Thursday, 12 January 2017

My New Little Bridge


My On30" caboose is almost into the yard on my W&Q module. This small one foot add-on makes use of a Hunterline Queens post bridge I built at a WOD work day.
My little one foot addition is now finished and attached to my W&Q module. Here are some photos that I took recently...George Dutka


Trash such as a tire, some railroad ties and a barrel is found under the bridge.

I added some lily pads to the foreground. These are HO scale but look better in an O scale scene. The colour is a bit bright. I will be toning these down with a bit of soot Bragdon Powders. I used some extra long static grass in the foreground. The small rocks are from the beach were my boat is at Bayfield. The marble blocks are from my old HO scale causeway I disassembled a couple of years ago.

The weathered rail is added, code 83 is used.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

Queen Post Bridge Module

I filled in the areas around the river rock and sand with ground foam and long static grass. The small piece of backdrop is painted my layout sky blue. Some fallen trees, ties and granite block finish off the surrounded areas. As one can see I have yet to add the rails. There will also be some lilly pads included in the foreground.
Here is a look at how my Hunterline Queen Post Bridge is turning out on my module....not much left to do when I took these photos....George Dutka

The water was done by dabbing acrylic black, green and tan till I had a mix of colours that I liked. Once dry I added some gloss acrylic. It took a couple of coats to get a good shine.

Sunday, 1 January 2017

Happy New Years!

Sandy River Ry. No. 5 takes a spin on the old turntable. This little diorama resides on my desk and currently is the only bit of HOn30" I have out on display...I guess I best get digging through my storage boxes...George Dutka

Saturday, 31 December 2016

Winter In Strong, Maine

This is a photo I purchased a few years back...looks like a really cold day on the SR&RL with a good dose of snow...think those days are ahead of us this winter...I have a model of this station to build this winter...think I will leave the snow off...have a Happy New Year...George Dutka