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.


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.