Monday, 18 January 2021

Adding a Road

A few years back while finishing off my On30" module the last scene to be completed was my freight house and roadway...George Dutka

Saturday, 9 January 2021

Looks Like a Cold Winter

On the SR&RL it is winter in Farmington, Maine seen in this undated photo from my collection. Looks like a good amount of snow will be pushed on this run. 

Friday, 1 January 2021

Happy New Years!


SR&RL plow #512 being pushed by engine 21 and 17 on Farmington mountain during 1914 or 1915.  One wonders if that area still gets the deep snow of 100 plus years ago. Photo from my collection.

Sunday, 13 December 2020

Stone Structure is Completed

The stone structures windows are not that great looking. I decided to board up one...the bad one.

It did not take me long to enhance the look of this nice little stone building. I had planned on using it maybe in a HOn30" diorama but most structures along the ROW I believe were wood. I am going to use this building as a Christmas present to a modeling friend...George Dutka 

Some barrels, boards, signs and newspapers are out front. I added three different styles of weeds around the building.

The back wall got a Superior Propane metal sign which is rusted up a bit. I am thinking he may use it at his dealers location.

Sunday, 6 December 2020

Stone Shed Roofing


The walls are coated in India ink-alcohol mix then sponged with white acrylic paint. AK slimy grime dark is sponged on the lower area. More to come shortly.

I was working on the roofing this weekend for this structures clean-up. I gave the shingles a coat of india ink -alcohol mix. I randomly painted some shingles black and others gray. For the gray I just mixed a bit of the black and white in the paint tray. They really stand out at the moment but all will be well shortly when PanPastels are applied. The door and window frames are painted acrylic cinnamon brown...George Dutka