Thursday 18 October 2018

Portland Signs

A closer look at this weeks Wordless Wednesday. Along the waterfront in Portland, Maine there is a few active fishing piers that have some interesting signs that I though one could photocopy and add to a structure. Here are a few signs that could be a good start.

Saturday 13 October 2018

Fall Update

FOS Scale Models crates I had ordered this fall. I have built some earlier this year and they turn out really nice. Now I have more to add interest to my scenes.
I have not been doing any narrow gauge modeling over the summer but a few projects are in the works for this winter. One is a waterfront diorama which will feature some HOn30" trackage. A second project is an wayside tool car for my On30" module. I originally was going to use a standard old O scale boxcar. But it looks way to big for the module. I found a part built narrow gauge stock car that will work a lot better. It is going to be really beaten up and heavily weathered. Looking forward to getting started at this shortly. I have a good amount of water views from around Portland, Maine that will help as inspiration that I plan to post I hope you follow along over the winter months...George Dutka

My O narrow gauge stock car that will become a storage shed on blocks for my next On30" module. It will get a good weathering job. An article on building a Maine 2 foot stock car was in RMC a number of years ago built by Trevor Marshall.
This is a module built by Dave Frary at an early model railroad Expo. I hope to begin building a water scene similar to this during the winter months.

Tuesday 2 October 2018

SR&RL Caboose - Portland, Maine

This two footer appears to be in really good shape.
A few views of a SR&RL caboose in Portland, Maine last fall...enjoy...George Dutka

Interesting to see a horn and headlight applied.