Monday 22 February 2016

Kingfield, Maine

Kingfield, Maine, early 1930's
Here we have another Maine two foot prototype photo courtesy of the Mark Harris collection. The signs on the end of the structure are interesting to see...had not seen many like this on railroad structures...George Dutka

Friday 19 February 2016

Hopper - Looking Inside

Thought I show you how my two hopper look down inside. Some rust, dust and a bit of leftover coal is what I used. These cars will normally carry ballast (sand and gravel) but every now and then a coal load comes into town...George Dutka

Wednesday 3 February 2016

W&Q Ry. get Scecond Hand Hoppers

On our work day Monday this week Peter and I finished our second hand hopper project. Here is a sneak peak at the trio...more to follow in another blog post...George Dutka

Monday 1 February 2016

Bulletin No. 2: W&Q Crews Instal New Switchstands!

A bit of build up was needed to set this switch stand in place. I buried  it pretty well in the ballast and weeds...a little more work than the second switch. The targets got a dusting of red chalk.
On my W&Q Ry. the Alder switch stands are now in use. One set in place easy but my lead switch needed a bit of a bank built up out of ties then filled with Highball ballast to hide the build-up...seems the modules are never finished when Peter and I keep finding more small details to add...George Dutka

The switch at the turntable lead was an easy addition. The B&SR tank car in the background I will cover shortly.