Monday 30 March 2015

Year Three Begins

Looks like the weather is better on the W&Q Ry. then here in Ontario today with the local herd out grazing. By the way that is brand new medium length static grass the cows are eating...I added some just a few weeks ago.
March 30, 2015 marks the beginning of this blog's third season. I don't blog as regularly as I do with my White River Division blog, but my heart is still with my narrow gauge models. I am getting excited to spend a bit of time up in Maine narrow gauge country during the warm weather, if we get some. I did make it to Maine back in January, but unfortunately not to railfan.

Peter and I just completed an upgrade to our scenery and detailing on the On30" modules with the thought of a future article. You will find some photos of what took place shortly. So I hope you will continue to follow along through year three...George Dutka

Monday 23 March 2015

Photo Session

Here is one of my views taken with my Canon pocket camera. I just set it on the track and using the AV setting and timer I pushed the button while holding a flood light over my head. Peter is holding up the backdrop at the other end of the layout. We even tried taking a few shots with the backdrop upside still looked good.
Monday's afternoon Peter and I normally get together for a modeler's session. Last week we updated Peter's module with some static grass and a few new structures. This week was play time...we ran and photographed a few trains in the yard...George Dutka

Saturday 21 March 2015

Another look

I was cleaning out my post files when I came across another unused view of my Bar Mills shop/shack that was to be included some time ago in a post...decided to use it now...George Dutka

Tuesday 17 March 2015

Maine Large Scale

Here is another view I forgot to include in my last post. I hope we are through with plows and shovels for this season...enjoy...George Dutka

Monday 16 March 2015

Maine Large Scale at Springfield Show

One of the Maine trains about to depart.
I spent a few minutes photographing the large scale stuff that was Maine narrow gauge of course...I actually got pulled away to look at something else and never made it back for a good look. This layout had numerous tracks that seemed to always had something on the move and it appeared to be in sequence. Although it was neat to see, it was really difficult to get a good photo with all the action taking place...George Dutka

A look down the tracks while there was a lull in the action.

Monday 9 March 2015

New Maine Narrow Gauge Links

I have added a few new links to Maine Narrow Gauge bloggers that I thought I should share with you. There is a wealth of information for one to sort through between the blogs. The links are on my blog list on the right side of this page...happy hunting...George Dutka

Saturday 7 March 2015

Maine Two Footers at Springfield

At the SR&RL table, Springfield 2015.
I have be working on a lot of projects for my standard gauge railway and blog posts...meaning I have neglected my Narrow Gauge blog and modeling. The On30" modules that Peter and I built are getting a face lift although they are only a couple of years old. Peter has a few nice new building we are placing in his yard and I have been playing with super trees and static grass that will visibly improve the look of our scenes. We will post some photos once done...our work day is Monday for these updates to Peter's module.

I did take a good amount of Maine train photos at Springfield this year and here are two more from that trip. Stay tuned there are more to come...George Dutka

O scale on display this year at Springfield.