Saturday, 25 November 2017

Restored Maine Two Footers

This car on an October 2017 visit looks like new. No numbering yet though.
While visiting the waterfront of Portland, Maine last month I noticed two cars looking really good. It appears a boxcar and flat have been restored...good work...George Dutka

I did not get a full shot of the flat as the yard was being switched during my short visit and my focus was everything but. One can see the end of the flat car looks in pretty good shape also.

Monday, 20 November 2017

Carl's Troutateria is for sale

If you ever wanted to own a layout that had been featured in the modeling press, here is your chance. Christopher Creighton has decided to sell his Gn15 mini layout, Carl's Troutateria is now for sale. It was featured in the September 2012 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman. Christopher can be reached at this e-mail address below if anyone requires more information...George Dutka

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

New Engine - Train Show Find

My latest On30 find.
At a recent train show I came across an On30" 2-6-0 with a really low price and a sign noting it will not run. Although it is a western engine the SR&RL did have I think three or maybe four 2-6-0's that got converted into 2-6-2 at the Maine Central shops. I don't recall seeing a photo of a SR&RL 2-6-0 but I thought I could remove a lot of the details that make it a western engine and emulate the engine as a SR&RL engine before conversion. I noted it also had DCC added. 

Well for $15 it was a bargain and I took a chance. I could not get the DCC to work but when removed the engine ran fine in DC mode. Now to pull the details off and repaint...George Dutka

Thursday, 2 November 2017

Shell - Portland, Maine

October 2017
On a visit this October it appears one of the Portland regular's is getting a rebuild and facelift...George Dutka

Thursday, 19 October 2017

Portland, Maine Visit

The consist is now assembled with enough coaches to handle a bus load of passenger that was to arrive shortly.
Last week my wife and I made a trip through New England. The only location up in Maine we got to was Portland. Although we spent most of the day along the waterfront and shops I did manage to get a good group of shots while walking our dog along the walkway next to the Portland museum...George Dutka.

The switcher pulled out the Forney for some time in the sun before grabbing its train and spotting up.
Looking down to the engine shed.

As we walked the ROW the little engine switched the yard, then pulled it's train down for boarding. Our dog did not seem to be interested at all.

Before we left for the shops down the road the narrow gauge train pulled up to the end of track near were the cruise ships dock to pick up a bus load of passengers.

Sunday, 8 October 2017

Red's Eats

This could be an up in Maine view of my drop in diorama of Red's Eats along the WRD.
If you follow my White River Division blog you have already seen this little Maine eatery. If not check out the link below to the two posts that cover my modeling of Red's. Here are a few views...George Dutka

White River Division
A look at my model with the photo from Railfan which I used for the sign and awning...just a colour photocopy was applied.

The finished model.

Monday, 2 October 2017

Vintage Service Center

A little scene that would be great to model.
This was a nice scene to see last fall at Railway Village in Boothbay, Maine...a great location for one to visit if in the area...George Dutka

A good collection of oil cans.

Thursday, 14 September 2017

The Old WW&F Trestle - Wiscasset, Maine

Looking towards the interchange yard.
 On my visit to Maine last September I took a good look at what is left of the old WW&F trestle in Wiscasset, Maine. Not much left, but after almost 80 years since it was retired I am surprised there is anything there...George Dutka

Looking from the road crossing.
Low Tide.

Saturday, 9 September 2017

Mount Blue Model Co. - Display

The past two wordless Wednesday's are from the same display set up by Mount Blue. I have built a few of their building which I have been really happy with. I think I will be trying one of their O scale cars shortly...George Dutka

Saturday, 26 August 2017

Franklin - More Views

An overall view of Franklin at the 2016 NNGC in Maine.
A second look...I had a few more views of Franklin I thought I would share with you...enjoy...George Dutka

Some of the equipment found on the modules.
Another angle of the shop area...a really neat scene in a small space.

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.