Sunday, 17 February 2019

Lube Shed

This HO scale lube shed turned out well and can be set anywhere around a yard adding extra interest without taking up very little space.
One of my more recent upgrades. Check my White River Division blog for more photos and what I did to improve the look...George Dutka


Friday, 15 February 2019

An O Scale Creation

How's this for an O scale switcher.
My friend Terry I worked with on the CN has built an interesting creations using everything from model trucks and cars to engine parts. This model is DCC controlled with sounds such as an interesting sounding horn...George Dutka

It makes noises as interesting as it looks.
Not sure where this tiny compressor is from but Terry is one that can take apart and rebuild a real compressor in no time at all.

Friday, 8 February 2019

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

Albany Expo On30" Layout

An overall look at a FOS scale model on one of the door modules.
At the recent Albany Fine Scale Model Railroad Expo there was a nice On30" sectional layout built on doors. Each modeler did their own thing. These are a few photos that were on their Facebook page which gives one an overall view of a few of the sections. I took a few detailed views which I will share shortly, but I should have stood back and took an overall view...George Dutka


One can see the door underneath the contours.

Friday, 1 February 2019

Two Blogs You Might Want to Check Out

A great view of Tom Sullivan's modeling found on his blog Modeling Maine Narrow Gauge...the Sheepscot Railway. Link to his blog on my sidebar.
I have included two links to Maine narrow gauge blogs you might want to check out. First Tom Sullivan's Modeling Maine Narrow Gauge...The Sheepscot Railway is an On30" layout. Tom has posted two new posts in January after a three year hiatus from his blog. Second Modeling Narrow Gauge is a blog by Brian Bond covering all his narrow gauge endeavors including his WW&F On2 modeling...George Dutka

Another of the many views found on Tom Sullivan's blog.
A scene from Brian Bond's modeling found on his blog...Modeling Narrow Gauge...link on the sidebar.

Saturday, 26 January 2019

FOS Ice House Kit

The finished model. I added a bit of extra details not included in the kit.
I am building this ice house to be included in a waterfront scene that will include standard and narrow gauge trackage. It was an easy kit to complete. I think it took about 3 afternoons working on and off the project. More on this kit later next week...George Dutka

This kit needs some bracing even though it is small in size. The instructions are really good and easy to follow.
The walls are all glued together and the roofing is ready for painting also.
The walls got a coat of Hunterline creosote stain and the roof is painted acrylic dollar store paint black.
I used two tones of PanPastel brown and also some red chalk to weather the walls.
The trim is coloured using micro brushes and PanPastel titanium white.
The base wood is coloured with Hunterline cement and some weathering powders.

Saturday, 12 January 2019

Atlantic Scale Modelers Swampcott Dory - Second Look


As mentioned before the main colouring was Hunterline cordovan brown stain. Once dry the whole boat got a coat of PanPastel raw umber shade. Highlights are PanPastel titanium white.
Here are some close-up views and also looking down into the interior of how my model turned out...George Dutka

Some AK slimy grime dark is applied to the interior
The tips of the oars got a bit of Floquil caboose red. The oar chocks are just wire included in the kit. Some small holes are drilled in and glued in place.

Friday, 11 January 2019

Building Swampcott Dory


All the parts are laid out and gluing with begin shortly.
Back in the fall I got started on this project. I have had this kit for a number of years. Here is what I got in the package to build the Atlantic Scale Modelers O scale Swampcott dory and how it all went together...George Dutka

The oars will have to be sanded round.
One side is glued on while the second side middle area has been glued on first. This portion of the assembly was the hard part of the construction. Some clamping is required. I just used rubber bands.
The boat is assembled and will shortly be stained.
A side view. The bow and edges are sanded, rounding them out a bit.
All finished off and ready for a ride in the bay. Hunterline Cordovan brown was the main colouring while AK slimy grime dark was used as staining along the water line and bottom. I also dry-brushed the slimy grime over other areas including the interior. Some PanPastels are also used.