Sunday 27 March 2016

W&Q Hoppers

The W&Q fleet is seen on my module waiting for pick-up.
Peter and I finished our trio of hoppers awhile ago but it seems to have taken me some time to get this post together. They got a coat of Floquil black followed by a gloss coat. I lost my notes as to what we did for lettering but it was a mix of dry transfers applied to decal paper. It took some digging to come up with what we needed. We picked numbers that fit into the W&Q fleet and used even numbering. The bit of data came from a SR&RL flat car set. The cars then got a coat of PanPastels and Bragdon powders...George Dutka

The weathering is partly completed when I took this photo.

A close up look at the finished fleet.

A look inside my hoppers after the load was cleaned out and repainted. I did add a small amount of Sylvan coal to finish off the hopper bays. Lots of Bragdon was used in the interior along with some of Peter's PanPastels.

End view of my two cars. I added a good amount of rust powders to all the metal works. Those are HO scale Kadee's.
One of my two cars.

Peter's finished hopper.

Saturday 26 March 2016

SR&RL Pulpwood Car

Here we see a typical load of pulpwood loaded into SR&RL #230 seen at Kingfield, Maine.

Monday 7 March 2016

Schomberg Scale Models at the Copetown Show

The display table of O scale models and details.
Schomberg Scale Models had numerous kits and detail parts on display at this years Copetown Show. Of interest was the brand new set of 15 tarps that are rolled, folded and covering details. Cast in resin this is a not bad deal for $15. More about the show on my White River Division blog...George Dutka

 Schomberg Scale Models

The new detail package is loaded with tarps rolled and folded. Also included are boxes and so on covered by the tarps.

Christopher Creighton of Schomberg Scale Models is selling his large scale Carl's Troutateria. It was featured in the Sept. 2012 issue of RMC.

Friday 4 March 2016

Coal Silo

A bit of cleanup is needed around the coal storage facilities.
Here is a close-up look at a O scale coal silo I built a number of years ago. It is for now just a diorama, but at some point will be included on the W&Q Ry...more views to come shortly...George Dutka