Sunday, 11 June 2017

Modeling Wiscasset, Maine - WW&F in O Scale

One of the Wiscasset waterfront structures offered by Deerfield River Laser.

If you are planning on modeling WW&F you likely will want to included the waterfront scene in Wiscasset, Maine. Deerfield River Laser kits offer all the structures one would need as flats or full structures. I took a few photos of these offerings last year. Some other views will be seen in upcoming Wordless Wednesdays...George Dutka

Once a sail loft.

Wharf Masters Office

Monday, 5 June 2017

SR&RL Structure


The Maplewood flag stop is in really good condition located in Philips, Maine.
On my visit during the 2016 fall NNGC I visited the site of the SR&RL museum. Many of the structures are placed along the line. Here is one near the roundhouse...George Dutka

Sunday, 28 May 2017

B&SR Tank Car - On30"

The finished On30 model.

A few years back Peter and I painted and lettered two Bachmann On30 tank cars. I believe we also lowered the trucks as per Bob Hayden's article in the Narrow Gauge Gazette some years ago.
My tank was undecorated so it was painted silver. We built a wood frame around the tank such as on the prototype and following Bob's article. I weathered mine using Bragdon powders.

The B&SR letter is from a set made for a flat car project years ago by Trevor Marshall. Kind of a neat model once all done...George Dutka

The flat is painted boxcar red with a deck which is painted with Floquil grime and wash's by Hunterline.

Friday, 19 May 2017

W&Q Flat Car

One of a handful of cars servicing my six foot module.
A couple of years ago Peter Mumby and I each built a flat car for our modules using an un-decorated Bachmann model. We painted the models boxcar red and made our own lettering using letter and number dry transfers applied on decal paper. The decks are painted to reflect a wooden look. The stakes are stripwood that is cut to length. Light weathering is applied. This was a quick and easy project. These models are shorter than the prototype but will do for now...George Dutka

Saturday, 13 May 2017

SR&RL Museum, Philips Maine

The two Forney's are posed for a moment before the run back to the Sanders station.
Black last September Don Janes and I took a ride on the Sandy River during the fall National Narrow Gauge Convention. Here are a few views from that day with more to come...George Dutka


Live steam on loan from the Portland Museum.

A really nice coach that has been rebuilt.

The run past was done mid day.
The Sanders station is the point we boarded the train. I built a model of this structure last year...was nice to see it first hand.

The groups home made power is a good looking replica of a Forney. The restored Maplewood station looked great.

Tuesday, 9 May 2017

NMRA-NFR Convention Model

Maine two footers are included in this years NFR regional convention.
 On the weekend I attended the NFR regional convention held in Kitchener, Ontario. The contest room is always a good place to check out the best work of modelers. I entered a couple of models and my narrow gauge frt. house won for structures. The only other Maine model was a HOn30" F&C caboose that was nicely built...enjoy...George Dutka


Sunday, 30 April 2017

Schomberg Show - A Forney Story

While at the Schomberg Narrow Gauge show I was getting a good look at David Woodhead's  narrow gauge models historical display. On the display there was a nice looking Forney. David explained that this model was built by good friend Chris Creighton many years ago...George Dutka

For something built a long time ago it looks really good.

Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Schomberg Narrow Gauge Show - A Second Look


David Woodhead's models on display on his module.
Here we have a few more views from the Schomberg Narrow Gauge Show...George Dutka

On the modelers contest table this year had a small HO narrow gauge engine that has been 3-D printed with a few added detail parts applied.

How would you like to build your model cars from cutouts found in card-stock booklets. That is what they did when modeling in the 1940's. The gentleman who now is in his late 80's built these models as a 12 year old. He had a really nice display of his work.

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A G scale model for sale at the show. A really neat looking model that is well detailed.
More G scale offerings above and below.


The main floor displays.

On30" layout from the Ottawa area.

More displays on the second floor. The model contest tables are behind me while I take this photo.

Monday, 24 April 2017

A Mini Narrow Gauge Museum - David Woodhead

A really neat display of models from many decades ago.
Here are a few more photos from this years show in Schomberg, Ontario. David Woodhead put together this neat little history board using kits from the past....George Dutka




Sunday, 23 April 2017

Schomberg Narrow Gauge Show 2017

Maple Leaf Mafia - On3 modular RGS Dolores 10' long diorama
On Saturday I drove up to Schomberg, Ontario to attend the annual narrow gauge show. A great time with a good crowd. The clinics are a nice part of the day and with one being hands-on, it made the day for me...more photos to come shortly...George Dutka

Bruce Leckie's new module


A narrow gauge barge display. On30"

Mt Albert's table. A lot of great deals on off cut wood. Great for all us scratch-builder's in attendance.

The PanPastel hands on clinic
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This was one of the bargain's to be had at this years show. A G scale logging truck kit-built and well detailed and weathered...check out the price sticker.
Chris Creighton little diorama using one of his silo kits.