Friday, 19 July 2019

SR&RL freight on the move.

This is a scene I always though of modeling. Once again another photo I purchased sometime ago with no date. I really like the looks of this bridge which was modeled on the C&DR years ago. Plans were also included in an old article which I have set aside. The train appears to be a good size and full of boxcars, no pulpwood cars this time.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

SR&RL Group Photo

SR&RL engine number 24 is seen in this posed photograph.
The gang is all together in this photo that did not have any details marked on it. If you want to model you head end crew in the cooler months here is a good look at what they once wore...George Dutka

Monday, 15 July 2019

FOS Fresh Fish House

An overall look at how the structure looks. Now to get the scene built that will house it.
The model is done and here are a few additional views for you to enjoy...George Dutka

I modeled my fresh fish structure with all the doors open. This required a bit of flooring to be added to these areas. Note how the door has been weathered. The white and green gunge has been sponged onto the door. The sign also go some acrylic rust. The ladder is a Railroad KITS free offering at a past Expo.

Friday, 28 June 2019

Carrabassett Station

End view of the SR&RL station.
Interesting to see how the lower boards are weathered and worn. Maybe something to master for our models...George Dutka

A close-up view of the end sign...the best I could get it.

Thursday, 13 June 2019

Schomberg Ramp - Part Two

The FOS crates are added to the scene. The sack, barrel and box are cast plaster casting from Schomberg Scale Models. To the lower stones and a couple of flat surface areas I randomly sponged on a coat of AK slimy grime dark which is a gungy green. I also applied some into the cracks and seams with a fine brush.
A few more views of the finished ramp ready to go once my bench work goes up next fall...George Dutka

Some boards are scattered around along with Bar Mills newspapers. Static grass, some ground foam and Scenic Express weeds are also applied.
The dirt is actually cast into the plaster casting. I just added india ink-alcohol mix to the ground and very lightly highlighted it with the Hunterline concrete colouring.

Friday, 7 June 2019

Schomberg Loading Ramp

My finished O scale loading ramp.
Christopher of Schomberg Scale Models was clearing out some of his stock and was offering this nice looking hydrocal casting of ramp. More on this ramp in a second post...George Dutka

The casting as it looked when I got home.
The other side.
I gave the whole casting a coat of india ink and alcohol followed by Hunterline weathering mix cement sponged on the stone face.
A second coat of india ink mix was put on the gravel and dirt section. I applied some ground foam and weeds along the edges and static grass in other areas.