Saturday 25 November 2017

Restored Maine Two Footers

This car on an October 2017 visit looks like new. No numbering yet though.
While visiting the waterfront of Portland, Maine last month I noticed two cars looking really good. It appears a boxcar and flat have been restored...good work...George Dutka

I did not get a full shot of the flat as the yard was being switched during my short visit and my focus was everything but. One can see the end of the flat car looks in pretty good shape also.

Monday 20 November 2017

Carl's Troutateria is for sale

If you ever wanted to own a layout that had been featured in the modeling press, here is your chance. Christopher Creighton has decided to sell his Gn15 mini layout, Carl's Troutateria is now for sale. It was featured in the September 2012 issue of Railroad Model Craftsman. Christopher can be reached at this e-mail address below if anyone requires more information...George Dutka

Tuesday 14 November 2017

New Engine - Train Show Find

My latest On30 find.
At a recent train show I came across an On30" 2-6-0 with a really low price and a sign noting it will not run. Although it is a western engine the SR&RL did have I think three or maybe four 2-6-0's that got converted into 2-6-2 at the Maine Central shops. I don't recall seeing a photo of a SR&RL 2-6-0 but I thought I could remove a lot of the details that make it a western engine and emulate the engine as a SR&RL engine before conversion. I noted it also had DCC added. 

Well for $15 it was a bargain and I took a chance. I could not get the DCC to work but when removed the engine ran fine in DC mode. Now to pull the details off and repaint...George Dutka

Thursday 2 November 2017

Shell - Portland, Maine

October 2017
On a visit this October it appears one of the Portland regular's is getting a rebuild and facelift...George Dutka