Sunday 24 August 2014

Wiscasset & Quebec Ry. - Peter's Engine

Peter Mumby's module and power in the early stages of scenery. I took these photos a couple of years ago. The yard office is finished but awaiting detailing in this scene. The Bachmann engine got a facelift to follow our layout's theme.

Peter Mumby has a nice looking Bachmann steam engine that he was planning on running on our Wiscasset & Quebec Ry. modules. It was undecorated but painted. I don't recall all we did to it as it was a few years back. We did use my W&Q HO scale Sloan decals applied on the sides. I have had these from decades and I was not sure if they would still be good enough to apply...but they worked out well. The cab roof was painted tuscan red and the engine became good old number one. Some light weathering was added also. It does not follow the real W&Q Ry. heritage but it is good enough for us giving Peter a engine to fool around with. We think it looks kind of neat hauling our small fleet of flats and boxcars from module to module....George Dutka

A close up look at Peter's road power for our W&Q Ry.  For some reason the crew has taken off...must be lunch time in Maine or maybe Quebec...our modules skirt the borders of the two.

Wednesday 20 August 2014

100th Post

Peter Mumby's On30" module which is part of the joint  Wiscasset and Quebec Ry. Photo by Peter Mumby.
100 is kind of a magic number especially if it is your age. I have had a very busy summer this year. Between being at the lake and re-carpeting the whole house (we got a great deal on carpet in June) I have been pulling carpet and painting each room as I go along. As it turned out they showed up and started laying the wrong carpet the last day of July....its a long story...we basically moved without leaving the house...all our furniture is piled up in two rooms and we are living like college student with a mattress on the plywood  floor...all should be back to normal on Monday when the flooring is done.

As you can see no time for posts or modeling. I am getting anxious for modeling season to begin...should be in early October once the boat is out....till then have a great summer or what is left of it....George Dutka

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Maine General Store

This is the web site view of this smaller general store...I think it would work well on an HOn30" layout.
Andover, Maine
 by Mount Blue Modeling Co.

I few weeks back Dave Frary posted a finished model of the Andover General Store offered by Mt. Blue. The model is actually built by his friend Bob Hayden for his new layout. The model measures 3" by 7 3/4". Check out my link at the right for Trackside Scenery to view this model.

I think this HO scale model would look great on any narrow gauge or New England based layout. I am planning on ordering one for my White River Division layout. I have a great spot in the foreground for just such a below....George Dutka

 Mount Blue Model Co.