Saturday, 3 December 2016

Changing the Roof Colour


A Bar Mills kit assembled and ready for use on my W&Q layout. I decided to re-colour the roofing. I originally coloured this roof using Floquil rust, tuscan red and signal red.
I just finished assembling a FOS Scale Model the other day. I really liked how the corrugated roofing turned out so I though I would try it on my Bar Mills model that has been in use for a couple of years on the W&Q. The roofing is a rusty red that really stands out. I think I like it better to blend in to the surroundings...George Dutka

The corrugated roofing first gets a coat of Floquil concrete followed by dabs of rust then dabs of grime. When it was almost dry I gave the whole roof a wash of India ink. The ink really gave it a nice flat and even finish. I really liked how it turned out so I decided to try it once again.
I placed some tape around the edges to keep the sides clean.

The roof is almost done. Some powders will be applied after a wash of India ink.

Friday, 2 December 2016

SR&RL Caboose at Boothbay

A good looking caboose, Sept 2016. This caboose is on loan from the MNG in Portland, Maine and was restored around 2007.
Near Boothbay, Maine there is a good selection of interesting Maine two foot equipment at Boothbay Railway Village. One of the better looking pieces is a SR&RL caboose.
At Boothbay Railway Village a restoration project was SR&RL Caboose No 551 which is on loan from MNG in Portland. No. 551 got all new siding and several structural wall members repaired, it also got a new rubber roof. The interior was refinished and painted based upon research and analysis of the existing layers of paint...George Dutka

Saturday, 19 November 2016

WW&F Boxcar Stencil

At the Boothbay Railway Village one of the structures is kind of a museum of Maine two foot memorabilia. One interesting artifacts I viewed was an original WW&F boxcar stencil...neat to see...George Dutka

Monday, 14 November 2016

Laser Cut Figures

A set of O scale station figures are laser cut offerings.
Portland Locomotive Works had some neat looking laser cut figures at this years NNGC. I picked up one of the moose's for my new A-frame bridge scene...stay tuned it is almost finished...George Dutka

I picked up one of these O scale moose's. They are fragile so PLW had them packed well.