Sunday, 7 August 2022

A base for my store!

A look at another area that I took photos of when working on the module a few years back. I built up an area using cardboard on the sides and a Gatorfoam base prior to the plaster cloth application. I then could place my BarMills structure up close to the layout's edge. The foreground is built up so extra details can be set in place...George Dutka

Test fitting the structure is always a good thing.

Thursday, 28 July 2022

On30" Loading Ramp scene!

The road is shaped out of cardboard prior to more plaster cloth being applied back in 2014.
Here we have two views of my loading ramp scene coming together a few years back. All is done with cardboard and plaster cloth...will have to take some photos of the finished scene once again...George Dutka
The rough contour is now in place before the roadway is added. It will not be long before the scenery can begin.

Monday, 11 July 2022

Lazy Susan

My dollar garage sale find, a lazy susan is seen in this drone style view.

Here is an overall look at my lazy susan which is coloring using acrylic paints followed by a couple coats of marine varnish. It has worked really well to display water scenes at shows and railroad meets...George Dutka

Friday, 1 July 2022

Happy Canada Day!

A look at a little scene I setup on a Lazy-Susan that I painted as a water scene to use at shows for displaying my models....George Dutka 

Wednesday, 22 June 2022

Ramp being installed

The ramp is actually a S scale model built by Doug Rochefort. The cardboard is for the roadway alongside.

 Digging through my photos the other day and came up with a few views of my module being upgraded. Here they are two views of my ramp being installed on my On30" module about 8 years ago....George Dutka

The cardboard and area around the ramp is covered with Woodland Scenic plaster cloth. Lou Sassi's goop formula was then applied. followed by some earth colored paint. I will take a photo of how it looks today shortly.

Monday, 20 June 2022

What's in the Box!


Here is a view of what came in my Sandy River Car Shops boxcar kit. Plans, parts and the basic frame already assembled. Now to find time to continue the project. This actually is a SR&RL dairy products car...George Dutka

Thursday, 2 June 2022

Spring Update

Two of the On2 kits I picked up a few years back second hand that need to be built...maybe I will look at them again this coming winter. I also have a part built flat car to finish.

There has been a lot going on in my life this year, none of it modeling related. We have had a lot of health issues in our family which needs all my attention so I have not been able to do any modeling since early in January. My posts probably reflect that point as when I have time I search my photo files for material to post. I have a good amount of prototype photos to scan once I get back at that but that may not happen till later this summer or fall. 

Although the contents of this blog will be thin for a bit I will keep posts coming as best I can...George Dutka