Monday 26 March 2018

FOS Scale Models - Look at the Gas Station Roof

A loot at the rear and roofing of my gas station.
Here are a few photos including one of the model at Springfield this year and my completed model. I did add some interest to the top side of this structure (junk)...George Dutka

The FOS Scale model on display at this years Springfield, Ma. train show.
My version of the roof. I did add some junk stored on the roof. Old license plates, boards, newspapers and signs. Some of the seams are patched with tar applied.

Tuesday 20 March 2018

FOS Scale Models O Scale Gas Station - Completed

My finished model turned out a lot better than I anticipated. A great kit to build and display.
I recently completed my FOS Scale Models gas station. It will eventually be included into my next On30 module. The kit went together well. There was a few issues with following the directions but all worked out in the end. The kit could have used a few photos looking down at the roof but I did have a chance to view the finished kit in person during the Springfield Train show. I actually took a photo looking down. On my model I included a lot of junk on the roof...will show you that later. Much of the colouring and weathering was done using PanPastels and Bragdon powders...George Dutka

The side shed walls before the lumber is attached. Some of the boards on the main structure are pulled up.
The shed walls are finished and ready for staining.
The side structure is test fit and trim will be painted shortly.
The side shed is stained and ready to be attached. The gas sign will be attached once the tar paper roof is added. The sidewalls are coloured. I stopped working on the kit till I returned from the Jan. Springfield train show with views of the model looking down.
The sign sheeting is seen in the foreground. The gas pump island is almost done and will be glued in place.
The gas pump is a detail needing assembly.
Lots of signs and details are included with this kit.
Some of the details laser cut and included in the kit. The barrel is a Tichy part also included. One needs to assemble the pop cooler, crate and electric meter.

Monday 12 March 2018

B&H Caboose 101

At Bridgton, Maine late 1930's. Bob Werner Jr. photo
This winter at the Springfield train show I picked up a nice group of B&M prints of the B&H. Here they are. Bob Bennett had an article published in the Gazette, March/April 2006 showing how he built a Sn2 version. It was reported that the cupola of 101 was guillotined by a low wire on its first trip leading to the roof cover at one end...George Dutka

At the Bridgton, Maine freight shed during the late 1930's. Bob Werner Jr. collection.

B&H 101 in front of frt. shed late 1930's. Note the patching on the frt. house roof. Bob Werner Jr. collection.

At Bridgton with machine shop in background late 1930's Bob Werner Jr. collection.

Thursday 8 March 2018

FOS O Scale Gas Station

An overall view of what one gets in a FOS kit. The plans are detailed and the location sheets are pretty good although I did find a couple of issues.
Here is what one gets inside the box of FOS O scale gas station. It is a really nice kit to build and I will cover it shortly...George Dutka

Some Tichy barrels are included along with more than is needed stripwood.

There is a lot of signage and detail parts to assemble. Just below the gas sign on the wood sheet cutout are 4 crates that need bending and gluing.