operating
Jim Burchell's  nice little scene.
Peter Watson's G scale model for sale. Peter looks after the contest and had a nice group of G scale models for sale which all sold in short order. David Woodhead photo

Bob Harper's On2 SR&RL scene. David Woodhead photo

Bob Harper's On2 modules brought over from England for display at three shows in 2018. David Woodhead's photo
Gerry Cornwell won Best In Show with this On3 display. David Woodhead photo
Looking into the shop that I took for display. David Woodhead photo


Friday, 20 April 2018

New Power for the W&Q

All weathered up with a fireman and engineman added.
I finally got back to working on my Bachmann 2-6-0  a few weeks ago. I have had the tender completed for some time now and posted about it a few months back. The engine had a loose connection that needed soldering and the missing headlight top section needed constructing which held up the project. Since I did not have a headlight and was not able to track one down I used a Tichy barrel cut to size which seemed to make a good cover. This maybe replaced when I track down a proper O scale headlight. The engine was painted Floquil engine black followed by some acrylic rusting and PanPastels and powders. The numbering is from a Mount Blue boxcar decal set. I used some white paper to make the winter cab curtains as it is late fall on the layout with winter just around the corner...enjoy...George Dutka

As it is late fall on my W&Q Ry the canvas curtains are applied. These I made from some heavy paper which got a bit of gritty sanding and PanPastels.


Heading to the water tank on the W&Q On30" module. Note it is earlier in the fall and the curtains have yet to be applied.

Thursday, 19 April 2018

Year Six Begins

My module's motive power roster just doubled a few weeks back...now to lay more track.
I did not realize till the other day the end of March was the anniversary of this blog. I am now into year six...hope you hang around and see what I am up to...George Dutka

Thursday, 12 April 2018

New Build

What I did with last years hands on clinic parts.
I recently finished this little O scale structure using the parts from last year hands on clinic at the Schomberg Narrow Gauge Show. This year's show I am doing a clinic on Products I use that makes modeling easier and at the end will use up some time explaining what I did with last years hands on clinic's parts...if you are free next weekend and in the Toronto area there is some narrow gauge happening...George Dutka

Last years hands on clinic using PanPastels, plaster casting and sheet wood.