Wednesday 28 February 2024

Bob Boudreau RIP - SR&RL Plow

A kit bashed plow by Bob Boudreau
I learned from Clare Gilbert (Sylvan Scale Models) today that we lost the great modeler Bob Boudreau yesterday. Although I never had the chance to meet him, I followed his work through the years. A very talented modeler. As a tribute to him on my narrow gauge blog I thought I would share one of his nice group of photos of a plow he kit bashed...George Dutka

I believe Bob mentioned using a On30 flat car in the kit-bash project in his post. 

Monday 12 February 2024

Narrow Gauge - Coach Roofing

David Woodhead did a wonderful job emulating a canvas roof on his combine.
I was setup next to David Woodhead at the 2023 Ontario Narrow Gauge Show in Hamilton, Ont. David had a fine display including a narrow gauge coach that caught my eye. I asked him what sort of texture he had applied to the roof to emulate canvas. It was tissue paper carefully applied and held on by the paint he applied...George Dutka     

David Woodhead's display at the 2023 Ontario Narrow Gauge Show.

Monday 5 February 2024

WW&F No. 4

WW&F #4 is seen inside the roundhouse during 1935. The engine has some if its hardware stripped already. 
I was doing a bit of scanning the other day and included a few narrow gauge views into the mix. This is again one of the George Melvin collection I purchased some years ago...George Dutka   

Friday 26 January 2024

Coal Facilities Base

I built this diorama back in 2016. I hand laid the short piece of trackage adding some limestone ballast and Sylvan coal spillage. There is a Woodland Scenic workman added and some extra details around the base. I may go back over the structure with some additional washes and PanPastels which I did not have at the time I built the model.
A close up look at my On30" module base that I built to house a coal storage structure. The model is a cast hydrocal structure. I built it on a homasote base. It will eventually go on a small On30" layout...George Dutka

Monday 15 January 2024

SR&RL No. 18

SR&RL #18 at Strong, 1935.

Another view from the George Melvin collection scanned this month...George Dutka 

Friday 29 December 2023

Happy New Years!


Happy New Years and all the best to you in the coming year!

 Peter Mumby and I have not been doing much modeling lately. We used to get together every Monday afternoon, but since Covid that has changed. We are hoping to maybe do a bit of modeling together once again on a sporadic basis and there just might be some narrow gauge projects in the mix. Maybe a good New Years resolution to bevmake...George Dutka