Sunday, 13 August 2017

S Scale Narrow Gauge Modelling

No 462 is in the process of switching.
The next few Wordless Wednesday's will be of Bill Scobie's Sn3 version of RGS North. Bill lives in Alymer, Quebec across from Ottawa and has been modeling narrow gauge for a long time. On a visit this spring Don Janes and I had a really nice time operating his layout. It was really interesting for Don and I to actually operate the same train. Double heading Don ran the lead engine while I was the helper cut in a few cars back working hard to get us over the ruling grade....George Dutka

An overall shot of one area of Bill's layout.




Bill in his workshop.


Thursday, 27 July 2017

"Franklin" Based on Maine Narrow Gauge Ry - On2

A look at the roundhouse area of the modules.
At last September's NNGC there was a nice looking modular layout which was depicting Maine in On2. What I found really interesting was the group brought the layout with them from England by plane...a real feat I would think...enjoy the views...George Dutka

Overview of the Franklin station area.

There was a lot packed into this display module. I don't recall the length but I would think it was 12' at the minimum.
Some great looking rolling stock and the track work was also done nicely.


Sunday, 9 July 2017

Steaming along the SR&RL

On loan from the Portland Museum the SR&RL Museum ran numerous trips for the NNGC attendants during Sept. 2016.

Saturday, 1 July 2017

SR&RL Rolling Stock at Philips, Maine


The tool car is located inside the Philips roundhouse. One can see it is also full of tools just as in the past.
Here is a look at some of the SR&RL collection located at the museum in Philips, Maine. Don Janes and I took in the train ride, shop visit and photo run-by as part of our visit during the 2016  NNGC...enjoy...George

This rebuilt flanger is really nice to see. I have a model kit to built so a first hand look is well worth the visit.

The yard in Philips, Maine is full of large trees which throws a lot of shadows on the equipment on a sunny day throughout the yard. It is actually better to visit this location on an overcast day if one wants to get some better contrasting photos.

The siding if full of rolling stock.

All these pieces of rolling shot was viewed during Sept. 2016.

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.