Monday 31 December 2018

WW&F Ry. - Video

Here is a link to two current video from the WW&F Ry up in Maine...George Dutka

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Saturday 29 December 2018

WW&F Ry. Facebook Page Photo

Here is a great Christmas photo posted on the WW&F Ry. Facebook page...check it out for other great views...George Dutka

Sunday 23 December 2018

Merry Christmas 2018

Wintertime in Strong, Maine along the two footers.
A Merry Christmas. I hope my views of narrow gauge and how it is modeled on my blog has been interesting this past year and I hope you check back in the New Year to see what I am up to in HOn30" and On30"...George Dutka

Friday 21 December 2018

Modeling a Roof

A second look at the roofing on this Bachmann model's. The brown colour of the roof has been worn off to a grey black colouring.
This weeks wordless Wednesday photo is of a On30" Bachmann model seen at Trainfest in November. I really liked how the roof was finished with a brakeman perched on top. One can easily paint the roof with Floquil grime then dirty it up with PanPastels. Model Master wood colour could easily be brushed on for the same base color effect followed by some grays and black tones. Note the roof walk still has a lot of brown colouring left in it. Anyhow the roof finish is what makes this car stand out and can be easily used on my Maine two footers...George Dutka

Thursday 20 December 2018

Rusty Old Roof

My Bar Mills structure now has a few rust spots on the roof giving it a more worn look.
My general store got a new look to the roof. This is the third look to the roofing since I built the structure. As I learn new techniques things change on my W&Q Ry. module...George Dutka

The rust spots are done first with Acrylic tube paints burnt sienna and raw umber. Once dried some Bragdon rusts are streaked from these locations.
I worked the rust in around the edges and along the seams. Not a lot but enough to stand out a bit.

Sunday 16 December 2018

Weathered Details

I decided to rust up the old post office box and Coke sign on my On30 W&Q Ry.
Here are a couple of O scale details from Bar Mills that I added some additional weathering to...George Dutka

The fire hydrant also got a few rust spots and stains.

Saturday 15 December 2018

Expo 2018 Display - On30" Combine

I really enjoyed the looks of this combine. The weathering was really well done. I think I might try this myself shortly.
On the On30" display module at this years Expo in Albany, NY the short train (engine and combine) shuffled back and forth over the modules for two days. The modules are great and I will cover them shortly. What I wanted to point out is the simple but detailed weathering-paint job on the Bachmann combine. Even though it had no number or markings it just seemed to belong in the scene...George Dutka

Saturday 8 December 2018

Atlantic Scale Modelers - Swampcott Dories

Atlantic Scale Modelers has this nice looking O scale Swampcott dories available. I picked one up a few years back. I think I should get at it...George Dutka