Saturday 30 March 2019

Year Seven Begins

I took this photo during the NNGC on Sept. 8, 2016 while waiting for our railfan ride and photo ops after the regular runs concluded.
Today is the start to seven years. Although the post are spotty at times I have enjoyed blogging about what I have been working on and learned. The future will cover my waterfront scene which will include HOn30" trackage and some standard gauge also. I have been toying with a larger module style layout that will not get started till the fall...stay tuned and enjoy...George Dutka

One of my recently finished waterfront scene structures. This is a FOS kit that I think turned out really well...more on it shortly.
The WW&F structure look great during my visit on Sept. 8, 2016.

Sunday 24 March 2019

Phillips Depot

Sept 9 2016
There has been a bit of talk on the Maine On2 Yahoo site awhile back regarding the station and area at Phillips, Maine. During the NNGC a few years back I took the bus trip to the SR&RL in Phillips. We all had a train ride, photo run-by and a great tour of the facility. One thing missing was a visit to the Phillips station which I have never visited. I thought that would be a part of the tour. I guess another visit will be added to my list of places to see in Maine. Here is some comments regarding the station area posted by Bob Bennett that I found really interesting...George Dutka

"The depot is still there, in reasonably good condition. The remaining portion of the car shop is used as a meeting venue and was once the gymnasium for Phillips High School. When my uncle, Paul Whittemore retired as Principal of the HS in the early 1960's, after 42 years, the ceremony and following recepion was held in the gym. I remember attending. I think most of the roundhouse was still there at that point. For the past few years a train show has been held in the old gym late September."

The roundhouse scene.

Don't know anything about this structure.

Sunday 10 March 2019

Lobster Traps - Railroad KITS

My finished HO scale traps.
I purchased a package of RailroadKITS brass etched lobster traps about a year ago for my waterfront scene. There are actually very easy to assemble and look really good. Mine I painted a wood colour and used PanPastel grays to weather them a bit...George Dutka

Eight traps for $12. They come on two brass sheeting. The instructions are good and straight forward.
For the curved traps one needs something to bend and shape them around. They actually do not need any glue, just bend and fold.
One finished and three more to go.

Monday 4 March 2019

Another Creation

The boxcab next to this engine is O scale standard gauge.
This model Terry built on an O scale frame and wheel sets. I am not actually sure what scale it is but it sure looks great...enjoy...George Dutka