Wednesday 27 November 2019

Weathering a Barrel

Kind of neat looking.
Here is a barrel I found on-line...thinking I will give a wet dirty looking barrel top a try also...George Dutka

Friday 22 November 2019

Aberdeen Car Shops - Boxes

This is my O scale liquor box that I built and left the top open adding some leftovers as recycle materials and now maybe a part of a mini scene for my module.
Last weekend the WOD -NMRA division had a hands-on workshop where we built a lot of small details including O and HO boxes supplied by Aberdeen Car Shops...George Dutka

Sunday 17 November 2019

Styrofoam Layout Base

An On30" layout beginning to take shape.
At this years Trainfest I spoke to a gentleman that was using Styrofoam to construct his On30" module base...he even used it for the frame...George Dutka

The underbody...all Styrofoam.

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Bigelow, Maine

A postcard view of the Bigelow station on the SR&RL. Seems like a busy day on the platform this day.
Another of my finds from the George Melvin collection...George Dutka

Saturday 2 November 2019

O Scale Shed Updated

The finished model ready for a home on my module.
I picked up this smaller O scale shed back in the spring at the local Woodstock train show. It was a throw in building when I purchase two stations and a frt. a good deal even though it did not look like much at first...George Dutka

A hole was drilled for the stack which is a Taurus Product. I also made a wood footing for the structure to sit on.
The door and window trim was green but I upped the colouring with PanPastel green. The walls got some dark grey PanPastel colouring. I sponged some chalkboard black acrylic on the door windows and upper area of the walls. Under the eves is painted black.
The roof got some Bragdon dark rust as highlights. The roofing material is fine grade sandpaper. I also used some rust texture to highlight the ends of the tar paper and grooves were residue would lay.
When I was done painting and weathering the walls it still did not look right. I decided what the heck and applied a wash of India ink and alcohol which made the wall pop. The walls have some really nice grain in it. Some AK dark slime was also sponged on the lower areas.
The chimney is rusted up another sign applied. I really went to town with a lot of small junk or should I say details. The window was a rough opening that I trims up with some strip-wood.