Saturday, 18 January 2020

Recent Scans

No date included with this photo.
I scanned these two photos from the group of narrow gauge photos I purchased from George Melvin. These two have no information and I don't seem be able to place the location...George Dutka

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

Updating a On30" Covered Bridge

My finished On30" covered bridge.
Last week I weathered and updated a covered bridge I purchased a few years ago I had planned on selling it at a local train show as I was not sure if I could use it. Well it looks so much better I think I will keep it for now. More on what I did later...George Dutka

This is how it looked before I began on this project last week.

Friday, 3 January 2020

SR&RL - Deep into WInter

The snow is deep on the SR&RL with flanger and plow in tow. No details for this photo. I scanned it from the group of photos I purchased from George Melvin. This one is a postcard.

Just found the details, Strong, Maine Jan. 1935. Moody Railroad Photos

Monday, 23 December 2019

Merry Christmas - WW&F Style

The WW&F group is advertising on Facebook their train and sleigh ride trips this winter...sure looks like a nice view for Christmas cheers...Merry Christmas and lots of narrow gauge for all of us in 2020...George Dutka

Saturday, 21 December 2019

Winter Two Foot Style

Here we have another scan of a George Melvin photo collection. SR&RL photo with no data on the photo thought...George Dutka

Friday, 20 December 2019

Winter is Here

A view of Salem, Maine on the SR&RL on a day I would not want to visit Maine on. The snow is getting deep and the crew is large with I am thinking a ton of snow still to be moved. I scanned this view recently from a group of photos I purchased last June from George Melvin...George Dutka

Monday, 16 December 2019

Some Great Weathering

Here is a great looking wall finished by Danish modeler Kevin D'Alenti in HO scale. Kevin works in many scales and some of his other efforts have been posted on my White River Division blog.
While looking through various sites on the internet I came across these great looking views that have me inspired to try replicating what I saw...George Dutka

In this larger scale model I really love how the window is modeled. Something I think I might be able to replicate in O scale or even in HO scale.
The weathered plywood added behind the window really adds to effect.