Sunday 20 May 2018

Ecum Secum Ocean Foods - Gn15

Jim Burchell's waterfront Gn15" scale layout.
I found this small layout very interesting. Almost everything is scratch-built. It is 29" by 47" in size with an oval track that is HO scale but operating G scale models in 15" gauge. I really liked the idea the the train actually runs through the main structure saving on space...George Dutka

An overall view of this small G Scale layout.
A lot of scratch-building is involved here.

The oval has the train go through the main structure which gave me some ideas for a planned scene.

One of the kit-bashed engines resting on the siding.

Nice detailing
The fish as small details one can find in the dollar store for G Scale.

Jim Burchell's Gn15 scale layout, which won first prize in the dioramas category. That's Jim in the background. Jim added micro sound unit to the small shed which plays some shoreline sounds and a neat track by Roger Whittaker whistling...a really nice effect.
A really nice compact scene.

Tuesday 15 May 2018

New Row Boats

There are two in the package which builds two different versions.
I just finished two HO row boats that were a free handout at a past Fine Scale Expo. More on these boats on my White River Division blog...George Dutka

They were offered by Full Steam Ahead.

Saturday 12 May 2018

Hit and Miss Engine - A Second Look

The engine is just about finished. A few parts are still drying before addition to the model. It will be then ready for some weathering.
Here are a few more views of my little O scale engine...George Dutka

The battery box at the rear might look better with a few wires running to the engine.

A bit of Bragdon Powders and PanPastels adds to the final appearance.
The silver parts seen on the model got a light coat of my rust weathering mix which is a steel wool pads stored in vinegar for months or years. Just brush it on.

Thursday 10 May 2018

Hit and Miss Engine - Crow River Products

My finished single cylinder engine was a hand out years ago by Crow River Products. I believe they still sell this model.
I got this O scale kit some years ago as a handout at one of the earlier Fine Scale Structures Expo. I recently decided to assemble it for my O scale layout to be used as a load. It went together very easily...I am wondering why it took me so long to get at it...George Dutka

The assembly was straight forward. The photo and drawings really helped. The casting that are Pewter are pretty clean looking.

Most of the engine was painted with Floquil signal red. The wood skids are done using Hunterline Creosote black.

Sunday 6 May 2018

SR&RL 15 - A Closer Look

Some acrylic tube paints are used for the rust spots, while most of the weathering is done with Bragdon powders and PanPastels.
A second look at my On30" Bachmann engine and some of the weathering I applied...George Dutka

Woodland Scenic figures are used for the fireman and engineman. They are a bit more modern than should be used but for now they seem to work.

Thursday 3 May 2018

O Scale Vehicle Conversion

A German 3 ton truck receives a new box.
At the Schomberg show one of the displays was of how one could change O scale military vehicles into everyday ones...George Dutka

An overall view of all the vehicles that have been converted from military models.
Another conversion with some peeling paint.

A US army car has been converted.

A closer up look. Note the weathering.