Tuesday, 19 September 2023

Diner Interiors

The interior of a trolley body. The drive and trucks were used in another project.
The current Narrow Gauge Gazette editorial speaks about turning the shell of a trolley into a diner in O scale. Looking at what was done I think I can do it in my coach...George Dutka

Bob Brown's project.

Saturday, 9 September 2023

BarMills - Ash Pit

This is what one gets in the package.
BarMills offers an ash pit as a resin kit. There is not a lot to it and goes together well. It is HO scale for standard gauge but I think it could work better narrowing the track gauge for HOn30. It clearly is an early era clean out location that might have hung around for years. Most of the work was painting the casting and weathering it. I should note the kit does not have enough bolt castings which is not a problem as I have lots on hand....George Dutka 

The model ready for paint and stain.

The model is intended for a yard ash pit but one could also turn it into a roundhouse inspection pit.

The finished model.

Friday, 1 September 2023

O Scale Details

The laser cut tools in O scale was very interesting although sold out.
At the Spring Ontario Narrow Gauge show Mt. Albert was selling some interesting details that are laser cut from fine wood. One sheet was door hinges for large doors and the other was tools. I did get a strip of door hinges but the tools were sold out before I got to their booth. I have not seen them on their web site but they said they will be readily available shortly...George Dutka  

I did get a strip of door hinges which are also cut from wood strips.

Monday, 28 August 2023

FOS - Diners and Dives

The structure on the left is a kit-of-the-month offering while the right structure is a free kit offering all from FOS.

This past spring and summer I have completed a few food hangouts. I have covered the lobster shack already but more on the other two from FOS in the future...George Dutka  

Wednesday, 16 August 2023

Huntsville & Lake of Bays Ry. - On30"

At this springs Ontario Narrow Gauge Meet Paul Jenner brought his On30" Huntsville & Lake of Bays Railroad equipment. Paul was setup right next to me so we had a lot of time to talk. Enjoy...George Dutka   

This was a painting Paul painted and was offering as prints for sale.

This is a great looking scratch-built representative of the lake boat.

One of two boxcars on display.


Friday, 4 August 2023

On30" Diner?

Peter Mumby's On30" coach that is missing it's end details. There are a lot of leftover passengers inside from the coaches last run...thinking they are hanging around to be first to order their meals. I will have to see how they fit into the build. as I could add a detailed interior.

I was over to visit Peter Mumby this week and I received his On30" coach that has some damage. Well now to figure out how I can turn it into a diner similar to the one in Bob Jones book...George Dutka